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Ah, remember I said the Church had managed to do something right, and uphold the appointment of a gay minister? The world has gone back to normal - they've screwed it up again. In a debate on sexuality in the church today, they've decided to have a two-year ban on any more gay ministers being appointed, while they set up yet another commission on the matter. (The first commission was in 1994 - I think they keep coming back with the wrong answers.)

The Reverend Angus Morrison told elders and fellow ministers that the special commission would best serve the "peace and unity" of the church.

Well, in as much as it puts off the issue for another two years. Pity it doesn't serve, you know, justice or equality or anything like that.

In the meantime, they've told their members not to discuss the issue with the media, because as we all know, if you don't talk about it, it goes away.

The measure met with an angry reaction from the Reverend Alec Shuttleworth, who compared it to MPs who like to "blame the media" for the current expenses row.

Hurray for Alec! I was round at his house for pre-Christmas mince pies and snacks last year, somewhat randomly, so I'm glad I approve of his stance on the matter.

I'm not sure what'll happen now - whether the issue will actually go away again, or whether it'll rumble on in letters pages and presbytery meetings for two years. They're going to have to make a decision eventually. Maybe they're hoping some of the hard-liners will die off in the meantime.

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(Anonymous)
May. 25th, 2009 09:15 pm (UTC)
I am going to contact Mrs. Ikezawa to tell her I will be taking
off in June.
Are you sure ofurikomi will be made either tomorrow or the day after tomorrow?
Beacuase the otherwiese, I will be in troble.
(Anonymous)
May. 25th, 2009 10:03 pm (UTC)
Can I buy a bilingul computer in Hawaii?
(Anonymous)
May. 25th, 2009 10:05 pm (UTC)
Letter sizeくらいのノートを買って、持って行ったほうがいい?
(Anonymous)
May. 25th, 2009 10:05 pm (UTC)
Or even smaller one, becuse it's heavy.
(Anonymous)
May. 25th, 2009 10:07 pm (UTC)
そうか。別にハワイでコンピューターを買っても日本語は使える?
(Anonymous)
May. 25th, 2009 10:09 pm (UTC)
It's just keybord function?
(Anonymous)
May. 25th, 2009 10:10 pm (UTC)
If I don't want to carry around heavy computer, it's better to buy one in Hawaii?
(Anonymous)
May. 25th, 2009 10:11 pm (UTC)
小さいの日本で買って持ってゆく?
(Anonymous)
May. 25th, 2009 11:11 pm (UTC)
はがきで連絡したほうがいいかも。
(Anonymous)
May. 25th, 2009 11:12 pm (UTC)
電話?
(Anonymous)
May. 26th, 2009 01:39 am (UTC)
You've used internet banking.
dave_t_lurker
May. 26th, 2009 03:55 am (UTC)
You get all the interesting random anon comments!
pisica
May. 26th, 2009 04:43 am (UTC)
Aw, I assumed there was an insightful debate going on in the comment section!
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(no subject) - pickwick - May. 26th, 2009 09:29 am (UTC) - Expand
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(Anonymous)
May. 26th, 2009 04:13 am (UTC)
「仕事とプライベートが忙しくて、あまり時間がとれない状態なのでした。6月に休暇で旅行に出かけようと考えていますが、まだ詳しい予定が決まっていなかったので、ご連絡が遅くなってしまいました。

7月の中旬くらいから、お稽古にお伺いさせて戴きます。5月の3回目は7月に繰越しさせて戴いて宜しいですか。


って書けばいい?
(Anonymous)
May. 26th, 2009 04:14 am (UTC)
自分のせいで、私がやる気をなくしたと思っている?
(Anonymous)
May. 26th, 2009 04:14 am (UTC)
聞かれたらハワイに行くって言ってもいい?
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