Canon of St Paul's resigns over plans to evict OccupyLondon

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14 Responses to “Canon of St Paul's resigns over plans to evict OccupyLondon”

  1. ill lich says:

    He resigned.

    So. . . at least they didn’t fire the canon.

    (sorry.)

  2. xkot says:

    “Cleric Does Something Christ-like; Boing-Boing Readers Stunned to Snarklessness”

  3. Mordicai says:

    I mean, to be fair to the conservative establishment of the Cathedral, Jesus was conspicuously quiet on the subject of money changers & on the topic of poverty.

    • atimoshenko says:

      Well, Jesus did have camel and needle quote, didn’t he? What was it again – “it’s better to be a rich man and ride around on the back of a camel, than it is to be a poor man and poke your eye out with a needle”?

  4. Matthew says:

    This was a brave move, and I commend him for it.  Often, the boards or chapters of Cathedrals are a bunch of rich people.  Maybe it is true what the Bible says, you can’t love money and love God.

  5. bruckelsprout says:

    As much as it is nice to hear about people with principles taking a stand and resigning their position in protest of actions or policy, I would much rather have those people stay in their positions.  We need principled people in as many jobs and offices as we can.

    That said, I don’t object to his decision and why he made it.

    • Teller says:

      Nice story. And agree with your take. He should have offered the resignation of an ineffective and less principled cleric.

  6. Guest says:

    A sad lot of bollocks.

  7. Guest says:

    Christ, what a stand up guy. 

  8. rabidpotatochip says:

    I’ve got to hand it to him, he is literally practicing what he preaches.

  9. Pedant says:

    Goodbye.

    I work very near to this camp, but have only noticed it on the two occasions I’ve gone out of my way to pass it. I know it’s there but the only people it appears to be affecting is tourists.

  10. Pedant says:

    Heh, just noticed I’ve been invited to a service at St Pauls in a couple of weeks because of a charity I donate to. It has a caveat at the bottom of the email that it may be postponed due to the protests.

  11. spleen says:

    wow.. beautiful

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