David Cameron: I want more gay couples to adopt children

Aug 20, 2014 by

By Scott Roberts, Pink News: The Prime Minister has said “prejudice” should not stop gay couples getting in the way of adopting children. David Cameron made the remarks in a speech this week on marriage at the Royal College of GPs. He said: “When there are children in need of a loving family, and gay couples with so much love to give, we should not allow prejudice to stand in the way of progress for our children or for our wider society. “That sends a powerful message about who we are as a...

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Same-sex marriage and moral debate

Aug 20, 2014 by

by Ian Paul, Psephizo: In the C of E, and more widely in the UK, the church discussion about the moral status of same-sex unions tends to take place in isolation from other moral issues. (Perhaps the one exception to that is the recent debate about women in leadership—but I argue here that these two questions are quite distinct.) Christian social scientist Mark Regnerus has explored exactly that question, and come up with some interesting conclusions. His particular interest is in the...

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Will David Cameron’s decision to appoint Nick Boles as ‘family czar’ annoy traditi...

Aug 20, 2014 by

By Ephraim Hardcastle, Mailonline: David Cameron’s choice to run his new, ‘putting the family at the heart of every policy’ initiative, or PR presentation, is junior education minister Nick Boles, who has a male partner, Israeli-born Shay Meshulam. Choosing Boles, 48, as ‘family czar’ enables Cameron to position himself as a party leader free of ‘homophobic’ prejudices but will it impress traditional party supporters (and families) at next year’s general election? Read...

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Vicky Beeching is gay: Why it matters and what the Church needs to do

Aug 19, 2014 by

By Andrew Symes: Vicky Beeching is one of the commercially successful young British Christian singer-songwriters who have transformed the way we worship God over the past twenty years. She is not as well known in this country as Matt Redman, Tim Hughes or Stuart Townend, because after her student days at Oxford she went to America to ‘live the dream’ with a recording contract and tours around the country, singing and leading worship in front of big congregations. Although as we are being told,...

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Rising Gay Christian: Bright, Able And Wrong

Aug 16, 2014 by

By Alan Craig: Luke Tryl is an Oxford-educated young Tory-on-the-move.  He was President of the Oxford Union in 2007; stood as a Conservative candidate for Lambeth Council in 2010 , a useful Tory precursor for a subsequent shot at Parliament; was appointed Head of Education at Stonewall after experience at various policy think-tanks ; and was elected chairman of Dulwich & West Norwood Conservative Association in March this year . Still only in his late 20s, last month he...

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If Stonewall gets to the heart of Government, why not Christian Concern?

Aug 14, 2014 by

by Julian Mann, VOL: With the former head of education at LGBT campaign group Stonewall now advising the new UK Education Secretary, Nicky Morgan, the question arises: why does she not appoint an activist from evangelical campaigners Christian Concern to advise her on effective ways to ensure that schools are compliant with legal requirements to provide mainly Christian daily assemblies? Stonewall is clearly delighted that Mrs Morgan has appointed Luke Tryl as a special adviser. Its acting...

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