The divisions on this question run right across the spectrum of religious belief. Even those who described themselves as regular church attenders were almost evenly divided as to whether homosexuals should be priests, with 47 per cent opposed and 45 per cent in favour.
The figures give little prospect of victory to either side in the Church of England's travails over homosexuality. They will, however, give plenty of encouragement to struggle. There is too much support for homosexuals as priests and in general for any campaign against them to be very successful.
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