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Anglican Church house turned into a brothel
Bulawayo 24 ^ | 26 Aug 2011 | Staff Reporter

Posted on 08/29/2011 3:48:02 AM PDT by Cronos

A house at the Anglican Church in Rugare is said to have been turned into a love nest. This comes amid speculation that the caretakers at the church site are offering lodging services to local prostitutes so that they can have 'quickies' in the Holy house.

Impeccable sources who stay near the church informed this paper that ladies of the night would use the church house as a love nest of having sexual contracts with their clients. "The house at Anglican Church is being used as a love nest and the caretakers (sic) are charging a fee for the service," said an H-Metro source.

"We are certain that this is happening because well known prostitutes in our area are coming to the church with different men from the bar and has been happening for some time now. Several prominent people are also coming with these prostitutes to the church house" said the sources.

(Excerpt) Read more at bulawayo24.com ...


TOPICS: Current Events; Mainline Protestant
KEYWORDS: zimbabwe
I wonder what Rowan W. would say? Would Gene Robinson have a problem that these are female?
1 posted on 08/29/2011 3:48:05 AM PDT by Cronos
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To: Cronos

I wouldn’t use the word “love” to describe what goes on in a brothel.


2 posted on 08/29/2011 4:09:31 AM PDT by CitizenUSA (Bad is easy. Anyone can do bad. Good, OTOH, is work. It takes discipline.)
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To: Cronos; All
For those who might not know where Rugare is, this is in ZIMBABWE, not some sleepy little english hamlet as one like myself might think on first reading.
3 posted on 08/29/2011 4:15:48 AM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: Cronos

I’m sure the Lord’s name gets uttered there just as much as before.


4 posted on 08/29/2011 4:16:33 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: Cronos

Nothing new here,,even in Chaucers time,men knew if they wanted “companionship” all they needed to do ws,”get thee to a nunnery”.


5 posted on 08/29/2011 4:25:49 AM PDT by Craftmore
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To: Pan_Yan

thanks, that’s why I had put zimbabwe in the keywords.


6 posted on 08/29/2011 4:36:11 AM PDT by Cronos ( W Szczebrzeszynie chrzaszcz brzmi w trzcinie I Szczebrzeszyn z tego slynie.)
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To: Craftmore
"get thee to a nunnery" is a quote from Shakespeare's Hamlet Act 3, scene 1: Get thee to a nunn'ry, why woulds't thou be a breeder of sinners? --> Hamlet to Ophelia. But this is about Hamlet denying his love for Ophelia. Yes, there is the double-meaning of nunnery in Shakespeare's time (Queen Elizabeth I and the anti-monastery etc. hysteria of Henry 8 hadn't yet died down), BUT, a comic double-entendre, a very ribald one that too, in Hamlet is out of place, hence should be ruled out

In Chaucer's 'the nun's tale', and the second nun's tale

Saint Urban, with his deacons, privately,
The body took and buried it by night
Among his other saints, right honourably.
Her house is Church of Saint Cecilia hight;
Saint Urban hallowed it, as well he might;
Wherein in noble wise unto this day
To Christ and to His saint men service pay.

don't indicate this double meaning that it gained 400 years later. the nun's priest's tale seems to be a fable and nothing ribald about that.

7 posted on 08/29/2011 4:43:45 AM PDT by Cronos ( W Szczebrzeszynie chrzaszcz brzmi w trzcinie I Szczebrzeszyn z tego slynie.)
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To: Cronos

“Of course it serves a religious purpose,” one caretaker said. “It is amazing how many times He is called by name and one or two patrons a day yell about an actual sighting.”


8 posted on 08/29/2011 4:55:29 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (So much stress was put on Bush's Fault that it finally let go, magnitude 6)
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To: NonValueAdded

funny :)


9 posted on 08/29/2011 5:03:39 AM PDT by Cronos ( W Szczebrzeszynie chrzaszcz brzmi w trzcinie I Szczebrzeszyn z tego slynie.)
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To: Cronos

Evidently you can try to take the man out of the tribe, but find you cannot take the tribe out of the man. Every story I read about Africans makes me think that the people largely are unable to function in a Western world without Westerners guiding them. To plunk them down as Anglican priests without a Western Anglican priest really calling the shots is to encourage a sham Christianity.Whoever is the presiding Arch Bishop of this diocese of the Anglican Church, whether Rowan or the more orthodox African one, has got to realize that the African churches need more hands on oversight. What a blasphemous use of church property; it should not go unnoticed or unpunished.


10 posted on 08/29/2011 5:18:40 AM PDT by sueuprising (The best of it is, God is with us-John Wesley)
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To: Cronos

If the entire article is read it seems quite possible that these were slanderous accusations by a rival faction. While such things certainly have happened, it may not be the case here. We all know how the papers try to smear anything that has any relationship with Christianity.


11 posted on 08/29/2011 5:35:40 AM PDT by gbscott1954 (Sarah 2012!!!)
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To: Cronos

oooops my bad yr right


12 posted on 08/29/2011 5:41:47 AM PDT by Craftmore
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To: Cronos

Any so-called church whose founding is based on a king’s sexual appetite and/or a requirement that the queen produce a male heir is, by definition, unholy.

Never could take Anglicanism seriously. Never understood those who mindlessly came to accept it as a credible religous tradition.


13 posted on 08/29/2011 5:51:44 AM PDT by dools0007world (uestion)
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To: Cronos

“love” never enters the picture, bugs and VD maybe


14 posted on 08/29/2011 5:56:05 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Cronos

Wicked, bad, naughty Zoot left the Grail beacon on again, and she must pay the penalty!


15 posted on 08/29/2011 6:06:34 AM PDT by Jack of all Trades (Hold your face to the light, even though for the moment you do not see.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

As in, “Oh, God. Oh, God. Oh, God.”


