If you think the gay ‘marriage’ fight is over, you don’t understand the nature of the war

Sep 28, 2016 by

by Doug Mainwaring, LifeSite: Up until now, I’ve used only secular arguments involving logic, reason, and experience to address the issue of same-sex marriage. That’s how I first came to think about the issue. But as I explained at Public Discourse last year, once I began thinking, reasoning, and examining my life, an extraordinary thing happened: I couldn’t stop. Reason led me to acknowledge natural law, which led me to begin rejecting some of my former ways of thinking and acting. Reason...

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It’s about children’s rights, not sexual orientation

Sep 28, 2016 by

by Margaret Somerville, MercatorNet: Let’s clarify the issues in the same-sex marriage debate. It seems that the only issue in relation to same-sex marriage on which politicians can agree is that the debate which would surround a plebiscite must be civilized and mutually respectful. To have any chance of achieving that “tone”, we need first to identify what the issues are and where we disagree. Homosexuality is not the issue in the debate. Sexual orientation is not a “lifestyle choice” as some...

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Anglican Church of Canada: letter from the three indigenous bishops

Sep 27, 2016 by

The three indigenous bishops in the Anglican Church of Canada have written a very strong letter expressing their opposition to the General Synod vote to begin the church’s formal acceptance of gay marriage. A Statement by the Bishops Mark MacDonald, Lydia Mamakwa, and Adam Halkett.   We are writing to the Church and our communities in light of the General Synod’s decision to take the first steps towards the changing of the marriage canon.  As we wrote to the commission and stated at...

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Justin Welby affirms traditional family values in the face of a changing world

Sep 27, 2016 by

by Justin Welby, Anglican Ink: There is something remarkably appropriate about the Mothers’ Union picking two readings, one of drama and reliance on the intervention of God. And the other is one of Jesus’s jokes, with a very sharp sting in it. It is appropriate to put these two together because the Mothers’ Union is God-centred in a remarkable way. The Mothers’ Union faces the most extreme odds that cannot be overcome except through the action of God. But also, contrary to the mockery and...

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Why Australians need more debate about the consequences of redefining marriage

Sep 26, 2016 by

by Lyle Shelton, Australian Christian Lobby: It was disappointing to see the Shadow Attorney General assert that same-sex marriage posed no threat to other peoples’ freedoms, Australian Christian Lobby Managing Director Lyle Shelton said today. “Sadly the idea that redefining marriage and freedom for those who disagreed were “unrelated” had no basis in reality both overseas and here in Australia. Mr Dreyfus made the comments the Freedom for Faith conference in Melbourne yesterday. “There is a...

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Bishops of Native American Anglicans in Canada respond to ACOC vote on same-sex relationships

Sep 24, 2016 by

A Statement by the Bishops Mark MacDonald, Lydia Mamakwa, and Adam Halkett We are writing to the Church and our communities in light of the General Synod’s decision to take the first steps towards the changing of the marriage canon. As we wrote to the commission and stated at the Synod, we do not agree with the decision and believe that it puts our communities in a difficult place in regards to our relation and community with the Anglican Church of Canada. This statement was requested by an...

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