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Second Priest Defies Church of England to Marry His Same Sex Partner
The Guardian (UK) ^ | 6/22/14 | Andrew Brown

Posted on 06/23/2014 6:26:35 PM PDT by marshmallow

Rev Andrew Cain puts wedding pictures on Facebook as first cleric to marry same sex partner stripped of permission to work as a priest

A second priest has defied the Church of England's official line to marry his same sex partner. On Saturday, the Rev Andrew Cain, vicar of St James church in West Hampstead, London, posted on Facebook pictures of his wedding to Stephen Foreshew.

The wedding took place as the first priest to marry his partner, Canon Jeremy Pemberton, confirmed that he had been stripped of the permission to work as a priest in the diocese of Southwell and Nottingham.

Church authorities face difficulties if they try to prevent clergy from contracting perfectly legal marriages.

Both church law and employment law offer protections. Cain, the London vicar, holds his job by the traditional freehold, which means it is almost impossible to dismiss him for doctrinal offences. If the matter goes to court, it will be difficult for the church to argue that its opposition to gay marriage is not doctrinal.

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


TOPICS: Mainline Protestant; Moral Issues; Religion & Culture; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: homosexualagenda; religiousleft; sin

1 posted on 06/23/2014 6:26:35 PM PDT by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow

Who cares. Let the heretic churches burn in the fire they made. I have no time for fake Christians when real ones are suffering all over the world.


2 posted on 06/23/2014 6:29:11 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: marshmallow; aposiopetic; rbmillerjr; Lowell1775; JPX2011; NKP_Vet; Jed Eckert; ...

Sola Scrpitura in the Land of the Church of England!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4OS17lqHiE


3 posted on 06/23/2014 6:31:29 PM PDT by narses (Matthew 7:6. He appears to have made up his mind let him live with the consequences.)
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To: marshmallow

Henry the VIII would have something to say about this. Or maybe not.


4 posted on 06/23/2014 6:31:39 PM PDT by Jess Kitting
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To: marshmallow
confirmed that he had been stripped of the permission to work as a priest in the diocese of Southwell and Nottingham.

does that mean is fired? unpaid and everything else?

5 posted on 06/23/2014 6:32:38 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: marshmallow

I guess the Church of England is following its ugly stepchild, the ECUSA.


6 posted on 06/23/2014 6:32:47 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: marshmallow

Your church is in The Castro, San Francisco.


7 posted on 06/23/2014 6:33:24 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: marshmallow

How can someone who willfully lives contrary to the commands of God call themself a “priest” of any stripe?
I can call myself a hanglider and it won’t make it so unless I actually glide!


8 posted on 06/23/2014 6:35:05 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Darksheare

The homosexuals like to corrupt organizations and institutions with their filth


9 posted on 06/23/2014 6:35:43 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: marshmallow

It’s not their religious organization these priests need to be most worried about.


10 posted on 06/23/2014 6:36:14 PM PDT by boycott
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To: GeronL

Part of their mentality is that everyone must participate in their philosophy with them, participation being mandatory.
For such a tiny percentage, they hold grotesque political sway.
For comparison, it would be like neonazis holding an undue amount of political power in relation to their numbers.
There would be riots over such insanity.


11 posted on 06/23/2014 6:41:27 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Darksheare

Their mantra seems to be: “Come, let us sin together. We don’t want to go to h3ll alone.”


12 posted on 06/23/2014 6:48:10 PM PDT by madison10
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To: marshmallow

So a Church started by a syphilitic serial adulterer, murderer and political opportunist is starting to fall apart? Who could have imagined?


13 posted on 06/23/2014 6:48:20 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: marshmallow

“In addition to de-frocking the priest, a spokesman for the Church Of England said they will also be firing the Canon”.

CC


14 posted on 06/23/2014 6:49:14 PM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: boycott

“It’s not their religious organization these priests need to be most worried about.”

I guess their bibles don’t have the passage about Sodom & Gomorrah in it.

I strongly advise them not to turn to take a last look at their town when they leave it.


15 posted on 06/23/2014 7:01:35 PM PDT by kitkat (STORM HEAVEN WITH PRAYERS FOR OUR COUNTRY)
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To: marshmallow

16 posted on 06/23/2014 7:27:38 PM PDT by Ouchthatonehurt ("When you're going through hell, keep going." - Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: madison10

Updated version of “eat drink and be merry for tomorrow we die”.


17 posted on 06/23/2014 7:31:00 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: marshmallow

More importantly, though, he defied God.


18 posted on 06/23/2014 7:49:15 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: marshmallow

Sin was crouching at Cain’s door...and Cain apparently took it as an invitation.


19 posted on 06/23/2014 8:14:27 PM PDT by RichInOC ("ARMAGEDDON!!!")
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To: madison10

>We don’t want to go to h3ll alone.”<

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Why intentionally misspell the word ‘hell’? There is such a place, you know?


20 posted on 06/23/2014 9:43:00 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: marshmallow

Some things are more important for a “priest” than doing God’s work.

It seems to reinforce the perception of gays as being unable to get over themselves, and, more, to make their groins the sole motivation in everything they do, then somehow cloak it all in a faux legitimacy with spin about equality.


21 posted on 06/23/2014 9:45:16 PM PDT by DPMD
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To: Darksheare
I can call myself a hanglider and it won’t make it so unless I actually glide!

Be sure to post video, Darks.

22 posted on 06/24/2014 3:25:53 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("Cynicism is a far greater spiritual danger than naivete." ~ Stephen Webb)
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To: Jess Kitting

Honestly, as wrong as Henry VIII was for all that he did, I’m pretty darn sure that he would have nothing of this. These guys would be lucky if they didn’t have their heads chopped off.


23 posted on 06/24/2014 5:42:22 AM PDT by piusv
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To: Jess Kitting
Henry VIII was a murderer, an adulterer, a glutton, and a tyrant ...

I have never heard it said that Henry VIII was a sodomite.

24 posted on 06/24/2014 5:44:04 AM PDT by NorthMountain
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To: Tax-chick

Vlah! Vlah!
Lol.
“Mommy, why is that man with fangs flapping like an epileptic bat as he plummets to the ground?”
First thing that came to mind.


25 posted on 06/24/2014 6:27:37 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Darksheare

Ah, yes ... Vlah! That hasn’t crossed my mind for a while.


26 posted on 06/24/2014 8:41:59 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("Cynicism is a far greater spiritual danger than naivete." ~ Stephen Webb)
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To: Tax-chick

It’s been too busy for it!


27 posted on 06/24/2014 8:44:40 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Darksheare

Everyone’s so overcommitted these days.


28 posted on 06/24/2014 8:46:03 AM PDT by Tax-chick (I had another dream about the lions at the door. Told 'em not to science those burgers too hard.)
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To: Tax-chick

The way it goes these days.


29 posted on 06/24/2014 8:47:42 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: marshmallow

Can they be fired?


30 posted on 06/24/2014 7:43:01 PM PDT by NetAddicted (Just looking)
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To: Celtic Conservative

Okay, thanks for answering my question.


31 posted on 06/24/2014 7:44:36 PM PDT by NetAddicted (Just looking)
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