Tag: Compromise

Letter in Today’s Church of England Newspaper

It got the star treatment. Sir, Vaughan Robert’s courageous move to share his same-sex attraction is encouraging for evangelicals in the Church of England. He has become the most senior currently serving churchman at present to not only be honest about his

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Crosses at Work

News this morning that the Government is going to go to the ECHR and fight against the appeals under Article 9 on a number of cases. In a highly significant move, ministers will fight a case at the European Court

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Richard Coles in the Church Times

A fascinating interview in the Church Times this weekend with the ex-Communard, now parish piest, the Rev Richard Coles. Here’s the excerpts that I found the most powerful and intriguing. Wasn’t his sexuality an issue? “I think sexuality is always

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Understanding Monday’s Amendments

The Bishops (below) have asked Peers to vote in favour of three amendments to the Equality Bill in place of the Government’s compromise amendment. Let me spell out what the different amendments (and the current text) mean. The first amendment

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Other Sex Civil Partnerships / Unions

From the Islington Gazette: A HETEROSEXUAL Islington couple want to become the first in Britain to have a “gay” civil partnership – because they do not believe in marriage. Civil servants Tom Freeman and Katherine Doyle, both 25, of North

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Rowan opposes the Embryology Bill

Now the Archbishop of Canterbury steps in to highlight the problems with mixing DNA. Dr Williams attacked proposals in the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill which could open the door to research into hybrid embryos and which would remove the

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