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July 20 2018 By dvirtue Archbishop Justin Welby hosts Muslim leader who says homosexuality is a 'disease'

Over the last two days, Sheikh al Tayyeb has had the opportunity to ask the same question to the leader of 80 million Anglicans. If he had been as blunt as Donald Trump and popped the question to his host at Lambeth Palace, the Archbishop of Canterbury wouldn't be tweeting his praises from the top of the minaret.

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July 20 2018 By dvirtue The Parable of the Good Samaritan according to Archbishop Justin Welby

"You have answered correctly," Welby replied. "Do this and you will live." But the media correspondent wanted to justify himself, asked Welby, "And who is my neighbour?"

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July 16 2018 By dvirtue Former Archbishop of Canterbury George Carey is allowed to preach again just weeks before child sex inquiry looks into allegations that he 'covered up' abuse

Ball, formerly bishop of Lewes and of Gloucester, was convicted in 2015 of sexually abusing vulnerable young men and boys.

Last June, the former Archbishop, who was in the role from 1991 until 2002, stood down from his role as honorary assistant bishop in the diocese and so lost the right to lead church services.

It followed the publication of an independent report that criticised the Church's handling of Ball.

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July 09 2018 By dvirtue Church of England blows £7million on giant inflatable 'Safeguarding' balloon

London Mayor Sadiq Khan gave permission for the balloon to fly. In a sprightly counter-manoeuvre, Trump supporters have been crowdfunding to set afloat a giant size 'Baby Khan' balloon of London's mayor in a nappy hovering over the Houses of Parliament. The campaign has already raised over £34,908.

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July 06 2018 By dvirtue Church of England 'Warmly Welcomes' UK's Plan to Ban Gay Conversion Therapy

Among many other things, the plan would compel the government to "consider all legislative and non-legislative options to prohibit promoting, offering or conducting conversion therapy."

In a statement released Tuesday, a spokesperson for the Church of England praised the action plan, specifically singling out the call to ban conversion therapy.

"We warmly welcome the government commitment to eradicate gay conversion therapy in this country," the statement reads.

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June 30 2018 By dvirtue Justin Welby needs to get off the fence

Having read his book Reimagining Britain, my opinion of him has not exactly fallen, but it has ceased to rise. The book doubtless has its virtues. Its discussions of practical matters such as housing and finance are acute and helpful. But Welby's treatment of the question of Christianity's relationship to secular culture is a predictable mix of evasion and muddle. He sounds like a man who is not allowed to say what he wants to say.

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June 28 2018 By virtueonline Church of England's Synod may abolish Holy Trinity to include Muslims

The Church of England's highest legislative body is due to meet at the University of York from July 7 to 10, 2018. Papers circulated to members of General Synod ahead of its sessions in York have been published online in two batches.

One briefing paper in the first circulation sets out how an existing Church of England service for reaffirming baptismal vows may form the liturgical basis for services which help transgender Christians mark their gender transition openly.

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June 24 2018 By virtueonline Archbishop of Canterbury tweets GAFCON III

The largest gathering of Anglicans in more than 20 years almost went "unnoticed" by the Archbishop of Canterbury, who has been turning a blind eye and a deaf ear to the clarion cry of traditional Anglicans for internal reformation and a return to Biblical truths and Apostolic teaching within the wider Anglican Communion.

GAFCON has been at cross swords with the Archbishop of Canterbury since the beginning, no matter who is living in Lambeth Palace.

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June 21 2018 By virtueonline Rico Tice on why he stepped down from the archbishop's evangelism group: 'I have a different religion'

'It is a different religion,' he said. 'Bishop Paul Bayes and I have a different religion.'

'It is around whether scripture is authoritative in terms of human sexuality.

'I think it is a great wickedness to tell people who are on the road to destruction that they are not. To tell them that they are safe when it comes to God's wrath when they are not.'

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Dr Wells was preaching at 'the Service of Hope for LGBTI equality in the Church of England' at the Church of the Holy Spirit, Clapham. He began with a bit of learned myth-busting about St Francis of Assisi's Prayer of Peace.

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