Some First Thoughts on the Marriage Survey

Well, Australia has voted “yes” in the much-debated Postal Survey on marriage. As I write this the Prime Minister is addressing a press conference speaking about an “overwhelming”, “emphatic” and “unequivocal” decision. The actual result was 61.6% in favour on a turnout of 79.5% (12,727,920 people voted). So let’s be clear on a few things: […]

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FCA NZ “Remaining Faithful to the Gospel” as national church accepts same-sex marriage

The NZ branch of the Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans has issued a clear response to the national church’s move to have blessings of same-sex unions. After working through a timeline to the current position, they propose an extra-provincial diocese for disaffected but loyal Anglicans in order to “allow faithful Anglicans to remain faithfully Anglican” and […]

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Bishop Curnow of Bendigo supports changing Christian view of Marriage and Euthanasia

The retiring bishop of Bendigo, Andrew Curnow, has used one of his very last columns in the diocesan newspaper “Spirit” to come out in support of both marriage redefinition and upcoming legislation in Victoria for euthanasia. Sources tell davidould.net that his remarks in the September 2017 issue have left many in the diocese “not happy and very disappointed”. The […]

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Christian Submissions to the Senate Same-Sex Marriage Inquiry

sydneyanglicans.net have a great summary article on the Australian Senate Inquiry into Same-Sex Marriage Legislation (not to be confused with a previous inquiry in 2015). The Diocese of Sydney has told a Senate Inquiry the proposed bill on same-sex marriage does not sufficiently protect freedom of religion. The Senate inquiry into the exposure draft of the legislation […]

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Anglican Primate Writes to Bishops About “Conscience Rules on Marriage”

In what is likely to be a very well-received letter amongst conservatives, Archbishop of Melbourne Philip Freier (Primate of Australia) has written to all Australian bishops and published on his own website: Dear brothers and sisters, The proposed plebiscite on same-sex marriage has been one of the more contentious topics in 2016. Individual Anglicans have adopted […]

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Brisbane 2016 Synod Opens with Same-Sex Marriage Top of the Agenda

The ArchDiocese of Brisbane (officially “Anglican Church Southern Queensland) synod is being held this weekend. The business paper’s motions [pdf] are top heavy with the theme du jour… [scribd id=315950255 key=key-sqtobCkvvlklqVN3fEzX mode=scroll] Also of interest is this motion down the paper, The Rev’d Mark Calder to move; seconding; Appointment of Priests“That this Synod in the light of […]

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