A South African bisexual offers wisdom that might benefit English bishops

Zinana Monwabisi Mbulelo

Zinana Monwabisi Mbulelo is a friend of mine on Facebook, a student at Central Johannesburg College. At 25, he has a remarkable, visionary wisdom, deeply spiritual but most definitely not restricted within a traditional, orthodox Christian pattern. Yesterday he wrote by chance a lengthy comment which reinforced what I was trying to say in my […]

Homophobia in the Anglican Communion – a response – part 1

St Mark's Battersea Rise: preparing for GAFCON event

Changing Attitude has received a response to Rev. Colin Coward’s article on homophobia which we think is significant enough to publish in full. The author – Peter Chater – has told us, ‘Whatever our disagreements about scripture, it is our response to it and the way we treat others that marks us out as homophobic or […]

Homophobia in the Anglican Communion – a response – part 2

St Mark's Battersea Rise, exterior

This article is Part 2 of 2 of a guest piece by Peter Chater. Part 1, which gives background to the following article and contains an introduction by Changing Attitude, is available here. I too avoided the word ‘homophobia’, for many years, out of respect for others, because it can be used as an insult, […]

GAFCON II and the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Sermon

Peter Wanyama, a member of the choir at All Saints Cathedral, Nairobi and a member of Changing Attitude Kenya’s committee, heard the Archbishop of Canterbury preach on Sunday morning. Here he conveys his own impression of the sermon and notes the content of collect, asking questions about the intended meaning. Peter reports: The Global Anglican […]

US offers Ghana assistance in moving forward on LGBT rights

The Assistant Secretary of the US Bureau of African Affairs has urged African nations to respect the rights of LGBT people and has offered to assist Ghana in strengthening its commitment to non-discrimination ‘The United States believes that all people are created equal,’ Thomas-Greenfield said. ‘I am an Africa American, I have gone through the […]

President Yoweri Museveni says there is no killing or marginalisation of sexual minorities in Uganda

In an interview for the Daily Monitor in Uganda, President Yoweri Museveni has said there is no discrimination, no killings, no marginalization and no luring of young people using money into homosexual acts in Uganda. Mr Museveni said issues relating to sexual minority groups have been “distorted” leading to the wrong public debate. Mr Museveni […]

Archbishop of Kenya criticizes C of E decision on partnered gay bishops

The Archbishop of Kenya, the Most Revd Eliud Wabukala, Chairman of GAFCON Primates Council, has issued a statement posted on the GAFCON web site about the Church of England’s decision to allow clergy in civil partnerships to be appointed as bishops. The statement is reproduced below. Unless the Archbishop has a knowledge of the workings […]

Campaign against the Ugandan anti-gay bill

Coffins outside Scott Lively’s coffee shop where preaching hate is a daily tool

Changing Attitude is just one of the many international organisations and campaigns that are opposing the pernicious Ugandan anti-gay bill. The bill hovers on the parliamentary timetable, driven by the speaker of parliament who has promised to secure passage of the bill as a Christmas present to the Ugandan people. It is one of the […]

U.S. envoy meets Ugandan leaders over anti-gay bill

According to the US State Department, the leading U.S. diplomat in Africa, Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Johnnie Carson, met with high-profile leaders in Uganda “over the weekend” and raised concerns about the anti-gay bill, which among other things would punish homosexual acts with life in prison. During a daily briefing on Monday, […]