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News: UK

Mon 28 Jun, 2010
By Danielle Carter


In 2008 Dr Wright compared a gay bishop's ordination to the Iraq invasion.

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A furious clergyman has slammed Scotland's oldest uni for giving a top professor role to an "anti-gay" bishop.

Bishop of Durham Dr Tom Wright, who famously opposed the ordination of gay churchmen, starts his post at St Andrews' School of Divinity in September.

But openly gay Rt Rev Kelvin Holdsworth, Provost of St Mary's Cathedral, Glasgow, angrily condemned the move.

The St Andrews graduate even vowed to boycott giving funding to the uni - and wants others to follow.



He said: "St Andrews writes to me regularly asking for money. The answer from now on could not be clearer."

Rev Holdsworth added: "I hope other alumni keep their hands firmly in their pockets."

In 2008 Dr Wright compared a gay bishop's ordination to the Iraq invasion.

But a St Andrews spokesman said: "The charges made by Rt Rev Holdsworth are unsubstantiated and unfair.

"Bishop Wright is fully supportive of our policies on preventing discrimination."



 

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