Are Church values duplicitous?

In the UK, Church leaders are speaking against the government's support for introducing same-sex marriage (a step up from the current Civil Partnerships), which shows a lack of compassion for, and persecution of, a minority.... show more In the UK, Church leaders are speaking against the government's support for introducing same-sex marriage (a step up from the current Civil Partnerships), which shows a lack of compassion for, and persecution of, a minority. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/pol...

On the other hand, they're criticising the UK government for cutting benefits for the less well off. This seems to show compassion and an attempt to protect the poor. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-21989816

There seems to me to be lack of direction. Why do they show charity to one set of people (which I applaud), while persecuting another (which I abhor)?
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