It seems that the age of miracles has not yet passed.
The extraordinary thing about this is not in what is said but that it is the Church of England that is actually coming out and saying it, and without qualifying it to take the edge off it. The article says that this pronouncement will "delight conservatives" as though somehow the C of E has capitulated to the forces of ignorance and bigotry. But then it is the Guardian. Has Anglicanism discovered a spiritual backbone? Unlikely but, at least, it has for once made something of a stand against the ceaseless encroachment of secularism into its thinking.