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Gay Anglican priest marries his boyfriend. He'll be the first of many
The Telegraph ^ | 4/12/2014 | Damian Thompson

Posted on 04/12/2014 4:52:25 PM PDT by markomalley

Well, that didn't take long. As my colleague Edward Malnick reports, the first gay Church of England priest – a canon, no less – today married his boyfriend. Canon Jeremy Pemberton, 58, a divorced hospital chaplain and father of five, wed his long-term partner Laurence Cunnington, 51. We're not told where, but obviously it wasn't in an C of E church. That's against the law. But they may well be able to have their marriage blessed in church because that's only "against the rules" as opposed to illegal.

Campaigners predicted that Canon Pemberton would be the first of many. I think they're right. After all, it's not as if Mr Pemberton's boss, the Bishop of Lincoln, Christopher Lowson, is handing him over to the Inquisition. Over at the Mail, my old friend Jonathan Petre reports that "Bishop Lowson confirmed he had told Canon Pemberton of the House of Bishops’ statement [telling gay priests not to marry] but would not say if he was planning disciplinary action".

I'm no expert on Anglican canon law, but I'd guess that the punishment facing Mr Pemberton is the withdrawal of his licence to officiate at services (he doesn't have a parish). Technically he could be defrocked, but that would involve a messy legal process… by which time other priests will have tied the knot. The Rev Andrew Cain, for example, who was the first clergyman to declare his intention to marry, and who explained why in our Telegram podcast (click here).

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TOPICS: Current Events; Mainline Protestant; Moral Issues; Religion & Culture; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: abominationtogod; anglicanchurch; christianleft; episcopalchurch; fancydressfairies; fauxchristians; gaychurch; gaymarriage; gaynglican; homosexualagenda; icky; playingchurch; religiousleft

1 posted on 04/12/2014 4:52:25 PM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

BRAVO!


2 posted on 04/12/2014 4:57:47 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Obamacare: You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.)
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To: markomalley

How special. A same sex marriage involving clergy.

So much for the idea that somehow churches would be a bulwark against the homosexual agenda.


3 posted on 04/12/2014 5:04:38 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (Im)
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To: markomalley

So will he perform cunninlus on his Mr Cunnington?

ThIs thread is ripe for jokes...


4 posted on 04/12/2014 5:05:10 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: markomalley

Many Europeans met in Holland and came to the northeastern part of the New World during the 1600s to get away from that sort of thing. It oozed over here anyway and has ever since. Now, it’s over-represented in politics, business and academia.


5 posted on 04/12/2014 5:07:41 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: markomalley

He has 5 children but was never attracted to women.


6 posted on 04/12/2014 5:10:03 PM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: markomalley
The "thing" is that no matter what they say, what they do, how they rationalize it and try to destroy any of those who oppose them.... they are perverted and NOT "normal".

They are a joke and actually expose themselves daily as self loathing, attention seeking, miscreants who have an inferiority complex and unless they are sociopaths, realize that the Bible and all that the Christ has written about will hold them ultimately responsible for their actions and for leading his children astray.

I say, let them marry. Let them parade around like jesters with sexual misidentification. They look silly, small and foolish. They are nothing in the grand scheme of civilization other than a brief distraction.

It's just boring now...." oh you're a guy that likes to suck d#$k... congratulations."

" Oh my, you like to have your hairy rectum penetrated by another man....my, my... how quaint. your parents must be so proud. yippee for you."

" Let me guess, you're a woman with daddy issues, with self loathing, loves softball, Lillith Fair and Birkenstock sandals....please try not to adopt any kids in order to pervert them to your weird sexual perversions and if they don't comply, kill them."

Just leave my kids alone, diddle each other and STFU.

7 posted on 04/12/2014 5:10:42 PM PDT by Dick Vomer (democrats are like flies, whatever they don't eat they sh#t on.)
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To: markomalley

God is not mocked.


8 posted on 04/12/2014 5:10:52 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: markomalley

The title sounds so high school. I know this is a serious subject, but that article just said to me, “immature”.


9 posted on 04/12/2014 5:11:24 PM PDT by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: markomalley

Can it really be called a church anymore??


10 posted on 04/12/2014 5:15:08 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: napscoordinator

Just like the participants.


11 posted on 04/12/2014 5:19:13 PM PDT by FreeperCell
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To: markomalley

I am curious...Is homosexuality increasing like a plague, or is it at the same rate as in the past, but just out of the closet?


12 posted on 04/12/2014 5:20:08 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: GeronL
Can it really be called a church anymore??

The Church of England was the first of many Protestant churches and was started when Henry VIII wanted to remarry. How far they have fallen. It is progressively logical, albeit sad, they would continue on this path.

