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  • Archbishop of Canterbury Admits 'I Am Copping Out' When Asked 'Is Gay Sex Sinful?'

    10/06/2017 9:21:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/06/2017 | Tyler O' Neil
    In an interview with GQ earlier this week, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby dodged the question of whether gay sex is sinful. He admitted to acting like a politician and to "copping out" on the answer, despite the fact that most Anglicans in the global church agree that gay sex is wrong, as it has been consistently condemned by the Bible and church tradition. GQ's Alastair Campbell asked Welby point-blank: "Is gay sex sinful?" After balking at the question, the archbishop gave a very telling answer. "You know very well that is a question I can't give a straight answer...
  • Apostate Church of England has mutated into a Gnostic "Sex" Sect

    07/20/2017 8:20:23 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 19 replies
    Virtue Online ^ | 7-20-17 | Jules Gomes
    A queer thing happened to the Church of England. In the 500th year of the Reformation it crossed the thin red line from apostolic to apostate. Future seminary students will be grateful for this mnemonic device when mugging up important dates for a Church History exam. Easy peasy! How can one forget? In 1517, the Reformers decided to yank a recalcitrant Church of Rome back to the Bible. In 2017, the Reformers booed the Bible and booted it out of the Church of England. The flashpoint for the Reformation of 1517 was indulgences. The flashpoint for the Reformation of 2017...
  • Transgender worshipers could get church services to celebrate their new identity after synod vote

    07/09/2017 12:03:17 PM PDT · by Salman · 25 replies
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9 July 2017 | Olivia Rudgard
    Transgender worshippers could be given church services to celebrate their new identity, after the Church of England synod signaled their support for the move. The Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu was among senior figures who implored members of the Church's governing body to vote for a motion asking bishops to consider new liturgy specially designed to welcome a transgender person under their new name. The Revd Chris Newlands, vicar of Lancaster, who proposed it, said the motion was "a wonderful opportunity to create a liturgy which speaks powerfully to the particularities of trans people, and make a significant contribution...
  • Church of England Faces Calls to Condemn Gay Cure and Hold Transgender Renaming Services

    05/26/2017 6:42:53 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 17 replies
    Christian Today ^ | 5/26/17 | Harry Farley
    The Church of England will be asked to denounce gay conversion, consider special services for transgender people and re-examine its teaching on marriage as between one man and one women in a raft of measures to be debated at its forthcoming General Synod meeting in July. In its first meeting since the surprise rejection of a bishops’ report recommending keeping the status quo on marriage, the CofE’s parliament will debate whether to join medical experts and condemn so-called ‘gay cures’ as ‘unethical, harmful’ and having ‘no place in the modern world’. Tabled by senior synod member Jayne Ozanne, the private...
  • VANITY:HOA wants to buy "mitigation bank" for community streams. COE/EPA take over.

    11/16/2016 6:17:33 AM PST · by DCBryan1 · 20 replies
    16 NOV 16 | dcbryan1
    I went to our yearly HOA meeting last night. Some consultant with GBM Associates in Bryant, AR said that he is proposing a "Neighborhood mitigation bank" where we buy "credits" for letting the Corps of Engineers (COE) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) get deeded our "wetlands", which are really 2 creeks, and dry tributaries. The consultant was honest. He said, no federal law dictates it, just a 1983 guidance. NO promises of making money, no guarantees that COE/EPA will do anything. Fines are possibe, like if my kid catches crawfish, or throws rocks in the lake/stream. Anyways, my wife and...
  • Justin Welby: We'll Stop Protests at Consecration of Women Bishops

    08/09/2016 5:37:20 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 12 replies
    Christian Today ^ | 8/9/16 | Mark Woods
    The Church of England is to ban protests at the consecration of female bishops after a campaign mounted by Women and the Church (WATCH). The organisation wrote to the Archbishop of Canterbury following protests that disrupted the last four consecrations of women bishops, saying: "Such interruptions create the perception that the Church is willing to allow a woman who has been called by God and the Church, and appointed by the Crown, to be publicly insulted and undermined. "If that is so, it undermines and insults all women: and especially women for whom female bishops are potent symbols of a...
  • David Allan Coe is now a convicted felon

