Gay marriage in church? Taking apart the arguments

Nov 20, 2014 by

By M B Davie: Editor’s note: This is more than a review of Bishop Alan’s book, it is a step by step dismantling of all his arguments for recognition and blessing of same sex relationships by the church. It is long, but will prove an important resource. A review of Alan Wilson More Perfect Union. Introduction The Bishop of Buckingham, Alan Wilson, has become known as the bishop who has broken ranks with the official policy of the Church of England by arguing that there should be...

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Nicolas Sarkozy calls for repeal of France’s same-sex marriage law

Nov 16, 2014 by

From The Guardian: The former French president Nicolas Sarkozy has told supporters that the country’s same-sex marriage law should be scrapped. Sarkozy, who is campaigning to lead the opposition centre-right UMP party and isexpected to run again for president in 2017, was speaking at a debate organised by the conservative Common Sense (Sens Commun) group on Saturday. Referring to the “mariage pour tous” or “marriage for all” legislation passed by France’s Socialist government last year, he...

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North Carolina judges resign over same-sex marriage

Nov 7, 2014 by

From The Christian Institute: At least six judges in North Carolina have stepped down from their positions saying that conducting same-sex wedding ceremonies would contravene their religious beliefs. The judges, who are all professing Christians, resigned after the introduction of new laws which require magistrates to marry same-sex couples. Same-sex marriage was legalised in North Carolina after the US Supreme Court cleared the path for the practice to become legal in more states. ’Violation’...

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Finally, a judge votes for democracy

Nov 7, 2014 by

by Michael Cook, MercatorNet: Same-sex marriage is headed for the US Supreme Court. Justice Ruth Ginsberg is reported to have said that the Court would be in no rush to decide the issue unless there was a clear division among the courts of appeals. Now there is. In a two to one decision, the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in Cincinnati yesterday overturned lower-court rulings in Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Tennessee which had declared that bans on same-sex marriage violated the...

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Not Sentiment, Prejudice, or Tradition: Exploring the Nature of Marriage

Nov 6, 2014 by

by Francis J Beckwith, Public Discourse: Patrick Lee and Robert P. George’s new book clearly establishes that the case for conjugal marriage is not based on irrational prejudice or sentimental appeal to tradition. It is based on a series of sophisticated arguments that deserve to be answered. In one of the classes I teach at Baylor University, we cover, among other topics, the issue of marriage. I begin by asking my students, “Is there a difference between these two questions: ‘How do you...

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Shocking poll: More Americans oppose same-sex ‘marriage’ than support it

Nov 3, 2014 by

By Dustin Siggins, LifeSite: A shocking new poll shows that more Americans oppose gay “marriage” than support it. A poll released earlier this month shows that 47 percent of Americans “oppose legalizing same-sex marriage,” while only 44 percent supported redefining marriage. Nine percent of the public was uncertain. FOX News, which conducted the poll, focused its reporting on reactions by the American public to President Obama’s handling of Ebola and ISIS. However, buried in the...

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