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  • Church of England votes to proceed with trial blessing services for same-sex couples

    11/19/2023 1:50:25 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 11/19/23 | Anugrah Kumar
    The Church of England has decided to proceed with trial blessing services for same-sex couples. This decision, made during the General Synod, marks a significant shift in the denomination's stance on same-sex relationships. The Bishop of Oxford proposed the amendment for these trial services, which narrowly passed in the House of Laity by one vote, the U.K.-based group The Christian Institute noted, adding that the House of Bishops supported the motion 23 to 10, with four abstentions. The House of Clergy also voted in favor, 100 to 93, with one abstention. The House of Laity also voted in favor, but...
  • Resurrection Anglican in Austin Moves Affiliation to the Episcopal Church

    08/09/2023 10:44:18 PM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    Ministry Watch ^ | August 9, 2023 | Kim Roberts
    Resurrection Anglican Church South Austin plans to leave the more conservative Anglican Church of North America to affiliate with the Episcopal Church. It is the second church in the last year to do so. According to a post on the church’s website by the church rector Shawn McCain Tirres, the parish voted in favor of the change by more than 80%. Tirres said the church’s decision deepens its commitment to “be the kind of place that could welcome everyone in our neighborhood to encounter the love of God.” Resurrection Anglican Church South Austin, also referred to as Rez Austin, was...
  • Anglican Groups Revolt Against Same-Sex Blessing Plan

    04/12/2023 7:47:05 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 4/10/23 | Harriet Sherwood
    Conservative body in Church of England encourages dioceses to protest, and says opposition is growingConservative clergy and parishioners have launched a small but vocal revolt against the Church of England’s plan to offer to bless the civil marriages of same-sex couples, a move that some Christians believe is contrary to biblical teaching. In Buckinghamshire, a large group parish plans to refuse to offer blessings to same-sex couples in its seven churches and is taking steps to withhold its annual contribution of £235,000 to the diocese of Oxford in protest. A group of traditionalist clergy in the City of London have...
  • Now they've done it: Conservative Anglicans want a divorce from Canterbury

    02/21/2023 8:13:52 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/21/2023 | Beege Welborn
    Ten days ago, at their bishops’ General Synod, the Church of England voted to bless same-sex unions. Church of England priests will be permitted to bless the civil marriages of same-sex couples in a profound shift in the church’s stance on homosexuality after a historic vote by its governing body.The first blessings for gay couples could happen this summer. Individual churches will be encouraged to state clearly whether they will offer blessings to avoid confusion and disappointment.After an impassioned debate lasting more than eight hours, the C of E’s national assembly, the General Synod, voted by 250 votes to 181...
  • “For the first time I agree with Putin”: British readers about the requirement of the Anglican Church to “gender-neutrally” address God

    02/21/2023 7:33:12 AM PST · by JonPreston · 48 replies
    Military Review ^ | 2/21/23 | military review
    This month, the Anglican Church announced that it was considering alternative ways to refer to God in the masculine form, “He.” This happened after the priests asked to be allowed to use "gender-neutral" terminology in relation to him. In Britain, they have not yet decided what they will replace the words "Our Father" in the main Christian prayer.This fact was mentioned in his address to the Federal Assembly today, Russian President Vladimir Putin. In his opinion, such a decision indicates that the West does not know what it is doing and is moving towards a spiritual catastrophe.British readers of the...
  • The Gender of God: The Church of England has announced that it is evaluating the language of gender with relation to God

    02/16/2023 7:07:11 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/16/2023 | Rabbi Michael Barclay
    The Church of England has announced that it is evaluating the language of gender with relation to God. While they recognize that God is neither female nor male per se, the dialogue came up in a recent exchange in the General Synod, the governing body of the Church, when a priest sought options to speak of God in a non-gendered way.While this is an interesting theological discussion within the Church, answers have been given about God’s “gender” in Judaism for millennia. There is no need to start a “gender inclusive” description of the Almighty and become pronoun conscious in order...
  • Hank Williams, The Persecution Of Cardinal Pell And Leftist Australian Police. Some Very Scattered Thoughts On Modern Christianity And Social Decay. (Personal)

    02/15/2023 4:07:05 PM PST · by Ozguy1945 · 8 replies ^ | 16th February, Australian time | Ozguy1945
    St Paul's Anglican Cathedral in Melbourne, Australia, has a partisan political message on a massive billboard above the cathedral's front entrance: Let's Fully Welcome Refugees. The Archbishop has verbally acknowledged me as a refugee from Australia in Australia. And followed up in writing. Yet when police interrupted me praying at the entrance with an Aboriginal on 9/11 and dragged me away and physically assaulted and groped me (sexual assault), rather than talk with me, the Archbishop chooses silence. The police are now taking me to court. The leftist police. The ones who persecuted the late Cardinal George Pell with 404...
  • A Message to the Church of England: Like the Prophet Elijah, I urge you to stop wavering between the Word of God and the spirit of this age.

