‘The bishop made clear to me that there would be consequences.’ Meet Clive Larsen, the reverend who left the church to marry his gay lover

Aug 16, 2016 by

by India Sturgis, Telegraph: Reverend Clive Larsen had just finished his regular Sunday service at St Agnes Church in North Reddish, Stockport when he dropped a proverbial bombshell on his faithful congregation. Taking a deep, restorative breath, the 60-year-old Church of England priest announced that, after 25 years working in the diocese of Manchester (11 of them spent at St Agnes), he was stepping down. But it was not all sad tidings. His next words were thus: “The first thing I will be...

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Generous orthodoxy?

Aug 16, 2016 by

A response to David Gillett ‘Positive about Scripture: Positive about Equal Marriage. by Martin Davie, Reflections of an Anglican Theologian: A prominent feature of the current debate about human sexuality in the Church of England is the way in which people who have their roots in the Evangelical tradition are now claiming that support for same-sex relationships is compatible with Evangelical faith. This claim is made, for example, in the recent collection of essays edited by Jayne Ozanne,...

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Alabama Chief Justice To Face Trial For Barring Same-Sex Marriage

Aug 10, 2016 by

by Daniel Marans, Huffington Post: A court has decided that Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore will face trial in September for violating judicial ethics after he ordered state judges not to issue same-sex marriage licenses early this year. The Alabama Court of the Judiciary, which has the final say on complaints against state judges, rejected Moore’s motion to dismiss the charges on Monday, paving the way for a trial, AL.com reported. Moore is widely expected to be found guilty and removed from...

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Belfast Pride: NI will endorse same-sex marriage, says Ruth Davidson

Aug 3, 2016 by

From BBC News: Same-sex marriage will soon be endorsed in Northern Ireland as public support overwhelms opposition to it, the openly gay leader of the Scottish Conservatives has said. Ruth Davidson was speaking in Belfast on Tuesday at the city’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Pride week. Northern Ireland is the only part of the UK where gay marriage is illegal. Ms Davidson said the “time is coming” when same-sex couples in the region would be allowed to marry....

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Another gay Anglican priest marries long-term partner

Aug 1, 2016 by

by Harry Farley, Christian Today: Another gay Anglican vicar has married his long-term male partner, defying the Church of England’s ban on clergy entering same-sex marriages. Rev Paul Collier has kept his position as priest of St Hugh’s in the Diocese of Southwark after he converted his civil partnership to a marriage in early June with a celebratory service in London. Collier admitted his marriage put him at odds with the House of Bishops, the body which issued guidance banning...

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Researcher P Sullins Tells Truth on Gay Parenting

Jul 26, 2016 by

By Robert Lopez, International Children’s Rights Institute: Robert Oscar Lopez interviews Paul Sullins, Catholic University of America Professor, also working on LEO Initiative, on why so much optimistic research on gay parenting was far off the mark and how his most recent study into credible data found significant differences in the outcomes for children with moms/dads and children with gay parents. For more on P. Sullins: papers.ssrn.com/sol3/cf_dev/AbsBy…fm?per_id=2097328 On the need...

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