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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:31 pm

Rejection by C of E has driven LGBT people to suicide, bishop says
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A senior Church of England bishop has said some LGBT people have been driven to harm or even to kill themselves as a result of “pain and rejection” caused by the church.

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I suppose I should be grateful that he's trying to shame them into doing the right thing, but I am afraid His Eminence (is that the right title?) is suffering from delusions of consequence.

Nobody he didn't go to seminary with gives a shit what the C of E says about anything.

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Post by Anaxagoras » Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:52 pm

Nevertheless, it's almost certainly true. But it was all of society, not just the church.
Alan Turing for example.

Whether the church caused homophobia or simply reflected the general homophobia of society is another question.
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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:03 pm

I'm not talking about anti-gay religious sentiment in general, I'm talking about the C of E.

The last time anyone gave a shit was long before the UK made buggery legal even for the lower orders.
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Post by ed » Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:47 pm

That is a C list actor screaming for relevance. It is the religious version of "I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!"

Pathetic.
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Post by Witness » Sun Aug 05, 2018 3:22 am

A schism?!? :shock:
Edinburgh church votes to split from the Scottish Episcopal Church in early sign of schism at decision to support gay marriage

One of the largest churches in Edinburgh has voted to split from the Scottish Episcopal Church amid tensions over its decision to become the first Anglican body in the UK to endorse gay marriage.

St Thomas’ is the latest evangelical parish to quit the official Anglican church in Scotland and back a rival splinter movement in reaction to the vote supporting gay marriage in June last year.

A number of other churches have either left or are considering leaving in the wake of the decision to change the Scottish Episcopal Church's (SEC) definition of marriage as being between one man and one woman.

St Thomas' is one of the largest Anglican churches in the capital and the move to split from the SEC will be seen as a major blow to Scottish bishops trying to hold together the deeply opposed factions over same-sex marriage.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/0 ... rch-early/

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Post by ed » Sun Aug 05, 2018 11:11 am

I, for one, am glad that religion stands for eternal truth, reveled by god and all that.
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