Alas, I Shall never Be Queen!

Mar 13, 2014 by

By Peter Mullen Suddenly I find my career options have disastrously narrowed.   The Government now realises that same-sex “marriage” will require a massive re-write of legislation dating back to AD 1285 – including the permanent abolition of the terms “husband” and “wife” from many of our laws. Crucial safeguards will also have to be introduced to safeguard the Monarchy. The Government is scurrying to introduce all these changes through...

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Who’s the ‘Us’ David Bowie wants Scotland to stay with?

Feb 22, 2014 by

By Julian Mann, God & Politics in the UK David Bowie’s political intervention in the Scottish independence debate at the Brit pop music awards – ‘Scotland stay with us’ – raises a very important question of national definition. What is the uniting ethos, the common political, moral and social outlook, which he believes ‘Scotland’ shares with ‘us’ in the other two nations and one province of the current United Kingdom?   In an era...

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Men banned from becoming Queen as 700 years of law redrafted ahead of gay marriage

Feb 22, 2014 by

By John Bingham, Telegraph Words such as “widow” removed from statutes while medieval treason laws and even rules on royal titles amended ahead of gay marriage Men are to be banned from becoming Queen or Princess of Wales as part of an unprecedented effort to rewrite more than 700 years of law to prevent unintended consequences of gay marriage. Even a 14th Century act declaring it high treason to have an affair with the monarch’s husband or wife is included in the sweeping...

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Christmas message: Queen reflects on year of Prince George's birth

Dec 25, 2013 by

From BBC News The Queen has reflected on the birth of her great-grandson Prince George in her traditional Christmas Day broadcast. She said the arrival of a new baby gave people the chance to think about the future with "renewed hope". And she had a message for new parents, saying that for them "life will never be the same again". The Queen also talked about the 60th anniversary of her coronation, the role of the Commonwealth and next year's Commonwealth Games in...

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UK: ReNew Conference: Bishop Nazir-Ali Speaks out Against Prince Charles for Multi-Faith Worship

Nov 27, 2013 by

By Julian Mann, Virtueonline At the inaugural ReNew conference in Hertfordshire, England, global orthodox Anglican leader Dr Michael Nazir-Ali, former CofE Bishop of Rochester, spoke out against the heir to the UK throne, Prince Charles, for participating in multi-faith worship during a recent trip to India. In a rare public criticism by a prominent Anglican leader of a senior member of the Royal Family for failing to uphold the supremacy of Jesus Christ, Dr Nazir-Ali said Prince Charles's...

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Christian coronations of future monarchs face legal challenge

Nov 10, 2013 by

By Caroline Davies, Guardian Campaigners are to attempting to launch a legal challenge to the Christian coronation of future monarchs in an attack on the most powerful symbol of the union between church and state. The National Secular Society (NSS) has instructed lawyers to investigate challenging the ancient religious rite under human rights legislation. Keith Porteous Wood, the NSS executive director, said: "The country has changed out of all recognition since the last coronation and we...

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