Bishop in favour of gay marriage

A Church of England (C of E) bishop has spoken out in favour of same-sex marriage, saying Christians should not see gay people as "sick or stunted or criminal".

In a YouTube video for the Out4Marriage campaign, the Bishop of Buckingham, Alan Wilson, said: "We don't believe God is an angry old man out to get us. Let's stop behaving as though we did. Recognising gay people are equal means they won't dilute or spoil marriage but… enrich it."

The bishop's stance contradicts the official C of E position of defining marriage as the union of a man and a woman.