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Bashing The Bishop

by | 19th, June 2003

‘IT may be harder for a rich man to enter Heaven than for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle, but for gay men to be welcomed to Paradise the camel would have to slalom through a whole crochet set.

”Bitch! Her dress is nicer than mine…”

More evidence to that effect in this morning’s Times, which reports that the Church of England has been thrown into turmoil by the Bishop of Reading’s admission that he is still in a relationship with his gay partner of 27 years.

The paper says the Church moved closer to schism with Dr Jeffrey John’s admission and his refusal either to end the relationship or to step down.

”Conservative evangelicals said that, if he refused to go, the Church would split,” says the Times.

Dr John insists the relationship is platonic, but says he supports blessings for same-sex couples and wants an end to celibacy for the gay clergy.

After 27 years, one could hardly blame him – but nine diocesan bishops do and have written an open letter protesting about his appointment.

”Sexual intercourse, within the lifelong relationship of marriage, is the sign and beautiful expression of that union,” they say.

”Intercourse outside marriage undermines the power of that sign.”

Heaven, it appears, is going to be a very empty place – full of poor, ugly people and very thin camels.

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