Tory MPs call for gay couples to be allowed to marry in church

May 18, 2018 by

from PA: Gay people should be allowed to get married in churches, two Tory MPs have said, amid calls for leadership on the issue from the Archbishop of Canterbury. Senior MP Nigel Evans said he was “clearly a second class Christian, but a first class gay” given he could not get married...

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Ireland, Australia and Diocese of Polynesia Reject Same-Sex Relationships

May 18, 2018 by

by David W Virtue, DD, Virtueonline: Two Anglican provinces — Ireland and Australia, along with the Diocese of Polynesia in the Anglican Church of Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia, have publicly rejected same-sex marriage, putting Archbishop Justin Welby in the untenable position of...

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Church of Ireland stance on same-sex marriage ‘unchanged’

May 12, 2018 by

by Brett Campbell, Belfast Telegraph: Church of Ireland Bishops have said there is “little appetite” across the entire island to redefine marriage. A statement on “Human Sexuality in the Context of Christian Belief” was read out to the General Synod in Armagh by the Bishop...

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Schools to be assessed on support for same-sex marriage

May 10, 2018 by

from Coalition for Marriage: Ofsted could fail a school if a teacher says they back the repeal of same-sex marriage. That’s the effect of new guidance the Government is consulting on right now. Initially it just applies to independent schools, but it’s only a matter of time before it is applied to...

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New Zealand Anglican Church backs blessing same-sex couples

May 10, 2018 by

By Eno Adeogun, Premier: The Anglican Church in New Zealand has voted in favour of blessing couples in same-sex relationships. It means priests will now be able to bless same-sex civil marriages or civil unions. Same-sex marriages, however, are still not permitted to be conducted in churches. The...

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Kenyan archbishop says “no” to gay marriage

May 8, 2018 by

by George Conger, Anglican Ink: The Archbishop of Kenya, the Most Rev. Jackson Ole Sapit, has urged the Kenyan government to resist pressure from international NGOs and foreign governments to legalize same-sex marriage. Speaking on 10 April 2018 in Bungoma at a ceremony dedicating a new diocesan...

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