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Church of Ireland minister says church must stop focus on sexuality

2015-06-07
The church must stop focusing on sexuality, according to a gay Church of Ireland minister. Reverend Tom Gordon, who became the first Anglican clergyman in Ireland to enter into a civil partnership in 2011, told Radio Ulster's Sunday Sequence that the referendum result should show church leaders that they have been focusing on the wrong things. Gay "We need to be getting on to talk about other things," he said. "We need to be getting on to be talking about inequalities in society, of sort of more global issues. "But we have in the Church of Ireland, and indeed in the Anglican communion, been almost exclusively focused in the public eye on this issue of human sexuality." His comments follow those of Archbishop Eamon Martin who has said that the Catholic Church must learn from the result. More stories: Ukip react to London Pride block: "Sad day for diversity and freedom" Violence in Ukraine as Kiev gay pride march attacked