Clergyman Who Defied Church of England on Same-Sex Marriage Loses Discrimination Case

(The Christian Institute) A homosexual clergyman who was disciplined for violating Church of England teaching on marriage has lost his case at the Court of Appeal.

Canon Jeremy Pemberton entered into a same-sex “marriage” in 2014, despite Church of England rules not allowing clergy to do so.

The court said the Church had applied “its sincerely held beliefs in a way expressly permitted” by the Equality Act.

The long running legal case began after Canon Pemberton had his license as a priest officially revoked for his action.

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