There was a glorious moment in this afternoon’s Committee evidence gathering session in Portcullis House for the Same Sex Marriage Bill which completely summed up the whole problem with the conversation the nation is blatantly failing to have on this …

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Here’s Myth number 2. Myth 2 Marriage has always evolved Marriage between a man and a woman is not a recent social invention. Everyone knows that marriage predates law, nation and church. It goes back to the dawn of time. Yes, matrimonial law …

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Yesterday’s vote in the Church of Ireland’s General Synod on Motion 8 was withdrawn on a proceedural technicality, as reported in the Irish Times. A MOTION affirming traditional church teaching on marriage could not be taken at the Church of …

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Fascinating developments in the USA where, as North Carolina comes out and votes yes on Amendment One (banning the recognition not just of gay marriage but Civil Unions in the State), President Obama comes out and declares his support for …

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The Archbishop of Dublin and the Bishop of Down and Drowmore have put forward the following motion to be debated at the General Synod of the Church of Ireland this Thursday. 8 A: HUMAN SEXUALITY IN THE CONTEXT OF CHRISTIAN …

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Really, are we all getting excited over this? Sir, A number of recent statements by church leaders past and present may have given the mistaken impression that the Church is universally opposed to the extension of civil marriage to same-sex …

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