Tags: Bishops

Peter Ball

Let’s disestablish the church that covered up sexual abuse

Posted: Fri, 17 Jan 2020 by Keith Porteous Wood

Keith Porteous Wood says the shocking failings highlighted by the BBC documentary The Church's Darkest Secret show the need to separate church and state. Read More »

Tags: Bishops, Child Abuse, Church of England

The Same-Sex Marriage Bill delivers a blow to the bishops in the House of Lords

The Same-Sex Marriage Bill delivers a blow to the bishops in the House of Lords

Posted: Wed, 05 Jun 2013 by Terry Sanderson

So, the prospect of gay marriage took a mighty leap forward in the House of Lords this week as the intended "wrecking amendment" was itself wrecked by a steamrolling 242 majority against.

During the two-day debate leading up to the vote, their Lordships kept... Read More »

Tags: Bishops, Church of England, House of Lords, Marriage Equality

Bishops, too, are entitled to unpleasant opinions

Bishops, too, are entitled to unpleasant opinions

Posted: Mon, 06 Feb 2012 by Terry Sanderson

A humanist politician in Ireland is trying to prosecute a Catholic Bishop for hate speech. Fine Gael election candidate John Colgan complained to the police about a homily delivered by the Bishop of Raphoe, Philip Boyce, at the Knock shrine, saying that it... Read More »

Tags: Bishops, Freedom of Expression