“I feel bullied for being same-sex attracted and faithful to the teaching of Jesus on marriage”

Feb 17, 2017 by

by Sam Allberry, Evangelical Focus: One of the voices in debate at the General Synod was Sam Allberry, a pastor in Maidenhead (UK), member of the group “Living Out” and author of the book “Is God anti-gay?” He shared his own experience as a man with homosexual feelings. “I am same-sex attracted...

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Fascism and the Left

Feb 17, 2017 by

by Gavin Ashenden: Both the left and the right are accusing each other of ‘fascism’, which means I suppose that the word is changing its meaning. I rather resent this bifurcation into left and right. Many of us put our politics together from a palette of positions. You can be ecologically...

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Letter from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York following General Synod

Feb 17, 2017 by

The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have written to members of the General Synod setting out the next steps following the vote on General Synod not to take note of the paper on Marriage and Same Sex Relationships after the Shared Conversations. The letter can be found here. The full text can be...

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Washington Supreme Court: Gov’t can force florist to participate in gay ‘wedding’

Feb 17, 2017 by

from LifeSite: A Washington floral artist says she will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse a decision Thursday by the state’s high court that concluded the government can force her—and, by extension, other Washingtonians—to create artistic expression and participate in events with which they...

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U.S. House votes to overturn Obama regulation forcing states to fund Planned Parenthood

Feb 17, 2017 by

by Claire Chretien, LifeSite: The  U.S. House of Representatives voted 230 to 188 today to overturn former President Obama’s “eleventh hour” HHS rule forcing states to give Title X money to organizations that commit abortions. Title X money comes from the government to fund...

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GAFCON UK responds to the Synod vote, and offers a new vision for faithful Anglicanism

Feb 17, 2017 by

From GAFCON UK. […] As the Synod debate was introduced, Bishops made clear that the proposed retention of the historic teaching of marriage, or the ban on liturgical blessings of same sex relationships, was not a ‘stake in the ground’ beyond which the church will not move. To the contrary the...

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It’s time for the Church of England to lay down the law on marriage

Feb 16, 2017 by

by Andrea Minichiello Williams: Wednesday’s vote in Synod was not a victory for the LGBT lobby. In whatever way that vote in synod is spun, the real issue is not about same-sex marriage but about the authority of the Bible in the Church of England. The effect of the vote is that there is no change...

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CofE Clergy Refuse to “Take Note” of “Orthodox” Bishops’ Report on Marriage

Feb 16, 2017 by

by David Ould: (…) And there you have it. A split Church of England which has voted against taking note of the bishops’  report, thereby ensuring it cannot be further debated in this current synod (until 2020). The bishops will now go back and, presumably, prepare another report that may...

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Why The General Synod’s Vote Last Night Was Bad For Everyone

Feb 16, 2017 by

by Peter Ould, Christian Today: Alternative truths abounded last night after the General Synod vote on the bishops’ report on human sexuality came through and the House of Clergy voted by a narrow margin not to ‘take note’ of it. Normally a Take Note motion is a neutral one and...

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Mass immigration is a cure worse than our demographic time bomb

Feb 16, 2017 by

by Rob Slane, TCW: Once in a while politicians say something interesting. However, rare as such utterances are, unfortunately most of the really revealing comments get drowned out by the slurry of media commentary focusing on really important things like what trousers someone is wearing or how...

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