Elton John says Jesus would’ve backed gay marriage. Millions will presume he’s right

Jun 30, 2014 by

by Tim Stanley, Telegraph: Elton John says that Jesus would’ve backed gay marriage. Don’t laugh. Don’t laugh, because Elton John is actually a brilliant artist worthy of respect – the Tchaikovsky of rock and roll who uses outrageous, wild walls of sound to touch the soul. Also don’t laugh because his take on Jesus’ teachings is rooted in a huge cultural shift that has occurred across the West. His (mis)understanding of Christian theology is common, and not unsympathetic. For many people...

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Sir Elton Says Jesus Would Back Gay Marriage

Jun 29, 2014 by

From Sky News: Sir Elton John has revealed plans for a “very quiet” wedding – and said he believes Jesus Christ would support gay priests getting married. In an exclusive interview with Sky News, the star told Dermot Murnaghan he hopes to marry David Furnish some time next year and that it would be a low-key affair. He also revealed his thoughts about the Pope – describing him as a “wonderful” man whose tolerance was an example to the Church of England. The...

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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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