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Church of England Gives Blessing to Recognising Civil Partnerships
The Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4/10/13 | John Bingham

Posted on 04/10/2013 9:14:35 AM PDT by marshmallow

The Church of England yesterday gave a green light to wedding-style services for couples in civil partnerships despite its official opposition to same-sex marriage.

A report from the Church’s doctrine watchdog urged priests to devise “pastoral accommodations” for gay couples” and to be “flexible”.

It said the aim was to enable them to enjoy a “closer approximation” to marriage.

The senior bishop who drafted the missive to priests insisted that it did not amount to a policy u-turn and that an official ban on formal "blessings" for civil partnerships remained in place.

But he said it was clear there was a need for committed same-sex couples to be given recognition and “compassionate attention” from the Church, including special prayers.

Liberal priests, who already conduct unofficial dedication and thanksgiving for gay couples who are not allowed to marry, said it amounted to the first official endorsement for what they do.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Mainline Protestant; Moral Issues; Religion & Culture; Theology
KEYWORDS: anglican; anglicans; church; churchofengland; coe; homosexualagenda; homosexualunions; religiousleft; samesexmarriage; ssm

1 posted on 04/10/2013 9:14:35 AM PDT by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow

No separation of church means....


2 posted on 04/10/2013 9:15:19 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: marshmallow

“...I never knew you...”


3 posted on 04/10/2013 9:19:18 AM PDT by Obadiah (High speed, low drag.)
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To: marshmallow

Progressive churches rot and die. Ask Oliver White.


4 posted on 04/10/2013 9:19:41 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: marshmallow

Ahhhh, we were ALL warned of Satan taking over our churches.

True Houses of Christ, built upon the rock of Peter are becoming more and more difficult to find.

Everyone of them seems to be infested with evil.


5 posted on 04/10/2013 9:20:12 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: marshmallow
Church bell will not ring this Sunday.

Vicar's got the clapper.

BTW, if you think the Roman's have a problem with boy-buggers (of course they do) in orders, check out the Anglicans. The higher churched, the worse.

6 posted on 04/10/2013 9:23:22 AM PDT by Kenny Bunk (The Obama Molecule: Teflon binds with Melanin = No Criminal Charges Stick)
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To: marshmallow

Another step down the figurative rabbit hole.


7 posted on 04/10/2013 9:25:39 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: marshmallow

The Lord’s Prayer.

“Lead us not into temptation and deliver us from evil”

The Church of England just shot another prayer down the tubes.


8 posted on 04/10/2013 9:31:22 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: marshmallow


9 posted on 04/10/2013 9:31:29 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation

Rabbits don’t go down that hole. Too much magma and sulfuric gases . . .


10 posted on 04/10/2013 9:33:37 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: marshmallow

11 posted on 04/10/2013 9:41:19 AM PDT by mbarker12474 (If thine enemy offend thee, give his childe a drum.)
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To: marshmallow
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12 posted on 04/10/2013 9:49:54 AM PDT by dragonblustar
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To: marshmallow

Nothing does more to kill a church than when it conforms to the world.

African missionaries now consider europe a mission field. They are 100% correct. They will get a much smaller harvest before the muslims take over.


13 posted on 04/10/2013 10:13:06 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: marshmallow

What? You mean they didn’t already?
Seems everytime I read anything about the church of Henry8 in the last several years they are oozing lavender.


14 posted on 04/10/2013 10:51:03 AM PDT by rhinohunter
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To: marshmallow

What? You mean they didn’t already?
Seems everytime I read anything about the church of Henry8 in the last several years they are oozing lavender.


15 posted on 04/10/2013 10:52:58 AM PDT by rhinohunter
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To: marshmallow

Here’s your 30 pieces of silver, Archbishop, I hope you enjoy it.


16 posted on 04/10/2013 11:21:52 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: marshmallow
a need for committed same-sex couples to be given recognition and “compassionate attention” from the Church, including special prayers.

If the church doesn't believe that there is anything wrong with homosexual sodomy then there is no reason not to give recognition and "compassionate attention" to any kind of sex-partnership. If any group of people doing anything with one another is just wonderful, it would be inconsistent not to embrace them all equally.

17 posted on 04/10/2013 1:49:39 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Do you know why I love reptiles? It's because they don't play guitars.)
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To: marshmallow

Proverbs 28:4 “They that forsake the law praise the wicked: but such as keep the law contend with them.”

Ephesians 5:11 Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them.

Romans 1:27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.


18 posted on 04/10/2013 2:24:15 PM PDT by Mount Athos (A Giant luxury mega-mansion for Gore, a Government Green EcoShack made of poo for you)
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To: Tax-chick

Equality for All!!!

19 posted on 04/10/2013 2:27:35 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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20 posted on 04/10/2013 2:28:49 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

!!!!!!

21 posted on 04/10/2013 2:30:26 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: marshmallow
It said the aim was to enable them to enjoy a “closer approximation” to marriage.

Yeah, except for the poop.

22 posted on 04/10/2013 2:47:05 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (People are idiots.)
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To: ArrogantBustard

That animal looks very uncomfortable.


23 posted on 04/10/2013 3:07:19 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Do you know why I love reptiles? It's because they don't play guitars.)
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To: marshmallow
They vary from small, informal prayers to full wedding-like services complete with a celebration of the eucharist. No comment....
24 posted on 04/10/2013 5:21:59 PM PDT by wonkowasright (Wonko from outside the asylum)
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To: dfwgator

Sad thing is today’s liberals would get angrier over Wilder smoking a cigarette rather than the other activity implied by the photo.


25 posted on 04/10/2013 5:37:12 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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