Friday 10 October 2014

Idiots of the week - Archbishop of York and Jeremy Pemberton

This week the idiots of the week are the central people involved in what I consider one of the most bizzare cases in recent history (i.e. since last week), as it defies what I would think is logic.

Logic: the science that investigates the principles governing correct or reliable inference.

Basically, Jeremy Pemberton is a gay man who is now ex-clergy after he married the love of his life. Now I do find this weird that the church has only  recently found out that he is gay and as such have determined him inadequate of doing a job, after all they mention this is a long time partner. But they also do have every right to kick him out of the church as according to their own words "same sex marriage was clearly at variance with the teaching of the Church of England". So the church are bigoted an idiots for that, they also are idiots for not realizing this guy was gay in the first place. In effect this is an explosion of irrational thought on all fronts. There is a clear lack of coming to the correct inference on multiple fronts.

Why would a clergyman who knows how the church perceives gay marriage go and get married to his partner? In fact why would a gay person remain in an organization that promotes homophobia? This is irrational and while the church has behaved correctly, that they claim to only now know about the clergyman's sexuality I find very hard to believe. In my opinion, I am of the opinion that the fault falls squarely at both parties feet.

This whole stry just idiotic. It does not mean I support the church in their homophobic stances, but I don't think Pemberton has been extremely intelligent in his choices either.