IT’S OFFICIAL!CHURCH OF ENGLAND HATES GAY PEOPLE."I WAS ONLY KIDDING ABOUT THEMBEING HUMAN" ADMITS GRAND TUFTI

From THE GUARDIAN:

Gay and lesbian couples can, from 5 December, celebrate their big day in religious premises opting into a new scheme. But the Church of England has warned that its clergy should not provide services of blessing for same-sex couples.

A spokesman said: "The Church of England has no intention of allowing civil partnerships to be registered in its churches."

COMMENT: Who is this spokesman for the Church of England? Is he like the pope and can decree that something can never happen? I thought we had synods to decide on such matters.

You know, sometimes, being an inhibited priest who is not legally allowed to be on any electoral roll or vote in any of the Church of England's instruments of governance, is quite a blessing. At least nobody can blame me for this homophobic, un-Christlike rhetoric of hate. All of my former colleagues are, however, tarred with the same brush as the bigots. They are like the prison guards "only following orders" in Auschwitz. All of them, that is, other than those with integrity who do a Giles Fraser and resign. I mean, does Jesus really love a few rich kids camping out in the city more than he loves gay people?

I notice the Grand Tufti is putting up a smokescreen to protect himself from further accusations of bigotry by having a go at bankers. Bit of an easy target, your Grace, and I notice you waited to see which way the media wind was blowing before you decided to be oh so shocked by the greed of your friends in the city.

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IT’S OFFICIAL!CHURCH OF ENGLAND HATES GAY PEOPLE."I WAS ONLY KIDDING ABOUT THEMBEING HUMAN" ADMITS GRAND TUFTI — 3 Comments

  1. According to the Guardian article, the statement by the anonymous “spokesman” that “The Church of England has no intention of allowing civil partnerships to be registered in its churches” is based on the House of Bishops’ 2005 “pastoral” statement on Civil Partnerships.

    Do the clergy and laity, in Synod or elsewhere, get to set church policy on these things? Or is this the Roman system where clergy and laity are seen but not heard?

    If a priest acts contrary to a “pastoral” statement, is that enough to be disciplined? Even though it’s not a canon?