Date set for option to convert civil unions to gay marriages

Jun 27, 2014 by

From BBC News Gay people who are currently in civil partnerships will be able to convert their relationships to marriages from 10 December, the government has said. Writing in Pink News, Equalities Minister Sajid Javid said people had been “clamouring” for the move since gay marriage became possible in March. Since first announcing its support for gay marriage, the government has always said it planned to bring in the move. But Labour questioned why it was still six months from...

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What do abortion, gay ‘marriage’ and government-sanctioned illegal immigration have in common?

Jun 25, 2014 by

By Anthony Esolen, LifeSite News: As I write these words, thousands of Mexicans, many of them using small children as stalking horses, are pouring across the border of my country into Texas, against federal law, with the explicit encouragement of the branch of our government charged with the duty to execute that law. And judges in two other states, many orbits out of their juridical authority, have struck down statutes stipulating that two and two make four, that a dog is not a cat, that fish...

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SSM in the Church of England: Back to the good old days

Jun 23, 2014 by

By Sam Johnson, English Manif: The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has made what he would like us to think is a profession of continuing support for real marriage. Dated 14th May, and headed “Same-Sex Marriage: Archbishop’s view remains the same”, it goes as follows: “Lambeth Palace has issued the following statement in response to reports about the Archbishop of Canterbury’s position on same-sex marriage: The Archbishop has said before that he accepts the right of Parliament to...

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Rowan Williams’ anguish as an archbishop leading a communion riven with division is detailed b...

Jun 23, 2014 by

By David Williamson, Walesonline: The strain faced by former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams as his church was convulsed in controversy over women bishops and same-sex relationships is laid bare in the latest edition of his biography. When the acclaimed theologian left his role as Archbishop of Wales to helm the Anglican communion he was seen by many as a liberal advocate of gay rights and a greater role for women in leadership. Biographer Rupert Shortt describes in the new edition of...

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Second priest defies Church of England to marry his same sex partner

Jun 22, 2014 by

by Andrew Brown, Guardian: A second priest has defied the Church of England’s official line to marry his same sex partner. On Saturday, the Rev Andrew Cain, vicar of St James church in West Hampstead, London, posted on Facebook pictures of his wedding to Stephen Foreshew. The wedding took place as the first priest to marry his partner, Canon Jeremy Pemberton, confirmed that he had been stripped of the permission to work as a priest in the diocese of Southwell and Nottingham. Church...

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First clergyman who flouted the Church of England’s gay marriage ban is fired by his bishop

Jun 22, 2014 by

By Jonathan Petre, Mailonline: The first clergyman to enter into  a gay marriage in defiance of the Church of England has been ‘sacked’ by his bishop. Sources said Canon Jeremy Pemberton, who married Laurence Cunnington in April, is to have his rights to operate as a priest revoked. He will no longer be able to conduct services in the diocese, though he remains employed by the NHS as a hospital chaplain. The decision by the Bishop of Southwell and Nottingham Richard Inwood to remove the...

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