13 posted on 04/12/2014 5:21:54 PM PDT by af_vet_1981 (The bus came by and I got on, That's when it all began)
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To: markomalley

“We’re not told where, but obviously it wasn’t in an C of E church.”

Probably in one of the more popular upscale bathhouses frequented by the queer elite .... possibly a few songs by her knightness Elton John!


14 posted on 04/12/2014 5:22:46 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (If His Arrogance knows where his BC is, why did he have to hire someone to Photoshop a new one?)
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To: markomalley

MEH..............
England.


15 posted on 04/12/2014 5:28:43 PM PDT by Rich21IE
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To: markomalley

“This is a Church, after all, that enjoins celibacy on gay priests but not gay laity, a compromise that I can’t see surviving for much longer.”

I think I see the problem.

Freegards


16 posted on 04/12/2014 5:44:13 PM PDT by Ransomed
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To: markomalley

Matthew 19:4-6...

So...they..uh..have supposedly read this neat little book?
I fail to see proof in their actions that they have.


17 posted on 04/12/2014 5:55:09 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: AppyPappy
He has 5 children but was never attracted to women.

Makes me wonder about Father Pfleger.

18 posted on 04/12/2014 6:02:53 PM PDT by dragonblustar ( Psalm 103, Psalm 37:7, Ephesians 6:12)
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To: AlexW

It’s like children in a room.
They’ve been there, but they get noticed more when they misbehave and make noise.
So it is the latter part of your question, same rate as before but just noisier.
And with childish behavior to go with it.
Tantrums, meltdowns, screaming and throwing things.
That’s the only reason there seems to be more of them.
Like unruly children, one misbehaves, they all start acting up.


19 posted on 04/12/2014 6:04:02 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Dick Vomer

Amen.


20 posted on 04/12/2014 6:05:55 PM PDT by Inwoodian
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To: markomalley

21 posted on 04/12/2014 6:24:13 PM PDT by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: JPG

You got that right!


22 posted on 04/12/2014 6:52:05 PM PDT by Macrinus
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To: markomalley

One of the reasons that we’re welcoming Anglican priests to Roman Catholicism.


23 posted on 04/12/2014 7:32:25 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: AppyPappy

But he was “born” homosexual? What a joke. He’s a pervert and nothing else. Next he will “marry” an inflatable doll.
It’s all about sex, sex, sex with these perverts. No woman around, a man will do.


24 posted on 04/12/2014 7:41:04 PM PDT by NKP_Vet ("It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died;we should thank God that such men lived" ~ Patton)
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To: markomalley
...Canon Jeremy Pemberton, 58, a divorced hospital chaplain and father of five....

But wait, I thought they said they were born homosexual.

25 posted on 04/12/2014 8:51:22 PM PDT by vox_freedom (America is being tested as never before in its history. May God help us.)
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To: NKP_Vet

I didn’t read your post until I posted mine.
Great minds think alike. :-)


26 posted on 04/12/2014 8:52:43 PM PDT by vox_freedom (America is being tested as never before in its history. May God help us.)
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27 posted on 04/12/2014 8:53:03 PM PDT by narses (Matthew 7:6. He appears to have made up his mind let him live with the consequences.)
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To: markomalley

“Henry, I told you this would end poorly.”

28 posted on 04/12/2014 9:00:48 PM PDT by RichInOC (2013-14 Tiber Swim Team)
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To: markomalley
In 2008, there was a 'gay wedding' (technically a blessing) of two Anglican clergy in an historic 12th century London church, St Bartholemew the Great. It was an elaborate ceremony, conducted by the resident canon.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/2130668/Male-priests-marry-in-Anglican-churchs-first-gay-wedding.html

According to Canon Dudley, who officiated:

"Amazing flowers, fabulous music, a ceremony both solemn and oddly homely, familiar words reordered and reconfigured, carrying new meanings.

"Nothing jarred, nothing felt even vaguely inappropriate. New and untried - but not wrong."

29 posted on 04/12/2014 9:27:42 PM PDT by BlackVeil ('The past is never dead. It's not even past.' William Faulkner)
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To: markomalley

why do all these “gay” priests have five kids? (so does that American “gay” bishop).

One kid by a gay man, fine, but five kids implies he is bisexual. And not very thoughtful about his wife either, since he gave her five kids and then dumped her.


30 posted on 04/12/2014 11:54:03 PM PDT by LadyDoc (liberals only love politically correct poor people)
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To: markomalley

The first church of Sodom.


31 posted on 04/13/2014 4:31:52 AM PDT by daniel1212 (Come to the Lord Jesus as a contrite damned+destitute sinner, trust Him to save you, then live 4 Him)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
So much for the idea that somehow churches would be a bulwark against the homosexual agenda.

