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Church of England to Elton John: Jesus Wouldn't Support Gay Marriage

By Jason St. Amand | Monday Jul 14, 2014
Last month, Sir Elton John made headlines when he said in an interview that he believes Jesus Christ would support gay marriage. But not so fast "Rocket Man" -- the Church of England says otherwise.

Gay Couple May Sue Church of England to Wed in Church

By Trevor Grundy | Tuesday Aug 6, 2013
The British government’s promise that no religious organization will be forced to conduct same-sex weddings following the passage of a gay marriage bill may soon be tested.

Church Of England To Act Against Anti-gay Bullying

Friday Jul 5, 2013
The archbishop of Canterbury has announced a campaign to stamp out anti-gay bullying in Church of England schools, acknowledging that attitudes toward sexuality have changed.

Church of England Gives Up Fight Against Marriage Equality

By Jason St. Amand | Friday Jun 7, 2013
It appears the Church of England is no longer going to fight against U.K.’s marriage equality bill, but will still attempt to insert amendments to protect religious people and teachers.

New Archbishop of Canterbury to Be Enthroned

Thursday Mar 21, 2013
The new Archbishop of Canterbury is to be formally enthroned Thursday after using a radio interview to back Church of England positions on homosexuality, which include opposition to same-sex marriage.

Church of England OKs Gay Bishops (If Celibate!)

By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday Jan 9, 2013
The Church of England announced new rules that allows gay clergy who are in civil partnerships to become bishops - as long as they remain celibate.

"The Light of London" Showcases City at Dawn and Dusk

Monday Jun 25, 2012
It was Samuel Johnson who wrote, "By seeing London, I have seen as much of life as the world can show." "The Light of London," the extraordinary photography collection shot by renowned photographer Jean-Michel Berts, captures the city at twilight.

Church of England Objects to Gay Marriage Plan

By Robert Barr | Tuesday Jun 12, 2012
The Church of England and Roman Catholic bishops of England and Wales formally objected Tuesday to the government’s proposal to permit gay marriages, both asserting that their historic understanding is that marriage is the union of a woman and a man.

Member of Panel to Appoint Anglican Head Challenged Over ’Gays Can Change’ Stance

By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Apr 10, 2012
Glynn Harrison, a member of the Church of England’s committee that will recommend a new Archbishop of Canterbury and the church’s head, has adamantly maintained that he believes gays can change their sexual orientation.

English Catholics Campaign Against Gay Marriage

By Sylvia Hui | Monday Mar 12, 2012
The Catholic Church in England intensified its campaign against government plans to legalize same-sex marriage Sunday, urging the faithful to protect the "true meaning" of matrimony for future generations.