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Quotes of the week

28 April 2023


Jailing vicars for trying to save humanity. That’s quite a look

James O’Brien, Twitter, 21 April, commenting on the sentencing of the Revd Mark Coleman, activist for Insulate Britain


We are not the weirdos, we are the not the eccentrics here: we are the ones who hold to the historic Christian faith

Lee Gatiss, director of Church Society, interviewed after the Gafcon meeting in Kigali, 21 April


If provision is not made, if repentance is not made, the Church of England will become a tiny little dot in the Anglican Communion. . . It’ll be like a derelict shed in a field of turnips

William Taylor, Rector of St Helen’s, Bishopsgate, interviewed after the Gafcon meeting in Kigali, 21 April


What is most hurtful about this [CEEC] statement, and #Gafcon23 in general, is that 1300 Anglican leaders came together to condemn the blessing of same-sex relationships by English bishops, and not the death penalty for LGBTQIA+ people being called for by the Ugandan bishops

Sam Wilson, Twitter, 24 April


I’ve lived in Essex, Sussex, the Royal County of Berkshire, Cambridgeshire, London and, of course, Yorkshire. But I’ve only ever drank Yorkshire Tea. Not Sussex tea. Not London tea. Not Berkshire tea. But Yorkshire

Stephen Cottrell, The Sun, 21 April


A system built on compassion and justice would provide a timely fair hearing for those claiming asylum. An unquestionable founding principle of all policy should be that it prevents harm. But this [Illegal Migration] Bill, by pushing thousands of people into an indeterminate period of legal limbo and consequential destitution following enforced detention, will disturbingly do just that and inflict harm

Paul Butler, Bishop of Durham, i newspaper, 24 April


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