God Is For Gay Marriage

The dean of St Albans, Dr Jeffrey John, has attacked the Church of England for failing to 'speak with integrity' on the question of same sex marriage, telling gay people they should not let the institution's reluctance to embrace reform put them off God.

In an highly critical video message recorded for the Out4Marriage campaign, he said he was "very glad" the government is proposing to legalise gay marriage by 2015. But was sad the church has set itself against it, adding it "doesn't deserve to be listened to" on the subject.

Dr John, who is in a celibate civil partnership, was twice in line to become a bishop but his appointment was blocked because of opposition from conservatives within the Church.