Letter: Reconciling religion and homosexuality

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From Mr John Prickett

Sir: Of course James Fenton, though rather crude in expression, is fundamentally right: the hierarchical structure of authority in the Church, based upon the secular structure of authority in the Roman Empire, is no longer appropriate and must soon give way to democratic structures, however ill-equipped the laity may still appear to prelates in the Vatican. It is true, as James Fenton humourously suggests, that some people like to be told what to do and what to believe, but in an educated democracy they are a decreasing number. Hierarchical structures must go.

Yours faithfully,


Tenterden, Kent

13 March