Episcopal Rector Forced to Resign because He Would Not Perform Gay Weddings

Dec 27, 2015 by

by David Virtue, VOL: The Rev. Jonathan Erdman, rector of Calvary Church in Louisville, KY, is resigning because he could not in good conscience perform gay weddings. He will leave his church Jan. 10, 2016. The vestry of his parish had been trying to force him out since the Episcopal Church authorized priests to perform gay weddings, and Fr. Jonathan, a high churchman, said he would not do that. The vestry has the support of Kentucky Episcopal Bishop Terry Allen White, who was complicit in the...

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Military chapels forced to perform gay weddings

Dec 22, 2015 by

by Anthony Bushfield, Premier: The Defence Minister has written to the churches who provide chaplains to the chapels asking them how they intend to follow law, which allows gay weddings. Currently churches are exempt from same sex marriage legislation but chapels are not considered to be in the same bracket. In 2014 parliament passed rules meaning gay weddings could take place in the 190 military chapels in England and Wales despite fierce opposition from Tory MPs. No gay marriages have...

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6 Republican Presidential Candidates Pledge to Support Bill to Protect Gay Marriage opponents.

Dec 19, 2015 by

By Michael Gryboski, Christian Post: Six Republican presidential candidates signed a pledge to support a federal bill meant to protect the rights of gay marriage opponents. Known as the First Amendment Defense Act, the proposed legislation introduced in June is designed to protect critics of gay marriage from facing legal action for their views. Conservative groups including the American Principles Project, Heritage Action for America, and the Family Research Council affiliate FRC Action...

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Poland and Hungary May Break EU Bloc at UN on Gay Rights and Much More

Dec 17, 2015 by

By Sefano Gennarini JD, C-Fam: Political change in Poland is undermining efforts to impose same-sex “marriage” on Europe and could lead to a sea change in the European Union’s negotiating position at the United Nations. Although Europe is divided on LGBT rights much in the same way as it is divided on immigration, and a host of other issues, in recent years EU diplomats at the UN have been among the most outspoken supporters of special new rights for individuals who identify as lesbian, gay,...

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Same-sex marriage and the second Jeremy

Dec 15, 2015 by

By Ian Paul, Psephizo: As most of the nationals reported (in fairly short articles), a second clergyman has had permission to officiate refused by the Bishop of Winchester, Tim Dakin, because he has entered a same-sex marriage. As with the previous case, this also involves a Jeremy. (What is it with Jeremys? Remember Jeremy Thorpe? Is there somenominative determinism at work?!) Jeremy Davies was Precentor at Salisbury Cathedral for more than 20 years (I knew him a little when I was in the...

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Salisbury canon banned from preaching in Winchester over his gay marriage

Dec 12, 2015 by

A CLERGYMAN from Salisbury has been banned from taking services in Winchester because he married his gay partner last year. Canon Jeremy Davies, who served as Canon Precentor at Salisbury Cathedral for more than 25 years, has been told he cannot preach in the Winchester Diocese because he married opera singer Simon McEnery. Winchester Cathedral had recently asked Canon Davies to take a number of services in the future, which he will now not be allowed to carry out. The Diocese of Winchester...

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