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  • Parachurch organization head leaves Church of England because it 'no longer affirms biblical orthodoxy'

    04/27/2024 9:52:17 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/27/2024 | Anugrah Kumar
    Rico Tice, a well-known Evangelical leader and former Church of England clergyman, has left the denomination in reaction to what he perceives as its growing departure from biblical values, especially concerning same-sex marriage and repentance. Tice, best known for co-writing the evangelism course Christianity Explored and co-founder of Christianity Explored Ministries, cited the denomination's recent decision to allow priests to bless same-sex couples and its lack of substantive response to concerns laid out by him and five other leaders of CofE-connected parachurch organizations last October.In an interview with Evangelicals Now, Tice, the former senior minister at All Souls, Langham Place...
  • LIVE: Islamic Pakistan Flag RAISED At Westminster Abbey During Easter Week

    03/27/2024 11:18:55 AM PDT · by spirited irish · 10 replies
    Youtube ^ | 3/27/24 | Mahyar Tousi TV
    Another controverial decision by Church Of England’s Justin Welby to raise an islamic flag from Westsminster Abbey during Easter period.Westminster has fallen
  • Church of England Synod Moves Forward With a Test of Prayers for Same-Sex Couples

    11/16/2023 4:58:51 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 16 replies
    Church Leaders ^ | November 16th 2023 | Catherine Pepinster
    The Church of England will test-run stand-alone services for blessing same-sex couples after its ruling body, the General Synod, voted to move ahead with implementing special prayers of thanks and dedication for gay couples. The vote to go ahead with the pilot program followed hours of emotionally charged debate about the church’s pastoral responsibilities toward gay people. The synod’s vote on Wednesday (Nov. 15) follows the House of Bishops’ agreement last month to commend “Prayers of Love and Faith,” a collection of prayers and readings for same-sex couples, for use in existing church services. The bishops also approved the prayers...
  • Church of England Archbishop Says the Lord's Prayer is 'Problematic'

    07/08/2023 9:36:30 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 40 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 8, 2023 | CHRIS QUEEN
    Even people who aren’t otherwise familiar with the Bible tend to know it, and often on movies and television, when we see someone praying, it’s the Lord’s Prayer. We find the most familiar text of the Lord’s Prayer in Matthew 6:9-13 in the King James Version: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine...
  • Student called ‘despicable’ by teacher after challenging peer who identifies as a cat: report

    06/19/2023 8:48:09 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 48 replies
    NY Post ^ | 06/19/2023 | Isabel Keane
    A 13-year-old girl was called “despicable” by her teacher at a Church of England school in the United Kingdom on Friday after asking a classmate how she identifies as a cat. The schoolgirl and her friend were reprimanded by their teacher at Rye College in East Sussex at the end of an eighth-grade “life education” class, where they were told that they could “be who you want to be and how you identify is up to you,” The Telegraph reported. Following the lesson one of the students asked a classmate: “How can you identify as a cat when you’re a...
  • Student called ‘despicable’ by teacher after challenging peer who identifies as a cat

    06/19/2023 7:50:29 AM PDT · by aquila48 · 79 replies
    NY post ^ | 6/19/23
    A 13-year-old girl was called “despicable” by her teacher at a Church of England school in the United Kingdom on Friday after asking a classmate how she identifies as a cat. The schoolgirl and her friend were reprimanded by their teacher at Rye College in East Sussex at the end of an eighth-grade “life education” class, where they were told that they could “be who you want to be and how you identify is up to you,” The Telegraph reported. Following the lesson one of the students asked a classmate: “How can you identify as a cat when you’re a...
  • 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...
  • Russia to protect its children against spiritual degradation, Putin pledges

    02/21/2023 5:38:18 PM PST · by Nextrush · 89 replies
    TASS Russia ^ | 2/21/2023 | TASS
    According to the Russian president, millions of people in the West realize they are being led to a "real spiritual disaster" MOSCOW, February 21./TASS/. Russia will protect its children against spiritual degradation and decay, President Vladimir Putin said in his State of the Nation Address to the Federal Assembly on Tuesday. "We have to protect our children. And we will do this, we will protect our children from degradation and degeneration," Putin stressed. According to the president, millions of people in the West realize they are being led to a "real spiritual disaster." "The elites, frankly speaking, are going crazy,...
  • God themself was woke first (Barf alert)

    02/13/2023 6:35:49 AM PST · by Ennis85 · 13 replies
    Sunday Times ^ | 12th February 2023 | Sunday Times editoral
    Even in circumstances when there might appear to be little doubt about the individual's gender, stating preferred pronouns is a clear signal of contemporary virtue. Now God themself, it seems, is not to be found wanting in this regard. The Church of England is planning a review of "gendered language" in its texts and services, and among the proposals reportedly being considered is the removal of the words "Our Father" from the Lord's Prayer. Some members of the Anglican clergy are uncomfortably refering to God as he/him, particulary in prayers seeking forgiveness, and are seeking non-gendered alternatives. In reality, this...
  • 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,...
  • The Church of England would barely survive without gay people – so why forbid them to marry? (barf alert)

