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Sunday, January 15, 2012

'I'll sue Church of England if it bars me from being bishop,' says The Very Rev Jeffrey John, Dean of St Albans | Mail Online

Dr Jeffrey John at St Albans Abbey
Dr Jeffrey John at St Albans Abbey


'I'll sue Church of England if it bars me from being bishop,' says The Very Rev Jeffrey John, Dean of St Albans | Mail Online: "A controversial gay dean has threatened to take the Church of  England to court after he was blocked from becoming a bishop.

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. Such a case could create a damaging new rift within the CoE."

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