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Gay Couple May Sue Church of England to Wed in Church

There are 26 comments on the EDGE story from Aug 6, 2013, titled Gay Couple May Sue Church of England to Wed in Church. In it, EDGE reports that:

CANTERBURY, England The British government's promise that no religious organization will be forced to conduct same-sex weddings following the passage of a gay marriage bill may soon be tested.

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“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#24 Aug 8, 2013
Kerry2013 wrote:
Churches have the right to say No...!
So do the poor cat food eating old ladies the church sucks dry at tithing time, to keep the clergy in silk robes and lacy petticoats and all the jewels glued to long dead "saint's" skeletons. Yeah, real good use of old lady money!

I was in some big church in Germany once and they had a skeleton in a frilly dress in a glass box up front. They had diamonds stuck in its eye sockets and a tiara on its blank skull. It was NOT Halloween, so I realized it wasn't a goof. If that is not STUPID, I don't know what is.

But, that's CHURCH for ya!
spider

March, UK

#25 Aug 8, 2013
Kerry2013 wrote:
Churches have the right to say No...!
They may well have the right to say no if the reason is to do with their belief,,,, however they should hand back all ill gotten gains collected over the centuries, as by saying no, they are not reflecting their god as all forgiving, all understanding, all loveing,,, by the way, wasn't god supposed to have made man in his own image,,, or was that just some men.

“Equality First”

Since: Jan 09

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#26 Aug 8, 2013
Curteese wrote:
<quoted text>I just like churches, for they are usually the height of all current day architecture, bleeding the congregation to anemia, but DAMN, they put up fine buildings. St. Paul's, Notre Dame, Chartres, etc. A lot of current day building techniques are based on early day church building. That does NOT give the clergy a pass, for you can say some valuable medical research was found by the Nazi doctors on prisoners.
A few years ago, I was looking around the new Our Lady of The Angels Cathedral in downtown Los Angeles. It was built with huge controversy and at the same time as the priest scandals were hitting. I bumped into Cardinal Mahoney, the BOSS who had the place built. He was beaming with pride and had the whitest white shirt I had ever seen on that day. I was on HIS turf, so complimented his edifice, which is quite grand. He told me "It is here for at least 500 years!" I said that in other days, they complained about costs, yet those places are still there. He agreed and thanked me for visiting and gave me THE cruise of my life. I don't mean he was TRYING, but it was a HUGE cruise just the same. BTW, we shook hands and I never felt softer more useless hands on a man in my life. Like pillows, never done anything physical in his life. NOT attractive.
He already has his tomb down in the crypts set aside, I guess it is never too early to plan.
Oh yeah, the buildings are great. I have visited many of the great churches in the U.S. and Europe, and photographed many of their stained-glass windows (a fetish of mine). I do the same with crypts in cemeteries. I love their buildings, I just don't care for the organizations behind them. Never hurts to prepare for your funeral as early as possible. Hope he doesn't let that money go to waste.

“Equality First”

Since: Jan 09

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#27 Aug 8, 2013
snyper wrote:
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The "trappings" are fun. They have almost nothing to do with the actual messages of the founders, but they remain fun.
True, especially those high hats, red shoes, and swinging of incense burners. How gay!!!

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#28 Aug 8, 2013
RalphB wrote:
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True, especially those high hats, red shoes, and swinging of incense burners. How gay!!!
I like it when they give the incense burner that huge 360 swing, but worry that they may lose control of it and bean someone in the head. Those things must weigh in at 15 pounds!

“Equality First”

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#29 Aug 8, 2013
Curteese wrote:
<quoted text>I like it when they give the incense burner that huge 360 swing, but worry that they may lose control of it and bean someone in the head. Those things must weigh in at 15 pounds!
I've often wished I could see one snap off on the upward arc, and go sailing through the air. I did see one drop one day when the priest was doing that up and down, bouncing action. It was a hoot.

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