Anglican abuse shame

 

The Anglican Church says it’s ashamed that between 1980 and 2015 there were 1,082 complaints of child sexual abuse, with at least one complaint reported in 22 of the Church’s 23 dioceses.

From http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-17/anglican-church-ashamed-child-sex-abuse-royal-commission/8363126

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30 thoughts on “Anglican abuse shame

  1. Lol
    That’s funny!

    Until you read about all the Anglican clergy/employee child sex abuse cases.

    They needed watching.

    Hopefully they won’t from now on.

    Except for bad theology, obesity and funny hairstyles .

    And to see if they ever change the pointy hat fashion.

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  2. Anglican Priests in Australia breathe a sigh of relief as attention goes to Harvey Weinstein.

    The guy about which Michelle Obama said

    “He is a wonderful human being, a good friend and just a powerhouse.”

    The Obamas have had a long relationship with Weinstein: he donated thousands to the former president’s campaigns and visited the White House more than a dozen times, according to visitor records. The Obamas’ daughter, Malia, interned for Weinstein.

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  3. Hey Priest,
    Do you think you could get your Calvinist friends to add a section for Anglicanchurchwatch?

    More news from the Anglicans…

    “An Anglican church in London has apologized for allowing a Turkish fashion designer to use its altar as a runway for models who donned outfits with demonic symbolism, including inverted crosses and devil horns, for what was publicized as a satanic fashion show.”

    Well at least they apologized. Some Anglicans I know would just complain that they didn’t have enough representation of the LGBTQI community.

    Surely homosexuals have the right to dress up as demons in the Anglican Church too!

    That’s pure homophobia!!

    Where’s the love?

    So, who is going to start Anglicanchurchwatch?

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  4. News from Father Gregorita’s cousins over in the Espiscopalian church in America.

    Anglicanism – the dying ship….

    “The Episcopal Church in the U.S. lost nearly 35,000 members last year, according to figures released this week by the denomination which has been on a decline for about a decade.
    The number of active members of TEC decreased by 34,179 in 2016, according to the statistics released. In 2015, the denomination lost 37,669 members. The average Sunday worship attendance also decreased by 9,327 last year.

    “The 2016 data reflects a continuation of recent trends, although rates of decline in such key figures as Average Sunday Attendance have decreased,” Canon Michael Barlowe, executive officer of TEC’s general convention, says in the
    Over the last 10 years, the average Sunday attendance has fallen by a quarter, leading to the closing down of 37 parishes in the last year. TEC now has 6,473 congregations across the country.

    One factor in the decline was the liberal theological direction of the denomination, including its growing acceptance of homosexuality and gay marriage. In 2003, when it appointed its first openly gay bishop, the Rev. Gene Robinson, scores of congregations left the denomination.”

    Rotfl you don’t say??

    Come ye out from among them!!!

    Oh- they forgot to mention the rampant incidence of diabolical child sex abuse.

    King Henry … and his wives would be rolling over in their graves.

    Anglicans…..

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  5. 22 out of the 23 diocese??

    Man wherever Anglicans go there is abuse.

    From King Henry till now, think of all the suffering.

    Somebody should make a website dedicated just to the Anglican Church.

    What would you call it?

    Anglicans – Showing the way for Group Sects
    Signposts03

    What a terrible organization. It’s not only Australia either. Back in England, the abuse was terrible too.
    Maybe the screening for new priests is a problem?
    Or are people attracted to this church somehow inspired by its murderous founder?

    I am convinced there is even more horrible abuse that has taken place that hasn’t come to the surface.

    And I’m convinced that it’s being going in for generations and is a big part of the reason why people have been leaving for years.

    Many question whether it’s even worth salvaging.

    Anyone interested in running a separate Anglicanchurchwatch site?

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  6. You’ ve both posted on the wrong thread – this is the Anglican Abuse thread – not the Margaret Court thread – I agree with you Q, I dislike boycotts – it’s petulant and not at all what Christ would have us do in his name – so it would seem you also think she’s a hypocrite – well done.

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  7. I really dislike these boycotts. Both from the left and the right. The people hurt are the employees and their families.

    Wazza, I wonder if Margot and the church watchers will refuse to go to Perth or the Margaret Court Arena until she stops teaching.
    Though Margot sure teaches a lot and is the leader of the pack over there.
    But she’s the one with the money.

