The Church of Lockdown

Source: spiked
by Calvin Robinson

“The Reverend Charlie Boyle — the vicar of All Saints’ Church in Poole, Dorset — could potentially be sacked for breaking Covid guidelines. Boyle stands accused of singing the final verse of an Easter hymn without wearing a mask and generally failing to take responsibility for implementing Covid measures in his church. Most alarmingly, he could be punished for hugging a mourning parishioner during a funeral. … if showing compassion and charity at a time of loss is a crime, it should be one any good priest would be willing to go to jail for. It is disturbing that the Church of England would even consider bringing a case against one of its own for being a good pastor to his flock. The church has a lot of explaining to do. This is not its first failure during the pandemic.” (07/19/21)