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[C of E] Vicar 'refuses to baptise' baby of lesbian couple who both want to be registered mother
The Telegraph ^ | 9-4-2013

Posted on 09/03/2013 9:53:13 AM PDT by markomalley

Aimi Leggett, 25, and civil partner Victoria, 22, had planned to have one-year-old son Alfie christened at St Mary's Church, Gosport, Hants, in two weeks.

However, when both women asked to be listed as the mother in a meeting with Reverend George Gebauer he said the church baptism register would not allow it.

He suggested one be registered as the mother while the other be put down as the Godmother instead.

He said he had to be sure the child had not been “pinched” as it was “impossible” that Alfie was a child of both the women.

Aimi and Victoria said they were appalled and stormed out.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Mainline Protestant
KEYWORDS: england; greatbritain; homosexualagenda; lesbian; uk

1 posted on 09/03/2013 9:53:13 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

Alas, Brave New Babylon.
Won’t be long now.


2 posted on 09/03/2013 9:54:10 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: markomalley
Crucifixions for those not subscribing to the homo agenda can not be far off.
3 posted on 09/03/2013 9:55:18 AM PDT by deadrock (I am someone else.)
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To: markomalley

Have the female homosexuals filed a law suit yet?


4 posted on 09/03/2013 9:57:15 AM PDT by svcw (Stand or die)
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To: deadrock

Dipping homosexuals any church rite will be cause for being labeled a hate crime by the Feral Gubmint and clerics will be thrown in jail.


5 posted on 09/03/2013 9:58:35 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: markomalley

Yet he was willing to do it except for calling them both the mother? “Their sexuality has no bearing on the issue. It was never discussed. The church baptism register makes no provision for it.”

He’s as idiotic as they are...


6 posted on 09/03/2013 10:01:44 AM PDT by Adder (No, Mr. Franklin, we could NOT keep it.)
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To: markomalley

Whoa, the C of E actually has some sort of rule that folks can break? Priest’ll be dis-robed soon enough. He hurt somebody’s feelings! Must never, ever do that.


7 posted on 09/03/2013 10:04:18 AM PDT by bboop (does not suffer fools gladly)
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To: markomalley
planned to have one-year-old son Alfie christened at St Mary's Church

Why?

8 posted on 09/03/2013 10:08:10 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: markomalley
In before the "what's it all about, Alfie" jokes ... ♫
9 posted on 09/03/2013 10:11:08 AM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (A moral wrong is not a civil right: No religious sanction of an irreligious act.)
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To: Fast Moving Angel

Regrettably in this case, “It’s not all about .. Alfie”


10 posted on 09/03/2013 10:14:11 AM PDT by mikrofon (Prayers for the kid.)
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To: markomalley

Wouldn’t the person who gestated and delivered the baby be the obvious choice to be listed as the mother-of-record? What am I missing here?

Oh, wait ... I was missing the fact that they’re all blithering bonkers.


11 posted on 09/03/2013 10:14:13 AM PDT by Tax-chick (One drink away from telling everyone what I really think.)
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To: bboop
Whoa, the C of E actually has some sort of rule that folks can break? Priest’ll be dis-robed soon enough. He hurt somebody’s feelings! Must never, ever do that.

Apparently not, because the "archbishop" agreed to do as the mother and her lover asked. (I put "archbishop" in quotes because anyone who supports this violation of God's word is not a minister of the Gospel.)

12 posted on 09/03/2013 10:14:22 AM PDT by CA Conservative (Texan by birth, Californian by circumstance)
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To: markomalley

So these lesbians were appalled and stormed out?

so, every time a homosexual is outraged at some aspect of society, we’re supposed to quake in our boots with fear, and become politically correct on whatever the issue is?

In this case, we have to cater to their feelings being hurt that some clergyman couldn’t get his arms around the concept of both being mothers to this baby.

Is a lawsuit next? Or reeducation camp for clergy who can’t conform to the liberal view of this issue????.


