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Northern Ireland: Retired Church of Ireland cleric backs calls for marriage equality to be legalised

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  1. Finally some sense from someone in Northern Ireland. Thank you Canon Charles Kenny.

  2. IT never ceases to amaze when we get support from the unlikeliest of places.

    Thank you Canon Kenny.

  3. Canon Kenny is a kind and compassionate man who campaigned against sectarianism for many years, and now in later life works hard to oppose homophobia, including within the church.

    Sad that so many others seem determined to repeat the mistakes of the past.

  4. Why is this news.

    Religious cults have no place in getting involved in discussing LGBT civil rights.

    Stop giving these useless cults the idea that their opinion is relevant in any way.

    1. de Villiers 23 Aug 2012, 7:19pm

      That view is incompatible with democracy.

  5. Peter & Michael 23 Aug 2012, 4:53pm

    How True !

  6. billywingartenson 24 Aug 2012, 12:31am

    There are many good people in the church. Its time to get them “out”, just as its time to get all the gays out of the closet

    its hard to hate people you know and respect.

    Soon only the tyrants of Rome will stand alone.

    Until they join their catholic bretheren like Hitlr, Mengele, Goebbels, Eichmann and Himmler.

  7. GingerlyColors 24 Aug 2012, 7:42am

    It looks like that Northern Ireland is becoming a nicer place to live. The Church of Ireland is related to the Church of England as part of the Anglican Communion. The CofI, Prestyberian Church and the Catholic Church each represent about a third ot the population of Northern Ireland and while the CofI are loyal to the UK, they are not as hardline as the Prestyberians.

    1. Paddyswurds 24 Aug 2012, 1:09pm

      Au Contraire, Gingerly. religion holds very little sway in the north of Ireland much the same as in the rest of Ireland. Church attendance in Ireland north or south has declined drastically and nowadays the figures are roughly 27% and the majority of those are the very elderly. Few people under 65 attend these charades anymore especially since the paedo scandals which have sullied all shades of religious cult in Ireland……..

  8. Paul from Brighton 24 Aug 2012, 10:25pm

    Never met him, but I like Charles Kenny. I particularly like his comments in relation to the way those born out of wedlock were treated.

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