Is the CofE About to Tear Itself Apart?

In a week when the first Church of England Bishop came out as gay and in a relationship (and yet stating that he is obeying the rules and staying celebate… we believe him don’t we?), another CofE vicar in Tunbridge Wells is threatening to form a new group to orchestrate a formal split from the church on the issue of “watering down the church’s teachings on homosexuality. Oh, and he has gone on to state that old, hateful and now thoroughly debunked canard that Gay Pride encourages child abuse.

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Baptists Preach Hate at Gay Pride Parade

At this weekend’s annual Gay Pride March through central London a group of Baptist preachers set up a small anti-gay demonstration along the route and selectively read out anti-gay passages of the Bible to demean those taking part in the parade.

Let’s be clear. These passages in the Bible are quite clear. The book does, explicitly, condemn homosexuality (at least male homosexuality). Let me repeat, these passages are explicit, they cannot be “liberally interpreted.” Some of the biblical passages might have been quoted out of context, but others weren’t!

As the Bible is a massive work of fiction and the god descibed within its horrific pages does not exist, we can call these bigots out for what they are – homophobic bigots.

 

Gay Clergy Would Blow the Church of Scotland Apart!

According to one self righteous homophobe…sorry preist, allowing gay clergy to be ordained into the Chruch of Scotland would blow the church apart like a hand grenade (…no not the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch..three shall thou count!).

I am actually torn on this, I believe passionately in equality, so should gays be ordained. Then again I don’t want any clergy to exist gay or straight!

Would gay clergy blow the church apart? Let’s do it and find out….

…and if it does, good!