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  8. She claims authority for what she teaches based on a literal reading of the Bible – the same bible that says “I do not permit a woman to teach”!!!!

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  9. YOu’ve over simplified.

    She’s not just speaking as a high profile person and neither is the homosexual.

    She’s objecting to him becoming CEO then speaking for Qantas, an airline she’s had a lot to do with.
    THere’s nothing wrong with a minister of religion speaking about matters of theology or morality.

    There’d be nothing wrong with you doing that either after you become a priest.

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  10. I ought to be ashamed to be a Newcastle Anglican, given the disgusting crimes against children which have been brought to light by the work of the Royal Commission. However, I am actually proud. I am proud that our Bishop and his team of senior clergy and lay leaders were prepared to lead us staunchly into facing our past and as we built a safer, stronger future.

    I am disgusted by the hypocrisy of the men who used the same hands that consecrated the sacraments to commit the most heinous crimes against children. Children they sought out becuse of their isolation and weakness. Children who looked to them as father figures, but who received nothing but pain and horror from them. I am disgusted at the leadership in our diocese over the years which protected the abusers and made life impossible for the abused and those who sought to bring light into darkness.

    I am proud to be not only a member of the Anglican Church and the diocese of Newcastle, but I am also proud that in 4 weeks I will stand/kneel before our Bishop who will lay actual holy hands on me to ordain me as a Deacon in the church of God…and then, God (and the Bishop) willing, on December 9 I will be made a priest.

    Why am I proud? Because we have not and will not attempt to hide or cover our shame, we have and will continue to face it…and that is a healthy thing.

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  11. Margaret Court claiming it is wrong for Alan Joyce to promote same sex marriage through Qantas, while she uses her profile to argue against it is hypocritical and is what I am referring to.

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  12. Funny. I was expecting an “hypocrite ” rant here by Greg .

    Interesting…….

    Don’t really get this.

    Trying to understand the workings of this man’s mind….

    Spends post after post defending Muslims.

    Attacks Trump with a passion.,
    JUmps on the liberal bandwagon to go after Margaret. Hypocrite! He says.

    This article on the dwindling old stodgy church of geriatrics whose only relevance is the huge number of child sexual abuse cases …,

    And not a peep?
    Nothing?

    All quiet on the western Anglican front.

    Margaret has more integrity and courage in the end of her toenail she clipped off than some the insipid feminine liberal men who frequent the anti-Christian hate sites.

    Interesting….

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  13. Melly…..
    I know you’re really a man. You just need to stop dressing up like a lady.
    I know everyone else here thinks that perfectly normal, but, lose the dress man.

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  14. Yes. Loved by every red-blooded woman who meets me.

    Good to see you back. Every now and then your comments make sense.

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  15. Lionfish is strangely silent.
    Go after Hillsong as long as you want. But look at the Anglican Church. Such debauchery never seen since Old Henry.
    Why anyone would have anything to do with a church that began in sexual excess and sin and now seems to be ending in sex abuse and theological confusion is beyond me.

    I won’t hold my breath waiting for Greg and Lionfish to start a blog highlighting the sin and corruption of the Anglican Church.

    Probably no use / just let it die a slow death?

    But right now I need to apologize to Bones, Wazza, Greg and any alphabet people.

    I got that alphabet thing wrong – I’m forgetting the “plus”

    “decided that the term “Bi” (short for bisexual) is insufficiently inclusive, and are campaigning to have it replaced with “Bi+”.

    They argue that the term, which traditionally refers to those attracted to both men and women, is incompatible with the huge array of available gender identities.

    Delegates at an LGBT+ conference in London this month were told that the Bi label needed to expand to properly include those who are – for example – polysexual, pan-sexual or omni-romantic.”

    What about G-? Not quite gay….?

    One day when they’ve used up all the letters of the alphabet with plus and minus permutations – mankind will evolve to where there’s just normal people. Men and women who like each other.

    Won’t be anymore hypocritical Anglicans either probably. They will either have all been arrested or died of old age listening to Greg the Vicar’s didgeridoo and the Explorer’s elementary school level lame rhyme jokes.

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  16. Funny how no politician or tv pundit doesn’t say “Just remember Christianity is a religion of love and peace” and “a great religion” and let’s remember that “the majority are peaceful” and that this ISNT Christianity.

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  17. Probably after machine gunning of teachers, or gays, or Uncles.

    But I understand your sentiment.
    Glad I ain’t Anglican.

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