Skip to comments.The rebel priest: ‘Gay people in the church are not going to go away’
Posted on 05/07/2019 3:43:32 PM PDT by Ennis85
The Rev Andrew Foreshew-Cain had served as a vicar for around two decades until his fractious exit in 2017. His crime? Marrying his partner, Stephen, in 2014.
While he kept his position at St Mary with All Souls, Kilburn, and St James, West Hampstead, after his wedding, he says he was blacklisted from finding a new job. In 2017, he resigned, publicly condemning the church as institutionally homophobic. It was a bold statement, and one he knew would bar him from ever returning.
While heterosexual priests can marry and have sex, gay clergy members are expected to remain unmarried and celibate. Insisting on celibacy, he argues, [implies that] God will only accept you if you dont have sex; that is, if you dont want what everybody wants, which is to be loved by somebody and to love them on their terms. He pauses, weighing his words. I think thats abusive.
He has spent the year and a half since his exit from the clergy near the Peak District, in the quiet Derbyshire village of Chapel-en-le-Frith, restoring a neglected Georgian vicarage. It has been, it seems, an opportunity to create something he couldnt find in the church: a home for him and his husband.
Now, Foreshew-Cain is returning to the ministry. In the autumn, he will become the chaplain of Lady Margaret Hall, a college at Oxford University, which operates outside the Church of Englands jurisdiction. It feels as if Im ready to become a priest again, but a different kind of priest, perhaps.
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Like a gay vicar acts real shocked to find out his church doesn’t think too highly of “same-sex marriage”.
Neither are adulterers
Its the non-gays who are going to go somewhere....else.
What bothers me the most about gays & lesbians is they are always trying to push their sexuality in everybody’s face.
Nor, apparently, will they ever shut up about where they like to put their private parts
When you leave the Roman Catholic Church.....this is what you get.....make your own rules....SAD
He should read this book called the Holy Bible. It will give him all the answers to his questions.
“Neither are adulterers”
Nor murderers, thieves, kidnappers, enviers, gluttons, people who disrespect their parents. Are there pride events celebrating any of them?
Do NOT let them anywhere near children.
They don’t have to go away....they need to ask for forgiveness and sin no more....
It’s the straight Christmas who are going to separate from them — as the straight methodists — American and African — are doing now.
Of course not.
Satan will always have his tools infiltrating churches to try to bring them down.
True. The “love that dare not speak its name” now refuses to shut the f**k up.
Everyone else is.
More in-your-face homo bravado.
Eventually, society will get fed up and find them a new closet for their fudge productions.
Sin Wins. It is the way of Earth.
My children are already looking for non Catholic worship options.
Biblically speaking, people living in open sin should be removed from the church membership, and not allowed to partake in sacraments. He also later writes about restoration of those dis-fellowshipped when they have repented of the sin.
1 Corinthians 1-13
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