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Gay bishops should lie about their sexual activites, says priest

A noted UK Christian thinks gay bishops – now to be allowed to take office in the Church of England – ought to lie about whether or not they will remain celibate.

Fury as arms dealers meet at Church of England HQ

Christians in Britain are furious that a conference of arms dealers is being held in Church House, London, home of the administrative headquarters of the Church of England.

General Synod to vote on women bishops next month

The Church of England is bracing itself for the next stage in its acrimonious battle over the consecration of women bishops. Its governing body, the General Synod, is set to vote on November 20.

Gay humanists: ‘no regrets’ at departure of Dr Rowan Williams

One of the UK’s most senior gay humanist campaigners has countered the messages of regret voiced in response to the news of that Archbishop Dr Rowan Williams is to stand down from Church of England post.

Ugandan bishop calls on Anglicans to speak out about homophobia

A retired Anglican bishop in West Uganda is calling on fellow Anglicans to speak out against the homophobia in his country.

Churches oppose bid to allow gay 'marriage' on religious premises

A move in the UK to allow same-sex couples to hold their civil-partnership ceremonies in religious premises is being opposed by the Church of England.

First openly gay bishop to retire after strain of backlash

Gene Robinson, the Anglican Communion’s first openly gay bishop, is to quit, largely because of the constant opposition to his election by conservatives.

Op-Ed: Despised and rejected – gays and Christianity

It’s never been easy being gay – especially gay and religious. It’s got better in some countries – and in my own, the UK, it’s almost cool, and there are laws to protect homosexuals against discrimination.

Gay bishops are OK, says Anglican chief – but no sex, please

Gay bishops are OK. That seems to be the message from the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, who heads the worldwide Anglican Communion.

Second snub for would-be UK bishop because he’s gay

A clergyman in the UK has been passed over for a bishop’s post because he’s gay. It’s emerged that Jeffrey John’s rejection comes after secret talks among senior churchmen, who fear a further split in the Anglican Communion.

Episcopalians cut from ecumenical bodies in gay-bishops row

Episcopalians in the US will no longer be able to serve on ecumenical bodies after the church elected a lesbian as a bishop in California. And this applies even to those who are opposed to same-sex relationships.

UK peers approve gay ‘marriage’ ceremonies on religious premises

Britain’s upper legislative chamber, the House of Lords, has voted to allow the use of religious premises and religious language in same-sex partnership ceremonies.

Gay issue sidestepped by church ruling body

The lawmaking body of the Anglican Church has sidestepped the thorny gay issue that has almost torn the church apart, by refusing to officially recognise a breakaway group in the United States.
 

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