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March 23, 2010

Rev. Alan T Perry should wear a burka

Filed under: Anglican Church of Canada — David @ 5:05 pm
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Perhaps it would shut him up. From the Montreal Gazette:

Yolande James, Quebec’s immigration minister and the Liberal MNA for the West Island’s Nelligan riding, got a rude awakening yesterday.

Rev. Alan T. Perry, the Anglican pastor of St. Barnabas Church in Pierrefonds, took James to task for her decision last week to bar a woman wearing a niqab from French classes for immigrants.

In a letter to The Gazette, Perry chastised James for reneging on her baptismal and confirmation obligations as an Anglican “to strive for justice and peace among all people and respect for the dignity of every human being.”

“I was surprised to see that,” James told The Gazette. “Notably because, first of all, I’m Catholic.

Perry later apologised to James for misidentifying – stigmatising – her as Anglican. Nevertheless, his insistence on striving for peace and justice is only in evidence when convenient. Here, for example, Perry is determined to illegitimately strip the clerical title from Anglican clergy because they refused to acquiesce to the heretical drift of the church that employs him.

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1 Comment

  1. Not sure what Baptismal or Confirmation obligations Perry is referring to. A quick look through the Book of Common Prayer resulted in the following observations:

    From the HOLY BAPTISM TO CHILDREN:
    Then shall the Priest say to the Sponsors:
    DO you, in the name of this Child, profess this faith?
    Answer. I do.
    DO you, in the name of this Child, seek Baptism into this faith?
    Answer. I do.
    DO you, in the name of this Child, acknowledge the duty to keep God’s holy will and commandments, walking stedfastly in the Way of Christ?
    Answer. I do.
    WILL you pray for this Child, and take care that he may learn and do all these things?
    Answer. I will.

    From the HOLY BAPTISM TO SUCH AS ARE OF RIPER YEARS:
    Then shall the Priest demand of each of the persons to be baptized:
    DO you profess this faith?
    Answer. I do.
    DO you desire to be baptized into this faith?
    Answer. I do.
    WILL you endeavour to keep God’s holy will and commandments, and to walk in the same all the days of your life?
    Answer. I will, God being my helper.
    Priest. OUR help is in the Name of the Lord;
    People. Who hath made heaven and earth.
    Priest. Lord, hear our prayer;
    People. And let our cry come unto thee.

    From THE ORDER FOR CONFIRMATION:
    The Bishop shall then require THE RENEWAL OF BAPTISMAL VOWS, saying:
    DO you here, in the presence of God and of this Congregation, renew the solemn promises and vows which were made at your Baptism?
    And every one shall audibly answer:
    I do.
    Or else the Bishop shall say:
    DO you here, in the presence of God and of this Congregation, renounce the devil and all his works, the pomps and vanity of this wicked world, and all the sinful lusts of the flesh?
    Answer. I do.
    Bishop. Do you believe the Christian Faith as it is set forth in the Apostles’ Creed?
    Answer. I do.
    Bishop. Will you endeavour to keep God’s holy will and commandments, and to walk in the same all the days of your life?
    Answer. I will, God being my helper.

    The only thing I see here that might apply is the promise to “keep God’s holy will and commandments”. But how is not allowing a woman to wear a niqab a violation of this promise? Especially when you consider that the wearing of a niqab is not a requirement of anything written anywhere in God’s Holy Bible. Fact is, the wearing of a niqab is a heathen practice, and most certainly NOT Christian.

    Comment by AMPisAnglican — March 24, 2010 @ 11:31 am


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