By Diogenes (articles ) | Jun 15, 2008

The UK media are reporting that two gay priests (Anglican) were married last month in England, provoking the predictable journalistic flutter, and a call from the African episcopacy that the Archbishop of Canterbury take steps. As with the last dozen final and fatal wounds to the Anglican communion, the present stunt is surprising only for its tardiness, and the senior churchmen asked to comment are clearly annoyed at being distracted from the cricket match with New Zealand in order to come up with a plausible formula of anxiety (this just in: they're viewing the development with concern, and England are 304 for 4).

The controverted ceremony itself was a Monty Python riff on Archbishop Cranmer. If you think about it, it could hardly be anything else.

Mr Dudley opened the service by saying: "Dearly beloved, we are gathered together here in the sight of God to join these men in a holy covenant of love and fidelity. Such a covenant shows us the mystery of the union between God and God's people and between Christ and the Church."

So, in this "mystery," does the man represent Christ while the man takes the place of the Church -- or is it the other way around?

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  • Posted by: - Jun. 17, 2008 2:34 PM ET USA

    When Moses said in the Torah that homosexuality was an abomination, it is clear that he was speaking the words of God. Of course I'm sure Moses didn't have to deal with political correctness. To understand the pure evil of this homosexuality (not the people themselves), one only has to look at how this movement has brought societies sexual mores down into the gutter in less than 40 years. No other sin spirals man down to his own destruction faster than this one. It IS and abomination.

  • Posted by: - Jun. 15, 2008 10:24 PM ET USA

    Which one wore white?

  • Posted by: - Jun. 15, 2008 11:54 AM ET USA

    "Such a covenant shows us the mystery of the union between God and God's people and between Christ and the Church." ????? Talk about blasphemy: citing God's relationship with His Church as as the basis for a relationship of moral turpitude! I don't think such folks fear Hell.

  • Posted by: - Jun. 15, 2008 10:48 AM ET USA

    What a disgusting farce - and yet it serves the purpose of showing the true rot that resides at the heart of these ecclesial communities that try to pass themselves off as "churches". Yes, bring on the "gay-priest-marriages" - the contrast with the true Church is heightened even more, and as we steadily slog towards end-times the excuse of ignorance for refusing communion with Christ's Church loses plausibility like a balloon leaking air.