Pooves and closet cases: May 2004 Archives

May 17, 2004

Homophobic parish to waste money

A London Anglican parish has decided not to give thousands of pounds to the Church of England, but instead to a cultic group which pretends it can 'cure' homosexuality. Why? Because they don't like pooves, and object to the appointment of Canon Jeffrey John as the Dean of St Albans. Naturally, they pretend that this is because they really like homosexuals—they just don't like them being gay.

The Rev Charles Dobbie, the vicar of Holy Trinity, said that his congregation's decision to withdraw the quota and donate funds to True Freedom had been unanimous. I told the diocese that we would be doing this with great regret in protest at the precipitate and divisive appointment of Jeffrey John, he said.

We are donating the money to the True Freedom Trust, a Christian ministry to practising homosexuals, because we love practising homosexuals and we want them to hear the truth from the trust, not falsehood.

The Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement is not impressed:

The True Freedom Trust is a deplorable organisation that only helps compound the sense of guilt and lack of self-worth that many gay people find themselves experiencing because of all the negative attitudes that churches of Rev Dobbie's persuasion inculcate them with.

The trust would be far more close to the spirit of the Christian gospel if it were to recognise the existence of gay people and affirm same-sex relationships in a positive and holy way.

Rebel parish to fund 'cure' for homosexuals Sunday Telegraph, 16th May 2004.

May 7, 2004

Remember—God hates shrimp

Jack Chick has a new comic out. The Birds and the Bees continues his obssession with pooves. As one of the characters warns us:

If anyone tries to make you Gay, stay away from them.

The discussion of it over at Pharyngula is worth a few minutes of your time (via Pharyngula).

Update: Based on one of the comments made by 'Steve' over at Pharyngula, I rather too hastily threw this together in Photoshop. He is responsible for the words.

May 4, 2004

Religious Leaders Urge Gay-Marriage Support

United States: Baptists, Episcopalians, Buddhists, Unitarians, Muslims, Jews and representatives of other faiths gathered to urge repeal of a state law defining marriage as the union of a man and a woman.

A Baptist leader called for social justice, an Episcopalian insisted that all couples get equal treatment, and a Lutheran — citing Washington's long history of civil rights leadership — exhorted other religious leaders across the state to stand up in support of same-sex marriages.

They gathered yesterday with 100 Buddhists, Unitarians, Methodists, Muslims, Presbyterians, Jews and representatives of other faiths to urge the repeal of a 1998 state law defining marriage as the union of a man and a woman, and to decry President Bush's attempt to ban gay and lesbian unions within the U.S. Constitution.

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