Reverend Martin Howard, Vicar who preached gays ‘destroy’ marriage fired for destroying his own marriage

  • metta

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    May 23, 2014 2:58 AM GMT
    Vicar who preached gays ‘destroy’ marriage fired for destroying his own marriage

    A married vicar was banned from the ministry after he confessed to be cheating on his wife with a married member of his congregation

    - See more at: http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/vicar-who-preached-gays-destroy-marriage-fired-destroying-his-own-marriage220514
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    May 23, 2014 3:20 AM GMT
    What dude was trying to say the whole time was that his GAZE destroyed his marriage. icon_razz.gif
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    May 23, 2014 3:23 AM GMT
    GayStarNewsHe publicly defended the ‘sanctity of marriage’ just last year when he displayed a poster at his church condemning gay marriage...

    A statement issued by the Diocese of Salisbury confirmed Howard had been banned from the ministry for five years.


    My, the mail moves slow over there! icon_eek.gif
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    May 23, 2014 3:25 AM GMT
    "He publicly defended the ‘sanctity of marriage’ just last year when he displayed a poster at his church condemning gay marriage.

    The green sign, posted outside the St Mary’s Church in Dorset, said: ‘Marriage = 1 Man + 1 Woman.’

    Speaking to his local newspaper at the time, the Bournemouth Echo, he defended the poster after many described it as homophobic and inappropriate.

    Howard said if gay people were allowed to marry, then they would 'destroy' the sanctity of marriage.

    He added: ‘In displaying our recent poster we have wanted to state from a Christian viewpoint the traditional teaching of the Bible, and the wisdom of the ages, that society is much stronger when marriage is promoted, honoured and protected.’

    But he was exposed as a hypocrite after it was discovered he was cheating on his wife with another woman."
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    May 23, 2014 4:25 AM GMT
    dayumm saidWhat dude was trying to say the whole time was that his GAZE destroyed his marriage. icon_razz.gif
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    May 23, 2014 5:46 PM GMT
    Marriage = 1 Man + 1 Woman (at a time)

    ‘In displaying our recent poster we have wanted to state from a Christian viewpoint the traditional teaching of the Bible, and the wisdom of the ages, that society is much stronger when marriage is promoted, honoured and protected.’

    I can't think of a single LGBT friend who is not in favor of promoting marriage, honoring it and protecting it. That's why two of them have fall weddings planned.
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    May 24, 2014 5:22 AM GMT
    Marriage is not for meeeeèeeeeeeeeeeeee

    They can keep one man one woman, lol, I don't want it. Stupid ass honkeys et al. Maybe I'll find a moment of personal weakness and think differently.

    But, seeing as how a man stated to a room full of people does anybody have a problem with me being a ho? A resounding affirmation towards my being one as a positive - imma say unlikely - ew. I hate people and marriage. Can you imagine marrying him? Are you him? You're far more common than you know.

    But yay, enjoy your marriage.
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    May 24, 2014 5:28 AM GMT
    If traditional marriage is so sacrosanct why didn't all the religious folks get hot and bothered about the government allowing people to get married in a civil ceremony before a judge?
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    May 24, 2014 5:29 AM GMT
    They did however the push marriage offers is more institutional validation. It is more about leveraging institutions. Marriage gives a "civility" not offered by a civil union...