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Opinions divide over York Pride

A storm was brewing over York Minster this weekend as a local vicar took to the airwaves to criticize his colleague, Canon Michael Smith, for blessing the York Pride march and festival on Saturday.

A day before the event, the Guardian reported that the Rev Melvin Tinker, of Hull, compared Smith’s actions to blessing serial adultery and pedophilia, and hearkened back to the days when homosexual expression was illegal in Britain.

Tinker accused Smith of “flaunting the scriptures under the banner of […]

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