Christian churches in Northern Ireland forced to declare if they’ll ‘marry’ gays or not

Jul 29, 2020 by

by Paul Smeaton, LifeSite: A Northern Ireland government body has backtracked and apologized after writing to churches and asking them to state whether or not they will celebrate same-sex “weddings” while threatening that they would lose their status as marriage officiants for all weddings if they did not reply in less within a month. The Northern Ireland (Executive Formation) Act 2019, the same piece of legislation that introduced new abortion laws into the region, has also legalized same-sex...

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Northern Ireland government u-turn after telling churches they could lose rights to host weddings under new gay marriage rules

Jul 27, 2020 by

By Marcus Jones, Premier: Authorities in Northern Ireland have backtracked after telling churches across Northern Ireland that they could lose their right to hold wedding ceremonies under new laws brought in over gay marriage. A letter was sent to places of worship following changes to the law which will allow same sex unions from September. The letter informed churches that they need to let the General Register Office (GRO) for Northern Ireland know whether they are open to hosting same sex...

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Breaking the Silence: Redefining Marriage Hurts Women Like Me – and Our Children

Jul 19, 2020 by

by Janna Darnelle, Public Discourse: The push to present a positive image of same-sex families has hidden the devastation on which many are built. We must stand for marriage—and for the precious lives that marriage creates. Every time a new state redefines marriage, the news is full of happy stories of gay and lesbian couples and their new families. But behind those big smiles and sunny photographs are other, more painful stories. These are left to secret, dark places. They are suppressed, and...

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How Gender-Neutral Bible Translations Endanger Christian Marriage

Mar 23, 2020 by

By Louis Markos, The Imaginative Conservative: When the Word of God loses not only its sharpness but its ability to discern between truth and error, the eternal and the temporal, the essential and the constructed, it loses as well its ability to speak prophetically to a culture that has lost its way. If Bible-believing Christians are to take back marriage, they must first take back the Bible. Perhaps the most shocking thing about the growing acceptance of gay marriage amongst otherwise creedal...

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UK: Same sex marriage survey — the latest round

Mar 9, 2020 by

By Judi Sture, Virtueonline: Ozanne Foundation spins the numbers. We should be grateful that the Ozanne Foundation (OF) had the sense to commission the Same Sex Marriage Survey from YouGov, rather than repeat their own car-crash survey of late 2018 (the Faith and Sexuality Survey). But despite professional input, we again see the OF trumpeting ‘findings’ that have not been shown. What does Jayne Ozanne tell us that the results show? Jayne Ozanne: ‘….Nearly half of...

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‘You can’t abandon Christian teaching because some people don’t like it’ – Christian Institute

Mar 6, 2020 by

from Christian Today: The Christian Institute has dismissed calls for a change to the Church of England’s position on marriage after a poll claimed broad support among Anglicans. The YouGov survey found that nearly half (48%) of people who identify as Anglicans in England believe that same-sex marriage is “right”. The survey was conducted on behalf of the Ozanne Foundation, which is campaigning for LGBT equality in the Church of England. Responding to the results, the...

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