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During a meeting between King Alfonso of Spain and Sergei Diaghilev, the famed impresario of the Ballets Russes, in 1916, the King interrogated Mr. Diaghilev about his role with the troupe: ''You don't dance. You don't direct. You don't play the piano. What is it that you do?'' Mr. Diaghilev's oft-quoted response was hyperbole, suggesting that he and the King shared a similar nobility. ''Your Majesty, I am like you. I don't work, I don't do anything, but I am indispensable.''
I was present at the trial of Rev. Jim Ferry and came away extremely angry, not least at Bishop Terence Finlay. Then I discovered a number of other people - gay Anglicans, parents of gay children, advocates for inclusion - who were also extremely angry. After the trial, we formed the Ad Hoc Group to advocate for the inclusion of gay people into the Anglican Church of Canada, or at least into the Anglican Diocese of Toronto.