    06/14/2016 11:24:51 AM PDT · by sparklite2 · 62 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 14, 2016
    The “Take This Job and Shove It” singer has been ordered to pay the IRS more than $980,000 after pleading guilty to tax evasion and failing to pay $466,000 in back taxes, interest and penalties, prosecutors said. Coe, 76, was also sentenced Monday in Cincinnati federal court to three years’ probation. Federal prosecutors said the singer played more than 100 concerts a year between 2008 and 2013, but asked to be paid in cash to avoid paying Uncle Sam.
  • Prayer advert ban 'disappointing', says Church of England

    11/22/2015 3:35:28 AM PST · by knighthawk · 7 replies
    BBC News ^ | November 22 20145
    Many of the country's cinemas are refusing to show an advert made by the Church of England. The film shows different people saying a line each from the Lord's Prayer.
  • If You Give a Gal a Bishopric…

    06/16/2015 11:58:25 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 130 replies
    R.C. Sproul Jr. ^ | 6-15-15 | R.C. Sproul Jr.
    The attempt to change God the Father to God the Mother is full bore idolatry—a syncretism of the spirit of the age. I remember some of the most emotionally powerful moments of worship that I have experienced occurred in a context where there was the least amount of belief. There was a time in my life when I regularly went to worship at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, a beautiful church building that had this glorious liturgy. And it would be my habit to go there on Sunday morning and to sit in the pew and listen to the music...
  • Calls to Refer to God as a Woman as Female Bishops Take Up Posts

    06/02/2015 7:41:05 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 40 replies
    The Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5/31/15 | John Bingham
    Support is growing within the Church of England to rewrite its official liturgy to refer to God as female following the selection of the first women bishops Support is growing within the Church of England to rewrite its official liturgy to refer to God as female following the selection of the first women bishops. Growing numbers of priests already insert words such as “she” and “mother” informally into traditional service texts as part of a move to make the language of worship more inclusive, it has been claimed. But calls for a full overhaul of liturgy to recognise the equal...
  • Church of England considering a transgender naming ritual, similar to baptism

    05/23/2015 1:12:55 PM PDT · by NYer · 28 replies
    The Deacon's Bench ^ | May 22, 2015 | Deacon Greg Kendra
    No, this is not a joke:  The Church of England is to debate plans to introduce a ceremony akin to a baptism to mark the new identities of Christians who undergo gender transition.The Rev Chris Newlands, the vicar of Lancaster Priory, has proposed a motion to the General Synod to debate the issue, after he was approached by a young transgender person seeking to be “re-baptised” in his new identity.The motion, which was passed by Blackburn Diocese last month, calls on the House of Bishops to consider whether it should introduce a new service to mark the milestone in the...
  • Archbishop of Canterbury Hopes Approval of Female Bishops will not Block Ecumenical Progress

    07/19/2014 10:23:29 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    The Archbishop of Canterbury has written to the other Christian leaders, saying that he hopes ecumenical progress can continue after the decision of the Church of England ordain women as bishops. Dr. Justin Welby acknowledges that some “ecumenical partners may find this a further difficulty on the journey towards full communion.” But he observes that a shared Christian faith provides “much that unites us,” and argues that there is “so much troubling our world today that our common witness to the Gospel is of more importance than ever.” In his letter the Anglican primate explains the drive to approve the...
  • ‘Sin’ is back but ‘the Devil’ optional in new Church of England baptism service

    06/20/2014 10:29:14 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10:00PM BST 20 Jun 2014 | John Bingham
    The Church of England has reinstated the word “sin” into baptism services after a backlash from parishes who complained a new wording was “bland”, “dumbed down” and "nothing short of dire". Plans to introduce an alternative order of service using more “accessible” language, have had to be redrawn after members inundated Lambeth Palace with letters complaining the move went too far. But the church is to press ahead with plans to banish references to “the Devil” from the new format. An official explanation sent out to members of the Church’s General Synod, following a trial of the proposed wording, said...
  • Church of England Rejects Blessings for Gay Marriages

