Survey: The more Americans support gay ‘marriage,’ the less they support marriage in general

Mar 22, 2016 by

By Fr Mark Hodges, LifeSite: The National Survey of Family Growth concludes that while more and more Americans support homosexual “marriage,” they simultaneously support marriage less and less. The U.S. Health and Human Services survey, using data from 2011 to 2013, revealed increasing apathy toward marriage in general and a disconnect from the positive role marriage should play in families and individuals. Sixty percent of women ages 15-44 say sodomy is “all right” (up...

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Facebook slammed for same-sex marriage bias

Mar 18, 2016 by

From The Christian Institute: Facebook has come under fire for endorsing same-sex marriage in Australia, as the country approaches an important vote on the issue. From the start of March, all Facebook users were given the option of adding a pro same-sex marriage slogan to the bottom of their profile picture. However, no such function is available for users who oppose the redefinition of marriage. Lyle Shelton, Managing Director of the Australian Christian Lobby, said that as a shareholder...

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Jeremy Pemberton appeals the tribunal case

Mar 17, 2016 by

by Ian Paul, Psephizo: I previously reported on the Employment Tribunal case of Jeremy Pemberton versus Richard Inwood, retired Acting Bishop of Southwell and Nottingham, and the debate on BBC 2’s Victoria Derbyshire show between Jeremy and myself. Jeremy has been gracious enough to comment on the blog from his perspective, and a couple of days ago his partner, Laurence Cunnington, notified me that Jeremy has been granted leave to appeal the case. […] What Jeremy is asking is for a...

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Canadian Anglicans in Travail over Homosexual Marriage

Mar 14, 2016 by

By David W. Virtue DD, Virtueonline: The General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada (ACoC) will meet in July, 2016, in Toronto. And they will agonize over whether to approve homosexual marriage. The General Synod will consider a motion to amend the marriage canon to explicitly allow for the marriage of same-sex couples. Because this is a matter of doctrine and worship, it is required to have a 2/3rds majority in each of the houses of laity, clergy, and bishops. If it gets this – this...

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David Cameron: ‘Gay marriage has been an absolute disaster. It has totally split my party’

Mar 13, 2016 by

(Clip from Telegraph article entitled ‘David Cameron is ‘petrified’ of Boris Johnson and branded Michael Gove a ‘Maoist’, new memoirs reveal’) […] Mr Cameron is reported to have compared the fallout from his decision to push ahead with gay marriage to the impact the U-turn on tuition fees had on the Lib Dems. “Over food and wine in the 10 Downing Street flat, the prime minister told Nick Clegg: ‘Gay marriage has been an absolute disaster....

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New Zealand’s ‘way forward’ on same-sex marriage: an evaluation

Mar 9, 2016 by

by Andrew Goddard, Covenant: Background to the Report. Like most of the churches in the Western/Northern world, the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand, and Polynesia (ACANZP) has for some time been discerning how to respond to cultural changes in relation to same-sex relationships. The latest report, to be debated at its General Synod in May 2016, arises from the “Way Forward Working Group,” whose title, remit, and constraints were set by an agreement reached at the 2014 General Synod (A...

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