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  • Church of England Gives Blessing to Recognising Civil Partnerships

    04/10/2013 9:14:35 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 24 replies
    The Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4/10/13 | John Bingham
    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...
  • Official: No Ukrainian adoption for Elton John

    09/14/2009 8:25:01 AM PDT · by madprof98 · 36 replies · 1,421+ views
    Yahoo News (AP) ^ | 9/14/09 | MARIA DANILOVA
    KIEV, Ukraine – Elton John will not be able to adopt a 14-month-old Ukrainian child because the pop star is too old and isn't traditionally married, Ukraine's minister for family affairs said Monday. The pop signer toured a hospital for HIV-infected children in eastern Ukraine on Saturday as part of a charity project and said that he and his male partner David Furnish wanted to adopt an HIV-infected boy named Lev. But the country's Family, Youth and Sports Minister Yuriy Pavlenko told The Associated Press that adoptive parents must be married and Ukraine does not recognize homosexual unions as marriage.
  • VIDEO: Lord of the Rings Film Star Ian McKellen Admits to Ripping Out Hotel Bible Sections Aga...

    08/31/2007 4:59:51 AM PDT · by monomaniac · 71 replies · 2,751+ views
    John-Henry Westen ^ | August 30, 2007 | John-Henry Westen
    VIDEO: Lord of the Rings Film Star Ian McKellen Admits to Ripping Out Hotel Bible Sections Against Homosexuality By John-Henry Westen AUKLAND, NZ, August 30, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - British Actor Ian McKellen who has used the mega-stardom he achieved playing Gandalf in the Lord of the Rings films to promote homosexuality, has admitted to ripping out pages of hotel bibles that refer to homosexuality. In an August 10 interview on New Zealand's TV1 Close Up program McKellen was confronted by the interviewer questioning the truth of the rumour "He's the one, that when he stays in hotels rips the part...
  • Vatican Prelate: Catholics will “do everything possible” to prevent Homosexual Civil Unions

    03/12/2007 5:22:07 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 41 replies · 866+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 3/12/07 | Gudrun Schultz
    VATICAN CITY, March 12, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Legislation permitting de facto and same-sex unions would be so damaging to family life and society that Catholics will do “everything possible” to ensure the laws do not pass, the head of the Pontifical Academy for Life said last week. “Catholics will do everything to shed light on the debate, and will do everything possible so that these proposals will not pass," said Bishop Elio Sgreccia, during a press conference at Vatican Radio. ”Everything based on untruths is destined to damage someone, if not many people.” Zenit News Agency reported March 7...
  • Romney's marriage question

    02/22/2007 8:19:37 PM PST · by EternalVigilance · 52 replies · 857+ views
    CBN News ^ | February 22, 2007 | David Brody
    As I speak to some of the smaller grassroots conservative groups around the country, they keep bringing up this idea that Mitt Romney did not do enough to stop gay marriage in Massachusetts. The headlines read that Romney fought it as Governor and came to Washington DC to testify in front of the Senate to support of a federal marriage amendment. But these groups tell a different story. I bring this up because it is a common concern I hear from folks who at least say they are in the know in Massachusetts. Below is a column yesterday from Don...
  • Washington Cardinal McCarrick Says He Supports Same-Sex Civil Unions on CNN

    06/08/2006 5:11:41 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 106 replies · 1,324+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 6/8/06 | Peter J. Smith and John-Henry Westen
    WASHINGTON, D.C., June 8, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) - "And it's 5:00 p.m. here in Washington. Does a Catholic cardinal agree with the Catholic Church, certainly against gay marriage? You might be surprised to see how he feels about same-sex civil unions." That was the teaser CNN's Wolf Blitzer used prior to airing his interview with Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, the outgoing Archbishop of Washington D.C.Cardinal McCarrick appeared last night on Blitzer's Situation Room in support of homosexual civil unions, while insisting that the definition of marriage itself be left alone. However, as the CNN host indicated before the interview, the Cardinal's...
  • High court ends ban on benefits for gay couples (in Alaska)

    10/29/2005 10:45:07 PM PDT · by akdonn · 51 replies · 1,005+ views
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | 10-29-05 | RACHEL D'ORO
    The Alaska Supreme Court on Friday ruled it is unconstitutional to deny benefits to the same-sex partners of public employees, a major victory for gay rights advocates in one of the first states to pass a constitutional ban on homosexual marriage. The unanimous decision essentially hinged on the issue of equal protection for all Alaskans, which could have a sweeping effect on other states, said Michael Macleod-Ball, director of the Alaska chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union. "Other courts in other states could be looking to the state of Alaska on how it handled the equal protection rationale," he...
  • Catholic Church marches against marriage for gays

