What we believe

cross on vicars robesWe believe that:

  • there is integrity in being both Christian and gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgendered
  • lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered people are called by God to express their sexuality in loving, faithful and committed relationships
  • same-sex orientation is a God-given reality for a large minority of people, not a sin or a sickness
  • as the positive contribution of the gay community towards society becomes clearer, the church’s mission to this expanding group becomes urgent
  • our lives offer evidence of the fruits of the Spirit
  • our present experience requires a re-evaluation of scripture and tradition
  • to be lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgendered is not limited to sexual activity or sexual identity but encompasses every dimension of life
  • prejudice against gay people in the church is as unacceptable as racism or prejudice against women
  • the church should stop colluding with cultural repression and discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered people in all parts of the world.

Comments

  1. Andy Bowdler says

    “our present experience requires a re-evaluation of scripture and tradition”

    There are a lot of different people who could argue this; it doesn’t automatically mean that the re-evaluation would be in one’s favour. As it is, the last 30 + years have seen a series of different – and probably more honest – interpretations of scripture ranging from matters relating to sexuality thro’ women’s roles in the church to the nature of Christ.

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