I thought it was all about homophobia until I watched this video

May 3, 2016 by

By Pat Langrell, MercatorNet: The debate is about two vastly different ideas of marriage, not about whether we like gays. Pat Langrell, of the Australian group Marriage Equals, presents a splendid argument for real marriage. In short, he contends that we are grappling with the older conception of marriage as a lifetime commitment to fidelity which is open to children and the newer “soulmate” version. Which is best for society?...

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Prayers for gay and lesbian couples criticised by evangelicals

Apr 30, 2016 by

by Ruth Gledhill, Christian Today: Evangelical Christian leaders have criticised as “a source of deep disquiet” new plans for prayers for gay and lesbian couples. Bishops in the Church in Wales have circulated a pastoral letter “to all the faithful” concerning gay and lesbian Christians. It follows an 18-month consultation in Wales on whether it would be “appropriate” to acknowledge same sex unions in Church through a blessing or even marriage. “Given...

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Raunchy Prince was actually a conservative Christian who reportedly opposed gay marriage

Apr 22, 2016 by

By Michelle Boorstein,, Washington Post: With the death Thursday of Prince Rogers Nelson, you may see a strange mix on your Facebook feed of sex and religion. That’s because perhaps one of the raunchiest, steamiest pop culture figures in the past quarter-century was a conservative Christian. Religious and spiritual themes ran through a huge amount of his work, including this tiny sampling of lyrics: “Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to get through this thing called Life,” he intoned,...

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A response to the Pastoral letter from the Bishops of the Church in Wales

Apr 19, 2016 by

by Martin Davie: The Bishops of the Church in Wales have now issued a ‘Pastoral Letter….to all the faithful concerning gay and lesbian Christians’ accompanied by two sets of prayers ‘that may be said with a couple following the Celebration of a Civil Partnership or Civil Marriage.’ What should we make of this letter from a theological perspective? First, the reasons the bishops give for not changing the teaching of the Church in Wales in relation to marriage or permitting ‘the celebration of...

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Archbishop Justin discusses same-sex marriage at talks with President Mugabe

Apr 19, 2016 by

from ACNS: The Archbishop of Canterbury has said he discussed the issue of same-sex marriage in talks with Zimbabwe’s president, Robert Mugabe, during a flying visit to Harare at the weekend. The Archbishop had stressed that the meeting at State House on Sunday was pastoral rather than political. Few details have been made public. But, speaking to members of the Anglican Consultative Council (ACC) on Tuesday afternoon, during their ACC-16 meeting in Lusaka, the Archbishop said the president...

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Kim Davis Just Won in Kentucky

Apr 18, 2016 by

by Bob Eschliman, Charisma News: Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk who made national headlines last summer after refusing to issue marriage licenses over her opposition to same-sex “marriage,” won in the end. With little fanfare, and barely a mention, Gov. Matt Bevin has signed into law a bill that transforms the state’s marriage license form and removes the requirement that county clerks must sign or affix their official seal to them. He called it a “statutory...

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