First gay clergy member to marry in UK sues Church of England after sacking

Sep 9, 2014 by

By Joseph Patrick McCormick, Pink News: The first gay clergy to marry in the UK, who was later sacked for doing so, has begun legal proceedings against the Church of England. Canon Jeremy Pemberton, 58, formerly a hospital chaplain, was the first member of the clergy to enter into a same-sex marriage, when he wed his partner Laurence Cunnington in April. His marriage defied a decision by the House of Bishops, which has banned gay clergy from marrying, and he later had his permission to...

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Schools must ‘actively promote’ gay marriage, according to new Government rules

Sep 9, 2014 by

From Coalition for Marriage: Contact your MP today. The Government is proposing new minimum standards for academies, free schools and independent schools which demand that they ‘actively promote’ equality, as defined by the Equality Act 2010. We believe this places huge pressure on these schools to promote same-sex marriage. David Cameron and many others justify redefining marriage on the grounds of equality. Please contact your MP today. Tell him or her that the plans to force schools to...

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Same-sex ‘marriage’ is root cause of Tory defections

Sep 8, 2014 by

From Christian Concern: The former Editor of the Daily Telegraph, Charles Moore, has claimed that the “overthrow without warning or study” of 2,000 years of Judaeo-Christian civilisation that marriage is between a man and a woman, is one of the root causes of defections from the Conservative Party. The journalist and author says the loyalty and cohesion of political parties depend much more upon “their mass memberships than on their elites”. Charles Moore was commenting on the defection of MP...

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Why so many Christians won’t back down on gay marriage

Sep 6, 2014 by

By Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry, The Week: A traditional view of marriage is about much more than today’s politics. It’s deeply woven into the 2,000-year-old ethic at the heart of our faith. A majority of Americans already favor same-sex marriage — and most everyone agrees that same-sex marriage will continue to be accepted by an ever-bigger majority. In many urban and progressive circles, it’s beyond impolitic to oppose gay marriage. Indeed, there’s a movement underfoot to...

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“Parade of empathy” halted by same-sex marriage ruling

Sep 5, 2014 by

by Carolyn Moynihan, MercatorNet: There’s something to be said for longevity. At 80 years of age you can say what you want to say and go down with all guns blazing. That’s my impression of a US federal judge who broke ranks with dozens of his brethren on Wednesday to defend the meaning of marriage, and ruled that Louisiana has no obligation to recognise same-sex unions as marriage. USA Today reports: The ruling came from District Judge Martin Feldman, 80, who was named to the federal bench by...

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Victory for Christian registrar dismissed after refusing to conduct same-sex ‘marriages’

Sep 2, 2014 by

From Christian Concern: A Christian registrar who was sacked for indicating she would not be willing to conduct same-sex weddings has been reinstated after a successful appeal. Margaret Jones (54), a Senior Deputy Registrar at Bedford register office, was asked by her employers in 2013 whether her Christian beliefs would prevent her from conducting same-sex weddings in light of the passage of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act. On 28 March 2014, just one day before the first same-sex...

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