Tag: Civil Unions

The Religious Politics of Same-Sex Marriage

Fascinating developments in the USA where, as North Carolina comes out and votes yes on Amendment One (banning the recognition not just of gay marriage but Civil Unions in the State), President Obama comes out and declares his support for

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Kirk Status Quo Tested

News today that the Status Quo in place in the Church of Scotland while in undertakes a two year study into what to do about clergy in same-sex relationships is being stretched. A FEMALE minister has shocked her congregation by

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Church Times goes all Pravda

Back in the days of the Soviet Union, the official organ of the Communist Party was the newspaper Pravda, famed for its parroting of the party line and its interesting take on veracity and accurate reporting. Now two decades later

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Interesting Marriage Equality Case in the US

A very interesting test case is coming up in the USA around the recognition of same-sex marriage. As you might recall, two weeks ago a stage collapsed at the Indiana State Fair, killing a number of people. An awful moment

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Long Island (NY) Bishop on Same-sex Marriage

Given that the State of New York has legalised marriage between people of the same sex, the Bishop of Long Island has issued a very interesting letter. In many, if not all states, the ordained person acts also (and sometimes

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Same Sex Marriage in US Cathedral

Hadn’t seen this flagged up yet in conservative blogs. The Episcopalian bishop of Massachusetts began 2011 by solemnizing the first lesbian marriage – of two senior Episcopalian clergy – at Boston’s St Paul’s Cathedral Saturday (January 1). The marriage of

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