Should the UK force its overseas territories to legalise same-sex marriage?

Feb 9, 2021 by

by Andrew Rothman, The Critic: The UK Government is keen to ensure legalisation of same-sex marriage throughout its dominions, but exercising its colonial authority is not the most prudent tactic. The controversy over Dinah Rose QC’s involvement in the forthcoming Privy Council case on same-sex marriage in the Cayman Islands triggered important discussions about barristers’ role in the administration of justice and the value of the “cab rank” rule. But the case also raised issues of...

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Pope Francis, Civil Unions, and Moral Truth

Oct 28, 2020 by

by Ryan T Anderson and Robert P George, Public Discourse: More deeply understanding the truth about marriage and human sexuality will help all of us flourish. And that is what a pastor like Pope Francis desires. We can understand—indeed we share—the frustration of our fellow Catholics with the ways in which the Holy Father conducts interviews and the ways in which the media distorts them, but we must not do anything to undermine the truth that sets us free. Moral truths are what they are....

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Gay Unions: Banner in St. Peter’s Square asks Francis for clarification

Oct 25, 2020 by

by Jules Gomes, Church Militant: Austrian Catholic Alexander Tschugguel took Vatican police by surprise Saturday afternoon as the “Pachamama slayer” unfurled a massive banner in St. Peter’s Square asking Pope Francis for “clarity on same-sex unions.” Tschugguel led a band of faithful Catholics from Castel Sant’Angelo — where the Catholic convert had dumped five Pachamama idols into the Tiber River during the Amazon Synod — to the Vatican in protest against...

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Open Letter to Pope Francis

Oct 23, 2020 by

by Andrew Comiskey, Desert Stream: Dear Pope Francis, Thank you for assuming a thankless, overwhelming task. I cannot imagine the burdens you face. America’s upcoming election pales in contrast to the political challenges you face daily in our ‘cohesive’ Church. Take heart. I am not a political animal. But as a man familiar with and committed to overcoming same-sex desires, I am a faithful son of our Father through Jesus. I love our Church. And I need you to father me and...

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What Pope Francis’s comments about gay families could mean for LGBTQ people worldwide

Oct 22, 2020 by

by Samantha Schmidt, Michelle Boorstein and Sarah Pulliam Bailey, Washington Post: As the pope’s words about gay couples spread to audiences around the world, it wasn’t just his support for the creation of civil unions that stood out. It was his embrace of same-sex couples as part of a family unit — an image that goes beyond a person’s individual legal rights. “They’re children of God and have a right to a family,” Pope Francis said in a new documentary. “Nobody should be thrown out, or be...

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Bishop Graham’s sexuality apology: a translation from liberalese

Feb 5, 2020 by

by Will Jones, Faith and Politics: Christian Today reported on Monday on an apology from the Bishop of Norwich, Graham Usher, following the release of a pastoral statement on civil partnerships by the Church of England’s House of Bishops last month. However, if you have heard or read the apology – given in both a letter and radio interview – you will be aware it is in liberalese, making it difficult to understand for those not familiar with this strange dialect. I offer here a loose...

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