on Friday, 27 July 2007 at 10.44 am by Simon Sarmiento
categorised as Church of England, equality legislation
The Lawyers’ Christian Fellowship has published its opinions on the tribunal judgment.
Although it is not yet visible on the LCF website, or even on the Christian Concern for our Nation website, it can be found at Anglican Mainstream.
Further Analysis of the Bishop of Hereford case (scroll down to get to the start of the full text of the document).
It is good to have a sober legal opinion, to clarify matters, for us lay people.
Lawyers are great aren’t they? The supreme arrogance that comes with that club badge. Yes, we are lawyers, so we know better than the rest of you. We are special-wise and have special authority to make your stupid eyes glaze over in awe. Japan is a very impressive country, with immense brainpower and skill… Yet last week, 100 Japanese governing party lawmakers have proclaimed that the Rape of Nanking never happened. http://www.iht.com/articles/2007/06/19/news/nanking.php Just because you are a lawyer doesn’t mean you can’t be delusional, stupid or evil. Why do professional groups like this imagine that their corporate input bears any… Read more »
I got really excited when you came up on my reader under the title “Another view.” But I shouldn’t have bothered. This is, in fact, the same old view from The Lawyers’ Christian Fellowship.
Well, lawyers would want an appeal, wouldn’t they? All good cash in the bank….
Sorry, unduly cynical. But I did think that lawyers had a duty to law….
matthewhunt-Instead of ‘practicing’, try substituting ‘perfecting’.
Practice makes perfect I’m a 24/7 homo too ! They say and know nothing of the LesGay pleroma ! I am grateful for the truth beyond all definition, beyond all words ultimately. The insight of Jewish practitioners like the BaalShem Tov and Isaac Luria that the words of the Bible are not as they seem and are aflame with meanings and beauty beyond all telling –like matter and molecules itself is wonderful. It follows from that that Torah is not just Genesis thru Deuteronomy as seen thru Gentile eyes but this flaming text whose every (Hebrew) letter is alive with… Read more »
LOL Choirboy and Matthew The gift or prescience based on previous sins is a bewildering concept. I wonder if they employ divorcees who have remarried (perhaps after an adulterous courtship)? After all, having committed adultery and divorce in the past, it is likely that they might do it again in the future. Even if they were monogamous and married on the day of the interview. I wonder if they can work out who is going to abuse children, and refuse to recruit them before they commit the sin? There’s would be a lot of potential parishioners who might be prepared… Read more »