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  • Desmond Tutu's daughter: 'painful' to give up ministry after marrying woman

    06/09/2016 6:46:44 AM PDT · by Cronos · 36 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 9 June 2016 | Harriet Sherwood
    For someone who is in love and recently married, a wedge of “very odd pain” is lodged in Mpho Tutu van Furth’s heart. It is caused by the South African Anglican church’s refusal to allow the daughter of one of the world’s best known Christian leaders to continue to work as a priest after she married the person with whom she has pledged to share the rest of her life: a woman. “It was hard for me to give up my [priest’s] licence, it felt incredibly sad,” Tutu van Furth – whose father, Desmond Tutu, won the Nobel peace prize...
  • Queen Elizabeth Says Devotion to Christian Faith Is Why She Won't Support Gay Marriage

    03/09/2016 1:19:10 PM PST · by NRx · 87 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03-09-2016 | Michael Gryboski
    Queen Elizabeth II opposed the legalization of same-sex marriage in England because of her deeply held Christian values, a close friend has reportedly told a London-based newspaper. The UK Daily Mail published a story Sunday which claimed that the queen, who is also head of the Church of England, secretly opposed gay marriage but was in favor of civil partnerships. The unnamed "friend" said the monarch was frustrated by the fact that she could only "advise and warn" on the issue. "It was the 'marriage' thing that she thought was wrong, because marriage ought to be sacrosanct between a man...
  • Conservative Anglicans Discuss Breaking Apart From Church of England Over Gay Marriage, Women…

    04/17/2015 7:52:06 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Christian Post ^ | April 16, 2015 | 8:48 am | Stoyan Zaimov
    A group of conservative Anglican leaders are reportedly meeting in London to discuss forming a “parallel” church that they feel would be more true to Anglican principles on positions like women bishops and gay marriage. The Independent reported that The Church of England is “at risk of an unprecedented schism” in light of the proposal by the Global Anglican Futures Conference, which seeks to counter what conservatives find is a liberal approach to social issues by the Church of England and the Archbishop of Canterbury. […] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby said back in December 2014 that he fears the...
  • Welby Hails New Beginning for Church as Women Bishops Becomes Law

    11/17/2014 6:26:46 PM PST · by marshmallow · 9 replies
    The Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 11/17/14 | John Bingham
    Archbishop of Canterbury hails a “completely new phase” of its existence after enabing women to become bishops The Church of England has entered what the Archbishop of Canterbury hailed as a “completely new phase” of its existence as legislation enabling women to become bishops came into force. Forty years of debate and campaigning over the role of women in leadership in the Established Church was brought to an end in just 10 minutes as the Church’s General Synod symbolically showed its approval for the change through a simple show of hands and a few signatures on a piece of paper....
  • Gay Anglican priest marries his boyfriend. He'll be the first of many

    04/12/2014 4:52:25 PM PDT · by markomalley · 44 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 4/12/2014 | Damian Thompson
    Well, that didn't take long. As my colleague Edward Malnick reports, the first gay Church of England priest – a canon, no less – today married his boyfriend. Canon Jeremy Pemberton, 58, a divorced hospital chaplain and father of five, wed his long-term partner Laurence Cunnington, 51. We're not told where, but obviously it wasn't in an C of E church. That's against the law. But they may well be able to have their marriage blessed in church because that's only "against the rules" as opposed to illegal.Campaigners predicted that Canon Pemberton would be the first of many. I think they're...
  • Archbishop of Canterbury signals end of C of E's resistance to gay marriage [UK]

    03/28/2014 10:39:52 AM PDT · by LonelyCon · 44 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 03/27/2014 | Andrew Brown
    The Archbishop of Canterbury has signalled that the Church of England will mount no more resistance to gay marriage among churchgoers. Gay marriage will be legalised from Saturday with dozens of ceremonies planned around the country for one minute past midnight. This passing of the legislation caused deep rifts within the church. "I think the church has reacted by fully accepting that it's the law, and should react on Saturday by continuing to demonstrate in word and action, the love of Christ for every human being." Justin Welby told the Guardian. His comments mark a shift in tone, if not...
  • Christians now suffering mass martyrdom, says Archbishop of Canterbury

    09/26/2013 8:47:13 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6:35PM BST 25 Sep 2013 | John Bingham
    Christians are being deliberately attacked because of their faith across parts of the Muslim world and even martyred for their faith in large numbers, the Archbishop of Canterbury has warned. The Most Reverend Justin Welby said that there had been more than 80 Christian “martyrs” in the last few days alone. He was speaking about the bombing of All Saints Anglican church in Peshawar, Pakistan, in which 85 were killed and more than 200 injured. But he said that Christians were also being singled out for violence in a string of other countries. …
  • Church of England to act against anti-gay bullying

