1. “Churches and gay rights activist alike mark ‘watershed’ moment as gay marriage is legalised” – Queen gives royal assent to gay marriage bill. Gay marriage ceremonies to start next spring. (Telegraph U.K.)
“The Queen, who is the Supreme Governor of the Church of England, gave her formal approval to the Bill – one of the most radical pieces of social legislation of her reign – this afternoon. But it marks the end of the centuries-old understanding of marriage as being solely between a man and a woman in the UK.” – Rowena Mason, and John Bingham, Telegraph U.K.
4. “They Excommunicated My Dad!“ – What a Christian son learned from his father being excommuniated from the church (9Marks)
“Years have now passed, and today I can tell you that the church made the right decision. I can also tell you some ways God used the decision for good. Through my dad’s discipline, my local church protected Christ’s name for its members and the watching world. Through my dad’s discipline, God drew most of my family members closer to himself. Through my dad’s discipline, my desire to pastor a local church continues to grow.” – Isaac Adams, “They Excommunicated My Dad”