A gay priest blocked from working as a hospital chaplain after marrying his partner has stressed the “need for revolution” in the Church of England. Canon Jeremy Pemberton said LGBT people “continue to wait for real change” in the Church’s attitudes towards them after he lost a Court of Appeal challenge over claims he suffered discrimination. In a statement after the court’s ruling on Thursday, he said: “The Church of England has established through this process that it can continue to discriminate legally against LGBT people in relation to their employment, even where that employment is not within the boundaries of the church’s jurisdiction. “This will seem to most people in the UK today an extraordinary result, and not one that will help commend the claims of Christ to the nation.
March 22 / Belfast Telegraph