Derby Cathedral shows erotic films but bans evangelical preacher

Nov 27, 2018 by

by Jules Gomes, Rebel Priest:

A cathedral that hit  the headlines for screening films with graphic sex scenes, full female nudity, a pagan sacrifice and a satirical depiction of Jesus Christ, has banned a prominent conservative clergyman from preaching at a student carol service during Advent.

Derby Cathedral told Derby Christian Union it will not permit the Reverend Melvin Tinker, Vicar of St John Newland, to speak at the service.

Student representatives from the University of Derby Christian Union (CU) applied to Derby Cathedral asking for permission to hold a carol service on Sunday, December 9. Cathedral authorities asked them whom they intended to have as their preacher, stating that the Dean would have to issue the formal invitation.

When the students informed the Cathedral that they intended to invite Mr Tinker as the guest speaker, the sub-Dean, Reverend Dr Elizabeth Tomson replied by email stating that the Cathedral would not permit Mr Tinker to preach from its pulpit because “what is preached in the Cathedral will be taken as being preached by the Cathedral.”

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