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Two gay priests married in UK; African Archbishop Orombi “shocked” at “blasphemous” act

”Dearly beloved, we are gathered together here in the sight of God to join these men in a holy covenant of love and fidelity…. Such a covenant shows us the mystery of the union between God and God’s people and between Christ and the Church.”

Rev Martin Dudley, at St. Bartholomew the Great in London, at the opening of a marriage ceremony between two gay priests, Rev. Peter Cowell and the Rev. Dr David Lord. The language and ceremony are being called a “highly provocative act” by some leaders in the Church of England beyond those of any gay blessings before. (

“What shocks me is that this is happening in the Church of England that first brought the Gospel to us. The leadership tried to deny that this would happen, but now the truth is out. Our respect for the Church of England will erode unless we see a return to traditional biblical teaching.”

Rev Henry Orombi, the Archbishop of Uganda, calling the blessed union of two priests “blasphemous” and demanding that the Archbishop of Canterbury to take decisive action. (

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