    06/19/2005 4:24:49 PM PDT · by NYer · 12 replies · 483+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | June 19, 2005
    MADRID, Spain — Making an unusually forceful foray into Spanish politics, the Roman Catholic Church led an enormous march yesterday to protest new legislation that would legalize marriage for gay couples. Priests, nuns, adults and children from all over the country converged on Madrid, waving placards declaring, "Marriage equals Man and Woman." Right-wing politicians also joined the demonstration, which was organized by a coalition of groups called the Forum for the Family. It represented the most coordinated protest to date against the agenda of Socialist Prime Minister José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero. The marriage measure is one of numerous social policies...
  • UN to Draft Sweeping Convention on All "Disabilities" & trying to pass homosexual/euthansia treaty

    01/13/2005 4:01:48 PM PST · by Coleus · 6 replies · 622+ views
    Dear Colleague, A major UN conference is brewing. This one on disabilities. The UN is trying to draft a global treaty that could promote homosexuality and euthanasia. Yours truly, Austin Ruse President ________________________________________________________________________________________________________ January 14, 2004 Volume 8, Number 4 UN to Draft Sweeping Convention on All "Disabilities"    Next week the United Nation convenes a working group to continue drafting an international convention on people with disabilities. The eventual treaty will set domestic legislation on disabilities as treaties are legal documents binding states that ratify them. There is a strong push to finish the Convention this year, and currently...
  • Gay couple's sons anger Catholic parents

    01/03/2005 7:46:31 AM PST · by Catholic54321 · 39 replies · 906+ views
    AP ^ | 02 January 2005
    COSTA MESA, Calif. -- Some parents and parishioners have accused the Roman Catholic diocese in Orange County of violating church doctrine by allowing a gay couple to enroll their children in a church school. The group demanded that St. John the Baptist School in Costa Mesa accept only families that pledge to abide by Catholic teachings, the Los Angeles Times reported in Sunday's editions. Church doctrine opposes gay relationships and adoption by same-sex couples. "The teachings of the church seem to have been abandoned," John R. Nixon told the Times. "We send our children to a Catholic school because we...
  • Canadian Anglican Bishop Upset that Courts Won't Force Religions to Allow Gay 'Marriage'

    12/14/2004 2:56:26 AM PST · by NYer · 35 replies · 870+ views
    LifeSite ^ | December 13, 2004
    VANCOUVER, December 13, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The controversial Canadian Anglican Bishop who bears partial responsibility for the ruckus in the Anglican Communion worldwide for his blessing of homosexual unions within his New Westminster diocese, has said he is worried about the Supreme Court opinion on homosexual 'marriage'. Bishop Michael Ingham is concerned about the section of the Court decision which specifies that religious officials in Canada cannot be forced by the state to perform homosexual 'marriages'. Bishop Ingham told the media: "It means that if you're a non-believer, you can't discriminate against gay and lesbians, but if you're a believer...
  • Canadian Baptist Church To Revoke Licenses of Pastors who Solemnize Homosexual "Marriages'

    12/14/2004 2:44:43 AM PST · by NYer · 11 replies · 458+ views
    LifeSite ^ | December 13, 2004
    ST JOHN, New Brunswick, December 13, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) - At a Convention Council meeting held in November, the Convention of Atlantic Baptist Churches, responded to a judicial decree legalizing same-sex "marriage" for Nova Scotia. The Council warned that any Baptist ministers who solemnize same-sex unions would have their marriage licenses revoked. "Be it resolved that no pastor or chaplain, who is registered as authorized to solemnize marriages under the Convention of Atlantic Baptist Churches shall perform or assist at any same-sex marriage ceremony, and if any pastor or chaplain does, his/her authorization to perform marriages shall be revoked by the...
  • Homosexual Agenda: Categorical Index of Links (Revision 1.1)

    11/21/2003 9:50:23 AM PST · by scripter · 607 replies · 51,750+ views
    11/21/03 | scripter
    Homosexual Agenda: Categorical Index of Links (Revision 1.1) Category Year Title Posted On FreeRepublic Adoption   2002 Pediatrics Group Endorses Homosexual Adoption     Trophy children Yes Bible   2003 What Does the Bible Say About Homosexuality, Adultery...     What does the Bible actually say about being gay? Yes     The Christian Confronted by Homosexuality Yes     Talmud on Homosexuality     Is banning the Bible next?     Christianity and Homosexuality Yes     A divisive debate over the Bible spotlighted Episcopalians' OK for gay bishop   2002 Responding to Pro-Gay Theology   1999 The...
  • NJ, Domestic partners awaiting their day New registration law takes effect 7/10/04

    07/06/2004 9:07:12 PM PDT · by Coleus · 7 replies · 486+ views
    For Marty Finkel and Mike Plake, South Orange village is the place to be this weekend. A new domestic partnership law making New Jersey the fifth state in the nation to give gay couples many rights accorded married people takes effect Saturday. In South Orange, officials will begin registering couples as soon as they can -- a minute after midnight. Finkel, 45, and Plake, 41, who lobbied for the law, expect to be the first couple officially recognized as domestic partners in New Jersey. "Everyone in the state is welcome," Finkel said. "It is very exciting." The new law, hailed...
  • Buchanan Asks, "What Do We Offer the World?"