What manner of reasoning is that? Churches are not more clones than Americans are, but if it were not for conservative one's there would be much less opposition to the homosexual agenda.

It was not atheists but born again/ evangelicals who voted 79% against Obama, and oppose homosexual marriage and the same percentage affirm that homosexual behavior is sinful. - http://www.pewforum.org/Politics-and-Elections/How-the-Faithful-Voted-2012-Preliminary-Exit-Poll-Analysis.aspx; http://www.christianpost.com/article/20080606/survey-americans-divided-on-homosexuality-as-sin.htm

32 posted on 04/13/2014 4:44:46 AM PDT by daniel1212 (Come to the Lord Jesus as a contrite damned+destitute sinner, trust Him to save you, then live 4 Him)
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To: Tanniker Smith
One of the reasons that we’re welcoming Anglican priests to Roman Catholicism.

In a 2010 LifeWay Research survey 77 percent of American Protestant pastors (57% of mainline versus 87% evangelical) strongly disagree with same-sex marriage, with 6% percent somewhat disagreeing, and 5% being somewhat in agreement and 10 percent strongly agreeing. (5% of evangelical).


33 posted on 04/13/2014 4:58:02 AM PDT by daniel1212 (Come to the Lord Jesus as a contrite damned+destitute sinner, trust Him to save you, then live 4 Him)
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To: LadyDoc

“And not very thoughtful about his wife either, since he gave her five kids and then dumped her”

These are the degenerate sexual predators that caused the AIDs crisis all over the United States. “Happy” married men, mostly business men, going down to South America and having anal sex with their “boyfriends”, coming back to the states and having regular sex with their wives. Transmitting AIDs to her. If not for these sodomite predators, all the thousands of those men and women in the United States that died from AIDs would still be with us.


34 posted on 04/13/2014 7:30:23 AM PDT by NKP_Vet ("It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died;we should thank God that such men lived" ~ Patton)
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To: daniel1212

You can spout all your Catholic Church-bashing statistics from liberal polls all you want but the Catholic Church will never allow openly homosexual priests into their ranks. They will have to go apply for membership as “pastors” at one of the hundreds of protestant faiths that could care less if a man “marries” another man, or a woman “marries” another woman.
The Catholic Church stands for the truth about marriage and homosexuality.


35 posted on 04/13/2014 7:38:55 AM PDT by NKP_Vet ("It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died;we should thank God that such men lived" ~ Patton)
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To: NKP_Vet

The history on how aids got into the rest of the world is well documented. In the 50’s, right after WW2, there were many HOMOSEXUALS and BI-SEXUALs that joined the mercenaries. Most of them were from Europe and some from the USA. The AIDS virus did come from AFRICA. Some say from monkeys??? while others say from something else. Whatever the case, at the end of all those “AFRICAN WARS OF LIBERATION”, those that survived came back to their respective countries, carrying the virus with them. It takes 3 to 5 years before they come down with “AIDS” or the nicer word “HIV”. The next “VICTIMS”??? were the intravenous drug users. Then it was transferred to the “BLOOD BANKS”. People were selling their blood to the “BLOOD BANKS”. That’s why it took over 20 years before it became “PANDEMIC” and infected the rest of the population. Now, instead of AIDS being just a “HOMOSEXUAL DISEASE”, it has spread to the rest of the world.


36 posted on 04/13/2014 7:54:01 AM PDT by gingerbread
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To: gingerbread

The way it was ALSO spread in the United States is how I represented it. One homosexual we will call John, was an airline stewart, a notorious homosexual. He would fly all over the world having sex with men and women, then come back to the states and have sex with anyone he could jump in the bed with. He came down with AIDs, knew he was a carrier and was told he would infect others. He didn’t care. It is estimated that this creep alone infected thousands; hell probably millions, because each and every person he infected, if they were like him, infected someone also. The vast majority of homosexuals are predators.


37 posted on 04/13/2014 9:48:09 AM PDT by NKP_Vet ("It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died;we should thank God that such men lived" ~ Patton)
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To: NKP_Vet
You can spout all your Catholic Church-bashing statistics from liberal polls all you want but the Catholic Church will never allow openly homosexual priests into their ranks.

You can spout all the defend-Rome-at-any-cost-to-credibility propaganda all you want, and deny the majority of RCs as being members, but the FACT is that the Catholic Church believes in allowing those who support, even openly, homosexuals to be included in her ranks, including priests.

