Same-sex marriage and a sad lesson for church conservatives

Jan 11, 2020 by

by Dr Campbell Campbell-Jack, TCW: The second largest Christian denomination in the USA, with roughly half of its 13million global members living in the United States, has agreed to split over the issue of same-sex marriage. The United Methodist Church, a denomination long home to a wide mix of theological opinion, has been experiencing tensions for decades. The split is the inevitable outcome of long-lasting institutional reluctance to maintain doctrinal clarity. It will take formal effect...

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Concerns over free speech as same sex marriage legislation introduced

Jan 2, 2020 by

from home.bt: The institution has forwarded the legal opinion it secured to Northern Ireland Secretary Julian Smith. Clerics who speak out against the introduction of same sex marriage in Northern Ireland could face arrest, a Christian organisation has warned. The Christian Institute expressed concern after commissioning a legal expert to examine what free speech protections are currently on offer to ministers who criticise the landmark move. Public law specialist Ivan Hare QC said the...

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Decade in review: Marital norms erode

Jan 1, 2020 by

by Ryan T. Anderson and Robert P. George, USA Today: A decade ago, President Barack Obama affirmed that marriage unites a man and woman. So did 45 states and the federal government. The only states to redefine marriage had done so through activist court rulings or, in 2009, legislative action. At the ballot box, citizens had uniformly voted against redefinition. A majority agreed with Obama. Then, in 2012, Obama “evolved,” and the Supreme Court took cases involving marriage law. Nothing in the...

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Transgenderism’s denial of biology started with same-sex marriage

Dec 29, 2019 by

by Will Jones, Faith and Politics: Another month, another illiberal ruling from a scientifically illiterate judge declaring that belief in biology is “not worthy of respect in a democratic society”. The case of Maya Forstater, sacked for questioning on social media the government’s proposals for gender self-identification, follows the case in October of Dr David Mackereth, who lost his government consulting job because he declined to say he would use pronouns at odds with a person’s biological...

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Starkey: Cameron supremely silly over gay marriage

Dec 28, 2019 by

from Coalition for Marriage: David Starkey has called David Cameron’s decision to force gay marriage on the Conservative party a “supremely silly decision”. In a lengthy interview with the Sun newspaper, the outspoken openly homosexual historian slammed the former PM’s decision to antagonise his party’s membership with his zealous endorsement of same-sex marriage. He is very rude about Cameron. It’s not the first time Starkey has questioned the redefinition of marriage. Before it was imposed...

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BBC video shows 6-year-old schoolkids being made to write ‘gay’ love letters

Dec 10, 2019 by

BBC Radio Manchester shared a video on its Facebook page featuring 6-year-olds being made to write love letters from one male story character to another male story character. “This class of 6-year-olds is learning about gay marriage. In this fairy tale, the prince wants to marry his [male] servant. And the children are writing a love letter,” said teacher Sarah Hopson. 

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