Monday, February 14, 2011

Fletch Gay 'Marriages' to be allowed in churches - UK

My folks spotted this on Teletext today -

Lynne Featherstone, the Liberal Democrat equalities minister, is expected shortly to outline firm plans to lift the current ban on civil partnerships being conducted in places of worship. In a political "win" for Nick Clegg and his party, the Coalition will also say that such ceremonies should for the first time be allowed to have a religious element, such as hymn-singing and readings from the Bible. They could, it is understood, also be carried out in the future out by priests or other religious figures. The landmark move will please equality campaigners but is likely to prompt a fierce backlash from mainstream Christian leaders, as well as some Right-leaning Tories. The Church of England has already pledged not to allow any of its buildings to be used for civil partnership ceremonies, while last year Pope Benedict said same-sex marriage was among the "most insidious and dangerous challenges that today confront the common good."

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 Western civilization seems to be moving further and further away from morality.

1 comment(s):

Andrei said...

Supposedly if this passes no Church will be forced to provide such a ceremony.

How long will that last do you suppose before someone challenges that in court.

And then Churches that refuse to conform will be no longer allowed to perform marriages.

Give it five years I'd say and thats were we will be.

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