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September 19 2018 By dvirtue The unfolding Anglican earthquake: a way through?

But that's probably wishful thinking. That's because the issue of sexuality is different from many others on which Christians have varying practices. Nobody believes, for example, that baptism is a 'bad thing' or that divorce is in and of itself a 'good thing'. The range of practice in relation to each issue does not reflect underlying differences on the rights or wrongs of the thing under discussion itself. For all Christians, baptism is a matter for rejoicing, whereas divorce is sad.

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September 17 2018 By dvirtue The religion of socialism is the opium of the elitist Archbishop Justin Welby

Not any more. Overnight, the posh Etonian morphed into a rough Elijah calling down fire on the priests of Baal, Wonga and Amazon. Rhetorical flourishes flew like tongues of fire: there was prophet Amos letting "justice roll down like waters"; there was militant Mary sending "the rich empty away"; there was Martin Niemöller's "First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out--Because I was not a socialist".

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September 17 2018 By dvirtue Britain's most senior female bishop says Church should stop calling God 'he' because it can put young people off religion

The Bishop of Gloucester, the Rt Rev Rachel Treweek, the Church's first female diocesan bishop, told The Telegraph: 'I don't want young girls or young boys to hear us constantly refer to God as he,' adding that it was important to be 'mindful of our language'.

It is not the first time Rt Rev Rachel Treweek has made these claims having said: 'God is not to be seen as male. God is god,' in the past.

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September 15 2018 By dvirtue Archbishop of Canterbury is accused of hypocrisy after slamming web giant Amazon for 'leeching' off taxpayers -- as it emerges his Church holds a multi-million-pound stake in the retailer

The Church refused to say how much its Amazon shares are worth, but it is likely to be several million pounds. Its 20 most valuable investments total more than £500 million.

In a strident speech to union leaders earlier this week, the Archbishop said 'vast companies like Amazon' could 'get away with paying almost nothing in tax'.

He said they failed to pay the minimum wage while paying nothing toward defence, security, health or education.

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September 12 2018 By dvirtue Archbishop Justin Welby urges government to put food-banks out of business

"Five years ago, I said to the Chief Executive of Wonga that I wanted credit unions to compete him out of business. Well he's gone!," Archbishop Justin told the TUC during his speech. "Today I dream that governments, now and in the future, put church-run food banks out of business.

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September 09 2018 By dvirtue Archbishop Justin Welby, three chords, and the truth about the economy

Like Bono, Welby's got three chords: reconciliation (remember his motherhood and apple pie address at the UN last month?), sex (the gay and transgender agenda) and equality (i.e. redistribution of wealth).

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September 07 2018 By dvirtue Church of England halves in fifteen years in 'unrelenting decline'

Allegiance has slipped from 16 per cent since the current Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Reverend Justin Welby, took up his post in 2013.

The British Social Attitudes survey said the loss of support has been worst among young people, with only one in 50 in the 18 to 24 age group identifying with the CofE.

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September 05 2018 By dvirtue Dr Josiah Idowu-Fearon issues strong rebuke to peddlers of Anglican Communion "fake news"

He also dismissed allegations that the Anglican Communion had gone back on what the Primates requested at the end of their January 2016 meeting, when they agreed "consequences" on the US-based Episcopal Church over its decision to change its canons on marriage. "Everything asked for in the communique, has been done," he said.

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August 22 2018 By dvirtue UK: Cathedral Defends Plan to Show Graphic Sex, Human Sacrifice Films: 'It's Nothing God Hasn't Seen'

Steve Dunning, a church warden from within the diocese of Derby, was one of the voices to speak out against showing such material.

"I just think it isn't appropriate to show these films in a place of worship that is consecrated and hallowed, and therefore it compromises the spiritual integrity of the cathedral," Dunning said on Monday, according to BBC News.

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