Govt tells Christian ministers: Perform same-sex weddings or face jail, fines

Oct 21, 2014 by

Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys filed a federal lawsuit and a motion for a temporary restraining order Friday to stop officials in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, from forcing two ordained Christian ministers to perform wedding ceremonies for same-sex couples. City officials told Donald Knapp that he and his wife Evelyn, both ordained ministers who run Hitching Post Wedding Chapel, are required to perform such ceremonies or face months in jail and/or thousands of dollars in fines. The city claims...

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How can social conservatives vote for David Cameron?

Oct 20, 2014 by

By Laura Perrins, Conservative Woman: [...]  Cameron is a card-carrying member of the liberal elite, no more interested in socially conservative values than Clegg or Miliband. In fact, he told us this himself. Let’s take gay marriage. Cameron stated himself that he supported this ‘as a Conservative’ despite the fact it goes against all conservative values and logic (not that it featured in the Conservative manifesto, mind). It would be one thing if gay marriage was used as a bargaining chip...

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Religious venues to be used for converting Civil Partnerships to gay marriages

Oct 17, 2014 by

by Donna Rachel Edmunds, Breitbart: The government has altered plans to allow gay couples to convert their civil partnerships to marriages, by allowing the conversion ceremony to take place at a range of venues including churches, synagogues, meeting houses, hotels and other registered venues. Previously, the plans only included provision to convert the status of the partnership at a registry office. In order to avoid the “quadruple lock” put in place to appease religious opponents of gay...

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Religious venues to be allowed for civil partnership conversions

Oct 15, 2014 by

By Joseph Patrick McCormick, Pink News: The government will soon announce plans for civil partnership conversion in England and Wales, which will still take place later this year, and now include the provision to allow a conversion ceremony to take place with a registrar at venues other than register offices including churches, synagogues, meeting houses and other registered venues. Some couples already in civil partnerships were upset earlier this year as the original announcement by then...

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Letter to David Cameron from Grassroots Conservatives

Oct 15, 2014 by

Dear Prime Minister,Conscience Clauses,I am continuing to write to you in order to keep you abreast of feeling and opinion among ordinary Grassroots Conservatives, which is vital information as you prepare for the 2015 election manifesto and campaign.The Clacton and Heywood & Middleton results are a sharp wake up call on a whole number of counts. A by-election strategy of bypassing / ignoring local Associations, with imported activists, (then abandoned), and gimmicks while insulting...

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Voters leaving us over gay marriage, says Tory MP

Oct 15, 2014 by

From The Christian Institute: The Conservatives’ “controversial and revolutionary” same-sex marriage policy is one of the reasons voters have left, a senior backbench MP has said. Sir Edward Leigh, MP for Gainsborough, criticised a “whole host of errors conceived or approved of by Tory bigwigs” in an article for a Conservative grassroots website. He suggested that the Party should take more care “not to infuriate” supporters, and called for it to promote traditional marriage. Sir Edward was...

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