    07/06/2013 9:20:48 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 5, 2013 3:51 PM EDT
    The archbishop of Canterbury has announced a campaign to stamp out anti-gay bullying in Church of England schools, acknowledging that attitudes toward sexuality have changed. Archbishop Justin Welby, spiritual leader of the world’s Anglican Communion, stressed that the Church of England wasn’t changing its teaching on gay relationships, but that it would be “absurd and impossible” to ignore shifting cultural attitudes. …
  • Archbishops to Ask Clergy: 'Are You Having Gay Sex?'

    06/15/2013 7:43:42 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 18 replies
    The Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6/14/13 | John Bingham
    Openly gay clerics will be questioned about the intimate detail of their sex life on behalf of the Archbishops of Canterbury or York before they can be considered to be a bishop, the Church of England has disclosed.A legal briefing sent to members of the General Synod reveals that under a new policy any priest in a civil partnership will have to convince an archbishop that they are not sexually active before their name can go forward. It was drawn up in light of a u-turn by the church last year which lifted a blanket ban on anyone in a...
  • Archbishops To Gay Clergy: 'Are You Having Gay Sex?' [“Wholesome Examples” To “Flock of Christ”]

    06/14/2013 1:12:15 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 16 replies
    Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | June14 | John Bingham
    Archbishops To Ask Clergy: 'Are You Having Gay Sex?' Openly gay clerics will be questioned about the intimate detail of their sex life on behalf of the Archbishops of Canterbury or York before they can be considered to be a bishop, the Church of England has disclosed. Dr Jeffrey John, who is in a celibate civil partnership, was twice in line to become a bishop but his appointment was blocked because of opposition from conservatives within the Church By John Bingham 14 Jun 2013 A legal briefing sent to members of the General Synod reveals that under a new policy...
  • Gay marriage weakens society, says Archbishop of Canterbury (lukewarm overall)

    06/03/2013 3:28:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5:06PM BST 03 Jun 2013 | Tim Ross and John Bingham
    In his first major intervention in the debate, the Most Reverend Justin Welby said he could not support David Cameron’s same-sex marriage Bill in its current form. He warned that the reform “weakened” the concept of the “normal” family as the basis for a strong community and replaced traditional marriage with something “less good”.Archbishop Welby has been reluctant to join the public condemnation of the reforms, despite widespread opposition from Anglicans, Roman Catholics, Muslims and other faith organizations. The Church of England has previously adopted a more conciliatory position towards the reforms, acknowledging that parliament was likely to pass the...
  • Ruins of Oldest Protestant Church in America Found at Jamestown

    11/18/2011 11:39:32 AM PST · by Pharmboy · 68 replies · 1+ views
    The Christian Post ^ | 11-14-11 | Michael Gryboski
    Researchers at Jamestown, Va., may have found the site where the first Protestant church in North America was built. Dr. William Kelso, head of the research team at Jamestown, which was founded as a settlement established by the Virginia Company of London in the 17th century, explained in an interview with The Christian Post that the group began excavating at the site where they may have found the church in the summer of 2010. Kelso, an American archaeologist specializing in Virginia’s colonial period, believes the ruins found are the church because of a “Record of construction in Spring of 1608,...
  • Bishop of Willesden, must resign (Predicts William & Kate marriage lasts only 7 years)

    11/25/2010 10:43:32 PM PST · by jocon307 · 8 replies
    Blogspot (hat tip First Things) ^ | 11-21-2010 | Archbishop Cranmer (nom de blog)
    It is reported in The Mail on Sunday that Pete Broadbent, Bishop of Willesden, has prophesied that the marriage of Prince William and Kate Middleton will last just seven years. That's precisely what the Established Church needs: generous, humble and optimistic shepherds of the sheep who set their minds on all that is noble, pure, lovely and of good report. He really ought to read what the Bible has to say about soothsaying..... Bishop Pete is a self-confessed republican. Apparently, when news of the Royal engagement was announced, he tweeted: ‘Need to work out what date in the spring or...
  • Gay bishop Gene Robinson announces plan to retire early

