Jersey - A Dangerous Thought

I read the following sections of the Channel Islands Agreement that it hands ALL functions of the Bishop of Winchester in relation to Jersey over to the Bishop of Dover.

The Bishop of Winchester,

(i) appoints the Bishop of Dover as an Assistant Bishop in the Diocese

(ii) delegates to him the Episcopal oversight and . . . → Read More: Jersey – A Dangerous Thought

Canon B30 - Change, Uphold or Ignore

Some great stuff from Andrew Goddard on Fulcrum.

In summary, those clergy who marry someone of the same sex, and those who support them in doing so, appear to be presenting the bishops and wider church with a very hard choice:

Change canon B30 so that marriage is not defined, is re-defined to include same-sex . . . → Read More: Canon B30 – Change, Uphold or Ignore

CDM or EJM?

This morning the Guardian Komment Macht Frei published a piece by Giles Fraser quoting Bishop Alan Wilson on whether clergy can be charged under the Clergy Discipline Measure for entering a same-sex marriage.

Its Section 7 lays down that matters of doctrine and worship are not justiciable under the measure, but must be tried under . . . → Read More: CDM or EJM?

The Ugandan Law

Gadget Vicar says it all so very well.

Much as I love Uganda, I must say this: the legislation signed into law by President Yoweri Museveni this morning is an evil thing masquerading as a good thing. It will bring persecution of people with same sex attraction and that is cruel.

That is no . . . → Read More: The Ugandan Law

Court of Appeal Ruling on Core Issues vs TfL

Here it is and it’s juicy. These are the best bits.

34. It is common ground that a public body cannot exercise a statutory power for an improper purpose: see De Smith’s Judicial Review at paras 5-082 to 5-119. It is not disputed by Mr Pleming that, if the decision to disallow the advertisement had . . . → Read More: Court of Appeal Ruling on Core Issues vs TfL

Guest Post - Andrew Lilico on the Gay Change Bill

A guest post by Andrew Lilico.

Peter has noted that the Counsellors and Psychotherapists (Regulation) Bill contains two specific prohibitions on “gay to straight conversion therapies”.  First, the Bill mandates that a new code of ethics for registered counsellors, therapists and psychotherapists include a “prohibition on gay to straight conversion therapy”.  Second, whereas other violations . . . → Read More: Guest Post – Andrew Lilico on the Gay Change Bill

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