    02/15/2023 8:29:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 02/15/2023 | Dr. Michael Brown
    With all respect to the responsibilities carried by the leadership of the Church of England, and in recognition of the history of this branch of the universal Body, I make this heartfelt appeal. Just as Elijah the prophet urged the people of Israel to stop wavering between two opinions, I urge you to stop wavering between the Word of God and the spirit of this age. As Elijah said, “If Yahweh is God, serve Him. If Baal is God, serve him” (1 Kings 18:21). It can only be one or the other. Your current decision to “bless” same-sex unions while...
  • Archbishop of Canterbury Promises LGBT Activists to ‘Root Out’ Certain People From the Church of England

    02/10/2023 6:48:13 PM PST · by marshmallow · 29 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 2/9/23 | Tyler O'Neil
    Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, the head of the Church of England, promised LGBT activists that he would “take action” against clergy and lay members of the church’s General Synod who condemn homosexual activity. The leader of Christian Concern, a group representing a General Synod member whom Welby has threatened to remove, condemned the remarks as “giving a green light for a witch hunt of any Church of England clergy who believe in the traditional view that marriage is between one man and one woman for life.” Welby responded to an LGBT activist who mischaracterized a quote from an African...
  • The Church of England May Go Gender-Neutral: So, What Happens to "Father, Son, and Holy Spirit"?

    02/09/2023 7:32:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 02/09/2023 | Lincoln Brown
    Will “Father, Son, and Holy Spirit” be replaced with “Mother, Daughter, and Holy Spiritess?” Or none of the above? The Church of England is debating going gender-neutral, not because there is biblical precedent for it, but probably because all of the cool kids are doing it. By way of total disclosure, I was born and raised in the Episcopal Church, which is a direct descendant of the Church of England. I was an altar boy, a term that was changed to “acolyte” when girls started serving on the altar. I was a member of the church well into my 30s...
  • Church of England to consider gender-neutral God: reports

    02/07/2023 3:16:50 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 50 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 7, 2023 4:35pm EST | Matteo Cina
    The Church of England is considering referring to God in “non-gendered” terms during services, the Telegraph reported. Breaking with centuries of tradition, bishops have announced they are launching a major “project on gendered language” this spring. It may suggest that priests stop using the male pronouns “He” and “Him” when referring to God in some prayers, or even that they can drop the famous phrase “Our Father” from the start of the Lord’s Prayer. The Reverend Joanna Stobart, a vicar in the diocese of Guildford, Surrey, said that some clergy want to refer to God without saying He or Him,...
  • Sorry, Anglicans, There Is No Third Way on the Issue of Same-Sex Marriage

    01/23/2023 7:55:05 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    American Conservative ^ | 01/23/2023 | Rod Dreher
    I received not long ago an e-mail from a reader who says that her Methodist congregation is in the midst of a conversation about whether or not to disaffiliate from the United Methodist Church over gay marriage. The reader shared the arguments for both sides in her moderately conservative congregation, and asked what I thought. Looking at her list of "stay" arguments, I saw a bunch of propositions that were either deceptive (self-deceptive?) or wishful thinking. The stay argument, as she presents it, amounts to this: If we leave, we will be breaking fellowship with a national organization that has...
  • Mark Rivera, Former Anglican Lay Pastor, Found Guilty of Felony Child Sexual Assault

    12/16/2022 6:55:12 AM PST · by Morgana · 6 replies
    The Roys Report ^ | December 16, 2022 | Kathryn Post
    Mark Rivera, a former lay pastor at the center of several sexual abuse allegations in a conservative Anglican denomination, was found guilty of five counts of felony child sexual abuse and assault on Thursday morning. Judge John Barsanti of Illinois’ 16th Judicial Circuit Court in Kane County found Rivera guilty of two counts of predatory sexual assault of a victim under 13 years old (a Class X felony) and three counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse of a victim under 13 (a Class 2 felony). The defense has 30 days to file a motion to request a new trial, and...
  • The Church of England Will No Longer Define the Word 'Woman'