    02/16/2014 4:20:15 PM PST · by marshmallow · 16 replies
    Google News ^ | 2/15/14 | AFP
    London — Bishops in the Church of England issued new guidance on Saturday warning clergy they should not bless couples in same-sex marriages, after the idea was recommended in an internal report last year. The House of Bishops was clarifying the Church's response to new legislation allowing gay marriage in England and Wales, which will see the first ceremonies take place in March. "Services of blessing should not be provided. Clergy should respond pastorally and sensitively in other ways," said the guidance, drawn up at a meeting on Thursday. The same-sex marriage law bans the established Churches of England and...
  • Church of England Bishops: We Agree on One Thing – that We Can't Agree on Homosexuality

    01/27/2014 7:05:47 PM PST · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    The Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1/27/14 | John Bingham
    Special gathering of Church of England bishops to discuss landmark proposals on blessings for gay couples ends with admission that the best they can hope for is 'good disagreement'The Church of England’s bishops have finally reached agreement on homosexuality – by saying that they might never be able to agree. They emerged from a frank, day-long meeting behind closed doors, discussing their response to radical proposals to offer wedding-style blessing services for gay couples, and admitted they are deeply divided over the issues and are likely to remain so for years to come. In a joint statement on behalf of...
  • Church of England removes devil from christening service

    01/04/2014 7:43:39 PM PST · by markomalley · 17 replies
    The Sunday Telegraph ^ | 1/5/2014 | Edward Malnick
    The Church of England is introducing a christening ceremony that removes the requirement on parents and godparents to “repent sins” and “reject the devil”. Critics claimed the new wording, designed as an alternative to the current liturgy, “watered down” the concepts of sin and repentance. The text, backed by the Most Rev Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, is already being used in 1,000 parishes as part of a trial lasting until Easter, the Mail on Sunday reported. In the current version, in use since 1998, vicars ask parents and godparents if they “reject the devil and all rebellion against...
  • Church of England Proposes 'Blessings' for Gay Marriage

    11/28/2013 3:25:11 PM PST · by marshmallow · 26 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo News ^ | 11/28/13 | Belinda Goldsmith
    LONDON (Reuters) - Church of England clergy would be able to "bless" same-sex relationships under long-awaited proposals unveiled on Thursday as the church adopts a more open - but disputed - approach to homosexuality. Although gay couples would still not be able to legally marry in a church, the proposed change would officially sanction clergy to let gay and lesbian couples mark and celebrate same-sex marriages and civil partnerships in a church service. Critics swiftly condemned the "blessing" proposal as contrary to the church's teaching on sexual conduct. The proposal was among 18 recommendations put forward by a working group...
  • Archbishop Nichols meets Mahmoud Abbas to discuss Middle East peace process

    09/10/2013 8:38:20 PM PDT · by haffast · 1 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | Tuesday, 10 September 2013 | Staff Reporter
    President of the State of Palestine, Mahmoud Abbas, met with Archbishop Vincent Nichols today in London to discuss the urgent need for progress on the peace process and the importance of the continuing support of the Church in England and Wales for all in the Holy Land. President Abbas said that the presence of Christians in the Holy Land was vital as they are not viewed as a minority but an integral part of the Palestinian community. He thanked the Church in this country for its work in supporting a peaceful solution, for helping projects in Palestine and told of...
  • Gay Couple to Sue Church of England to Force It to Perform Gay Weddings (Coming soon to America?)

    08/02/2013 8:38:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 08/02/2013 | Bryan Preston
    Coming soon to an American court room near you. Wealthy gay dad, Barrie Drewitt-Barlow, says he and his civil partner Tony will go to court to force churches to host gay weddings. He told the Essex Chronicle that he will take legal action because “I am still not getting what I want”.A Government Bill legalising gay marriage passed Parliament recently but it included measures to protect churches from being forced to perform same-sex weddings.Mr Drewitt-Barlow said: “The only way forward for us now is to make a challenge in the courts against the church.“It is a shame that we...
  • QUEEN APPROVES: GAY MARRIAGE...

    07/17/2013 9:20:54 AM PDT · by sr4402 · 124 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | 07/17/2013 | Matt Drudge
    Link to Washington Post Article. There goes the British Empire. The Monarchy has fallen.