Bishop of Wangaratta Openly Supports Same-Sex Marriage

The Wangaratta Chronicle is today reporting that the Bishop of Wangaratta, John Parkes, has come out in favour of same-sex marriage, Bishop John Parkes – a former barrister – has told the Chronicle that he believes the country has “grown up” and that the federal government will be bound within a relatively short time to […]

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40 Questions, but only One Question is Needed

One of the conversations carrying on in the Christian blog world at the moment is the dialogue over Matthew Vine’s “40 questions for Christians who oppose marriage equality“, which itself has flowed from the excellent “40 questions for Christians now waving rainbow flags“. There are a number of great responses to Matthew Vines, but of […]

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GAFCON: TEC decision to bless same-sex unions “a mistake with serious consequences”

From here The recent decision of the General Convention of The Episcopal Church, to remove reference to gender in the marriage canon and introduce rites for conducting ‘same-sex marriage’, is a mistake with serious consequences. The problems for the rest of the Anglican Communion have already been noted by the Archbishop of Canterbury. But the […]

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Making Marriage Meaningless

well worth 7 minutes of your time. One of the best summaries of the argument as to why “same-sex marriage” is actually about changing marriage. The only thing I’d add is that “same-sex marriage” is not so much a catalyst for these changes as a symptom of the changes. via Anglican Mainstream

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NZ General Synod Votes for Same-Sex Blessings. In 4 Years Time. And Everyone Will Be Happy

This just coming in now. The General Synod of the Anglican Church of New Zealand has been locked in deliberations over same-sex relationships for the past 3 days and today passed the following motion (full text also here): Essentially it states that the Church is in favour of same-sex blessings and sets out a pathway […]

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Same-Sex Marriage in Medieval Irish Churches? Boswell Sinks to a New Academic Low

Like me you’ve probably seen this sort of thing doing the rounds on teh intarweb recently: Prof John Boswell, the late chairman of Yale University’s history department, found there were ceremonies called the Office of Same-Sex Union and the Order for Uniting Two Men in the 10th to 12th centuries. The medievalist published Christianity, Social […]

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