A Hull clergyman who expressed anti-gay views has died after being diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer.
Melvin Tinker, 66, was senior minister of St. John's Church Newland in Clough Road from 1994 until last year when he retired.
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He then set up a new network of three self-styled "independent evangelical Anglican" churches in Hull, acting as its director theology.
The three churches hold services in two schools as well as a church in Orchard Park, attracting a combined congregation of around 550 people who also left the CoE at the same time to follow him.
The son of a Nottinghamshire miner, Mr Tinker often caused wider controversy with his views on homosexuality.
In 2017, he criticised his fellow clergy at Hull Minster for hosting a special service to mark Hull Pride and the LGBT 50 celebrations which formed part of Hull's UK City of Culture programme.
He said the Minster should not have hosted the event, claiming: "The message which will invariably be communicated is that God approves of homosexual, lesbian and trans relationships as much as heterosexual ones.
"After all, traditionally, this is the place where the sanctity of the God-given man-woman relationship is blessed in marriage."
In an article on an Anglican website, he said words such as "pride" and "gay" were being "hijacked" by people seeking to "normalise LGBT activity as part of mainstream life" and added: "Some clergy cannot distinguish vice from virtue".
Two years earlier he compared homosexuality to paedophilia and adultery in an interview over York Minster's plans to support a LGBT Pride march in the city.
Before leaving the Church of England, he signed a letter along with 22 leading traditional conservative Anglicans highlighting concerns about the church's approach to same-sex marriages and other gender-based issues.
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