The Anglican Church continues to show unfit for purpose it has become after decades of liberal leadership.I read that two Church of England vicars conducted hundreds of sham marriages to help illegal immigrants stay in Britain, a court heard yesterday.
The Reverends Elwon John and Brian Shipsides allegedly presided over fake wedding ceremonies between Africans and EU citizens. Once the marriages had taken place a “strikingly high proportion” of immigrants made applications to the Home Office for the right to remain in the UK, Inner London Crown Court was told. In some cases, EU nationals were said to have jetted into Britain just so the marriages could take place, before being flown straight out again. The “massive fraud” allegedly took place over more than two years at All Saints Church in Forest Gate, east London. Nigerian Amdudalat Ladipo – herself an illegal immigrant – is accused of being the “fixer” behind the racket.
What a racket. These guys should, if convicted, be de-frocked and imprisoned.