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November 04 2022 By dvirtue UK: Bishop becomes most senior Church figure to back same-sex marriage

Bishops are actively considering whether to recommend any change to the centuries-old teaching that gay people should remain celibate for life and that only opposite-sex couples should marry. They will present recommendations to the General Synod in February, potentially paving the way for an unprecedented vote after decades of debate and division.

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According to the Campaign for Equal Marriage, every diocese was represented among the signatories, who ranged in experience from assistant curates to bishops.

Mr Pietroni continued: "There can be no more delay. We look to the bishops to allow freedom of conscience for clergy who wish to bless same sex couples, and for clergy married to their same sex partners to serve in ministry. The bishops must give a clear message that marriage equality will follow."

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October 17 2022 By dvirtue Justin Welby, scrap the Church of England's trans affirming guidance

It is why we stood with Christian parents Nigel and Sally Rowe and supported them as they took legal action against the Department for Education over trans affirming policies in primary schools.

Nigel and Sally decided to take legal action against the government after they and their six-year-old son were labelled "transphobic" by a CofE primary school for refusing to 'believe' in trans affirming policies.

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October 06 2022 By dvirtue UK: Church organist, 71, who sexually assaulted 14 boys as young as seven is jailed for 12 years as widow of victim says her husband took his own life just two weeks after revealing abuse he suffered at his hands

A church worker who sexually assaulted boys as young as seven has been jailed for 12 years, after a widow of one of his victims said he took his own life after revealing the abuse he suffered.

Choirmaster and church organist, Richard Owen, 71, began his jail sentence today after he was found guilty of assaulting 14 boys during sexually charged corporal punishment beatings.

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Thus, Jayne Ozanne wrote in a letter published in The Guardian:

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October 04 2022 By dvirtue Progressive CofE groups meet with bishops for next step in same-sex relationships

The eight groups attending the meeting include the General Synod Gender and Sexuality Group, Inclusive Church, OneBodyOneFaith and The Ozanne Foundation, amongst others.

They are hoping the Church of England will make a "radical new commitment" to LGBT+ inclusivity, including a ban on conversion therapy (which was previously agreed by the General Synod) and an "end to homophobic and transphobic teachings" which "underpin systemic abuse."

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September 30 2022 By dvirtue YORK: Archbishop denounces trickle-down economics and huge disparities of wealth and opportunity in Britain

He was speaking at St James in the City, Liverpool, on the opening day of the Labour Party conference in the city. The set Bible reading happened to be about wealth and riches, including: "The love of money is the root of all evil".

He said this was relevant "especially for those who believe that wealth trickles down, when all of those without much wealth, and especially the poor, know it gathers and expands in the aquifers and coffers of the wealthy and is carefully guarded".

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September 23 2022 By dvirtue Church of England bars Desmond Tutu's daughter from officiating at funeral

Mpho Tutu van Furth, an ordained priest in the Anglican church, was invited to preside over the funeral of Martin Kenyon, who died last week at the age of 92. The C of E said its actions were "in line with the House of Bishops current guidance on same-sex marriage".

Tutu van Furth's wife, Marceline, a Dutch academic, accused the C of E of homophobia. She said the couple had visited Kenyon in April, and he asked Mpho to preside over his funeral.

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September 10 2022 By virtueonline Church Society: Post-Truth Post-Lambeth

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September 04 2022 By virtueonline You are a danger to children, Church of England tells school chaplain who said pupils could disagree with woke dogma

But to his profound dismay, he reveals today that the diocese launched its own investigation, conducting a risk assessment which concluded that he posed a 'moderate' risk, and might cause children 'anxiety' if they came to him with 'a sexuality or relationship' issue.

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