A Church of England theological college has expressed regret after trainee priests held a service in the antiquated gay slang language Polari.
In commemorating LGBT History Month I am including this posting which appeared on the BBC an hour ago.
The reason this touched me enough to want to include it with other LGBT news and with Trump’s news of picking fights with our friends and adversaries is because it included three words gay slang, Bible.
We had our hands full with home grown terrorists, now we are doing everything we can as a government to create bad will so we get no backing from our friends, from intelligence that affect us and trade that make our goods cheaper to creating new problems with our enemies which can cause a nasty confrontation in which there would be no winners.
As I mentioned about the bible which most people don’t know is that is a compilation of pages written by men in the old testament for jews and the new for a new church which was formed less than 2,000 years ago. This particular story has to do with gay slang and the bible.
In the bible there were many pages that were found and depending which king was in power pages were put together and translated to form the new testament. I am mentioning this because the bible has many editions and on each edition you find a newer translation in relationship to how the people on that period talked. Open your bible and see under which king it was translated and put together.
Just like the bible was form for the people of those times and you today are free to pick it as your holy book from your god, you are reading something a man just like you picked for the people of his time and put together to be understood by the religious among them. It was not the apostles it was not Jesus Christ or anyone you might say was a holy person because its closeness to Jesus Christ or to god. There were men that were born many decades after Jesus died.
My point being that we most be careful when we take not a book but a particular phrase on the bible be new or old testament and take it as god talking to you because it was not god who picked that page for you to read and it was not a servant of god who translated it. I can freely say these were not god fearing men because history tell us that all those kings from England to Egypt, Greece, Germany and nations that longer exist did very awful things. The bible in many cases was used as a tool for an excuse to commit murder and other barbarisms.
Having those things in mind I present to you a holy scandal that occurred when some seminary students(and I can tell you we can be very curious and the church keeps a tight control on that curious spirit)decided to pick the polar bible to carry a service. As far as they were concerned at the time the Polaris bible was also a bible just from a different linguistic time.
As you read, it will become clearer of what I am talking about and how just reading the bible got some seminarians in holy hot water. Gays from another era (that sounds so good to write even though is not true for Egypt, Iran and so many other places in Africa and as far N.East as the Soviets (Russians) still jail, kill gays that come out. That is why we can never relax. For the sake of those gays and us that we do not go back by executive order, legislation or another opinion by an anti gay Court.
The service at the chapel of Westcott House in Cambridge was to commemorate LGBT history month.
The congregation was told the use of the lexicon was an attempt to "queer the liturgy of evening prayer".
But officials said it had not been authorized and was at variance with the doctrine and teaching of the church.
Polari is thought to have originated in Victorian London but fell out of use as homosexuality began to be decriminalized in England in the 1960s.
Its words, however, were brought to wider public attention in the same decade by comedian Kenneth Williams in the BBC radio series Round the Horne.
One person present at the service told BBC News it was led by an ordinand - a trainee priest - rather than a licensed minister.
The congregation was also made up of trainees.
While they had been given permission to hold a service to commemorate LGBT history month, a Church of England source said the college chaplain had not seen the wording of the service.
The translation was based on the Polari bible, a work compiled as a project in 2003 by the self-styled Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.
The scripture and liturgy were printed on to an order of service.
An Old Testament reading from the Prophet Joel which says “rend your heart and not your garments, return to the Lord your God" was printed in Polari as "rend your thumping chest and not your frocks - and turn unto the Duchess your Gloria: for she is bona and merciful".
Instead of the traditional "Glory be to the father, and to the son, and the Holy Spirit" the prayer offered was: "Fabeness be to the Auntie, and to the Homie Chavvie, and to the Fantabulosa Fairy".
Services in the Church of England are legally required to be conducted using the church’s approved liturgy.
The principal of Westcott House, the Rev Canon Chris Chivers, said the liturgy of the service had not been authorised for use.
He said: "I fully recognise that the contents of the service are at variance with the doctrine and teaching of the Church of England and that is hugely regrettable.
"Inevitably for some members of the house this caused considerable upset and disquiet and I have spoken at length to those involved in organising the service.