One of the largest religious groups in Canada voted to approve a resolution that allows ministers to officiate same-sex marriages.
The Anglican Church of Canada, member of the global Anglican Communion, approved the measure Monday at their General Synod meeting in Toronto.
The Ven. Michael Thompson, general secretary of ACC, explained in a statement Tuesday that while the initial result had the resolution failing, it was later discovered that this was because of problems counting votes. more >>
The Anglican Church of Canada will vote Monday on a resolution to change the denomination's definition of marriage to include same-sex couples.
The Church's canon defines marriage as being between one man and one woman, but Resolution A051-A1 calls for the removal of the words "union of man and woman" and "husband and wife" and to be replaced by the word "partner."
If passed, the resolution would also allow clergy to officiate same-sex marriages "if it's authorized by the diocean bishop." more >>
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, a Roman Catholic, become the world's first national leader to march in a gay pride parade when he took part in Toronto's event on Sunday.
The Guardian reported that Trudeau marched beside a 29-year-old Syrian refugee who had come out to share his gratitude for the PM's outreach to refugees.
"I wanted to tell him thank you, that I'm Syrian, I arrived here a month ago," said the refugee, Bassel Mcleash. more >>
God's people are allowed to enter Heaven thanks to the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit and their relationship to justification, adoption, and sanctification, Pastor Mark Jones says.
Jones, who serves as senior minister of Faith Vancouver Presbyterian Church in Canada, wrote in a blog post for the Christian website DesiringGod.org that when asking why God allows His people into Heaven, Christians need only look at the Holy Trinity and these three blessings as guidance.
For the first point, Jones explains that Christians are justified by God's Son. more >>
The Ontario Court of Appeal ruled Wednesday that a Christian University can be denied accreditation because of its opposition to homosexuality.
In a ruling released Wednesday, a three judge panel of the high court concluded that Trinity Western University's "community covenant," which bans a host of behaviors, discriminates against LGBT people and that the Law Society of Upper Canada was justified in denying accreditation.
"TWU wants to establish a law school. Although members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer ('LGBTQ') community may apply to the proposed law school, they will not be admitted unless they are willing to sign and adhere to TWU's community covenant," read the ruling. more >>
Just days after he postponed a show due to illness, Christian rock singer Meat Loaf collapsed on stage in Edmonton, Canada, while performing his 1993 hit song "I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)."
Several videos posted online show the 68-year-old dropping his microphone and falling to the stage in the middle of his rendition of the song. Stage hands quickly rushed to his aid once they realized what happened.
"He was performing 'I Would Do Anything For Love,' and all of a sudden in the middle of it he collapsed right on stage. We weren't sure at first whether it was part of the act or it was something for real," said Lindsay Sundmark, who watched as an ambulance pulled away from the Northern Jubilee Auditorium where the incident happened just after 10 p.m., according to the Edmonton Journal. more >>