Forcing same-sex ‘marriage’ on USA didn’t reduce teen suicides after all, study finds

Oct 17, 2019 by

by Calvin Freiburger, LifeSite: For years, LGBT activists have asserted that society’s refusal to fully recognize homosexuality as indistinguishable from heterosexuality was a key contributor to suicide among young gay Americans, but a new study is challenging the notion that the advent of same-sex “marriage” reduced the suicide rate at all. D. Mark Anderson of Montana State University and the National Bureau of Economic Research, along with Kyutaro Matsuzawa and Joseph J. Sabia of San Diego...

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Canterbury bishop refuses to say if she cleared married gay candidate for ordination training

Oct 10, 2019 by

by Jules Gomes, Rebel Priest: The incoming bishop in the Diocese of Canterbury is refusing to disclose if she authorised a same-sex married candidate to be accepted for ordination training and in doing so violated the Church of England’s rules, even before her consecration as bishop. On the day Bishop-designate Rose Hudson-Wilkin was named as the Bishop of Dover, candidate Yin-An Ian Chen announced on Facebook that as the “acting bishop” of Canterbury, Mrs Hudson-Wilkin “will be the new bishop...

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Canada: Marriage vote failure ripples through church

Sep 5, 2019 by

by Matt Gardner, Anglican Journal: General Synod’s failure to pass a resolution to amend the marriage canon to expressly allow solemnization of same-sex marriage, followed by a communiqué from the House of Bishops effectively commending diocesan-based decisions on the matter, has triggered a wave of responses across the Anglican Church of Canada. Bishops, clergy, laity, officers and deacons alike have weighed in with concerns about the decision. Some bishops, including then-Primate-elect Linda...

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St Anne’s Cathedral Belfast packed for prayer on gay marriage and abortion

Sep 5, 2019 by

by Philip Bradfield, Belfast News Letter: St Anne’s Cathedral in Belfast was so packed for a prayer meeting on gay marriage and abortion that hundreds of people had to stand outside to take part in the event. The government’s Northern Ireland (Executive Formations and Exercise of Functions) Bill is due to introduce same sex marriage and liberalise abortion law in NI if Stormont is not up and running again by 22 October. Billed as non-political and non-denominational, ‘For the Soul of the...

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Songs of Praise same-sex promo upsets viewers

Aug 23, 2019 by

from The Christian Institute: BBC’s Songs of Praise has alienated its viewers after it featured a same-sex wedding in this week’s programme. Jamie Wallace and Ian McDowell married at Rutherglen United Reformed Church near Glasgow – one of the few denominations to have accepted the redefinition of marriage. While presenter Kate Bottley described the URC decision as “momentous”, viewers were disappointed by the one-sided presentation of same-sex marriage on a Christian programme. The couple were...

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BBC’s standard response to complaints regarding same-sex marriage in a church featured on Songs of Praise

Aug 23, 2019 by

from Christian Concern: ‘Thank you for contacting us about Songs of Praise, broadcast on 18th August 2019. We recognise that you considered the inclusion of a same-sex wedding did not reflect your position or that of other denominations on this issue. To allow us to reply promptly to your concerns, and to ensure we use our licence fee resources as efficiently as possible, we’re sending this response to everyone. We’re sorry that for this reason we can’t reply personally to you on each...

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