Tag Archive: Church of England

Sep 15

Isle of Wight goes transgender mad

A Christian couple on the Isle of Wight are to challenge a primary school’s handling of a six-year-old boy’s request to be treated as a ‘girl’.  Here is the BBC’s report. Nigel and Sally Rowe are from Freshwater.  They raised concerns with the school when a six-year-old boy in their son’s class started to come …

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May 22

Welby Stands Against Homosexuality…For Now

Archbishop Welby is still opposed to same-sex “marriage” in principle, despite saying that the new gay marriage law is “great” His comments were made last week in an interview with PinkNews, where he said that the Church of England must “accept…that the same-sex marriage act is law, and that it’s right and proper, it’s the …

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Oct 14

Secularists behind ‘end oath’ campaign

Magistrates could ask the Government to end the ancient tradition of swearing on the Bible to tell the truth in court if a campaign by secularist groups succeeds. The Magistrates’ Association, which represents 23,000 lay magistrates, has agreed to discuss a motion claiming that the oath should be abolished because some people do not take it …

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Jun 07

Humanists want the church out of schools

A group of humanists are demanding that faith schools should be open to all children, regardless of their parents’ religion. The Fair Admissions Campaign wants all state-funded schools in England and Wales to be open equally to all children, without regard to religion or belief. The Church of England’s website says: ‘ Latest available statistics indicate one in …

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Jul 25

Same-Sex ‘Marriage’ Plans: Q & A

Last May, Stephen Green and Robin Phillips co-authored a briefing paper titled The Trivialisation of Matrimony: A Response to the Government Consultation Paper. Since then a number of questions have been raised about Government’s proposals and the effect it could have on the church. Below Robin Phillips fields some of the most common questions. Q:   …

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