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Old 05-16-2012, 01:41 PM
 
Location: The 12th State
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After the 74-year-old died, her 80-year-old partner, with whom she had lived in a registered partnership for twenty years, and daughter approached the church to bury her.

The vicar said he had decided to refuse Ms Østergaard’s mother a funeral because he did not want to perform gay wedding ceremonies and thought he should not therefore perform other church services for gays.

read more Danish vicar refused to bury lesbian after opposing marriage for gays - PinkNews.co.uk
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Old 05-16-2012, 01:48 PM
 
Location: Old Town Alexandria
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never ceases to amaze me how some still use religion to promote hate.


Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries
Without them humanity cannot survive.

Dalai Lama
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Old 05-16-2012, 01:53 PM
 
Location: Baltimore
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At least the Lord gave him enlightenment and helped to remove the hate from his heart:

"'I made an exceptional mistake. The biggest mistake I have ever made in my time as a vicar. It was a gaffe and short-circuit of dimensions and completely against what I believe in. But it was a completely wrong conclusion. I have asked for forgiveness, initially from two of the family.'"
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Old 05-16-2012, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Neither here nor there
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At least the Lord gave him enlightenment and helped to remove the hate from his heart:

"'I made an exceptional mistake. The biggest mistake I have ever made in my time as a vicar. It was a gaffe and short-circuit of dimensions and completely against what I believe in. But it was a completely wrong conclusion. I have asked for forgiveness, initially from two of the family.'"
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The bereaved daughter responded: “What use is that to me? This is about his views about humanity, and I don’t think those have changed. He has probably regretted it, but not because of us – rather because he has put himself in a very bad light.”
Now who's being judgmental?
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Old 05-16-2012, 04:35 PM
 
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At least the Lord gave him enlightenment and helped to remove the hate from his heart:

"'I made an exceptional mistake. The biggest mistake I have ever made in my time as a vicar. It was a gaffe and short-circuit of dimensions and completely against what I believe in. But it was a completely wrong conclusion. I have asked for forgiveness, initially from two of the family.'"
What is this? An actual apology? Damn - I'd almost forgotten what those sound like. No "I'm sorry my words made you feel that way" BS?
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Old 05-16-2012, 04:50 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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Their church, their rules.
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Old 05-16-2012, 04:55 PM
 
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He publicly admitted his mistake. He spoke privately to the family and asked their forgiveness. That takes a lot of humility, something Jesus spoke highly of and demonstrated by washing the feet of his disciples.
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Old 05-16-2012, 04:55 PM
 
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You want a religious burial follow the tenets of that religion. Otherwise quit your frigging whining and crying.

Amazing how gays complain about religion going and coming.

Accept us or your wrong, bad and evil.

The only mistake the Vicar made was apologizing.

Interesting twist on the OP's thread title seeing as how the article linked focused on the public apology.
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Old 05-16-2012, 05:04 PM
 
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Gives another new meaning to religion doesn't it? A convicted murderer in prison gets to have a blessing & forgiveness before being executed if they so desire but a woman who was faithfull & in a committed relationship is denied the same.
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Old 05-16-2012, 05:12 PM
 
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Gives another new meaning to religion doesn't it? A convicted murderer in prison gets to have a blessing & forgiveness before being executed if they so desire but a woman who was faithfull & in a committed relationship is denied the same.
You missed the biggest part in your own post. If they so desire. Which means they have to repent their sins to have them forgiven. Did the lesbian repent and denounce her sinful homosexual ways? If she did then then the Vicar was in the wrong.
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