    07/17/2022 10:31:35 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Red State ^ | 07/17/2022 | Alex Parker
    Do you know what a woman is? If so, you’re a ways ahead of the Church of England.During this month’s General Synod, Senior Bishop Rt Rev Robert Innes was asked by lay member Adam Kendry to clear any confusion:“What is the Church of England’s definition of a woman?”It turns out church officials were previously making mere assumptions. And the question isn’t any longer so simple.Courtesy of The Telegraph, the bishop’s written response:“There is no official definition, which reflects the fact that until fairly recently definitions of this kind were thought to be self-evident, as reflected in the marriage liturgy.”He called...
  • Episcopal House of Deputies Affirms Gender Transitions at Any Age

    07/12/2022 5:49:38 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 15 replies
    The Episcopal Church House of Deputies has adopted Resolution D066 on trans-gender care. It affirms the church’s support for “gender affirming care” of any type and for any age — including children. The resolution appeared on the Deputies consent calendar. To be adopted the House of Bishops must concur.D066 (Addressing restrictions on access to gender affirming care)House of Deputies Message #39 The House of Deputies informs the House of Bishops that on Jul 8, 2022 it considered resolution D066 (Addressing restrictions on access to gender affirming care). The house acted to: AdoptResolved, the House of Bishops concurring, That the 80th...
  • Anglican school chaplain fired for not caving to LGBT indoctrination warns of ‘soft totalitarianism’

    07/02/2022 2:26:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/02/2022 | Brandon Showalter
    WASHINGTON — An Anglican chaplain who was fired and reported to an anti-terrorism program for preaching Christian doctrine on sexual ethics during a chapel service is warning about the totalitarian ideologies actively at work in the West. At a breakout session at the International Religious Freedom Summit, a panel on “polite persecution” — a phrase coined by Pope Francis — assembled by The Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank, described how secular abortion and gender activists are gutting cherished freedoms in countries that have historically championed religious liberty. Often, religious persecution is state-sanctioned. This so-called polite kind of hostility is...
  • The Politicisation Of St Paul's Cathedral Melbourne

    06/30/2022 1:33:50 PM PDT · by Ozguy1945 · 5 replies ^ | 1st July 2022 Australian time | Ozguy1945
    St Paul's cathedral in Melbourne has a massive banner out the front saying "Let's fully welcome refugees." The progressive people feel so passionate on that issue that the cathedral of the Anglican Church is now politicised. The Australian Anglican Church is tearing itself apart over gay marriage. The inside of the cathedral has a massive globe named after the Greek goddess Gaia hanging above the altar. This has offended traditionalists but drawn large numbers of people to marvel at God's creation. I am all for freedom of speech and creativity in a bid to revive and sustain religion. But I...
  • Anglicans React to Dobbs Decision

    06/24/2022 11:41:48 AM PDT · by lightman · 14 replies
    Anglican Church of North Amercica ^ | 24 June A.D. 2022 | Staff
    Today the United States Supreme Court ruled that “the Constitution does not confer a right to abortion,” overruling Roe v. Wade (1973). The decision will “return the issue of abortion to the people’s elected representatives … to be resolved like most important questions in our democracy: by citizens trying to persuade one another and then voting.” In the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, a five Justice majority of the Supreme Court overruled both Roe and the 1992 decision Planned Parenthood v. Casey.[1] The inherent value of human life is revealed in the Scriptures, and this biblical commitment...
  • Dialogue Group Calls for Catholic Recognition of Anglican Ordinations

    12/15/2021 7:11:52 PM PST · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    Crux ^ | 12/15/21 | Cindy Wooden
    ROME — A group of Catholic and Anglican theologians has publicly called on the Vatican to review and overturn a papal document from 1896 that declared Anglican ordinations “absolutely null and utterly void.” “Where we once walked apart, we now walk together in friendship and love,” wrote members of the Malines Conversations Group after tracing the history of ecumenical agreements between the Catholic Church and the Anglican Communion and, especially, reviewing examples of collaboration and gestures of recognition. The judgment made by Pope Leo XIII in his apostolic letter “Apostolicae Curae” in 1896 “does not accord with the reality into...
  • Fauci bashing

    11/06/2021 10:48:22 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 37 replies
    Pittsburg Post Gazette ^ | November 1, 2021 | Robin Capcara
    I was once again appalled to see an insulting, biased and unfunny cartoon by Steve Kelly on Oct. 29. Depicting a puppy trying to urinate on a picture of Dr. Anthony Fauci is the height of adolescent and hostile “humor.” Continuing to target the public face of the fight against COVID-19 is not just mean-spirited and uninformed but dangerous. It’s dangerous because making Dr. Fauci out to be some sort of bureaucratic bogeyman fuels conspiratorial anti-science, anti-government hysteria at a time when our country is still experiencing unnecessary illness and death at the hands of this deadly disease. We remain...