Skip to comments.Gay Anglican priest marries his boyfriend. He'll be the first of many
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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How special. A same sex marriage involving clergy.
So much for the idea that somehow churches would be a bulwark against the homosexual agenda.
So will he perform cunninlus on his Mr Cunnington?
ThIs thread is ripe for jokes...
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.
He has 5 children but was never attracted to women.
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.
God is not mocked.
The title sounds so high school. I know this is a serious subject, but that article just said to me, “immature”.
Can it really be called a church anymore??
Just like the participants.
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?
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.
“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!
“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.
So...they..uh..have supposedly read this neat little book?
I fail to see proof in their actions that they have.
Makes me wonder about Father Pfleger.
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.