Tag: Guardian

The CofE’s Official Response to Gay Marriage

It’s out and it’s brilliant. [gview file=”https://www.peter-ould.net/wp-content/uploads/s-s-marriage.pdf” height=”600″ width=”700″ save=”1″] Lots of media reports this morning. Independent - Gay marriage is one of worst threats in 500 years, says Church of England Telegraph – Gay marriage raises prospect of disestablishment Guardian –

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Fair and Balanced?

Is there an even-handed approach by newspapers like the Guardian to issues around the fluidity of sexuality? Let’s find out. Yesterday afternoon Robert Booth at the Guardian published an interview with Peterson Toscano, an “ex-ex-gay”. It’s a friendly interview –

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Statement from House of Bishops on Human Sexuality

http://www.churchofengland.org/media/1289380/gsmisc997.pdf The money quotes are in the accompanying letter from the Bishop of Norwich. To avoid pre-empting the outcome of the review the House has concluded that clergy in civil partnerships should not, at present, be nominated for episcopal appointment.  The review

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More on the “New” Legal Advice

The “new” legal advice is nothing of the sort; it is identical to the one leaked in May by Andrew Brown of the Guardian. Let’s try and piece together the history of this document. 5th July 2010 – The Southwark

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The Leaked Documents

Andrew Brown of the Guardian has released the two documents leaked to him. The first is Colin Slee’s Memorandum, the second is the legal opinion produced by the Legal Office of Church House.

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Questions in Parliament

Apparently, Paul Farrely, MP for Newcastle-under-Lyme, will ask this question in the Commons on Thursday. Paul Farrelly (Newcastle-under-Lyme): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of legislation to protect (a) whistleblowers

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