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Church of England Freaking Out Over Homosexual Priest Getting Gay Married

Canon Jeremy Pemberton and Laurence Cunnington

Quick! Break out the holy water and the rosaries because the Church of England is suffering a major “crisis.” And we mean major.

A gay clergyman has become the first ordained priest to break the Church’s ban on same-sex marriage by wedding his male partner over the weekend.

Hospital chaplain Canon Jeremy Pemberton exchanged nuptials with his long-term partner Laurence Cunnington on Saturday in what has been described as “a lovely wedding.”

Naturally, some members of the Church are having panic attacks.

“This will become a crisis if no action is taken!” one senior clergyman said. “People are looking to the Church to enforce its teachings and discipline. The clergy have taken vows of obedience in public and they ought to live by that. Canon Pemberton should be stripped of his right to function as a clergyman!”

Others have been more supportive.

“This is wonderful,” a more liberal cleric said. “I congratulate the couple and hope the Church will accept gay marriage very soon.”

Earlier this year, the House of Bishops voted to ban gay clergy from marrying even after same-sex marriage was made legal in England.  It remains unclear if Pemberton will face disciplinary action for marrying Cunnington.

Canon Jeremy Pemberton (lt) tweeted this picture of Laurence Cunnington and Jeremy leaving on their honeymoon

Rev Rod Thomas, chairman of the Reform evangelical group, told the Telegraph: “There’s no doubt that there is pressure within some parts of the church for the Church to change its mind on sexuality.”

Rev Colin Coward, who is a friend of Canon Pemberton’s and director of the Changing Attitude campaign group, added: “I hope the bishops find a way to affirm and bless their relationship rather than taking action against them.”

Despite the divide within the church, Pemberton says he isn’t letting it prevent him from doing what he feels is right.

“I love this man and I want to be married to him,” he said. “That’s what I want. It is the same as anyone who wants to get married.”

Word!

Congratulations to the new couple.

By:           Graham Gremore
On:           Apr 16, 2014
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  • 6 Comments
    • Billy Budd
      Billy Budd

      Wonderful. Now, if every gay catholic priest got married, then there would be no single priests left in the vatican.

      Apr 16, 2014 at 4:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DickieJohnson
      DickieJohnson

      Congratulations, men!!! It makes me wonder how many “Closets” are in that “House of Bishops”? They’ve gotta get over this!

      Apr 16, 2014 at 9:26 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • MikeyMike
      MikeyMike

      @Billy Budd: LIKE

      Apr 17, 2014 at 12:48 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Harley
      Harley

      @Billy Budd: Except for the fact that the alter boys aren’t old enough to get married.

      Apr 17, 2014 at 5:52 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mezaien
      Mezaien

      F.U.C.K. the English, Christian. All p.o.m.e.s are bustards.

      Apr 17, 2014 at 9:29 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kieran
      Kieran

      Sounds like the Church of England wants to have its cake and eat it as far as gay Anglicans are concerned. Either you are the church that fully embraces and accepts your gay brothers and sisters—or you’re not. Which is it?

      Apr 17, 2014 at 12:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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