Tag: Partnership

Andrew Goddard has a stonking piece out on Fulcrum on “Men and Women”. There has been little or no new serious theological reasoning advanced as to why the original view of the bishops about civil partnerships was wrong.  Without that being offered, there …

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Over the past week I’ve been pondering whether it’s useful trying to distinguish between two different kinds of same-sex “relationship” in relation to the on-going dialogue (debate? argument? all-out war?) in the Church of England over clergy and Civil Partnerships. …

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I’m not going to rehash all the arguments you’ve heard over the last 24 hours. Instead, let me simply ask some pertinent questions. Will churches be allowed to turn away same-sex married couples from marriage enrichment courses? Will the Church …

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Before all this Women Bishops malarkey we were doing a series looking at the Coalition for Marriage’s “Ten Reasons” leaflet. The idea is to go through each argument and see amongst us whether it has any merit. Here’s number five. Myth …

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Some brief thoughts on the B&B issue (copied and adapted from a comment I made earlier this morning). In both cases so far (Bulls and Wilkinsons) one of the key criticisms made by the justices were the inconsistency of the …

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The ruling on the Wilkinson B&B Case is out and you can read it below. http://www.judiciary.gov.uk/Resources/JCO/Documents/Judgments/black-wilkinson-judgment-18102012.pdf The verdict was that the Wilkinsons discriminated directly and indirectly against Black and Morgan. The judge essentially ruled that since the Wilkinsons did not …

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