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June 16 2018 By virtueonline Michael Curry offers to broker peace between Justin Welby and Nicholas Okoh

Asked what that would look like, Curry said, "As you know, I am the most recognized Anglican leader in the world today...some 2 billion people watched me talk about "lurv" to a royal couple and I have the needed gravitas to make this work. I'm black, which gives me creds with the Africans and I speak American English good enough to be understood by white folk even when I jibber jabber. Heavens, they even understood me in England recently.

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June 14 2018 By virtueonline DARIEN, CT: Episcopal Church's Leading Charismatic Parish in Turmoil

According to a press release released by the diocese, The Rt. Rev. Ian T. Douglas, Bishop Diocesan of the Episcopal Church in Connecticut, and his staff learned tonight that some lay leaders of St. Paul's Episcopal Church on Mansfield Avenue in Darien had called a locksmith to come earlier this afternoon to change the locks on the church without authorization, locking out the rector and effectively attempting to take over the church.

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June 11 2018 By virtueonline TORONTO: New Anglican Bishop First to Legitimize Euthanasia and Same Sex Marriage

Asbil, then the Dean of Toronto's St. James Cathedral, later told blogger David of Samizdat that he had "without hesitation", supported the couple's wish for their funeral to be held at the Anglican church.

This is the first recorded act of an Anglican cleric being present and openly supporting a couple intentionally committing suicide.

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June 07 2018 By virtueonline Episcopal Presiding Bishop Rides the Whale of Celebrity Success

CURRY: I gotta tell ya, I'm rockin'. I never thought a black dude like me would get to become such a celebrity. I am thinking of changing my views on racism now that I am such a famous person! People just adore me. I am told that at the next General Convention they are going to carry me around on a throne in the Austin Convention Center, then make a bronze statue of me for future generations to worship when I am gone.

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June 01 2018 By dvirtue GAFCON Leaders say no break with Canterbury

It will be a variation of a scene from the movie Fatal Attraction - the two groups will live unhappily under the one roof till Western progressive Anglicanism withers and dies.

The third Global Anglican Future Conference (GAFCON) will be held in Jerusalem from Sunday June 17 to 22nd and will draw a record 2,000, up from 1,100 delegates in 2008 and 1,500 in 2013.

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May 28 2018 By dvirtue CHURCH OF ENGLAND: Transgender people encouraged to become priests in diversity drive

This would hardly have been news in either The Episcopal Church or the Anglican Church of Canada, but when the Mother Church entertains such a notion it will be viewed as the final straw for Global South leaders who view such sexual innovation as a violation of scripture, history and the church's traditional moral teaching on sexuality.

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May 25 2018 By dvirtue Michael Curry Crowing as he makes the Morning Show Circuit

But the draft he submitted for royal approval is not the same sermon he actually preached before the Queen and the House of Windsor at Prince Harry's wedding.

"I did provide a copy of the manuscript about a week before I think it was," the Presiding Bishop told Robin Roberts on Good Morning America. "They were basically aware of the basic outline and what was in it. They were very gracious."

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May 22 2018 By dvirtue Royal Wedding Opportunity that Misused Love and a Sermon Turned into a Socialist Rant

But Curry's verbal jet ran off the end of the runway and into a field of nettles where it caught fire (a theme he mentioned 19 times in his sermon.) The wily Welby, as it happened, turned out to be the winner with the three-year sanction against TEC and Curry for allowing same sex behavior, now safely tossed into the Thames River never more to be heard of. A Pyrrhic victory indeed.

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May 17 2018 By dvirtue Ireland, Australia and Diocese of Polynesia Reject Same-Sex Relationships

Recently, the Irish House of Bishops issued a statement from the General Synod saying that there was little appetite to discuss further these issues in parishes and further there was no consensus in General Synod, the House of Bishops, or in the church island-wide to change the Canons of the Church of Ireland on the matter of marriage.

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May 12 2018 By dvirtue GAFCON: King Jesus Reigns

In one sense there will be nothing new, meaning no innovative or outlandish doctrines, or attempts to change the Church's timeless teaching on human sexuality; it will be an occasion to declare what we have already received. The timeless message that Jesus saves -- will be preached and shouted in the International Convention Center and out into the streets. In Jerusalem, major new initiatives will be launched to equip Anglicans around the world to fulfil this mandate.

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