Taiwan legalises same-sex marriage in first for Asia

May 18, 2019 by

from Pink News.  [Government pushes through bill despite 72% of population opposing it – Ed.] Taiwan has become the first country in Asia to legalise same-sex marriage. Legislators voted for a government-backed bill that would define a union between a same-sex couple as a marriage. Conservative opponents had proposed rival bills that would define partnerships as “same-sex unions” or “same-sex familial relationships.” Taiwan president Tsai Ing-wen’s Democratic Progressive Party pushed...

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There’s no such thing as ‘gay marriage’, says John Piper: ‘It’s dishonourable and shameful’

May 18, 2019 by

by Leah MarieAnn Klett, Christian Post. The sexual union of two men or women is not “gay marriage” — it’s no marriage, biblically — and when they come to Christ, that former relationship has no binding authority, John Piper has said. In a recent podcast, Piper, chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary in Minneapolis, Minnesota, weighed in on a question from “Cameron,” who asked whether same-sex couples living together and practicing homosexuality should remain in that relationship once...

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What should Anglicans make of the new Methodist report on marriage and relationships?

May 15, 2019 by

by Martin Davie: The report of the Methodist Church’s Marriage and Relationships Task Group. On February 26 the United Methodist Church, the world’s largest Methodist denomination, with approximately 12.5 million members, voted to continue to uphold the belief that ‘the practice of homosexuality is incompatible with Christian teaching,’ and to continue to prohibit both same-sex marriage and the ordination of those in sexually active same-sex relationships.[1] By contrast, the comparatively...

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Methodist Church should allow same-sex marriages, report states

May 15, 2019 by

by Gabriella Swerling, Telegraph: Methodists have recommended that gay couples be allowed to marry in their churches for the first time in a groundbreaking report. In a document published on Tuesday ahead of the Methodist Church’s Conference this summer, a task force called for a series of recommendations in a bid to modernise the Methodist Church. The report was drawn up amid changes in society regarding same-sex relationships, cohabition and the delicining marriage rate, the legalisation of...

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Good News: Schools Guidance U-turn

May 9, 2019 by

from Coalition for Marriage: Last year the Government proposed what amounted to a ban on disagreeing with same-sex marriage in all independent schools in England. Debate was going to be closed off. I am delighted to say that the effective ban has been reversed. Debate is explicitly protected in the final version of the independent school standards guidance. The position of teachers is now much safer. A real achievement for C4M supporters. The draft had said that official school standards were...

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Sociologist: Evidence shows homosexual parenting harms children

May 1, 2019 by

by Doug Mainwaring, LifeSite: A sociologist said that when it comes to children’s welfare, homosexual “marriage” accomplishes the exact opposite of conjugal marriage, placing children at four times the risk of emotional distress. Fr. Paul Sullins, a Catholic priest and former sociology professor at the Catholic University of America, made his comments in a presentation on “the impact of same-sex parenting on children” at a “Survivors Summit,” hosted by the Ruth Institute, where Sullins now...

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