Monday, September 2, 2013 | Categories: Episodes
Bishop Michael Ingham stands by his commitment to bless same-sex unions, what he calls the true message of Jesus Christ, one of inclusion. (Photo: Larry Scherban)
"I haven't set out to be a maverick or a rogue in any sense. In fact what I understand myself to have been doing is calling the church back to the original compassion of the Gospel".Bishop Michael Ingham
Devout and divisive ... Two words that aptly describe Bishop Michael Ingham.
Bishop Ingham retired last week, stepping down as head of the Anglican Church in greater Vancouver ... the New Westminster Diocese, a position he held for almost 20 years.
During his tenure, he was a tireless advocate for the inclusion and advancement of women, aboriginal Canadians and the LGBT community. And that didn't always win him friends.
• Bishop Ingham to SFU Grads ... "I follow a Master ..." -- Vancouver Sun
One of the first Anglican leaders in the world to allow the blessing of same-sex unions, he ignited a firestorm that was felt internationally within the Church. Called progressive by some, a renegade by others.Bishop Michael Ingham was in our Vancouver studio.
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This segment was produced by The Current's Liz Hoath.
Last Word - Colin Mochrie hosts The Current
Today's last word goes to improv icon Colin Mochrie. The star of the much-loved and newly relaunched comedy television show, Whose Line Is It Anyway? will be guest hosting a special Friday edition of The Current on September 13th.
• Watch "Whose Line Is it Anyway" Online -- Full Series
He's got a whole roster of comedic talent lined up to entertain you. So make sure to tune in to hear what fellow Whose Line comedian Ryan Stiles says about hitting the stage with Wayne Brady and Colin again.
We ended the program today with a montage of some of Colin's Mochrie's finest moments ... so funny he keeps cracking up his castmates.