THINKING ANGLICANS

more on the London church service

Riazat Butt wrote a profile of Martin Dudley for the Guardian.

Barbara Bradley Hagerty did a piece for National Public Radio Angst Bubbles in the Anglican Communion.

Barbara McMahon reported for the Guardian that Gay priests back in New Zealand after wedding row.

GayNZ.com reported that Priest’s Anglican gay marriage “not the first”.

The Times carried an article by Richard Haggis The Church of England starts at home. He argues that “The faithful in London should not allow foreign Anglican bishops to dictate how they should treat gay clergy and their civil partnerships”.

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Channel 4 made a documentary in 2006 about Richard Haggis’s dismissal: “It wasn’t a good week for Revd Richard Haggis, a practising homosexual and a priest in the Church of England. On the Monday, the bishops of his church announced that same-sex couples who ‘got married’ in the UK’s new civil partnerships ceremony would not be welcome in church for a blessing. Even worse, priests who wanted a same-sex civil partnership would have to obtain permission from their bishop first. And permission would only be granted if the priests promised not to have sex with their partner. “The next day,… Read more »

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A different picture of Mr Dudley is painted here, http://tinyurl.com/5o7grt . A long time parish member AND friend describes him, “He is a very particular man who wants things done his way. He’s like a sergeant major. If people object, he doesn’t tolerate it. Recently he led a prayer for the European Union and when somebody stood up and said this is outrageous, they were very quickly shown the door.” Others are not so kind.

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robroy
Yes, I had already linked to that report in a previous article, see

http://www.thinkinganglicans.org.uk/archives/003159.html

drdanfee
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Well as we say in USA 12-step recovery circles, principles before personalities. One of the disputed principles at issue in this hot button controversy is – honesty, or truth telling. The offense given, if it be so, of this ceremony is plentiful, possibly. First. These two men are committed to one another in pledges of lifelong care and self-giving (including the embodied giving that is essential to good sex, good sensuality, i.e., good enough to endure a lifetime?) – against all odds. But can we take queer folks having sex in a committed relationship as any more of an innate… Read more »

Pat O'Neill
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Pat O'Neill

A little background to start with: The rector of our parish is on sabbatical. In order to lessen the workload of the associate rector, every Sunday a lay member of the parish is acting as preacher, taking sermons from this website: Sermons That Work (link below). It was my turn this morning and I was pleased when I checked out the available sermons and found this one. Just a small quote: “Jesus was not scandalized by sinners and victims. More than that, Jesus was not even scandalized by the victimizers. He knew what they were up to. He publicly criticized… Read more »