    01/29/2023 6:12:09 AM PST · by Ennis85 · 47 replies
    The daily Telegraph ^ | 25th January 2023 | ALLISON PEARSON
    What would the Church of England be without gay people? Well, desperately short of vicars for starters. As many as 40 per cent of Anglican clergy are said to be gay. That percentage is probably even greater for choir members. A mischievous contemporary of mine at university set herself the challenge of seducing every adult member of the choir of King’s College, Cambridge. Let’s just say Rebecca had a mountain to climb. Without gay men, the organ lofts of our great cathedrals would grow cobwebby with disuse and the thrumming, resonant pipes fall silent. Subtract the gay organists, gay clergy,...
  • Church of England issues formal apology to LGBTQ members amid spat over same-sex marriage

    01/23/2023 4:13:24 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 22nd 2022 | Fox News
    The Church of England issued a formal apology to LGBTQ members of the Anglican Communion who have felt excluded by the institution even as officials decided to continue to bar same-sex marriages in its churches. "We want to apologize for the ways in which the Church of England has treated LGBTQI+ people — both those who worship in our churches and those who do not," the bishops of the church wrote in "Living in Love and Faith," a report released Friday following a six-year consultation period about identity, sexuality, relationships and marriage. "For the times we have rejected or excluded...
  • Church of England bishops refuse to back gay marriage

    01/18/2023 4:52:24 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 9 replies
    BBC News ^ | 18th January 2023 | Harry Farley
    Church of England bishops have refused to back a change in teaching to allow priests to marry same-sex couples, sources have told BBC News. They met on Tuesday to finalise their recommendations after five years of consultation and debate on the Church's position on sexuality. Their proposal will be debated at the Church's equivalent of a parliament - the General Synod - next month. BBC News spoke to several bishops present at the meeting who said the Church's teaching that Holy Matrimony is only between one man and one woman would not change and would not be put to a...
  • 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...
  • Gay Marriages Could Be Considered as Soon as Next Year by the Church of England

    05/24/2022 8:03:01 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 14 replies
    ITV News ^ | 5/21/22 | James Webster
    For same-sex couples, being gay and being a Christian doesn’t always fit together easily, especially when they are making plans for their wedding day. They may be welcomed week-after-week to worship within the Church of England, but it is a welcome that is not extended to hosting their marriage ceremony. But one vicar, who is part of the team leading a project reviewing the church’s position on same-sex relationships says he believes the church has reached a point where change in some form is now inevitable. It means the church could be closer than ever to allowing gay couples to...
  • The Archbishop of Canterbury: Jesus would get the jab

    12/22/2021 9:51:36 PM PST · by RandFan · 23 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Dec 23 | Daily Mail
    The Archbishop of Canterbury has suggested that Jesus would get vaccinated against Covid. The Most Rev Justin Welby urged people to get jabbed, saying it is a moral issue. He also issued a thinly-veiled criticism of No10 saying he felt ‘real disappointment and sadness’ at seeing photos of Downing Street staff eating cheese and drinking wine during the first lockdown. In an interview with ITV News At Ten, the archbishop said getting vaccinated ‘is not about me and my rights’. ‘It’s about how I love my neighbour. Vaccination reduces my chances of getting ill and reducing my chances of getting...
  • The unvaccinated are immoral, Archbishop of Canterbury declares: Welby says getting the jab is 'not about me and my rights to choose - it's about how I love my neighbour'

    12/22/2021 3:10:16 AM PST · by Cecily · 50 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | December 22, 2021 | Jack Newman
    The Archbishop of Canterbury has said being vaccinated against coronavirus is a moral issue. The Most Rev Justin Welby said that getting the jab reduces the chances of illness being spread and that 'it's not about me and my rights to choose - it's about how I love my neighbour'. His comments come as Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that people could go ahead with their Christmas plans but there is 'continuing uncertainty' about the severity of the fast-spreading Omicron variant and hospital admission rates.
  • Church of Ireland to divest from fossil fuel extraction by 2022

    10/07/2021 9:23:29 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Irish Times ^ | Fri, Oct 1, 2021, 23:04 | Sarah Burns
    The Church of Ireland is to complete its divestment from companies that extract fossil fuels by the end of this year. Companies where more than 10 percent of turnover is derived from fossil fuel extraction will be excluded from investments made by the Representative Church Body (RCB). […] The Church of Ireland said through its climate change policy, the RCB seeks to mitigate and lower the climate change impact within its investment portfolios and “has taken several steps in this regard over the past number of years”. This includes collaborative engagement, investments in wind and solar energy and forestry, the...
  • Henry VIII's SEVENTH Wife?! - The Story Of Katherine Willoughby

    09/29/2021 2:31:27 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 59 replies
    YouTube ^ | April 1, 2021 | TheUntoldPast
    One of the most famous Kings in the world has to be Henry VIII of England. He is most known today for the fact he had 6 wives, and the fact he ordered the execution of 2 of these, Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard. Henry VIII's love life certainly was turbulent, and it caused chaos across the country. After being refused a divorce for his first wife Catherine of Aragon, he split from Rome becoming the Supreme Head of the Church of England. This began the English Reformation, which changed the face of religion forever.We know much about Henry's wives,...
  • Church of England may impose black, minority ethnic quota for clergy

    03/21/2021 6:15:25 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/21/2021 | Anugrah Kumar
    The Church of England may institute a quota on black and minority ethnic clergy within its ranks as well as institute anti-racism training, according to a report leaked Saturday. The Spectator obtained a copy of a report set to be turned into the Archbishops’ Council next week by the Church of England’s anti-racism task force, which was established after Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby apologized for the denomination’s racist past last year. The British magazine reports that the title of the document, slated to be released to the public on April 22, is “From Lament to Action: Report of the...