From THE MAIL:
The Very Rev Jeffrey John, Dean of St Albans, has instructed an eminent employment lawyer to complain to Church officials after being rejected for the role of Bishop of Southwark. Sources say the dean, one of the most contentious figures in the Church, believes he could sue officials under the Equality Act 2010, which bans discrimination on the grounds of sexuality.
COMMENT: I wonder if they'll try the same dirty tricks with Jeffrey John as the Bishop of Newcastle, Martin Wharton, successfully employed to frighten me into dropping my case against him for blatant disability discrimination. At least he won't be up against the officer in Newcastle Diocese who told a union rep that any priest who took them to court would never work in the Church of England again. Which, if my present situation is anything to go by, was the truth.
The hierarchy of the Church of England contains some of the biggest hypocrites that have ever lived. They say one thing in public and do the opposite behind closed doors. They get away with it because they believe that they are exempt from adhering to the law of the land when it comes to human rights issues. For the sake of the gospel, for the sake of the Church for goodness sake, this has to stop. Perhaps, just perhaps, Jeffrey John, who is a Christian known for his integrity and patience, will be the person who will get rid of this embarrassing corruption from the Church once and for all. One thing is for certain, a heck of a lot more of the general public will be on his side and not on the side of his persecutors. So if they win they will lose. The Church of England will be dead within a few years, it's membership will consist of a few geriatric spinsters and a handful of misogynist, fearfully closeted gay priests. Remember the last episode of "The Rev?" A prophecy is my guess.