Tag: Same Sex Marriage

CDM or EJM?

This morning the Guardian Komment Macht Frei published a piece by Giles Fraser quoting Bishop Alan Wilson on whether clergy can be charged under the Clergy Discipline Measure for entering a same-sex marriage. Its Section 7 lays down that matters

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Alan Chambers on Closing Exodus

Hmmm…. There’s also a long article over at BuzzFeed. Chambers has often said that his introduction to Exodus saved his life. Coming from a sheltered childhood, it was the first time he’d been around other people wrestling with the same

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Justin Welby’s Speech

Here’s the bits on homosexuality. The cultural and political ground is changing. Anyone who listened to much of the Same Sex Marriage Bill Second Reading Debate in the House of Lords could not fail to be struck by the overwhelming

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Amendments from the House of Bishops

The Bishop of Leicester has tabled (in his name or together with others) the following amendments to the Same-Sex Marriage Bill. Insert the following new Clause— “Conscientious objection (1)   Subject to subsections (2) and (3), no registrar shall be under any

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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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Misrepresenting Same-sex Marriage

I do the snark, Andrew Goddard does the substance. The Bishop of Salisbury’s decision to abandon the commitment made to his diocese last year to support “marriage as it is currently understood” and to break the collegiality of the House

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