    11/07/2010 4:07:59 AM PST · by Racehorse · 41 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 7 November 2010 | Riazat Butt
    An openly gay bishop whose appointment split the Anglican church is to resign, saying the last seven years had "taken their toll" on him, his family and his flock. The Right Rev Gene Robinson, of New Hampshire, revealed his plans yesterday, at at annual diocesan meeting. He will be 65 when he steps down, seven years below the retirement age. He told the convention that being in the eye of the storm had proved too much. He said: "Death threats, and the now-worldwide controversy surrounding your election of me as bishop, have been a constant strain, not just on me,...
  • Nigeria: Muslims Burn Down 8 Churches

    02/26/2010 2:43:03 PM PST · by Islaminaction · 6 replies · 239+ views
    Logans Warning ^ | February 26th, 2010 | Christopher Logan
    The Islamic scriptures state that Jesus will return as a Muslim, and destroy Christianity. Of course I do not believe this, but in the mean time Muslims are certainly doing their part in attacking Christianity. As I have said in the past, all non-Islamic religions, and Atheists need to take a stand against this common enemy, before they destroy life as we know it. “Muslim Mob Burns Down Christian Shops, 8 Churches in Nigeria”
  • Unholy row over New Zealand Mary and Joseph billboard

    12/17/2009 11:06:27 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 21 replies · 857+ views
    bbc ^ | 17 December 2009
    An unholy row has broken out in New Zealand over a church billboard aimed at "challenging stereotypes" about the birth of Jesus Christ. A dejected-looking Joseph lies in bed next to Mary under the caption, "Poor Joseph. God was a hard act to follow". St Matthew-in-the-City Church in Auckland, which erected the billboard, said it had intended to provoke debate. But the Catholic Church, among others, has condemned it as "inappropriate" and "disrespectful". Within hours of its unveiling, the billboard had been defaced with brown paint. The church's vicar, Archdeacon Glynn Cardy, said the aim of the billboard had been...
  • 400,000 former Anglicans worldwide seek immediate unity with Rome

    10/21/2009 9:49:47 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 76 replies · 1,989+ views
    The Times(UK) ^ | 10/22/09 | Ruth Gledhill, Sophie Tedmanson, Giles Whittell and Richard Owen
    400,000 former Anglicans worldwide seek immediate unity with Rome Ruth Gledhill, Sophie Tedmanson, Giles Whittell and Richard Owen Leaders of more than 400,000 Anglicans who quit over women priests are to seek immediate unity with Rome under the apostolic constitution announced by Pope Benedict XVI. They will be among the first to take up an option allowing Anglicans to join an “ordinariate” that brings them into full communion with Roman Catholics while retaining elements of their Anglican identity. The Pope’s move is regarded by some Anglicans as one of the most dramatic developments in Protestant christendom since the Reformation gave...
  • Big Doings in Rome & London?

    10/19/2009 10:10:49 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 16 replies · 784+ views
    The Anchoress ^ | 10-19-09
    Now what can this be all about? I get an email from my Li’l Bro Thom (who likes show tunes, a lot, and is often peppering his emails with Broadway lyrices) “Could be, who knows? There’s something due any day, I will know, right away…soon as it shows…” He was writing about this bit of a blurb from Deacon Greg, who got it from American Papist, who got it from Damian Thompson: *** We inform accredited journalists that tomorrow, Tuesday 20 October 2009, at 11am, in the John Paul II Hall of the Press Office of the Holy See, a...
  • Churches celebrating the ‘Year of Darwin’: Compromising churchians in self-destruct mode

    02/18/2009 5:20:57 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 27 replies · 1,101+ views
    CMI ^ | February 19, 2009 | Gary Bates
    For example, Dr Eugenie Scott of the staunchly anticreationist National Center for Science Education (NCSE) revealed their agenda when she said: “ … I would describe myself as a humanist or a nontheist. I have found that the most effective allies for evolution are people of the faith community. One clergyman with a backward collar is worth two biologists at a school board meeting any day! … What we [such clergy and atheists] have in common is that we want to see evolution taught in the public schools … .”4
  • The Church of England: On the Origin of Darwin

    09/15/2008 8:53:59 AM PDT · by Matchett-PI · 3 replies · 182+ views
    The Church of England ^ | September 2008 | The Church of England
    Produced by Mission and Public Affairs in association with the Communications Office Statue outside Shrewsbury Library, formerly Shrewsbury School - © Shropshire County Council Introduction As the world of science prepares to celebrate the bicentenary of the birth of Charles Darwin, and the 150th anniversary of the publication of the seminal 'On the Origin of Species', an opportunity arises to look back on the relationship between Darwin, his supporters and the Christian Church. What is extraordinary is that Darwin was surrounded by the influence of the Church his entire life. Having attended one of the best Church of England boarding...