Skip to comments.Second Priest Defies Church of England to Marry His Same Sex Partner
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.
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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.
Sola Scrpitura in the Land of the Church of England!
Henry the VIII would have something to say about this. Or maybe not.
does that mean is fired? unpaid and everything else?
I guess the Church of England is following its ugly stepchild, the ECUSA.
Your church is in The Castro, San Francisco.
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!
The homosexuals like to corrupt organizations and institutions with their filth
It’s not their religious organization these priests need to be most worried about.
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.
Their mantra seems to be: “Come, let us sin together. We don’t want to go to h3ll alone.”
So a Church started by a syphilitic serial adulterer, murderer and political opportunist is starting to fall apart? Who could have imagined?
“In addition to de-frocking the priest, a spokesman for the Church Of England said they will also be firing the Canon”.
“Its 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.
Updated version of “eat drink and be merry for tomorrow we die”.
More importantly, though, he defied God.
Sin was crouching at Cain’s door...and Cain apparently took it as an invitation.
>We dont want to go to h3ll alone.<
Why intentionally misspell the word ‘hell’? There is such a place, you know?