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By Diogenes (articles ) | Feb 16, 2005

The future has arrived.

The Church of England is to grant partners of homosexual clergy who have registered under the Government's new civil partnership scheme the same pension rights as clergy spouses.

The disclosure, made at the General Synod last night, could prove an embarrassment to the bishops because sexually active homosexuals are theoretically barred from the priesthood.

Only a few homosexual clergy have so far risked facing censure by publicly declaring that they are living in same-sex unions, but the prospect of gaining pension rights for their partners may prove an incentive for many more to "come out".

You mean ... Bishop Proudie was shagging Mister Slope all along?

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  • Posted by: seewig - Feb. 16, 2005 7:40 PM ET USA

    Seems like someone is not letting the mainly gay "community" off the hook with the HIV virus. It has mutated already in some areas to a form that does not respond to current chemical treatments. They won't need pensions. Such addicts to this type of sex, with no help in sight, since help is shunned: "promiscuous sex is normal" in their views, so it does not need any help. What a Catch-22. Don't they see that? They will self-destruct in a short time. Too sad about the babies infected.

  • Posted by: Gil125 - Feb. 16, 2005 7:17 PM ET USA

    If the General Synod isn't embarrassed by Bishop Vicky Gene Robinson, what problem would they have with Bishop Proudie?

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