ABBOTSFORD, BC, October 24, 2003 ( – Rev. James Wagner, from the Church of the Holy Cross in Abbotsford, British Columbia has had his job terminated as a result of his refusal to support blessings of homosexual unions, the position of his controversial Bishop Michael Ingham. Rev. Wagner who runs a mission parish and is supported by Ingham’s diocese was threatened in a letter from the diocese that if he did not sign a statement of unreserved loyalty to the pro-homosexual-blessing bishop he would be placed on leave.  The National Post reports that the diocese did not admit to firing Rev. Wagner.  Neale Adams, communications officer for the diocese, told the Post Rev. Wagner’s position “disappeared” when it was decided not to continue funding to the mission.  See the National Post coverage:


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