You back gay marriage? Polygamy is fine then

Mar 3, 2015 by

By Laura Perrins, The Conservative Woman: Some conservatives believe that now the gay marriage debate is ‘settled’ the Left and the Right will gather round the great campfire of wonder, all holding hands while singing Kumbaya. It will be a glorious moment when marriage will be seen as the unremitting social good that it is – the Left will suddenly see that light and say, yes you were right all along, we were idiots and let’s enact shed-loads of pro-marriage measures. We are to believe that the...

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#PASTORALLETTER (2)

Mar 2, 2015 by

Visions, Dreams and Nebulous Notions of Detachment. From Archbishop Cranmer: Having responded to the Preface of the Pastoral Letter from the House of Bishops “to the people and parishes of the Church of England for the General Election 2015″, let us now consider the first five paragraphs which constitute the opening section, and from which the entire thesis takes its title: ‘Who is my Neighbour?’. The Bishops begin with a summary account of the state we’re in: 1 We live in challenging but...

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More on the Bishops and politics

Feb 25, 2015 by

Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream The Daily Mail continue their attack on the Bishops’ Pastoral Letter ‘Who is my neighbour’, by pointing out the contrast between what they see as the “soft-left policies” advocated by the C of E leadership, and the “great moral questions” which the Roman Catholic Bishops have addressed in a similar, much shorter letter. The Mail (read here) concludes: …issues at the core of the RC letter are support for marriage...

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Anglican Unscripted 162

Feb 24, 2015 by

Church of England House of Bishops bombs … again. Kevin Kallson and Peter Ould discuss the recent letter from the House of Bishops.  

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Bishops’ Betrayal

Feb 23, 2015 by

by Gavin Ashenden, Anglican Ink: There are moments in a nation’s political history when there might come a time for a College of bishops to make a stand against some political extremism of either the left or the right, in the name of a humanity that is made in God’s image; a theological intervention as a matter of holy principle. But that is not the case in England, now. There is an election coming with political power up for grabs, and the bishops have entered the electoral fray. The have...

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The British Left and the “debate” about free speech

Feb 22, 2015 by

Identity politics has created an army of vicious, narcissistic cowards Brendan O’Neill, Spiked I think the more we’ve made the personal political, the more we define our social and political outlook with reference to what’s in our underpants or what colour our skin is, the more we experience every criticism of our beliefs as an attack on our very personhood, our souls, our right to exist. The problem here is the terrifying wrapping together of the biological and the political, the packaging up...

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