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Steve Holmes on Pais

A short but clear piece on the way that Jeffrey John tries to argue in the re-issued “Permanent, Faithful, Stable” that the Centurion and his “pais” are lovers. I have been reading the new edition of Jeffrey John’s book, now

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Reflections on Outing

A reminder of some words I wrote a year ago. — The core of the argument against having Jeffrey John as the Bishop was laid out in a legal opinion offered from the legal team at Church House. In it they suggested

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Jerome Taylor on the Jeffrey John Story

An interesting piece in today’s Independent which includes a story that lots of us knew about but no-one had published till today. The Church long ago decided there was essentially nothing to stop a gay man who lived a life

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Jeffrey John to Sue the Church?

This originally in the Sunday Times (behind a pay-wall) and now in the Mail on Sunday. A controversial gay dean has threatened to take the Church of  England to court after he was blocked from becoming a bishop. The Very

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New Year, Old Posturing

Is it just me or is Colin Coward over at Changing Attitude getting a bit boring? Gay bishops  There are 13 gay bishops among the 114 English bishops, nearly 15% of the total. They are all closeted to a greater

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Gay Bishops?

I have been approached already by the BBC and others to comment on this story today in the Telegraph. I won’t however be making a comment on the content of the legal advice until I have actually read it. In

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