    05/19/2004 2:54:18 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 692 replies · 1,395+ views
    WND.com ^ | 05-19-04 | Buchanan, Patrick J.
    What do we offer the world? -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: May 19, 2004 1:00 a.m. Eastern "So, how do we advance the cause of female emancipation in the Muslim world?" asks Richard Perle in "An End to Evil." He replies, "We need to remind the women of Islam ceaselessly: Our enemies are the same as theirs; our victory will be theirs as well." Well, the neoconservative cause "of female emancipation in the Muslim world" was probably set back a bit by the photo shoot of Pfc. Lynndie England and the "Girls Gone Wild" of Abu Ghraib prison. Indeed, the filmed orgies among...
  • Difficult church-state issues pose dilemma for Catholic NJ Governor McGreevey

    04/20/2004 1:56:52 PM PDT · by Coleus · 23 replies · 337+ views
    Difficult church-state issues pose dilemma for McGreevey   Tuesday, April 20, 2004 By JOSH GOHLKE TRENTON BUREAU The Bible says Jesus suggested a distinction between the concerns of Caesar, the head of state, and those of God.New Jersey's current Caesar, Governor McGreevey, has repeatedly confronted that conflict. An avowed Catholic and a product of parochial schools, he has often supported policies that collide with church teachings - from his stance in favor of abortion rights to his active advocacy of stem-cell research. With increasing boldness, Catholic leaders have taken critical notice.The governor's differences with the church started even before he...
  • NEW PALTZ MAYOR IS DEFIANT AT COURT

    03/04/2004 1:36:51 AM PST · by kattracks · 23 replies · 159+ views
    New York Post ^ | 3/04/04 | KENNETH LOVETT and BILL SANDERSON
    <p>March 4, 2004 -- The mayor of New Paltz pleaded not guilty last night to hitching gay couples who don't have marriage licenses - and he vowed not to stop. "The issue before us today is one of civil rights. It's one of human rights. It's one of basic human decency," Jason West said shortly after his arraignment in New Paltz Village Court.</p>
  • NJ Governor McGreevey a devout Catholic, yet diplomatic {Barf Alert}

    01/11/2004 1:45:27 PM PST · by Coleus · 53 replies · 317+ views
    Press of Atlantic City ^ | 01.11.04 | Pete McAleer
    McGreevey devout, yet diplomatic By PETE McALEER Statehouse Bureau, (609) 292-4935 Ask Gov. James E. McGreevey about the Tropicana Casino Parking Garage collapse and the first person he mentions is Sister Grace Nolan from Atlantic County Catholic Charities and her power to console in the midst of tragedy. Listen to the governor speak and you're likely to hear a lighthearted story about the nuns who taught him at St. Joseph's grammar school in Carteret. Stop in his office in Trenton and you will see numerous pictures of John F. Kennedy, the first Catholic president, and his brother Robert. McGreevey's...
  • Sex and Consequences

    09/25/2003 2:01:37 PM PDT · by Dumb_Ox · 39 replies · 745+ views
    The American Conservative ^ | July 28, 2003 | Peter Wood
    Sex & Consequences An anthropologist vindicates the traditional family. By Peter Wood Anthropology—hometown to cultural relativists and all-night diner for disaffected intellectuals—may not be where you would most expect to find good reasons to defend traditional American family values. But anthropology, in fact, guards a treasure house of examples of what happens when a society institutionalizes other arrangements. Want to know what it really means for a society to recognize “gay marriage”? Or for a society to permit polygamy? Or when the stigma on out-of-wedlock birth disappears? Care to know what happens to a human community that tolerates sexual experimentation...
  • Anglicans to bless same-sex unions in B.C.

    05/29/2003 6:24:06 AM PDT · by Loyalist · 3 replies · 73+ views
    The National Post ^ | May 29, 2003 | Ian Bailey
    VANCOUVER - In a Canadian first, clergy in six Anglican parishes in British Columbia have been cleared to use a special rite to bless same-sex unions, a landmark development in a dispute that has rocked the world Anglican Church. Bishop Michael Ingham, head of the Diocese of New Westminster representing 25,000 worshippers across Vancouver and southwestern British Columbia, yesterday announced his approval for a rite and said details of the procedure would imminently be released. Bishop Ingham is believed to be the first Anglican bishop in the world to formally approve such blessings, although some U.S. bishops have informally allowed...