Time heals

Twenty years ago a Canadian priest was fired for being gay and in a relationship. In 1981 Jim Ferry went to his bishop expecting understanding and instead met a church court which expelled him from the ministry.

The Toronto Star reports that they are now to meet again in a ceremony of reconciliation.
For Finlay, now 74, the service is a “personal opportunity for me to express my regret” for Ferry’s suffering. “It was a very, very difficult time for both of us.”  ...
When Ferry informed Finlay of his circumstances, Finlay ordered him to end the relationship. Ferry refused. (The church accepted homosexual clergy, but only if they abstained from giving expression to that fact. In effect, if they lived a lie.) 
Finlay then issued a letter to be read at all Anglican parishes, outing Ferry and “inhibiting” him from performing pastoral duties. Effectively, the priest was fired, becoming, he said, “an outcast . . . and a ‘labelled’ outcast."
Under church procedures, Finlay brought charges against Ferry and, in early 1992, convened a rarely used “bishop’s court” to hear the case.
The court — which had origins in pre-Reformation England — concluded that Ferry’s only wrong was his disobedience to a superior.
As a penalty, Finlay withdrew the priest’s licence. ...
For both Finlay and Ferry, the past two decades have brought pain, anguish and humiliation. Ferry paid immediately and publicly. For 20 years, he felt cast out for the crime of “loving another human being deeply and intimately.”
all here.

Jim Ferry, right, and former archbishop Terence Finlay, left.


  1. Thank you for this personal story...the kind of personal stories that are repeated in the thousands day after day, generation after generation...lifetime after lifetime where prejudice, discrimination and abuse against LGBT citizens, fellow Christians/others, exits. Every last trace of injustice directed toward LGBT everywhere/anywhere ought be faced...it appears there is some amends and Grace here, may that extend worldwide at The Anglican Communion.


    Best documentation centre has years of experience producing fake passports,Driving Licenses and other identity documents. We use high quality equipment and materials to produce counterfeit passports. All secret features of real passports are carefully duplicated for our falsified documents. We are the best producer of quality fake documents. With over 30million of out documents circulating over the world. We offer only original high-quality fake money ,passports, driver's licenses, ID cards, stamps and other products for a number of countries like: USA, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Italia, Finland, France, Germany, Israel, Mexico, Netherlands, South Africa, Spain, United Kingdom. Dubai(the emirates) and many more.

    Phone Number: +1(925) 338 9583

    Whatsapp == +1(925) 338 9583


    Apply for real register Passport ,Visa,Driving License,ID CARDS,marriage certificates,diplomas etc for sell Guaranteed 24 hour passport,citizenship,Id cards,driver license,diplomas,degrees,certificates service available. Tourist and business visa services available to residents of all 50 states and all nationalities Worldwide. are unique producers of Authentic High Quality passports, Real Genuine Data Base Registered and unregistered Passports and other Citizenship documents.I can guarantee you a new Identity starting from a clean new genuine Birth Certificate, ID card, Drivers License,Passports, Social security card with SSN, credit files, and credit cards, school diplomas, school degrees all in an entirely new name issued and registered in the government database system.. We use high quality equipment and materials to produce authentic and counterfeit documents.All secret features of real passports are carefully duplicated for our Registered and unregistered documents.we are unique producer of quality false and Real documents.We offer only original high-quality Registered and unregistered passports, driver´s licenses, ID cards, stamps, Visa, school Diplomas and other products for a number of countries like:USA, Australia, Belgium,Brazil, Canada, Italian,Finland, France, Germany, Israel, Mexico, Netherlands, South Africa,Spain, United Kingdom

    Website: https://majesticpassports.com

    make novelty driver license,
    make Diplomatic passports,
    Buy fake Passport ,Visa,Driving License,ID CARDS,marriage
    certificates,diplomas etc.


    Phone Number: +1(925) 338 9583

    Whatsapp == +1(925) 338 9583

    Website: https://majesticpassports.com


  3. https://buydocumentation.com

    Buy Drivers License - Buy SSN cards - Buy Passport - buy ID Cards l buydocumentation.com

    Buy real and fake documents online at Buy Documentation. We provide a vast variety of novelty documents for sale such as passports, ID cards, driving licenses, SSN and even more! Text us now on WhatsApp 1-925-526-5453