Category: Gay Marriage

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

Posted in Church of England, Gay Marriage, Legal Stuff

Same-Sex Marriage Dissidents

This piece has been doing the rounds. It’s really rather wonderfully provocative. OK, let’s step back. What does any of this have to do with views on marriage? Well, I know that we’ve had years of criminally one-sided media coverage,

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Gay Nuptials in the Church of England

And lo it has happened. The Bishops said not to do it, but Canon Jeremy Pemberton went ahead anyway. A senior Church of England clergyman yesterday became the first to enter into a gay  marriage – in direct defiance of

Posted in Church of England, Clergy Discipline Measure, Gay Marriage, UK News

The Archbishop on Same-Sex Marriage on LBC

Perhaps the most interesting part of the hour long phone on LBC with Justin Welby this morning was the full answer to the final question. A gay christian listening to you though may have heard the message that he or

Posted in Archbishop of Canterbury, Church of England, Gay Marriage, Sexuality

Change of Tone, Change of Policy?

Can someone explain this to me? I think the Church has reacted by fully accepting that it’s the law, and should react on Saturday by continuing to demonstrate in word and action, the love of Christ for every human being.

Posted in Church of England, Gay Marriage, UK News

Tom Brazier – A Promise is a Promise

Possibly the best blog post you’ll read all week on the Bishops, the Clergy and Gay Marriage. Promises are binding. But who is it who does the actual binding? We have such a love, don’t we, of binding other people.

Posted in Canon Law, Church of England, Gay Marriage