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Church of England to act against anti-gay bullying
Associated Press ^ | Jul 5, 2013 3:51 PM EDT

Posted on 07/06/2013 9:20:48 AM PDT by Olog-hai

The archbishop of Canterbury has announced a campaign to stamp out anti-gay bullying in Church of England schools, acknowledging that attitudes toward sexuality have changed.

Archbishop Justin Welby, spiritual leader of the world’s Anglican Communion, stressed that the Church of England wasn’t changing its teaching on gay relationships, but that it would be “absurd and impossible” to ignore shifting cultural attitudes. …

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: anglicanchurch; archdruid; archdruidcanterbury; cofe; gaystapo; homosexualagenda; justinwelby

1 posted on 07/06/2013 9:20:48 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Bullying is wrong, no doubt.

But is this campaign a spot on the slippery slope toward acceptance, “full inclusion”, and ultimately celebration of sexual deviancy?


2 posted on 07/06/2013 9:27:39 AM PDT by lightman (Prosecute the heresies; pity the heretics.)
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To: Olog-hai

Can I ask a stupid question?

What’s with all this anti-gay bullying effort we see nowadays?

Here’s the thing — gays are an officially recognized grievance group according to politically correct theology. This means that any actions against people of such groups are already subject to more severe punishment.

Anybody bullying homosexuals or racial minorities, or any other recognized grievance groups are already subject to more severe punishment for “hate” crimes and such.

My stupid question is whether anti-gay bullying is really such a big problem in this world, considering that we live in a politically correct world in which liberal thought pervades our institutions and legal system. Flame away.


3 posted on 07/06/2013 9:28:20 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: lightman

The language Welby used indicates the latter.


4 posted on 07/06/2013 9:28:25 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Warning!: there will be false churches, and false priests. They will pervert God’s message.

It amazes me how anyone could believe in God, but violate His moral law so proudly. Anti-homosexual bullying? Is this all this idiot has time for?


5 posted on 07/06/2013 9:29:25 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Olog-hai

It is the deviants who are the bullies.


6 posted on 07/06/2013 9:30:36 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Who could have known that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional news?)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

It;s not a problem. Today, you’re much more likely to be bullied for saying homosexuality is a sin, than for becoming an annoying, effeminate rump ranger.


7 posted on 07/06/2013 9:31:09 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Dilbert San Diego

I think the only ones that would flame you are the overtly pro-gay types.

The “equal protection” clause of the Fourteenth Amendment is certainly not enough for the leftists; that puts a block on their agenda. Instituting “hate crimes” undermines that clause, creates “protected classes” (versus “unprotected”) and thus inflames class warfare by creating such where previously none existed.


8 posted on 07/06/2013 9:31:28 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Why not simply focus on the bullying. There is absolutely zero need to focus on ‘gay bullying’ or any other victim class bullying. What this is for is to widen the scope of what is defined as bullying to encompass any perceived negativity expressed towards open homosexuals something which has no place in schools and has nothing to do with education but of course the simple approach of expecting all kids to keep their sexual orientations under wraps is too much.


9 posted on 07/06/2013 9:32:57 AM PDT by Maelstorm (If all are treated as suspects it will not long before we all are treated as prisoners.)
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To: Olog-hai
I'm sick of this gay sh** day in and day out....On my TV, on the news, in the courts.

And gay marriage??? Ridiculous. Just a bunch of perverts.

10 posted on 07/06/2013 9:34:09 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Maelstorm

That would not serve the liberal agenda. Keeping within constitutional bounds and focusing on equal protection of the laws would make class warfare fizzle out too quickly for leftists and their agenda.


11 posted on 07/06/2013 9:34:17 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai; Maelstorm

PS. That would be US-specific. English Common Law, I believe, has similar provisions, which the liberals over there have steadily undermined especially through compliance with Code Napoleon-based EU law.


12 posted on 07/06/2013 9:35:23 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Church of England is hell bent to protect homosexuality which an offense God and will go against what God made - heterosexuals.


13 posted on 07/06/2013 9:35:36 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Olog-hai

“Bullying”=any criticism of homosexuality and its practitioners.

The resultant PC thought and speech police censorship IS bullying and worse.


14 posted on 07/06/2013 9:36:24 AM PDT by Carl LaFong (Vera the possum is US.)
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To: presently no screen name

The C of E is already riven with division over this and other matters. It’s no wonder that a partial reversal of the Reformation is underway.


15 posted on 07/06/2013 9:36:31 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Is anti-gay bullying bullying by those against homosexual acceptance or is it bullying by homosexuals against those opposing the homosexual agenda?

