Tag: Civil Partnerships

Church of Scotland Evangelicals Organise

I’ve received the following press release. Statement from the gathering of Church of Scotland Evangelicals Perth Letham St Marks 14 June 2013 Press Release Many evangelicals within the Church of Scotland are deeply concerned about the current crisis over the

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Paul Goodman on Same-Sex Marriage

Paul Goodman is the editor of Conservative Home. Here’s his piece today. No political party should alter a bedrock institution without the following conditions applying – especially if it is the Conservative Party.  A sizeable campaign to change that institution

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What Kind of Celibacy?

With the news this morning that Jeffrey John has apparently been short-listed for Durham, I thought it would be worth just exploring again what the House of Bishops intended when they issued their Pastoral Statement on Civil Partnerships and what

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Predictably Irrational?

Andrew Goddard has a stonking piece out on Fulcrum on “Men and Women”. There has been little or no new serious theological reasoning advanced as to why the original view of the bishops about civil partnerships was wrong.  Without that being offered, there

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Church of England Response to Same-Sex Marriage Bill

In the name of the Bishop of Leicester, the House of Bishops has responded. I am grateful to the Secretary of State and her officials for the constructive way in which they have consulted with the Church on the issue

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Celibate Civil Partnerships

Over the past week I’ve been pondering whether it’s useful trying to distinguish between two different kinds of same-sex “relationship” in relation to the on-going dialogue (debate? argument? all-out war?) in the Church of England over clergy and Civil Partnerships.

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