Mass Suicide: Parodists Draw Swords, Fall on Them
By Diogenes (articles ) | May 29, 2005
From the Times of London.
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May. 30, 2005 9:38 AM ET USA
'They will, however, have to give an assurance to their diocesan bishop that they will abstain from sex. The bishops are trying to uphold the church doctrine of forbidding clergy from sex except in a full marriage.' And with a wink and a nod....
Posted by: -
May. 29, 2005 7:42 PM ET USA
So how will the bishop determine whether the commitment to celibacy is being met? Will he/she make unannounced inspections to parsonages from time to time? This Anglican reductio ad absurdum is the best ammo that has come along in a long while in favor of unmarried, celibate clergy.
Posted by: frjimc -
May. 29, 2005 3:28 PM ET USA
"A change to the Pluralities Act of 1838, for example, will enable gay partners to occupy vicarages for up to two months after the death of a priest." Who could make this stuff up?