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Church of England is failing its LGBT community, bishop says

The Church of England is failing the UK's gay community, a senior bishop said Sunday on the BBC's Radio 4 program.

In a move that will anger traditional Christians, the Bishop of Salisbury, the Right Rev. Nicholas Holtam, said the church must rethink the biblical portrayal of homosexuality as "idolatrous, promiscuous and exploitative."

"Marriage is between a man and a woman. What has happened now is that we have begun to see in a way, which is not there in the Bible, that there are people in same sex relationships who are living faithfully and lovingly for life."

He added: "I don't think there is much there [in the Bible] which addresses the issue of faithful, same sex relationships. We have had the experience of civil partnerships for six years now and we need to review where we are."

The comments come just one week after the Archbishop of York, Dr. John Sentamu, condemned marriage equality and sparked protests against his comments.

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