Tag: Parliament

Understanding the Bishops

There’s been a lot of nonsense written about what the statement from the Bishop of Leicester following the Second Reading in the Lords of the Same-Sex Marriage Bill actually means, chiefly down to the spin that the Telegraph put on

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Same-Sex Marriage Bill – Committee Stage

You can watch it live on the Parliament Website. The Bill website has up-to-date details and will include amendments as they are proposed. — Update – The afternoon stream (12th February) is here

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The London Letter

Changing Attitude today published the text of a letter that was referred to in a piece in the London Times. It was signed by 120 or so clergy (not all of whom are parish priests or full-time stipended clergy) and

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Dear Dave

Dear Dave, May I call you Dave? At times (I was at one of your Ask Cameron events a while back) you seem like the kind of chap who happily does no tie and open neck, but back in Parliament

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Rowan on the Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality Bill

I haven’t blogged much about this issue, but this press statement from the Archbishop of Canterbury is bang on the nail. Emphasis added by myself. The Archbishop of Canterbury is very concerned at the news that the proposed ‘Anti-Homosexuality Bill’

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Certain Voting Systems are not “Morally Superior”

They are just different. I cannot believe the statement issued yesterday by ten bishops on the AV vote in May (or at least, the proposed AV vote, because it’s still not 100% certain it’s going to happen given the filibustering

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