"We've had enough," the Archbishop of Central Africa, Bernard Malango
, said last week.
The Rev Nick Henderson has two parishes in west London and Malango
asked him to confirm that he
subscribes to the Creed, the Bible and the Thirty-Nine Articles and "fashions his
own life and his
household according to the doctrine of Christ". Until recently, he was chairman of the Modern Churchpeople's Union, which is a leading liberal forum for "open and informed theological comment in the Church of England and the Anglican Communion". Henderson is unmarried and shares his vicarage with a male lodger, who is organist at one of his churches.
In a letter to Henderson, Malango
said: "It has been reported that you currently live with a male lodger.Because of reports of your advocacy of the gay and lesbian movement, I am constrained to ask a very awkward question."
Henderson was asked if he
believed sexual intimacy should be restricted to within the marriage of one man and one woman.