They do not have to go and apply for membership as “pastors” or as members at a few protestant faiths that may care less than others if a man “marries” another man, or a woman “marries” another woman, these usually being those which are closer to Rome than others -

But such are very unlikely to be in evangelical ranks, as that that tribe is far more opposed to homosexual relations than Rome is, faith being judged by actions and fruit, as Scripture says it is. (Mt. 7:20; Ja. 2:18)

38 posted on 04/13/2014 11:56:27 AM PDT by daniel1212 (Come to the Lord Jesus as a contrite damned+destitute sinner, trust Him to save you, then live 4 Him)
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To: daniel1212

Read the Catechiam of the Catholic Church. How many times have you posted the same statistics. You think if you post them enough times the Catholic Church will start allowing openly homosexual men to become priests and allow abortion on demand, and allow women in the clergy. NONE of these WILL EVER HAPPEN in the Catholic Church. The Church Church, unlike almost all protestant faiths, does not base it’s doctrine on a show of hands or the prevailing culture of the day. It bases his doctrine on the Bible. Not going to change, no matter how much you spout off about how many so-called “Catholics” believe in immorality. The VERY REASON that so many Anglicans are converting to Catholicism is because their faith has caved into the sodomite agenda. The Catholic Church NEVER WILL.


39 posted on 04/13/2014 12:26:17 PM PDT by NKP_Vet ("It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died;we should thank God that such men lived" ~ Patton)
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40 posted on 04/13/2014 8:04:01 PM PDT by vox_freedom (America is being tested as never before in its history. May God help us.)
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To: daniel1212

“but the FACT is that the Catholic Church believes in allowing those who support, even openly, homosexuals to be included in her ranks, including priests.”

Can it be that you really don’t understand the difference between the Catholic Church holding a doctrine and sinful men who temporarily occupy offices within the Church defying her teachings?

Or would it be more to the point to reflect on the one whom Our Lord and Savior called “the father of lies?”

I think it would.

What’s the difference between an atheist and a satinist?
The satanist knows who his boss is.

Maybe that’s true of other people, too.


41 posted on 04/13/2014 10:22:02 PM PDT by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: dsc
Can it be that you really don’t understand the difference between the Catholic Church holding a doctrine and sinful men who temporarily occupy offices within the Church defying her teachings? Can it be that you really don’t understand the difference between professions and practice revealing what one really believes? RCs are big on invoking James 2, even though it indicts them.

Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works . (James 2:18)

The Fact remains that Rome has treated even notorious public proabortion, prohomosexual RCs as members in life and in death (such as Teddy K., with no manifest repentance), and in so doing it interprets canon law, and overall reveals what it really believes, with relative few dissenters.

42 posted on 04/14/2014 5:48:16 AM PDT by daniel1212 (Come to the Lord Jesus as a contrite damned+destitute sinner, trust Him to save you, then live 4 Him)
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To: markomalley

Actually, no he didn’t. He just thinks he did. He’s in for a surprise.


43 posted on 04/14/2014 5:49:49 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("Compromise" means you've already decided you lost.)
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To: daniel1212

“Can it be that you really don’t understand the difference between professions and practice revealing what one really believes?”

No, I understand that quite well. I understand it well enough to see that the sinful men who commit the actions we’re discussing are acting without the sanction of the Church and against her teachings.

Your refusal to admit what is before your eyes is not heroic, or even principled, but only obdurate.


44 posted on 04/14/2014 7:02:58 AM PDT by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: dsc
No, I understand that quite well. I understand it well enough to see that the sinful men who commit the actions we’re discussing are acting without the sanction of the Church and against her teachings.

And thus you seem to think absence of discipline and even honoring such liberal souls, and the promotion of those who accommodate them, plus the sanction of liberal scholarship, somehow constitutes absence of sanction. But which denies Scripture when it clearly says that what one believes is shown by what one does and fosters, and condemns such lack of effectual discipline. (1Cor. 5:11-13)

The pope himself gave his apostolic blessing to a manifestly impenitent Ted Kennedy before he died, without any evident word of correction,and gave him an ecclesiastical funeral, with a Protestant giving a eulogy no less, thus interpreting canon law as allowing this. And which type of thing is multiplied.

In addition, you have approved Bible commentary for decades which manifests liberal revisionism, and that prohomosexual apologists use, some of which is provided on the Vatican's own web site (http://www.vatican.va/archive/ENG0839/_INDEX.HTM).

Your refusal to admit what is before your eyes is not heroic, or even principled, but only obdurate.

Resorting to ad hominem attacks and attributing motive (bigotry!) in lieu of an argument is a sign of desperation, but in light of the evidence this kind of response indicates it applies to the accuser.

45 posted on 04/14/2014 8:53:15 AM PDT by daniel1212 (Come to the Lord Jesus as a contrite damned+destitute sinner, trust Him to save you, then live 4 Him)
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