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February 12 2023 By dvirtue We Are Not the Same Religion as the Church of England; We are Christians

This means that the majority of bishops, clergy, and laity are agreed on this heretical teaching, calling good what God has called an abomination. Only 9.5% of the bishops, 43% of the clergy, and 46% of the laity are orthodox on this fundamental teaching. The percentages of those voting in favour of blessing sin are miniscule, however, when contrasted to the many bishops, clergy, and laity in the Church over the past 2,000 years of Church history.

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February 10 2023 By dvirtue House of Bishops drives through proposals to bless same-sex unions

The Church of England affirms, according to our Lord's teaching, that marriage is in its nature a union permanent and lifelong, for better for worse, till death them do part, of one man with one woman, to the exclusion of all others on either side, for the procreation and nurture of children, for the hallowing and right direction of the natural instincts and affections, and for the mutual society, help and comfort which the one ought to have of the other, both in prosperity and adversity.

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February 10 2023 By dvirtue "People will die, women will be raped, children will be tortured..." -- Justin Welby

A simple amendment had been proposed by Mrs Busola Sodeinde, who proudly displayed her Nigerian and UK Passports as she spoke. She asked that the Synod should ask the Secretary General of the Synod to personally consult the Primate of each Province of the Anglican Communion about the potential impact of the Bishops' proposals.

The Archbishop of Canterbury stood to speak.

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February 09 2023 By dvirtue Church of England considers alternatives to calling God 'he'

Any potential alterations, which would mark a departure from traditional Jewish and Christian teachings dating back millennia, would have to be approved by synod, the church's decision-making body.

Rev Dr Michael Ipgrave, Bishop of Lichfield and vice-chair of the liturgical commission responsible for the matter, said the church had been "exploring the use of gendered language in relation to God for several years".

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February 04 2023 By dvirtue UK: Union votes against "sacramental sodomy" speaker in controversial gay marriage debate News

Significant online controversy surrounded the announcement of this debate motion, which Union President Charlie Mackintosh addressed, reminding attendees that a purpose of debate was to offer freedom of speech to all religious. With this in mind, Mackintosh told the chamber he was "baffled" that anyone could contest the running of the motion.

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February 03 2023 By dvirtue UK: Faithful synod member reported by bishop for 'hate crime'

After the report to West Midlands police, Mr Margrave received messages from the police saying, "If we do not hear from you today, we will visit your house."

No further action to date has been taken against Mr Margrave, however he is concerned that a 'non-crime hate incident' may have been recorded against his name and he has said that he lives in constant fear of getting 'the knock at the door.'

'Christian incompatibility of Pride'

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February 03 2023 By dvirtue Welby 'would rather see C of E disestablished than split over same-sex marriage'

Several MPs broached the question of whether the C of E should retain its status as the established church when it was out of step with the law of the land and with public opinion.

Welby replied that he would rather see the church disestablished than risk losing conservative groups within the global Anglican church, the Guardian has been told by people present.

A spokesperson for the archbishop said they did not recognise the comments attributed to Welby.

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January 31 2023 By dvirtue LONDON: St. Helen's Bishopsgate Responds to Living in Love and Faith

Dear Bishop Sarah,

As the members of the PCC's standing committee, we are writing on behalf of the St Helen Bishopsgate PCC, and our various congregations, to express our grave disappointment and concern at the House of Bishops' response to Living in Love and Faith.

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January 31 2023 By dvirtue 14 CofE BISHOPS AFFIRM CofE DOCTRINE OF MARRIAGE

The Bishop of Woolwich, Karowei Dorgu

The Bishop of Lancaster, Jill Duff

The Bishop of Rochester, Jonathan Gibbs

The Bishop of Hereford, Richard Jackson

The Bishop of Carlisle, James Newcombe

The Bishop of Leicester, Martyn Snow

The Bishop of Islington, Ric Thorpe

The Bishop of Chichester, Martin Warner

The Bishop of Guildford, Andrew Watson

The Bishop of Sheffield, Pete Wilcox

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January 30 2023 By dvirtue Church in row over plan to show Pride flag on altar over claims it politicises place of worship and will lead to 'moral anarchy'

Church reverend Canon Karen Rooms claims the huge fabric Progress Pride Flag is merely a way of letting visitors know they are 'welcome and safe'.

But opponents, including parishioners and General Synod members have accused the church, parts of which date from around 900AD, of 'woke' virtue signalling.

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