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London Atheist Activist Group (informal community) Message Board 1. MAIN FORUM - (non-Islam) › Whispering campaign by blue rinse xtians destroys vicar's career

Whispering campaign by blue rinse xtians destroys vicar's career

A former member
Post #: 953
Who says xtians can't be nasty and malicious?! Well, xtians do but that's beside the point.

A bit of a xtian soap opera to make you LOL.

The Rev David Dickinson, a former RE teacher, was “driven out” of his parish by a small group who were opposed to the fact that he was modernising services and involving young families in more evangelical worship, it is claimed.

Members of his congregation at the village church in picturesque Hoghton, Lancashire, have complained that the elderly traditionalists were in the minority.

It is understood the final straw for the vicar, known to parishioners as Dave, came when most of the choir boycotted a recent wedding and members of the congregation had to step in to save the day

Church leaders, including the local bishop, have spoken of their disappointment at his resignation.

The church choir has been temporarily disbanded as Bishop John Goddard pledged to resolve "issues" within Holy Trinity Church before appointing a successor.

A member of the Parochial Church Council said: "It's absolutely disgusting what has happened here. We have lost a fantastic vicar because of a minority of wicked people.

"It is pure evil. How they can call themselves Christian is beyond me. They are simply hypocrites and they are the ones who should leave, not the vicar."

Parishioners say friction between Rev Dickinson and up to a dozen long-term churchgoers - some of them members of the Holy Trinity choir - have been evident for more than two years.

user 33309642
London, GB
Post #: 241
They didn't blow him up, though...
Group Organizer
London, GB
Post #: 592
and it doesn't sound like he asked any of them to blow him ;-)
London, GB
Post #: 14
and it doesn't sound like he asked any of them to blow him ;-)

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