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Gay Couples To Be Allowed Weddings In Church

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Homosexual couples will be able to take part in civil partnerships in church and other places of worship from next month, it will be announced.

Lynne Featherstone, the equalities minister, will say that the ban on the ceremonies in religious surroundings will be lifted on Dec 5. The move has been championed by David Cameron but is likely to be opposed by some church groups.

The scheme will be “voluntary” with no church compelled to offer same-sex services. However, it is likely that some campaigners will seek to push the matter further if churches refuse to open their doors to gay couples.

It is estimated that about 1,500 civil partnerships a year would take place in religious settings once the ban is lifted. There are currently about 5,500 civil partnerships taking place every year.

Liberal Jewish groups, Quakers and other minor Christian organisations have lobbied for the right to host civil partnerships with religious readings and hymns. However, the Church of England has warned that it would not bless same-sex couples.

Homosexual couples, who have scored legal victories over businesses that refused them service, could also use the Equality Act or the Human Rights Act to claim discrimination if they were not allowed to form a civil partnership in church.

The end is nigh

Feel it for all my church dons who have been so anti gay for years and will now have to go church knowing there have been gay weddings there

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This Is Very Peak For The Church

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and these were the same pple who brought chrsitianity to afftown but yet they have become so distant from its core values

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A housing manager has been demoted, and his salary slashed, after he criticised a controversial new gay rights law.

Adrian Smith, a Christian, was found guilty of gross misconduct by his publicly funded housing association for saying that allowing gay weddings in churches was ‘an equality too far’.

He posted the comment in his own time, on his personal page on the Facebook website, which could not be read by the general public.

But after a disciplinary hearing, he was downgraded from his £35,000-a-year managerial job to a much less senior £21,000 post – and avoided the sack only because of his long service.

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You are hard pressed to find large groups of people that haven't become distant from it's core values tbh, or people that try to live their live as Jesus lived.

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not religious in anyway but if someone knows please answer this question

if as a homosexual you are seen as an abomination AND religious people would be happy to see you burn in hell, why are there homesexual followers/priests?

is it a case of general ignorance where it's down to interpretation of gays or something?

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not religious in anyway but if someone knows please answer this question

if as a homosexual you are seen as an abomination AND religious people would be happy to see you burn in hell, why are there homesexual followers/priests?

is it a case of general ignorance where it's down to interpretation of gays or something?

I think it's important to realise in the Bible it states that

the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction: for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God

From a Christian perspective, all sin is sin, and wrong is wrong, a homosexual is no worse than a person who drinks, or eats pork.

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i see

pos

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At last people are seeing sense Venom u and simon gonna adopt now hun or u still looking for a surrogate?

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fuck the church

the way i feel is that homos should hav equal rights to heteros in everything apart from adoption because homosexuality is prevalent in nature and completely normal in any species.. there is alwaysa residual queeer population

however adoption doesnt occur to homosexual partners in nature so should be a strict vetting process to ensure its a suitable environment

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and gay priests and paedo is a catholic thing, that satanic religion from vatican city

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Another reason to stop going church

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2012 gaiz........the mayans said so

saw some article on facebook yday .. that lipless c*nt cameron was telling Nigeria and ghana that britain will withhold aid from them for speaking out against gay marriage in THEIR countries and making it illegal.

a quote from a Nigerian minister was suttin like " who does he think he is telling us what we can make legal and not, he still thinks that he's our colonial over lord. let him keep his aid and his gay marriage, who asked him for aid anyway?":lol:

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having said that

*visists the Mosque tonight knowing it will be clear of such things*

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lol mosque is serious homo stompin ground

certain man lurkin around the wash rooms doin their wudu 3 times and pushin up against u when its time to come forward so their or no spaces

all that kissin cheeks

trust me mosques are a veritable hotbed of queerness

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having said that

*visists the Mosque tonight knowing it will be clear of such things*

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lol mosque is serious homo stompin ground

certain man lurkin around the wash rooms doin their wudu 3 times and pushin up against u when its time to come forward so their or no spaces

all that kissin cheeks

trust me mosques are a veritable hotbed of queerness

LOL

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lol mosque is serious homo stompin ground

certain man lurkin around the wash rooms doin their wudu 3 times and pushin up against u when its time to come forward so their or no spaces

all that kissin cheeks

trust me mosques are a veritable hotbed of queerness

dskh skfsdf

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its true tho. muslims are as gay as they come.............

but at least its not trying to be institutionalised

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A housing manager has been demoted, and his salary slashed, after he criticised a controversial new gay rights law.

Adrian Smith, a Christian, was found guilty of gross misconduct by his publicly funded housing association for saying that allowing gay weddings in churches was ‘an equality too far’.

He posted the comment in his own time, on his personal page on the Facebook website, which could not be read by the general public.

But after a disciplinary hearing, he was downgraded from his £35,000-a-year managerial job to a much less senior £21,000 post – and avoided the sack only because of his long service.

blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven

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A housing manager has been demoted, and his salary slashed, after he criticised a controversial new gay rights law.

Adrian Smith, a Christian, was found guilty of gross misconduct by his publicly funded housing association for saying that allowing gay weddings in churches was ‘an equality too far’.

He posted the comment in his own time, on his personal page on the Facebook website, which could not be read by the general public.

But after a disciplinary hearing, he was downgraded from his £35,000-a-year managerial job to a much less senior £21,000 post – and avoided the sack only because of his long service.

blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven

Sure he won't mind the drastic paycut then

TBH he should be able to say what he wants on his Facebook, if people are ignorant they reserve the right to be so in their private life as long as it doesn't harm any one

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