I couldn’t determine from the article.


16 posted on 07/06/2013 9:36:40 AM PDT by gitmo ( If your theology doesn't become your biography it's useless.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
The entire “anti-bullying” movement is based on the (correct) conclusion that many kids who were sissies, or did gay-ish things when they were young were straightened out by their peers. Little boys who cry too much on the playground, or who pick up something feminine to play with are teased and taunted and they quickly “get it.” It sounds mean but it's one of the ways societies teach their members to fit in normally and it has been that way for tens of thousands of years. Childhood peer pressure is the last hurdle for the homos toward having full acceptance in society — they believe. I believe they'll never succeed but they are going to keep pushing on even if it comes to the point of establishing the reeducation camps you see in totalitarian societies that try to control normal human thought processes.
17 posted on 07/06/2013 9:52:23 AM PDT by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: Olog-hai

Which is exactly what they are really concerned about not bullying specifically. Its a tool to integrate gay normalcy into the classroom.


18 posted on 07/06/2013 10:45:01 AM PDT by Maelstorm (If all are treated as suspects it will not long before we all are treated as prisoners.)
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To: Olog-hai

What about anti-anti-gay bullying?


19 posted on 07/06/2013 11:03:47 AM PDT by This I Wonder32460
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To: Olog-hai
The archbishop of Canterbury has announced a campaign to stamp out anti-gay bullying in Church of England schools, acknowledging that attitudes toward sexuality have changed.

Jf attitudes have changed, there shouldn't be any bullying of homosexuals that needs to be stopped, right? So no need for a campaign.

20 posted on 07/06/2013 11:07:13 AM PDT by informavoracious (We're being "punished" with Stanley Ann's baby. Obamacare: shovel-ready healthcare.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Comrade, if you don’t have the right opinions you are oppressing gay people.


21 posted on 07/06/2013 11:12:31 AM PDT by JCBreckenridge ("we are pilgrims in an unholy land")
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To: Olog-hai

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There once were two young boys from Birmingham
I knew a wild story concerning ‘em
They lifted the frock
And (censored)
Of the Bishop engaged in confirming ‘em

Now the Bishop was nobody’s fool,
He’d been to a fine public school
He lowered his (censored)
And (censored)
With his (censored) Episcopal (censored).

But that didn’t startle these two,
Why they laughed as the Bishop (censored),
The Vicar is (censored)
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And (censored) and (censored) than you!


22 posted on 07/06/2013 11:28:50 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: lightman

This is yet another case of Marxian destruction of the language. A fast and loose definition now applies to the word “bullying”.


23 posted on 07/06/2013 11:32:54 AM PDT by Fred Hayek (The Democratic Party is now the operational arm of the CPUSA)
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To: Olog-hai

I’d rather see the Church stand up to the bullying of the homofacists pushing their perversion on society.......


24 posted on 07/06/2013 1:27:30 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sign up for the American Revolution 2013 and the Crusades 2013?)
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To: lightman

The Church of England and the Anglican Church in America are becoming irrelevant to their parishioners. Instead of focusing on the eternal Truth of God’s love as shown by Jesus Christ the church are pushing some sort of godless social agenda. Worship God, follow the Commandments and recognize Jesus as the Son of God and you will be saved.


25 posted on 07/06/2013 1:52:33 PM PDT by RicocheT (Where neither their property nor their honor is touched, most men live content, Niccolo Machiavelli)
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To: Viennacon

His church has splintered into a thousand pieces but by God he has to stamp out gay bullying.


26 posted on 07/06/2013 2:23:04 PM PDT by michaelwlf3
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To: RicocheT
The Episcopal Church yes, but that can hardly be said of the Anglican Church of North America:

www.anglicanchurch.net

There you will find the authentic ancient faith shared with modern vibrance.

27 posted on 07/06/2013 3:37:19 PM PDT by lightman (Prosecute the heresies; pity the heretics.)
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To: Olog-hai
Why a special anti homo-bullying campaign?

Why not preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

I think "love thy neighbor..." pretty much covers any kind of bullying.

28 posted on 07/06/2013 3:42:03 PM PDT by Trailerpark Badass (There should be a whole lot more going on than throwing bleach, said one woman.)
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To: Olog-hai

If kids would stop calling boys that are not exactly as “cool” as the pack that they go around with gay and fag, I bet we would not be having this influx of gays fighting back. Kids are so rotten to boys who are a little sissy and girls that are tom boys. I wish they never did this because this is where we are now. Our country is going down the tubes.


29 posted on 07/06/2013 3:49:15 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the Country!)
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