Comments: Anglican Priest Says Homophobia Kills

Brilliant. This man should be a Bishop

Posted by Richard Ashby at Sunday, 30 January 2011 at 2:07pm GMT

Also jolly good. So good that even British liberals are at last opening their mouths and speaking truths.

Posted by john at Sunday, 30 January 2011 at 3:59pm GMT

I hope some of the primates reflect on Giles Goddard's thoughtful sermon.

Posted by Savi Hensman at Sunday, 30 January 2011 at 4:23pm GMT

And even if it turns out that he was not murdered because he was gay, the behavior of the Anglican Church's representative at his funeral and the refusal to bury him were acts of violence against the living and the dead.

People die, apparently hatred of them doesn't.

Posted by Michael Russell at Sunday, 30 January 2011 at 5:31pm GMT

That is the saddest news I have heard in a long time. What has happened to a brave witness who suffered murder is appalling. What has happened to his body now. How can any church - whatever its beliefs about sin are, accept this kind of behaviour from its official representatives and fellow Christians. Thank God for GHiles Goddard and all who speak out about such appalling news. And what, pray, are the Primates doing about it? 'Turning the other cheek' OK, Our Lord, said, but I think He'd have cradled the dead man's coffin and buried it with his own hands. Una. (Still trying to witness in a cruel context.)

Posted by Una Kroll at Sunday, 30 January 2011 at 7:37pm GMT

Alas, the C of E is in a worse position on the day of judgement* than Uganda and the most openly anti-gay Churches, because to whom (so) much is given, much will be required.

The bishops and liberal establishment of the C of E have failed us terribly, over many decades.

* today

Michael it was an anti-gay hate-fuelled murder.

Posted by Laurence Roberts at Sunday, 30 January 2011 at 8:58pm GMT

Canon Giles' sermon was a pretty good representation of the values of jesus Christ in the gospel. It's a timely reminder of the awesome responsibility of the Christian Churches to bring 'sight to the blind, to raise up the fallen and to tell the Good News of God's Love for ALL God's chidren - without discrimination.

Posted by Father Ron Smith at Monday, 31 January 2011 at 10:33am GMT
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