Tag Archives: Church of England

Church Of England Votes To Welcome Trans People

From the Catholic news site Tablet: The Church of England has passed a motion on welcoming transgender people at their General Synod. Members of Synod, meeting in York from 7 – 10 July, supported a call for the House of Bishops to consider preparing nationally commended liturgical materials to mark a person’s gender transition. The motion also recognises the “need ...

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BRITAIN: Church Of England Demands End To Ex-Gay Torture, “This Has No Place In The Modern World”

The Guardian reports: The Church of England has called on the government to ban conversion therapy and has condemned the practice, which aims to change sexual orientation, as unethical and potentially harmful. At the end of an emotional debate in which two members of the C of E synod described their experiences as spiritual abuse, the church’s governing body overwhelmingly ...

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BRITAIN: Church Of England Apologizes After Trainee Priests Hold Service In Gay Slang Language “Polari”

The BBC reports: A Church of England theological college has expressed regret after trainee priests held a service in the antiquated gay slang language Polari. The service at the chapel of Westcott House in Cambridge was to commemorate LGBT history month. The congregation was told the use of the lexicon was an attempt to “queer the liturgy of evening prayer”. ...

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Perkins: Britain Hates The Baby Jesus Because Gays

The Church Of England is threatening to sue a British ad agency for declining to run their “Lord’s Prayer” Christmas ad in cinemas that will be showing Star Wars. According to a policy statement from the agency, they don’t place any political or religious advertising. And of course, Tony Perkins says this is our fault. Via email: The most disturbing ...

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BRITAIN: Activist Peter Tatchell Threatens To Out Gay Bishops Over Marriage

I am considering outing gay @c_of_e bishops who discipline gay clergy who marry http://t.co/wtKDYO4oRv @LGCM @changingatt @LondonLGBTPride — Peter Tatchell (@PeterTatchell) July 24, 2014 Via Pink News: Gay hospital chaplain Jeremy Pemberton had his Permission to Officiate revoked by the Bishop of Southwell and Nottingham after he married his same-sex partner, while London vicar Andrew Cain said he “fully expects” ...

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BRITAIN: On Eve Of Legal Gay Marriage, Church Of England Softens On Issue

The Guardian reports that the Church Of England has softened its stance on same-sex marriage, which becomes legal in England and Wales at midnight today. The Archbishop of Canterbury has signalled that the Church of England will mount no more resistance to gay marriage among churchgoers. “I think the church has reacted by fully accepting that it’s the law, and ...

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BRITAIN: Church Of England Proposes “Blessings” For Same-Sex Marriages

Yesterday the Church of England unveiled a proposal that would allow clergy to offer “blessings” to same-sex unions, even though gay couples would still be barred from actually marrying in their churches. Critics swiftly condemned the “blessing” proposal as contrary to the church’s teaching on sexual conduct. The proposal was among 18 recommendations put forward by a working group set ...

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BRITAIN: Former Archbishop Of Canterbury Proposes Separate Marriage Registry For Straight Couples

Gay Star News reports on the latest bid to torpedo Britain’s marriage bill: Former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord George Carey is trying to wreck gay marriage in England and Wales by creating a new gold standard only straights can be part of – ‘traditional marriage’.  As a member of the House of Lords, he is proposing to amend the Marriage ...

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Church Of England Surrenders On Marriage

The Church of England today formally announced that it will no longer object to Britain’s same-sex marriage bill as it has become apparent to them that a clear majority of Parliament supports it. In a short statement, the established Church said that the scale of the majorities in both the Commons and Lords made clear that it is the will ...

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BRITAIN: Bishops May Abstain On Marriage Vote In The House Of Lords

Britain’s right-leaning Telegraph reports: Despite vocal opposition from the Church to the Government’s plans to allow same-sex couples to marry, it is understood that senior officials have personally urged bishops to stay away from this week’s vote. They fear that a large bloc of clerics turning up to vote down the bill could rebound on the Church, reopening questions over ...

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Church Of England: Gay Men Can Be Bishops As Long As They Are Celibate

Via the Guardian: The Church of England has agreed that gay clergy in civil partnerships can become bishops so long as they remain sexually abstinent, a decision that looks likely to reignite one of the Anglican community’s most bitter internal debates.  The decision was taken by the House of Bishops, the section of the General Synod responsible for church teaching. ...

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BRITAIN: Same-Sex Marriage Bill Set To Be Introduced Next Year

Pink News has the latest word: Same-sex couples in England and Wales are set to be allowed to marry, under plans announced today by Culture Secretary Maria Miller in the House of Commons. Following a government consultation, legislation allowing same-sex marriages will be brought forward next year. Although the Catholic Church and Church of England is opposed to equal marriage, ...

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BRITAIN: Anti-Gay Christian Group Backs Church Of England’s Marriage Position

A spokesbigot from Christian Concern appeared on Britain’s Channel 5 yesterday to support the Church of England’s opposition to same-sex marriage.

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BRITAIN: Church Of England Issues Statement Opposing Marriage Equality

Just issued by the Church Of England: The Church of England cannot support the proposal to enable ―all couples, regardless of their gender, to have a civil marriage ceremony. Such a move would alter the intrinsic nature of marriage as the union of a man and a woman, as enshrined in human institutions throughout history. Marriage benefits society in many ...

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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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Pope Invites Anti-Gay Anglicans To Join His Extra-Anti-Gay Church

Seizing upon the rift over gays in the Anglican Church, Ill Papa Palpatine has invited gay-haters to join his Super Hate Club. In an extraordinary bid to lure traditionalist Anglicans en masse, the Vatican on Tuesday announced that it would make it easier for Anglicans who are uncomfortable with their church’s acceptance of women priests and openly gay bishops to ...

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Chaplain Of London Stock Exchange:
Tattoo Sodomy Warnings On Gay Men

Rev. Peter Mullen, the chaplain of London’s stock exchange, says that gay men should have warnings about the danger of sodomy tattooed on their bodies, much like the warnings on cigarettes. Mullen, 66, wrote on his blog: “It is time that religious believers began to recommend … discouragements of homosexual practices after the style of warnings on cigarette packets. “Let ...

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