Tag Archives: Anglican Church

AUSTRALIA: Anglican Church Donates $1M To Anti-Gay Marriage Group, Liberal Reverends Issue Protests

The Sydney Morning Herald reports: Several Sydney clerics are in revolt over the Anglican Church’s decision to donate $1 million to the “no” campaign on same-sex marriage, declaring themselves shattered and disappointed. Archbishop Glenn Davies revealed the donation at the opening of the 51st Synod on Monday, declaring same-sex marriage “unwarranted”. “The stakes are high and the cost is high,” ...

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CANADA: Anglican Church Vote Against Allowing Same-Sex Marriage Reversed Due To Voting Error

The CBC reports: Questions about the integrity of the voting process in which Anglicans narrowly rejected a resolution to allow same-sex marriage emerged Tuesday, leading to a stunning reversal of the result. Some members stood up to say their votes had not been recorded during voting late Monday — when passage of the resolution failed by a single vote. “That ...

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CANADA: Anglican Church Rejects Same-Sex Marriage

The CBC reports: A passionate debate on whether the Anglican Church of Canada should bless same-sex marriages came to a head Monday when delegates to their triennial conference voted against authorizing such unions. More than 200 delegates to the church’s six-day General Synod just north of Toronto rejected the resolution after speakers lined up to make their points, with most ...

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Anglicans Sanction Episcopals Over Gay Marriage

The Associated Press reports: Anglican leaders on Thursday temporarily restricted the role of the U.S. Episcopal Church in their global fellowship as a sanction over the American church’s acceptance of gay marriage. Episcopalians have been barred for three years from any policy-setting positions in the Anglican Communion while a task force is formed that will try to reconcile conflicting views ...

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Sam Smith Video Features Gay Wedding Filmed At Anglican Church In London

Via Rolling Stone: Grammy nominee and Rolling Stone cover star Sam Smith unveiled the video for his new single “Lay Me Down,” the latest track off his platinum-selling debut album In the Lonely Hour. The video, filmed at the parish church of St. Margaret, Lee outside London and directed by Ryan Hope, finds Smith performing his ballad in front of ...

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UGANDA: Anglican Archbishop Calls For Re-Passage Of Anti-Homosexuality Act

The archbishop of the Anglican Church of Uganda has called on the national legislature to re-approve the brutal Anti-Homosexuality Act, which was struck down last week on a technicality. Via Pink News: Archbishop Stanley Ntagali said the court’s decision was a disappointment, and that Parliament should rush to restore the law. The ruling effectively killed the law in its current ...

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UGANDA: Anglican Church Bishop Applauds Anti-Homosexuality Bill

Clip recap: The Anglican Church has applauded Parliament for standing firm and passing the contentious the Anti-Homosexuality Bill. While giving a Christmas sermon at St. Paul’s Cathedral Namirembe, Bishop Wilberforce Kityo Luwalira said Parliament should continue to protect the country’s conservative customs. He also asked Parliament to pass a law, which outlaws abortion. As Agness Nandutu reports, other pentecostal churches ...

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Lutheran And Anglican Churches To Align In “Holy Battle” Against LGBT Rights

The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod and the Anglican Church have agreed to unite in “holy battle” against the civil equality of LGBT Americans. The Christian Post reports: The cooperation between the two denominations is a reason for joy at a time when “there is a widespread failure to recognize the biblical teaching regarding the creation of man and woman and their ...

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Archbishop Of Wales Backs Marriage

More support from surprising places. The Archbishop of Wales has lent his support to gay marriage today, saying: “All life-long committed relationships deserved the welcome, pastoral care and support of the Church.” In his presidential address to members of the Church in Wales’ Governing Body in Llandudno, Dr Barry Morgan said Christians “need to show how the Gospel of Jesus ...

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VIRGINIA: Leader Of Anti-Gay Episcopal Sect Fired In Pornography Scandal

Episcopal Rev. Marshall Brown, who helped 14 Virginia parishes leave the main church in protest of the elevation of openly gay Bishop Gene Robinson, has been fired by his Fairfax, Virginia parish for viewing pornography on church computers. It was Brown’s Truro Church that led the continuing schism in the Episcopal Church over the ordination of gays. Truro’s rejection of ...

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PhoboQuotable – Jeff Walton

“Last week there were over 500 people who were killed in three villages surrounding Jos, Nigeria. These Christian villagers were killed for their faith. The people who attacked them were yelling ‘God is great’ in Arabic, and one of the charges against the Christians was that they were immoral. When a Muslim sees the newspaper headline, ‘Anglican elects partnered lesbian ...

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Episcopal Church Names Mary Glasspool Its Second Openly Gay Bishop

Rev. Mary Glasspool has been named the second openly gay bishop of the Episcopal Church. A majority of bishops and dioceses of the Episcopal Church have approved the election of the church’s second openly gay bishop, the Rev. Mary D. Glasspool, a decision likely to increase the tension with fellow Anglican churches around the world that do not approve of ...

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PhoboQuotable – Archbishop Henry Orombi

“The Church of Uganda associates itself with the concerns expressed in the Anti Homosexuality Bill 2009. However, instead of a completely new bill, the church recommends a bill that amends the Penal Code Act addressing loopholes, in particular: protecting the vulnerabilities of the boy child; proportionality in sentencing; and, ensuring that sexual orientation is excluded as a protected human right. ...

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Archbishop Of Canterbury “Profoundly Sorry” For Anti-Gay Speeches

Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams opened the Church of England’s annual meeting with an apology to the gay community over comments he has made in the wake of the church’s split on the issue of gay clergy. “The debate over the status and vocational possibilities of LGBT people in the Church is not helped by ignoring the existing facts, which ...

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Thousands Of Anglican Priests Defect To Vatican Over Gay-Friendly Policies

Last month Pope Palpatine invited the world’s Anglican priests to join the Catholic Church if they disagreed with new gay-friendly Anglican policies. This weekend the first avalanche of thousands of defecting priests was announced. Over 4,000 Anglican priests all over the world, including married ones, are expected to join the Catholic Church, Bishop Matthias Ssekamanya announced on Friday. Ssekamanya, who ...

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Anglican Church Predicts Sharia Law
For Parts Of Britain

Dr. Rowan Williams, head of communion for England’s Anglican Church, says that it is “unavoidable” that Islamic Sharia law will be adopted in parts of the country and that a “reasonable accommodation” must be made over the issue. “It seems unavoidable and, as a matter of fact, certain conditions of Sharia are already recognised in our society and under our ...

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