Tagged with Baptist

NEWS: (Un) Holy Matrimony?

The House of Lords has recently voted in favour of allowing same-sex couples to be married. Although British Law has recognised civil partnerships since 2004, the proposed amendment to the Equality bill would go further and enable same-sex couples to be married in religious premises. Despite any discomfort some religious groups may feel, it should … Continue reading

NEWS: Without a Prayer?

On 17 December 2008, Community Nurse Caroline Petrie was suspended by North Somerset Primary Care Trust. This disciplinary action was taken after the Trust received a complaint that the Baptist nurse had offered to say a prayer for one of her patients. Although, Ms. Petrie claims that the elderly patient refused her offer and the … Continue reading