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No S-E-X please, we're Anglicans
Wires From The Bunker ^ | 7/26/2005 | Peter Glover

Posted on 07/26/2005 5:33:26 PM PDT by sionnsar

It really is hard to get over the kind of contrived, postmodern and essentially thick-as-a-brick logic that propels the modern Anglican hierarchy towards its mega-dottage. You couldn't make up some of the dreamworld stuff it comes up with in its perennial pursuit of becoming 'culturally relevant' abandoning what it considers the outmoded concept of being biblically faithful.

So then, same-gender civil unions for gay clergy are now IN in the modern Church of England. More than 700 clergy, we are told, are already lining up (let us hope not at the same time or things could get out of hand) to "marry" their partners. But, now here's the bizarre Anglican Catch 22: though you can "marry" there must be "no hanky-panky" (as an pre-modern Christian, as you may expect, I cannot possibly bring myself to use the S-E-X word).

So these are the new Anglican rules. IN for same-gender clergy are:

OUT for both parties, however, are:
But well done to the General Synod of the Church of England for bringing Anglicanism into the 21st century. And what a good move to make Rowan Atkinson Archbishop and replace the General Synod with the Monty Python team. Much more sensible than when Rowan Williams and his Bible-flusing cowboys running it.

(NB. As for my own holding of an Anglican Lay Licence, after posts like these, I suspect my days may be numbered. I often lie awake at night waiting for the limp-wristed knock at the door. Though my wife claims that I can't be lying awake that much as I snore often enough. Persoanlly, I have never thought this claim held much water. I've never heard me snore.)

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To: sionnsar; ahadams2; Fractal Trader; LonePalm; Zero Sum; anselmcantuar; Agrarian; coffeecup; ...
This new hymn just out:

Show Me the Way to Go Rome.

The Bishop's tired and wants to go to bed
She had a little drink about an hour ago
And now she wants to take Ethel instead of Fred.

O well, there must be somewhere we can take our church.

21 posted on 03/12/2006 9:22:44 PM PST by Kenny Bunk (OK, how bad we hurt for 2006? Who we running in 2008?)
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To: Huber

LOL, kudos for an extremely good parody! Brilliant! Can we just copy this an send it around? We'll give you author's credit and all, of course! Really, you might want to stick a copyright date on this one.

22 posted on 04/10/2006 9:43:36 PM PDT by jocon307 (The Silent Majority - silent no longer)
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To: jocon307

Thank you, but it was really just lifted from classic Monty Python with the context changed to the 21st century "Church" of England. If you do pass it around, you will probably spot the typos, etc, that I missed when originally posting it.


23 posted on 04/11/2006 3:18:23 AM PDT by Huber (The international soldier is almost always very much disliked by internationalists" - G K Chesterton)
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24 posted on 09/09/2006 4:16:30 PM PDT by fanfan (Trust everybody, but cut the cards yourself.)
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To: fanfan

Funny how these old threads come back to life...

25 posted on 09/09/2006 6:01:47 PM PDT by sionnsar (†† | Iran Azadi | SONY: 5yst3m 0wn3d, N0t Y0urs | UN: Useless Nations)
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To: investigateworld

“(But SAD that a great church collapses on the basis of want for another man’s hairy pimply fanny.)”

Where there is sodomy, there also is Satan.

26 posted on 03/16/2009 5:43:40 PM PDT by dsc (A man with an experience is never at the mercy of a man with an argument.)
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