Category - marriage

  • 7 Mar 2012

    The Movement for Reform Judaism have declared their support for same-sex marriage. They are the largest British faith group so far to back the move.

  • 29 Jan 2012

    The saga of Bishop Wallace Benn and the pro-rape booklet goes on and on. Having first withdrawn his endorsement of the booklet, then apologised, he has now offered what appears to be an attempt at an explanation.

  • 29 Jan 2012

    The Archbishop of York made the front page of the Daily Telegraph yesterday by saying that David Cameron would be acting "like a dictator" if he introduced legislation to recognise same-sex marriage.

  • 26 Jan 2012

    Wallace Benn, the Suffragan Bishop of Lewes, has sent me an apology for his endorsement of a booklet the promotes the legalisation of rape within marriage and the criminalisation of same-sex relationships.

  • 25 Jan 2012

    Update: Following my blog and comments yesterday (below), and those by Bishop Alan Wilson and others, Bishop Wallace Benn has 'wholly and completely' disassociated himself from the extremist pamphlet by Stephen Green. Subsequent to this post and my previous one, Bishop Benn's office has issued a further statement with an apology and a clarification that he has asked Stephen Green to remove the endorsement from his website

  • 31 Dec 2011
  • 16 Dec 2011

    The House of Lords has thrown out a 'wrecking amendment' designed to prevent faith groups from hosting same-sex civil partnership ceremonies on their premises.

  • 5 Dec 2011

    A law coming into effect today will allow same-sex civil partnerships to be registered on religious premises in England and Wales.

  • 3 Nov 2011

    Victories for personal freedom over the last 200 years have been one of humanity’s greatest achievements, but we must recognise and resist the confusion of positive liberality and destructive libertarianism, says Jon Kurt, commenting on the proliferation of 'martial affairs' sites. Should the narrative of ‘rights’ and ‘choice’ really eclipse the important relational conversation about trust, mutuality and faithfulness?

  • 6 Oct 2011

    Welcome to the parallel universe of David Cameron. It is a world in which the Tories stand up for the poor, lead the fight against dictatorship and stop people from being given benefits on demand. It is a world that exists in a conference hall in Manchester this week, in a few daily papers the rest of the time, and in the less well-informed parts of the right-wing blogosphere. It has nothing in common with the world that most of us live in.