Episcopal Diocese of North Dakota Flips on Same-Sex Marriage

Jan 16, 2021 by

by Jeffrey Walton, Juicy Ecumenism: Another Episcopal Church diocese appears poised to enact same-sex marriage rites following the announcement of a change in leadership. The Episcopal Diocese of North Dakota will be led by retired Bishop of Vermont Thomas Ely, a long-standing advocate of same-sex marriage rites. Ely will serve first as Assisting Bishop and, following an expected vote of approval by the diocesan convention on February 6, as Provisional Bishop according to a January 2...

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Anglican Church of Canada Indicted for violating Marriage Canons without Due Process

Jan 13, 2021 by

by David Virtue, Virtueonline: The Anglican Church of Canada violated its Canons by affirming same-sex marriage without due process, say two authorities in a legal opinion by Mark Hill, endorsed by Norman Doe, commissioned by the Anglican Communion Alliance. Professors Hill and Doe, based at Cardiff University, are leading international authorities on Canon Law. In their legal opinion, they argue that ACofC Synod Chancellor David Jones’s memo of 2016 is “seriously flawed” and...

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HHS issues final rule protecting faith-based adoption agencies

Jan 12, 2021 by

by Matt Hadro, CNA: The Trump administration finalized a rule this week allowing faith-based adoption agencies to receive federal funding regardless of their views on same-sex marriage. In a final rule issued Jan. 7, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) revised a 2016 rule by the Obama administration that had conditioned federal grants on adoption agencies’ willingness to match children with same-sex couples. The U.S. bishops’ conference had opposed the 2016 rule, saying that it...

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Skyrocketing lesbian ‘divorce’ rates show failure of same-sex couples imitating marriage

Jan 9, 2021 by

by Joseph Shaw, LifeSite: It seems that women in the U.K. who consider themselves “married” to other women are separating in soaring numbers — at rates higher than actual divorces, which is to say among heterosexual couples, who alone can marry. One lesbian activist, Natalie Drew, blames this uptick in lesbian “divorces” on same-sex “marriage” itself. The Daily Mail reports that “divorces” among same-sex couples increased from 428 in 2018 to 822 in 2019, and of the 2019 figure, almost three...

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Trade unionist: ‘Stop the witch-hunt against marriage supporters’

Jan 5, 2021 by

from Coalition for Marriage: ‘Blue Labour’ thinker Paul Embery has called on liberals and the Left to “stop the witch-hunt” against people who disagree with same-sex marriage. In his new book, Despised: Why the Modern Left Loathes the Working Class, the socially conservative trade union activist says he wants to challenge the “propensity to demonise and delegitimise” those expressing alternative views, including on marriage. “The sheer venom that is often directed at people for simply holding...

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Prominent lesbian criticises same-sex marriage

Jan 2, 2021 by

from Coalition for Marriage: The founder of Britain’s first fertility clinic for same-sex couples has criticised the 2014 introduction of same-sex marriage, saying it has led to a soaring divorce rate among lesbians. Through her fertility clinic, Natalie Drew discovered that about a third of the 586 lesbian couples she helped to have babies between 2011 and 2015 had split up. “The legalisation of gay marriage has done more damage than good”, she says. “It hasn’t done lesbians any favours.” She...

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