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June 2013

The Public, the Private and the Practical

From Jill Carattini:

"There is no mistaking the presence of unique challenges to belief in our modern day world. Our secularist, privatized, consumerist worldview has wielded a religion (indeed many religions) that has little or nothing to do with life itself. Coupled with secularism’s privatizing of religion from the public realm, consumerism’s pull creates a context whereby the choice of belief is not only a personal matter, but a matter entirely divorced from the history and communities that inform these beliefs."


Equal Marriage 2013

From Cranmer:

"If the state has the authority to eradicate the heterosexual imperative, who says 'equality' must be the new immutable foundation? Surely it is up to Parliament, which is omnipotent? And if marriage may be polyamorous, why not incestuous? If Parliament determines that the gamete is no longer the foundation of definition and children no longer the natural issue, there is no logical end to the varieties and expressions of the institution. If, a decade hence, Parliament wants marriage to embrace consensual polyamory, incest and co-homeowners, there is nothing to stop it."

Archbishop Justin's speech to the Lords on the government's gay marriage Bill. The Archbishop's speech is also available with Cranmer's Commentary

Archbishop Justin's speech to the Lords on the government's gay marriage Bill