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October 18 2017 By dvirtue "Don't abandon the flock" -- command from the Lord, or excuse for inaction?

Various factors have led to this latter question re-surfacing recently. The increasing acceptance of "affirming" views on same sex relationships by senior C of E leaders points to the real possibility of the denomination following the path of TEC, Anglican Church of Canada, and Scottish Episcopal Church in formally abandoning Christian orthodoxy in this and other related areas.

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October 15 2017 By dvirtue Doubts Grow Over Archbishop's Account of When He Knew of Abuse

But now the grown men who were victims of the abuse as boys are coming forward to challenge the archbishop's version of events, casting doubt on his claims of ignorance.

The archbishop, 61, was working abroad in 1982, when an internal investigation by an influential Christian charity supported allegations of sadistic practices by John Smyth, a prominent lawyer and evangelical leader who ran the camps.

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October 14 2017 By dvirtue Welby admits he's hopeless

He certainly does have his moments. There was one last month when he returned from his holidays to demand "tax rises on the wealthy and more green technology."

As his hopelessness lingered, Welby went on: "We are failing those who will grow up into a world where the gap between the richest and poorest parts of the country is significant and destabilising."

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October 10 2017 By dvirtue Celebrated Church of England bishop accused of child abuse 'will have his good name restored' by an inquiry

Bishop Bell the wartime Bishop of Chichester who died in 1958, was praised for speaking out against Hitler in the 1930s -- and he was granted the Anglican equivalent of a Saint's Day, an annual commemoration.

But to the fury of devotees, his character was blackened when the Church declared two years ago that 'on the balance of probabilities' he had sexually assaulted a child in the late 1940s and early 1950s.

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October 09 2017 By dvirtue Why can't a Welby be more like a man?

Science fictionologists are not even sure whether to categorise this being as 'a' Welby (there could be more of the kind on Planet Zog) or 'the' Welby (a sui generis organism) because of its amorphous nature which is constantly evolving and transmogrifying into different shapes.

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October 03 2017 By dvirtue Dear Archbishop Justin, please heal my heartbreak

Of course you will not remember. But I still pray for you. And indeed just yesterday your name came up on my PrayerMate phone app and so I did mention you in my prayers. But I must admit I did so feeling heart-broken.

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October 03 2017 By dvirtue Justin Welby unable to give 'straight answer' on whether gay sex is sinful

Welby, who came under fire at the weekend by survivors of sexual abuse for his suggestion that the Church of England had acted with integrity, is likely to disappoint LGBTI campaigners within the church over his "cop-out" on gay sex.

Asked by Campbell if gay sex was sinful, Welby said: "You know very well that is a question I can't give a straight answer to. Sorry, badly phrased there. I should have thought that one through."

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October 02 2017 By dvirtue Justin Welby accuses BBC over Jimmy Savile abuse victims

The dispute was prompted by criticism of the BBC levelled by Justin Welby for its response to the Jimmy Savile crisis. The archbishop of Canterbury said the BBC had not shown the same integrity over accusations of child abuse that the Catholic and Anglican churches had.

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September 24 2017 By dvirtue What has the Archbishop of Canterbury got against Marriage?

The mosquitoes have elected a few representatives to govern them. The overseers believe in maximum freedom. There is, after all, plenty for everyone and no reason why anyone should starve. Despite this, a new political party of mosquitoes called Marxitoes begin feverishly discussing what they see as the malarial economic decline of the new Mosquitoland.

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September 21 2017 By dvirtue Satanic Fashion Show Inside a Church at London Fashion Week

Her latest fashion show featured artist Brooke Candy (her videos are full of MK imagery) and drag artist Violet Chachki.

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