CTE block appointment of fourth president because the nominee is in a same-sex marriage

Nov 23, 2019 by

by Hattie Williams, Church Times: ‘Empty-chair’ to replace Quaker candidate Hannah Brock Womack. THE appointment of a new President of Churches Together in England (CTE) has been blocked because the nominee is in a same-sex marriage. There are six Presidents of CTE, the Churches’ ecumenical instrument. They include the Archbishop of Canterbury and the RC Archbishop of Westminster, Cardinal Vincent Nichols. The fourth presidency became vacant in October 2018, when Billy Kennedy finished his...

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Progressive Pansexualist “Christians” have Declared War on Orthodox Believers

Nov 23, 2019 by

by David Virtue, VOL: Their goal is not mere acceptance, but to overthrow the moral order and destroy conservative churches who hold the line on faith and morals. It should be obvious by now that progressive pansexual “Christians” have only one goal – to destroy traditional Christianity and the churches that support it, declare they have won, and wave the rainbow flag of victory. While they have never started or built churches, they have spent decades infiltrating and taking...

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Will traditional marriage supporters in Northern Ireland be protected?

Nov 21, 2019 by

from Colin Hart, Coalition for Marriage: The Northern Ireland Office (NIO) is taking a very narrow approach to providing legal safeguards when same-sex marriage is introduced in the Province from 13 January. Government ministers have promised a consultation. But the focus will be on same-sex marriages by religious officiants, which is to be introduced at a later date. The consultation will consider protections for the vast majority of churches that don’t want to be involved in same-sex...

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Same sex marriage NI: NIO promises to consult on religious protections after threat by Ashers campaigners

Nov 21, 2019 by

by Philip Bradfield, Belfast Newsletter: The Northern Ireland Office has promised to consult the public on religious protections in relation to same sex marriage in Northern Ireland. The response came after a Christian campaign group this morning threatened legal action against Secretary of State Julian Smith if the government did not carry over protections already existing in GB into Northern Ireland. Christian Institute Deputy Director Simon Calvert has said that concerns have been...

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Christian Institute to take legal action against UK government over NI gay marriage changes

Nov 20, 2019 by

by Marcus Jones, Premier: Campaign group Christian Institute (CI) has written to the Northern Ireland Secretary with a threat of legal action over recent changes to marriage law in Northern Ireland. As of January same sex couples will be able to marry there after an intervention by politicians in Westminster while the Northern Ireland Assembly is in stalemate. According to CI, the changes go much further than current laws in Great Britain with fears there won’t be protection for church...

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A review of ‘Marriage, same-sex marriage and the Anglican Church of Australia.’

Nov 18, 2019 by

by Martin Davie, Reflections of an Anglican Theologian: The context and contents of the collection. In December 2017 marriage between two people of the same sex became legal in Australia. This development has raised the question of whether the Anglican Church in Australia should follow the example of other Anglican churches in the United States, Canada, Brazil, Scotland and New Zealand by either allowing same-sex marriages to take place in its churches or by allowing some form of liturgical...

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