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November 15 Toronto In the November […]




November 15 Toronto In the November 15 issue of The United Church Observer, Rev. Mervyn Dickinson, pastoral counsellor at two United Churches in Toronto, declared that the church should welcome homosexuals warmly and openly into all phases of its life. Dickinson's statement that the church should give its blessing to some homosexual relationships alarmed some other members of Toronto's clergy.

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"Tangents: Toronto," Tangents 1 (January 1966): 15-16."Minister Would 'Bless Some Homosexual Marriages,'" Toronto Daily Star, night ed., 6 November 1965, p. 36;"Homosexual Marriage Sick Idea, Priest Says," Toronto Daily Star, night ed., 20 November 1965, p. 13;Mervyn Dickinson, "The Church and the Homosexual," The United Church Observer, n.s. 27, no. 16 (15 November 1965): 22-23, 26, 40;"Cleric Asks Church Help Homosexuals," Toronto Telegram,final ed., 15 November 1965, p. 34;