Enter your email address to receive our daily LGBT news roundup

You're free to unsubscribe at any time.

Church of Ireland denies setting up Select Committee to ‘stall’ on gay issues

Post your comment

Comments on this article are now closed.

Reader comments

  1. NickDavisGB 11 May 2013, 1:55am

    Bullsh*t. More of the same old.
    What makes him think the church has any say in the matter?

  2. Not stalling??
    So why are they re-inventing wheels being spun by their Anglican friends in the 1970s?
    Utterly predictable.

  3. “The subject of same-sex relationships is desperately divisive but we are trying to approach it in a systematic way.”

    If he thinks the populace believes his Church is capable of bringing a logical and scientific method to bear on any matter, he is totally deluded.

    The mere fact his Church exists is proof that its members are perfectly capable of ignoring facts and filling in the gaps with wild speculation.

    The only credible outcome of any committee on this topic would need to include a full and frank disclosure of all in-house child abuse incidents they have covered up, and to ensure all those concerned – both perpetrators and facilitators – are brought before the Law. THEN they might be able to begin to speak with some moral credibility on such matters. Until then, they are a laughing stock.

  4. Robert in S. Kensington 11 May 2013, 12:19pm

    Without any LGBT representation, an exercise in futility. They might as well forget about it. Just what exactly can this church offer gay people since it adheres to the traditional view of marriage for starters? Ditto the CoE! There are other more accepting denominations gay believers can join if they must. Why waste one’s time on these losers?

  5. Never believe anything until it has been officially denied.

  6. Pretty bizarre way of running a Select Committee looking at gays and the church
    Rule no.1 :- No gays on the “Select” Committee

  7. Church’s love committees.

    Places were amongst delicious homemade scones and parishioners favourite teas and coffees, the thorny issue of how to deal with sinning neighbours can be discussed twice monthly for a 2 year period quite legitimately.

    Similar committees used to previously discuss moral challenges such as inter-racial marriages, inter-denominational marriages and so forth. But when allegations of racism crept in, committee members distanced themselves from the tea, scones and holy bigotry.

    I’d imagine in 200 years from now people will look back in horror at all this.

  8. “that is not the way the spirit of God works.”

    I don’t know. The walls of Jericho came down pretty damn quick. I think the lord can move quickly when he has an incentive.

  9. JackAlison 12 May 2013, 5:01am

    Im afraid its the death throes of something that is dying
    He needs to remember the Cloyne Inquiry into church abuse in collusion with govt. and the police
    ‘People in glass houses?!”
    truely truely delusional

  10. MattISatOOL 14 May 2013, 1:52pm

    I personally don’t see the problem here.. I don’t agree with his views obviously, however this is a private institution MEANING he should be allowed to do what ever he wants. he shouldn’t be “forced” to allow gay people. Likewise i should be allow to ban him with anything im doing.

These comments are un-moderated and do not necessarily represent the views of PinkNews. If you believe that a comment is inappropriate or libellous, please contact us.

Top commenters this week

Latest stories

See all