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  1. Brian Burton 14 Aug 2009, 11:57am

    This is set to rumble on and on because of Rowan Williams silly attitude. Trouble is, Rowan has the Bishop of York snapping at his heels as well as the Fundamentalists ya-booing right left and centre.

  2. I’ll have £5 on this topic reaching 120 posts by Monday :p

  3. This is a clear signal of how corrupt the church has become.

  4. Its a pity no one can come up with real evidence of the Gospel of Mary Of Magdella! That would set the whole issue of the Anglican and RC church on its head if Jesus really wanted a woman to suceed him as head of the church! Thus the smears that she was a tart would be banished and hopefully have such an effect as to totally reform the Christian church in the way Jesus wanted it in the begining!

  5. I’ll double that Abi!

    Father Friendship should consider that Dr Williams simply makes it too easy for Richard Dawkins and co. We don’t them to tell us their church is bigoted at the core. It’s just making them look stupid. Good he spoke out and I wish the forward thinkers in his church took more initiatives like this.

  6. Yes, but I can’t see why a gay person would have wanted to join the Church before, either.

  7. Jean-Paul a.k.a. Bentham 14 Aug 2009, 2:51pm

    Here we go again. Great stuff!

  8. “gay “lifestyle” was at odds with the church’s teaching.”

    And a religious “lifestyle” is against the teachings of humanity, compassion, understanding, progress and christianity.

  9. Hmmm. Well, a letter from one of his clergy is better than no letter at all. I feel it could have been more strongly phrased and certainly more professionally polished. It was apparently signed by “around 80 people”: I wonder who they are. Any people with clout?

    But maybe this effort will cause other clergy to take similar brave actions.

    Of course, at the end of the day, I’m with those who can’t fathom why any gay or lesbian person will have any truck with persons who believe in pixies, elves, gods, angels, spirits, miracles, and ghosts! It’s all silly bunkum.

    C’mon, Keith, baby, tell ’em!

  10. It is good to see people standing up to homophobia from within the church.

    Homophobic comments just do not wash in modern society and the people who make them just look nasty and hypocritical and turn normal people off the church.

    An organisation actively campaigning to create a two-tier society in which some people are more equal than others just looks evil.

    Williams is a traitor. He marched with gay people at a gay pride march when he was younger, although this isn’t public knowledge. It would be good if someone could find a photo of that to make public.

  11. The Church of England is a local heresy. The Archbishop of Canterbury doesn’t himself have the authority of the Church Catholic!

  12. “It’s getting similar to not being able to say you’re Jewish.”

    But what’s a gay Jew to do?!

    Britain, eh. What a country!

  13. Brian Burton 15 Aug 2009, 7:16am

    We need Bishop Gene Robinson to come and sort things out in the UK, Spiritual wise. He is the only one with any sence in this whole Religious debate.

  14. @Brian Burton – fully agree!

  15. Bishop Ioan 22 Aug 2009, 8:59am

    There were a number of alternate Gospels which were not permitted into the Canon–my guess is that there were things that the Church didn’t want mentioned, like the real relationship of Jesus to Mary Magdalene. I agree, finding out something like that would set more than a few prelates on their heads.

    Oh and Pringle, the only corruption in the Church are bishops and priests who abuse children. If I were you I would worry more about them than gay people in the Church.

  16. Brian Burton 24 Aug 2009, 6:06am

    Bishop loan,
    Pringle = David Skinner…Double talking as usual!

  17. Father Andrew Gentry 13 Dec 2009, 7:48am

    Perhaps the letter from the padre was not as “polished” as some would like, perhaps not as strongly worded as others would like, and according to Giovanni it would not matter anyway because the C of E is heretical(Giovanni what century are you living in?) but at least the man did write and speak his conscience in support of us. There are many priests, including myself, who are formerly Roman or Orthodox or Anglican, who have told our former ecclesiastical authorities to get stuffed and have found inclusive, accepting, affirming and embracing faith communities in which we now serve. If the vicar or those like him decide enough is enough there are alternatives. In the meantime be as big a thorn in the flesh as you can possibly be! Peace be with you.

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