Theresa May used Europe to push through gay marriage

Jul 16, 2016 by

by Christopher Booker, Telegraph: One thing on which David Cameron, Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn were all agreed last week was that topping the list of the “Cameron legacy” was gay marriage. What no one seemed aware of was that, as I reported here in detail in 2013, the one politician who was far more responsible than Mr Cameron for suddenly pushing it to the top of our political agenda was the vicar’s daughter, Mrs May herself. There had been no mention of gay marriage in the Tories’ 2010...

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Canada: Anglicans vote for same sex marriage

Jul 12, 2016 by

By Colin Perkel, CBC News [and also other articles]. A voting error was discovered after the resolution was narrowly rejected on Monday night. Questions about the integrity of the voting process in which Anglicans narrowly rejected a resolution to allow same-sex marriage emerged Tuesday, leading to a stunning reversal of the result… ..Hiltz then declared the resolution in favour of same-sex marriage passed. Read here See also: Statement by the General Secretary of the Anglican Church of...

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Canadian Anglicans reject same-sex marriage by one vote

Jul 12, 2016 by

By André Forget, Anglican Journal: A resolution to change the marriage canon (church law) to allow for the solemnization of marriages of same-sex couples failed to pass by a fraction of a percentage point at the Anglican Church of Canada’s General Synod July 11. The vote, which required a two-thirds majority in each of the orders of laity, clergy and bishops, received 72.22% support from the laity and 68.42% in the order of bishops, but only 66.23% percent in the order of clergy—0.43% shy of...

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Same-sex marriage: Why some Churches are coping better than others

Jul 11, 2016 by

by Mark Woods, Christian Today: For entirely coincidental reasons, the UK Church scene during the last few days has been dominated by the issue of same-sex marriage. The Methodist and United Reformed Churches (URC) have both taken significant decisions and the Church of England has gone into purdah at its York synod meeting while it tries to sort itself out. Before all this, last month the General Synod of the Scottish Episcopal Church voted to remove the definition of marriage as between a...

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It’s Possible: Gays and Lesbians Can Have Happy (straight) Marriages

Jul 11, 2016 by

by Doug Mainwaring, Public Discourse: Same-sex marriage is not the only option for gays and lesbians who seek the personal fulfillment and familial happiness that is the universal desire of the human heart. When Christian rock star Trey Pearson announced he was coming out of the closet and separating from his wife and their two children after seven and a half years of marriage, he said that his wife had been his “biggest supporter” and that “she just hugged me and cried and said how proud of...

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United Reformed Church approves gay marriage services

Jul 10, 2016 by

by Callum May, BBC News: The United Reformed Church has voted overwhelmingly to allow same-sex couples to marry in its buildings. Members of the URC’s ruling general assembly voted in favour at a meeting in Merseyside, although individual churches will not be forced to comply. The URC becomes the largest Christian organisation in Britain to offer same-sex weddings in its churches. The Church, which has about 60,000 members, is a Protestant Church with roots in Presbyterianism. The...

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