13 posted on 09/03/2013 10:22:53 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: mikrofon

Good point.


14 posted on 09/03/2013 10:51:25 AM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (A moral wrong is not a civil right: No religious sanction of an irreligious act.)
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To: markomalley

Nothin` new:

16 One day two women[e] came to King Solomon, 17 and one of them said:

Your Majesty, this woman and I live in the same house. Not long ago my baby was born at home, 18 and three days later her baby was born. Nobody else was there with us.

19 One night while we were all asleep, she rolled over on her baby, and he died. 20 Then while I was still asleep, she got up and took my son out of my bed. She put him in her bed, then she put her dead baby next to me.

21 In the morning when I got up to feed my son, I saw that he was dead. But when I looked at him in the light, I knew he wasn’t my son.

22 “No!” the other woman shouted. “He was your son. My baby is alive!”

“The dead baby is yours,” the first woman yelled. “Mine is alive!”

They argued back and forth in front of Solomon, 23 until finally he said, “Both of you say this live baby is yours. 24 Someone bring me a sword.”

A sword was brought, and Solomon ordered, 25 “Cut the baby in half! That way each of you can have part of him.”

26 “Please don’t kill my son,” the baby’s mother screamed. “Your Majesty, I love him very much, but give him to her. Just don’t kill him.”

The other woman shouted, “Go ahead and cut him in half. Then neither of us will have the baby.”

27 Solomon said, “Don’t kill the baby.” Then he pointed to the first woman, “She is his real mother. Give the baby to her.”

28 Everyone in Israel was amazed when they heard how Solomon had made his decision. They realized that God had given him wisdom to judge fairly.


15 posted on 09/03/2013 10:53:05 AM PDT by bunkerhill7 (("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.))
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To: markomalley

Interesting. Their lesbian relationship appears to have the approval of the vicar and the C of E, but they aren’t satisfied unless everyone participates in their fantasy that both of them are the mother of the child.


16 posted on 09/03/2013 10:53:30 AM PDT by Arthur McGowan (If you're FOR sticking scissors in a female's neck and sucking out her brains, you are PRO-WOMAN!)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

He could have agreed to baptize the baby and just leave the parents’ names blank!


17 posted on 09/03/2013 10:56:44 AM PDT by mdmathis6
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To: markomalley

Lesbians are sooo hot.

18 posted on 09/03/2013 11:00:25 AM PDT by BBell (The Blue Dog is Stupid)
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To: bunkerhill7; All

If Obama was wise he could announce that he will bomb both Assad and rebel targets since it can’t be really proved which side used the gas, thus a pox on both of them...!

Perhaps such a stance will reveal who actually did the bombing and some type of truce could be arranged over there! If not, let both intransigent parties be destroyed!

A true Solomon like position....!


19 posted on 09/03/2013 11:21:53 AM PDT by mdmathis6
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To: GeronL

Why? So they can claim their widdle feelers were hurt and they can get ATTENTION. Hey, they’ve already made international news so they won this round.


20 posted on 09/03/2013 11:22:34 AM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: BBell
Alas, Brave New Babylon

(link to the Free Republic thread)


21 posted on 09/03/2013 11:31:21 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: CA Conservative

The Archbishop (may God save his soul) DID agree? Theology by committee!


22 posted on 09/03/2013 12:21:21 PM PDT by bboop (does not suffer fools gladly)
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To: markomalley
Aimi and Victoria said they were appalled and stormed out.

Here it comes. A setup, perhaps.

23 posted on 09/03/2013 2:00:15 PM PDT by Lee N. Field ("And if you are Christ's, then you are Abraham's offspring, heirs according to promise" Gal 3:29)
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To: markomalley
Rev Gebauer – who has been a vicar for 40 years - said "Surely baptising the child is more important than being registered.”

Not when one is pushing an agenda,Vicar......

24 posted on 09/03/2013 7:16:08 PM PDT by massmike (At the heart of every Paul-bot argument is the fear that someone will keep them from their weed!)
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