BLOGNews You Should Know: Episcopal Bishop Fights to Uphold Biblical Marriage in His Churches, Plus More

By Michael Farris, Jr. Posted on: | November 16, 2018

An Episcopal Bishop is fighting an upcoming change by the denomination to allow same-sex weddings to take place in its church buildings. He says the church has been compromised and is keeping the ceremonies from taking place in his diocese. Also in the news this past week: A Dutch man argues if gender is fluid, then age can be too. Plus, many pro-life women saw victory in the midterm elections. All this from the Alliance Alert team!


ADF in the News

The Daily Wire: University Reprimands Professor For Not Calling Transgender Student By Preferred Pronoun. Professor Files Suit.

Shawnee State University in Ohio is punishing one of its professors for addressing a biological male student as "sir," rather than using feminine pronouns. Dr. Nicholas Meriwether, a philosophy professor and a Christian, says conceding to the school's demands violates his conscience, and he has sued the school for violating his speech rights.


Religious Freedom

Times Union: Albany Episcopal Bishop outlaws same-sex marriage in his churches

An Episcopal bishop in Albany, New York has issued a statement to keep churches within the Albany diocese from allowing same-sex weddings. He says the biblical understanding of marriage is that God designed marriage between one man and one woman, and the church has been hijacked by the gay agenda. The announcement comes three weeks before the nationwide Episcopal Church is set to officially allow same-sex ceremonies in its churches.


Marriage and the Family

National Review: If Sex Is Fluid, Why Isn’t Age?

A 69-year-old Dutch man is appealing to a court to have his age legally changed, saying he feels he is about 40-45 years old. The man cites transgender arguments as his justification for having his age changed. Dennis Prager notes that progressive ideology supports the man's argument because of its insistence on moving from objective definitions to chaotic subjectivity.


Sanctity of Life

The Daily Caller: Midterms See Big Win for Pro-Life Women Candidates and Ballot Initiatives

While abortion advocates try to paint their side as standing for women's health, pro-life women scored major victories on Election Day. Marsha Blackburn, who is described as "100% pro-life," will soon represent Tennessee in the U.S. Senate, while Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds will return to the governor's mansion. Not only that, but several candidates endorsed by Planned Parenthood lost their bid to other pro-life candidates.


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Michael Farris, Jr.

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Michael Farris, Jr., serves as Legal Content Manager for Alliance Defending Freedom and is a Virginia-born Idaho convert.

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