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« Reply #270 on: May 25, 2016, 04:19:00 PM »

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« Reply #271 on: May 27, 2016, 01:22:03 AM »
keeping your head down is best if you are in Jersey

http://lifeafterthediocese.blogspot.co.uk/2016/05/releasing-report.html

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« Reply #273 on: July 20, 2016, 08:32:14 PM »
The Bishop was banned from releasing the Steel report and he lied to the press and media. But Jersey's government are sore that all that hard work and tampering with evidence failed. So they are pushing for the consolation prize:

http://www.opnlttr.com/letter/open-response-being-bullied-and-trolled-jerseys-safeguarding-partnership-behalf-ian-gorst

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« Reply #274 on: December 12, 2017, 02:32:51 PM »
All people should have the right to follow any religion that suits them, but state sponsored religion calling itself a charity, that has commercial interests with a portfolio of property and commercial interests of £7.9 Billion should be separated completely from Government.

The Church of England was started by Henry the Vlll because the Vatican would not allow him to divorce. He became the boss sorry head. He decided that all people in England would share in the cost of maintaing the Church of England regardless of your own religion. This is why on Jersey the rates parishioners pay can be used to maintain CoE churches. This is why the Dean ( unelected ) has a seat in the States of Jersey. This is why the taxpayer pays him £25,000 pounds per year while also paying for his manor house and all utility accounts situated at David Place St Helier. The Mormons, Catholics, Jews, Muslims, Budist's etc, all fund their own religious faiths. So should the Church of England. Why should atheists and other groups of faith followers have to financial support the CoE. Why is a Church allowed political unelected in the Government ? Times have changed and so should the place of the church of England in todays Government and society.


The Express,


Quotes are selective there is more in the article:

The NSS recommends “gradual dismantling, rather than securing a single clean break,” of the Church of England.

The decision will likely infuriate Royalists and Anglican believers.

Anglican Christianity is closely intertwined with the British political system.

Twenty-six Church of England bishops have reserved seats in the House of Lords with the right to debate and vote on changes to the law.

But, only Britain and Iran have religious leaders in their legislatures by right.

The report concludes: “The voices of religious privilege are loud and their vested interests are strong.

As well as being head of state, the reigning monarch is head of the church and is the supreme governor of the Church of England and defender of the faith.

The report acknowledges Prince Charles’s reported wish to remain the defender of faith, rather than “the faith”.

https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/891147/Royal-Prince-Charles-monarchy-royal-family-church-of-england-religion-christianity

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« Reply #275 on: December 12, 2017, 05:35:23 PM »
Best Christmas Present would be instant ending of the Church's undeserved power. I mean, they spent approximately a million pounds publicly destroying a lone vulnerable adult while she had no voice or defence, and they thought that publicly discrediting her on conflicted whitewash reports to protect the dignitaries involved was safeguarding. Their actions are a statement of their worth.
Bye Welby-Damned, take your Godless clique with you and let the door hit your butt on the way out. I will suffer what you did to me until I die, and death will be a relief. Why do the church still claim to be about Christianity after all that?