Tag: Homosexual Couples

The Wilkinson B&B Appeal

The full text of the appeal is available online. There are some interesting subtleties in the Justices’ ruling which are worth pointing out. Firstly, on whether Preddy vs Bull (the Cornish B&B case) was direct discrimination or not. 21. I

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Demoted for Expressing an Opinion

This story is extraordinary. Extraordinary! A housing manager has been demoted, and his salary slashed, after he criticised a controversial new gay rights law. Adrian Smith, a Christian, was found guilty of gross misconduct by his publicly funded housing association

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The ‘Right’ to Homosexual Adoption

The Clone makes an interesting argument. This will stir things up. Here’s the thought today – I don’t understand the logic of homosexual couples demanding the right to adopt. It strikes me as utterly undermining their other argument that the essential nature of their

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Rowan and Parliament

Reports in the Telegraph this morning that the Archbishop of Canterbury has essentially told parliamentarians where to go. Dr Rowan Williams has refused to be drawn on the issue publicly, but has broken his silence to tell MPs he is

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Lord Alli’s Amendment Passes

Thinking Anglicans have a number of links, the best of which are the reports from the Times, The House of Lords voted to lift the ban on civil partnership ceremonies in churches and other religious premises last night. Peers voted

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MacFarlane Loses Second Tribunal Case

You might remember the story of Gary MacFarlane who was sacked as a Relate counsellor because he refused to counsel homosexual couples. We carried the story back in January of the Employment Tribunal where it was ruled that MacFarlane was

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