The Canadian Press

1992-02-03 | Gay-priest

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The Anglican Church of Canada convened a rare Bishop's Court to hear the case of a gay Anglican priest who refused to end a homosexual relationship. Reverend James Ferry was asked to leave the pulpit of his church in Unionville, Ontario in 1991. Ferry told the court the issue was a matter of love. (On March 20th, the Bishop's Court ruled against Ferry, saying he would not get his priest's license back unless he agreed to abide by the church's disciplines. Church guidelines say homosexuals can be ordained if they promise to remain celibate.)

Date: 1992-02-03
Placeline: Toronto, ON, Canada
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 18 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << at issue here is I believe the essential dignity of every human being to enter into a loving relationship with one other person you know a loving committed relationship for me this is a matter of love and not a matter of law or technicalities >>

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