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The rector of Liverpool has give up the Church of England saying it “perpetuates bias against sections of society”.

Canon Dr Crispin Pailing held the position for a decade. But has left citing “race, gender and sexuality discrimination”.

He has been a vocal advocate of equal marriage, calling for same-sex {couples} to be handled the identical as heterosexual {couples}, experiences The Telegraph.

The Church nevertheless nonetheless refuses to permit LGBTQ+ {couples} to have a good time with a standard church wedding ceremony.

Dr Pailing, who was awarded an MBE for his companies to the group, says he’ll now be taking on a nationally important position within the charity sector.

In a press release, he mentioned: “I cannot, in good conscience, continue to have a representative role in an organisation which perpetuates bias and discrimination against sections of society on the grounds of sexuality, race, and gender.

“In the previous couple of years I’ve seen the institutional validation of homophobic and misogynistic views within the Church, and I can not endorse this.

“The obvious and lamentable failure of safeguarding across the church is itself an abuse, and a further assault on the image of God.

“In distinction to the institutional actions which present such disregard for therefore many human beings, it appears to me that almost all of people and communities throughout the Church of England converse with the voice of inclusion.”

A spokesman for the Diocese of Liverpool said it was “saddened” to see Dr Pailing leave his role, calling it the “lack of a high quality priest”.

They added: “We take safeguarding extraordinarily severely and have full confidence in our diocesan safeguarding workforce, which carries out troublesome and demanding work with skilled excellence and pastoral sensitivity.”

https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1881622/Liverpool-rector-quits-Church-of-England