Foreign News: Sex & the Church

In a challenging and plain-spoken document, the Church of England last week called on all Britons to revise their think ing about sexual offenders. A special council set up to study the problem said that the church sternly and without reservation "condemns all infractions of the Christian teaching on sexual chastity," but nevertheless contends that "long experience has shown that it is futile to attempt to crush sexual immorality by statutory measures and police action." Because consideration of the subject "is repugnant to many thinking people, for many years much-needed reforms in the laws relating to homosexual offenses and prostitution have...

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