Sir, — We seem to have gone from being a nation reputed not to talk about
sex, to one that is obsessed by it. The Civil Partnership Act 2004
(Letters, 17 June) is not about sex. It’s about mortgages, insurance,
hospital visitation rights: the unsexy responsibilities and privileges that one
wishes that person with whom one enjoys a lifelong, committed, loving
friendship of companionship and mutual support to enjoy.
If the Church could lead in putting sex back where it belongs — between
consenting adults behind closed doors — we could get on with the business of
proclaiming and living the gospel.
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London SE11 4PG