OMG!Church to review policy and consider allowing gay clergy ordained bishops.

Date: 02-07-2011 3:28 pm (12 years ago) | Author: Peter Izu
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- at 2-07-2011 03:28 PM (12 years ago)
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The Church of England is to review its policy towards same-sex relationships and consider allowing gay clergy to be ordained as bishops.
It comes after a rise in the number of clergy entering civil partnerships.
There is also pressure on the Church to conform to laws guaranteeing equal treatment to gay people.
Lawyers have said the Church could not reject clergy as potential bishops on the basis of their homosegxwal orientation alone.
The Church of England told clergy in 2005 they could enter civil partnerships if they remained celibate, but uncertainty has arisen about whether such clergy could be nominated as bishops.
Greater acceptance
The review appears to stem partly from evidence that the gay cleric Jeffrey John, who is celibate, was recently rejected as a candidate for appointment as Bishop of Southwark because of his segxwal orientation.



Church lawyers subsequently warned that new legislation prevented the Church from discriminating against celibate gay clergy when making appointments.
A statement from the House of Bishops of the Church of England said: "It is now nearly six years since the house issued its pastoral statement prior to the introduction of civil partnerships in December 2005.
"The preparation of that document was the last occasion when the house devoted substantial time to the issue of same-sex relationships.
"We undertook to keep that pastoral statement under review. We have decided that the time has come for a review to take place."
BBC religious affairs correspondent Robert Pigott says the Church's decision to extend the review to its approach to segxwality in general suggests that it could be on course towards a greater acceptance of active homosegxwality.


Posted: at 2-07-2011 03:28 PM (12 years ago) | Gistmaniac
- calvin2b1000 at 2-07-2011 06:19 PM (12 years ago)
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Damn!! i detaste gays all of em hell them square foolz,4k their clergies inferno await all of em

Posted: at 2-07-2011 06:19 PM (12 years ago) | Upcoming
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- maryclaret at 2-07-2011 06:24 PM (12 years ago)
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Wow, the Church of England?! Hmm....this is serious.

Posted: at 2-07-2011 06:24 PM (12 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- thowbee at 2-07-2011 06:26 PM (12 years ago)
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dis was long overdue.................
Posted: at 2-07-2011 06:26 PM (12 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- harold634 at 2-07-2011 08:43 PM (12 years ago)
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If any church endorse such policy, that kind of church is a church of satan and it does not belong to the body of christ.
Posted: at 2-07-2011 08:43 PM (12 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- kebella at 2-07-2011 09:17 PM (12 years ago)
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 Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes

Posted: at 2-07-2011 09:17 PM (12 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- Idowut at 4-07-2011 06:03 PM (12 years ago)
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Oga ooo!, i dey look o
Posted: at 4-07-2011 06:03 PM (12 years ago) | Upcoming
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- cadanre at 4-07-2011 09:31 PM (12 years ago)
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Very innovative...

Posted: at 4-07-2011 09:31 PM (12 years ago) | Hero
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- Larrykingomoj at 4-07-2011 09:59 PM (12 years ago)
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The church England ooo, just make una takem easy, gay is not accepted in the church of Christ. Or it will become sodom and gomorah, destruction on the way.
Posted: at 4-07-2011 09:59 PM (12 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- ezecyyyy at 4-07-2011 10:32 PM (12 years ago)
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Sign of end time
Posted: at 4-07-2011 10:32 PM (12 years ago) | Upcoming
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- yalwa10 at 4-07-2011 10:45 PM (12 years ago)
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what about our bishops and church in 9ja i hope they will not accept that.   
Posted: at 4-07-2011 10:45 PM (12 years ago) | Newbie
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- feyee at 5-07-2011 12:02 AM (12 years ago)
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 Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked
Posted: at 5-07-2011 12:02 AM (12 years ago) | Upcoming
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- queeniegreen at 5-07-2011 12:13 AM (12 years ago)
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Finally.   Cool Gays are people too and they needa be  treated equally just like every other person
Posted: at 5-07-2011 12:13 AM (12 years ago) | Newbie
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- ceejay58 at 5-07-2011 12:28 AM (12 years ago)
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Oga ooo!  Na look i dey look dem...  Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked
Posted: at 5-07-2011 12:28 AM (12 years ago) | Hero
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- HOPEA23 at 5-07-2011 12:59 AM (12 years ago)
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Quote from: harold634 on  2-07-2011 08:43 PM
If any church endorse such policy, that kind of church is a church of satan and it does not belong to the body of christ.
seconded

Posted: at 5-07-2011 12:59 AM (12 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- deboalabi262 at 5-07-2011 01:08 AM (12 years ago)
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I am not a Church of England member, so nothing do me.....

Posted: at 5-07-2011 01:08 AM (12 years ago) | Hero
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- Sodman4luv at 5-07-2011 01:11 AM (12 years ago)
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Wa li a siri
Posted: at 5-07-2011 01:11 AM (12 years ago) | Upcoming
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- tmaxdon at 5-07-2011 01:14 AM (12 years ago)
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Quote from: Eazyflow on  4-07-2011 11:57 PM
Welcome to the beginning of the end.... Illuminati stand up!!!!



You are hitting  the point bro....this is not about the law, Christianity or anything,it is about achieving the goals of some group of people (this group of people has manipulated our laws, history books and even trying to influence our religious belief)....it is end time...Remember out of the seven churches only one will be without blemish.....
Posted: at 5-07-2011 01:14 AM (12 years ago) | Upcoming
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- okwas at 5-07-2011 01:51 AM (12 years ago)
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WOW WELL WE DON'T NEED TO BE TOLD THAT WE ARE IN THE END TIME ?
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- whome at 5-07-2011 03:29 AM (12 years ago)
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Hunnnnnh!!!! this world is coming to an end Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
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