IT IS SO SAD, BUT THEY WON’T GET IT THEMSELVES

I have just received this email from my former diocese:

This is from the diocese whose first move when I instigated legal proceedings against them under human rights legislation was to claim exemption from human rights legislation because they are a church.

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IT IS SO SAD, BUT THEY WON’T GET IT THEMSELVES — 9 Comments

  1. You are sooo lucky to have your ¨legal expert¨ doing house-calls…normally, througout the Anglican Communion, they just thieve what they want and discuss the actual ownership later in court–why bother with legalities?–forget the ¨human rights¨ issues, for heaven sakes they wouldn´t know right from wrong actions, doorknobs from nipples or alternate lifestyles from bull (slingers and fighters)– one wonders what nonsense this fella is gonna spew for you (and yes, you ought attend as only listen–the intimadation factor might keep the lies/rationalizing to a minimum as these blokes are usually cowards at the core).

    Just try to blow, blow, the house away– little do they know the straw they build/defend with is their very own mindset made up of inferior plans, plots and materials.

    And to think they probably spend money doing this defensive crap instead of dealing with their very own mistakes!

  2. The “Old Church” is dying – they just don’t see it yet. With all that has been mentioned here about the practices of the CofE, I’d not be surprised to see the church in England on the ropes within 20-30 years. There are, however, very exciting things going on in the emerging church, so there is hope.

  3. Mark is one of the good guys!

    Really, it’s true. He is a defence lawyer (sic) rather than a prosecuting attorney on church cases.
    I wish I could go to this lecture.

    As to the diocese and whether it is a four letter word, that is a separate issue to this.

    Ask about employment rights for clergy if you go…
    or the right to be free from bullying, discrimination and harassment…

  4. ps sorry to be anonymous, but I am afraid of becoming a target for victimisation from the church, this forum is too public for some comments.

  5. No problem, anon.
    Of course, you might find it fun to give yourself a pseudonym, even if it’s just for when you comment on my blog.

  6. Yes, MP, go to this. Be nice. Ask pointed questions, but don’t be a jerk. If possible, see if you can get a few minutes afterward with Mr. Hill and lay out simply and quietly exactly how it is you have been screwed. Seek his advice. He may actually have some.