Church in Wales announces a consultation on its position on same sex marriages

Sep 30, 2014 by

by Robin Turner, Walesonline: The Church in Wales has launched a consultation programme to help decide whether its clergy should be allowed to solemnise same-sex marriages. The Archbishop of Wales Dr Barry Morgan announced the beginning of the process at this month’s meeting of the church’s Governing Body. He said while there was an openness towards affirming faithful monogamous same-sex marriages, there was an unease over the marriages being solemnised in church. Over the next year the...

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Cameron wrong to redefine marriage, say councillors

Sep 30, 2014 by

From The Christian Institute: The majority of Conservative councillors believe David Cameron was wrong to pursue legalising same-sex marriage, a poll for the BBC has revealed. Responding to a survey conducted by ComRes, 60 percent of councillors said they disagreed with the Prime Minister’s push for gay marriage. Nearly two-thirds of councillors said that legalising gay marriage made the Conservative party less electable. The survey also found that 58 per cent of councillors think redefining...

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Matthew Parris’ Poison

Sep 30, 2014 by

by Alan Craig: Gay marriage illustrated it; Brendon O’Neill exposed it; and more recently the #YesScotland campaign highlighted and traded upon it: the UK’s political class is a corrupt, elitist, irresponsible, disingenuous, patronising, self-serving cartel. It must be urgently broken up and closed down. Whatever you think of the issue itself, the gay marriage legislation last year was a democratic disgrace. Faithful one man/one woman marriage has been a defining and enduring bedrock of our...

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Adviser: Sarkozy Blames Hollande for Dividing French Society Over Gay Marriage Law

Sep 29, 2014 by

From RIA Novosti: Former President of France Nicolas Sarkozy blames the country’s current leader Francois Hollande for dividing French society over the same-sex marriage law, adviser to Sarkozy, French sociology professor, Yvan Blot told Rossiya Segodnya on Wednesday. “Nicolas Sarkozy said that he thinks, Hollande is guilty for dividing French civil society by imposing, with the help of the socialist majority, this law on marriages for all, which has provoked huge protests,”...

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Faithfully Confronting the Reality of Same-Sex Marriage

Sep 27, 2014 by

By Rick Plasterer, Juicy Ecumenism: Same-sex marriage is a difficult reality Christians must face, and yet it will not go away, and will require that Christians faithfully, unflinchingly confront it. John Stonestreet, Fellow of the Colson Center for Christian Worldview and Sean McDowell, Assistant Professor of Apologetics at Biola University, discussed the baseline Christian position at Alex MacFarland’s Truth for a New Generation Apologetics Conference in Spartanburg, S.C. on September 5....

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Black pastors called ‘silver bullet’ against ‘gay’ marriage

Sep 26, 2014 by

By Leo Hohmann, WND: A Christian legal defense organization believes it may have found a silver bullet to turn the tide of federal court rulings striking down state laws that define marriage as a union of a man and a woman. The Thomas More Law Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan, announced its new strategy this week. Richard Thompson, president and chief counsel of the center, said he is forming a legal team that includes three lawyers from his organization who will file friend-of-the-court briefs...

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