Bishop Rick Lewers’ address to Synod can be downloaded in full.
An extract follows:
I will vote “NO”
“God’s invisible attributes, His eternal power and Divine nature have been clearly seen since the creation of the world being understood through what is made”, Romans 1:20. To everything inconsistent with God’s general revelation I will vote “NO”. “All Scripture is God breathed”, 2 Timothy 3:16. To anything inconsistent with God’s word I will vote “NO”.
I make no apology for praying, arguing, debating and encouraging the churches of this Diocese and everywhere to do the same. To do so is to give God our Father, Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour and the Holy Spirit our advocate and comforter their rightful place in the life of the individual and the church.