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"I will attend my son's gay wedding ceremony," - Archbishop

Archbishop of Canterbury has said he would attend the gay wedding of one of his children, despite the Church of England opposing same-sex marriage.

Archbishop Justin Welby

Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury has said that he would attend his son's gay wedding ceremony if needed.

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In an interview with The Spectator, Archbishop Welby, father of five, has said that if one of his children asked for his blessing for a gay marriage, he would pray with them and attend the ceremony.

He, however, avoided making any straightforward statement on whether or not he considers homosexuality sinful. He simply maintained that he would love his child, whatever his sexuality.

The law on gay marriage was championed by David Cameron but more than 130 Conservatives MPs voted against the legislation which passed in July 2013 with the support of the Lib Dems and Labour.

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During a parliamentary debate, Archbishop Welby warned the Same-Sex Marriage Act would 'weaken' the the idea of the 'family in its normal sense'. It seems he has changed his mind though, as during the interview, he maintain that the love for and wellbeing of his children will always come first.

Dailymail reported that when asked how he would react if one of his children asked for his blessing for a same-sex relationship,Archbishop Welby said: 'Would I pray for them together? You bet I would, absolutely.

'Would I pray with them together? If they wanted me to. If they had a civil service of marriage, would I attend? Of course I would.'

He was asked if he would tell his child that while he loved them 'their relationship was sinful or inappropriate'.

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But Archbishop Welby hit back: 'I would say, 'I will always love you, full stop. End of sentence, end of paragraph.' Whatever they say, I will say I always love them.'

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