“If you go to an Anglican Church service you expect to hear an Anglican service.” Uh, yeah. Unless the dhimmis are in the driver’s seat, such that now Christians can’t even be Christians in a Christian worship service.
Absurd Britannia Alert: “Silenced Christian soldiers: Sandhurst chaplain bans Creed ‘so services won’t offend minority religions,'” by Matthew Drake for the Daily Mail, January 30 (thanks to all who sent this in):
Jonathan Gough, Senior Chaplain at Sandhurst, has dropped the Church of England creed over fears that it may offend religious minorities
Sandhurst military academy has dropped the Church of England Creed from services over fears that it may offend religious minorities.
The move has outraged worshippers who say centuries of religious tradition have been sacrificed for the sake of political correctness.
Senior chaplain Reverend Jonathan Gough dropped the Christian declaration of faith in God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, when he took office earlier this month.
Mr Gough — nicknamed the “˜Right On Rev” by some of his flock — says he wants avoid offending non-believers.
But Christian cadets and civilians were furious when the traditional Anglican service abruptly ended without the Creed being read last Sunday.
Although no official announcement was made, a fellow Chaplain said it had been removed “˜to stop upsetting cadets who do not believe in God”.
Last night the Ministry of Defence confirmed the Creed, which also refutes heresy, had been withdrawn from services at the Royal Memorial Chapel to make the church more inclusive.
This is despite the fact that it is not compulsory for any Sandhurst cadets to attend.…
The Creed, found in the book of Common Prayer, begins: “˜I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried”….
Former army officer Patrick Mercer, who went on to become the Bishop of Exeter, last night led calls for the Creed to be returned.
Mr Mercer, who trained at Sandhurst, said: “˜If you go to an Anglican Church service you expect to hear an Anglican service. I think the good reverend is being a little too precious.”…