Church Social Club Ousts Priest After He Tries to Ban Alcohol

Father Simon Tibbs, a priest in a Liverpool parish, recently resigned from his parish as “priest-in-charge”  after trying “to enforce a ban on excessive alcohol consumption by ‘unchristian’ worshippers who were said to be treating the church ‘like a social club,'” according to The Telegraph. Members of the church were unsettled by his comments on their post-worship activities and began a “whisper campaign,” which resulted in his stepping down and moving to a nearby parish. Don’t mess with the church-goers’ extracurriculars. [The Telegraph]