16 posted on 08/29/2011 6:13:58 AM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: WashingtonSource

17 posted on 08/29/2011 6:23:25 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: Cronos
there is a schism in the Zimbabwean Anglican church: The dictator Mugabe is behind it. The self declared "bishop" is a friend of Mugabe, and has taken over the church over the opposition of those actually appointed as bishop and approved by Rowan...his thugs have even locked some of the dissenting churches, to keep out worshipers, and harassed these worshippers.

link

So you don't know if this "story" is about these thugs, or if it is character assasination of the enemies of Mugabe..

18 posted on 08/29/2011 2:02:10 PM PDT by LadyDoc
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To: sueuprising

you don’t know much about Africans.

See my previous post.

And since when is Christianity a “western” religion? Only white northern Europeans can apply?

Well, there go all those Borgia popes I guess.


19 posted on 08/29/2011 2:10:07 PM PDT by LadyDoc
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To: LadyDoc

“you don’t know much about Africans”
And you don’t know much about the history of Western Civilization which gets its start with the Greeks and its impetus from Christianity. Christianity is the backbone of western civilization. Western civilization is not synonymous with Northern Europe, it encompasses all of Europe, America and westernized countries like Turkey. I may not know all that much about Africans but I do know that most of them retain a tribal nature even when they boast about being Anglican priests. I feel that many countries that became independent after World War II ought to have remained colonies of European nations.


20 posted on 08/29/2011 7:45:09 PM PDT by sueuprising (The best of it is, God is with us-John Wesley)
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To: sueuprising

I always hear their Anglican priests are generally more conservative than the priestess/druid kind of Anglicans. Isn’t Africa the place that is always against some of the wakadoo liberal stuff that comes out of parts of the Western Anglicans? At least that’s the impression I have from the articles posted on FR.

Freegards


21 posted on 08/29/2011 7:56:01 PM PDT by Ransomed
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To: sueuprising; LadyDoc; Ransomed
1. Christianity most definitely is NOT a Western religion -- there are Christian communities in Ethiopia, Iraq, Iran, India, Mongolia that date back to Apostolic times.

2. Sue -- you specifically mean sub-saharan africa as
1. North Africa has always been linked to Europe for millenia.
2. Ethiopia too

3. Sub-Saharan africans "unable to function..." -- that is not correct for Kenyans and Tanzanians and to some extent Ugandans, but then these were exposed to Arab and Ethiopian civilizations for centuries

4. Specifically in West and Southern Africa your statement does seem true. There are some exceptions, but they are exceptions.

5. About Western Anglican priest's calling the shots -- that is not strictly correct, as Ransomed's post pointed out

6. Turkey is not part of Western civilisation, it is racially part of the West as it's peoples are predominantly aryanic -- descendents of Greeks, Lydians, Hittites, Armenians and other Anatolians along with Iranic peoples like Medes and Kurds and with some Turkic mixed in, but culturally they are not "western" (which is a wrong terminology in the way you are using it -- "western civilization" is primarily that of Western Europe which was characterised until 1500s by the Catholic Church -- however Greece, Russia, Bulgaria etc. are not "Western" -- even Catholic Poland is not very Western but rather on the cross-roads. You probably intend using the term "Christendom", which is more accurate)

22 posted on 08/30/2011 12:45:28 AM PDT by Cronos (www.forfiter.com)
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To: sueuprising

I repeat: You don’t know much about Africa. I was a missionary in Zimbabwe and another African country.

In Zimbabwe, the government is trying to destroy the Catholic and Anglican churches, because they run many schools and institutions and keep track of government atrocities against people, especially in the rural areas. So I repeat: Is this a sign of corruption due to government false clergy taking over, or is it a false accusation?


23 posted on 08/30/2011 2:37:20 AM PDT by LadyDoc
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To: Ransomed

Anglican priests are not any more theologically conservative than their partners in heresy, the Anglican priestess. Thankfully, there is tHe American Anglican Council an orthodox splinter group from the Episcopal Church. They have fellowship and leadership with orthodox congregations in certain parts of Africa, as generally there are diocese in that country which refrain from ordaining homosexuals and inducting women into their ranks. The Episcopal or Anglican church mentioned in the article is not the orthodox one but the wider ANglican communion under the Archbishop of Canterbury. They embrace homosexuality and other sinful things but continue to operate as if they are a church. Although I am not very knowledgeable about Africa, as other more learned commentators have pointed out, I do know what I hear and read and it seems to me that many Africans act as if they are still tribal people despite the illusion otherwise.


24 posted on 08/30/2011 5:57:19 AM PDT by sueuprising (The best of it is, God is with us-John Wesley)
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To: sueuprising

“They embrace homosexuality and other sinful things but continue to operate as if they are a church.”

There are liberal African Anglican priests in Zimbabwe that embrace the homosexualist agenda? Because being a homosexualist in Zimbabwe is a little different than being gay in England. Everything I’ve ever heard about it says that the Anglicans in Africa are not homosexualized at all, in fact I got the impression of the opposite. I have heard that Anglicans in Africa actually have more success in some instances than Catholics because in some places they don’t trust non-married missionaries as they might be gay.

I could see priests/pastors of any group being against some of the brutal ways homosexualists and suspected homosexualists are treated in some cases.

Freegards


25 posted on 08/30/2011 6:55:11 AM PDT by Ransomed
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To: Ransomed

I was trying to convey that any Anglican diocese that is under the Archbishop of Canterbury has to accept the more liberal position. That being said, the conservative, orthodox ANglican communion in America has placed itself under the guidance of the African prelate because they are, as you say, more orthodox.


26 posted on 08/30/2011 6:23:15 PM PDT by sueuprising (The best of it is, God is with us-John Wesley)
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