Time to revise or withdraw the Pastoral Guidance on equal marriage

The office of the Archbishop of York is sending a pro-forma email response to people who have emailed him about the revocation of Jeremy Pemberton’s PTO. The Archbishop says the decision of the Acting Bishop of Southwell and Nottingham’s decision to withhold a licence in relation to an NHS Chaplaincy post in the Diocese, is […]

Archbishop of York replies to emails supporting Canon Jeremy Pemberton

The office of the Archbishop of York is sending a pro-forma email response to people who have emailed him about the revocation of Jeremy Pemberton’s PTO: Thank you for your email in response to the Acting Bishop of Southwell and Nottingham’s decision to revoke the Permission to Officiate of The Revd Jeremy Pemberton, following his […]

Trying to make sense of the Archbishop of York’s speech in the Lord’s Equal Marriage debate

I read the speech the Archbishop of York made in yesterday’s debate in the House of Lords during the Committee Stage of the Same Sex Marriage Bill with an increasingly heavy, sad heart. My heart felt sad because I have known John for 35 years. We were at in Cambridge at the same time at different […]

Wallace Benn and Winchelsea – there are more questions to answer

Bishop Wallace Benn may have unwittingly started a process which will lead to the dismantling of the Church of England’s policy towards LGB&T people. Last week the Diocesan legal officer issued formal notification to David Page and Fr Howard Cocks that a complaint has been laid against them by the Archdeacon under the Clergy Discipline Measure 2003. […]

Were the Patriarchs really married ?

Benny Hazelhurst asks this question on his blog:  “Marriage as created by God is an exclusive relationship between one man and one woman that is entered into for life …” So says the St Matthias Day Statement from the Church of England Evangelical Council and the Church of England’s official response to Government proposals for […]

Sentamu’s and CEEC’s flawed responses to LGB&T Anglicans

The Rt Rev Richard Harries, patron of Changing Attitude, has a letter published in today’s Guardian responding to the Archbishop of York’s statement on Marriage and Civil Partnerships. Richard Harries says “… the great flaw in his argument is that he does not urge the church to bless such partnerships. This would do more than […]

The Church of England is a body contaminated by unchallenged prejudice

Papers are reporting that Dr John Sentamu, the Archbishop of York, to become the next Archbishop of Canterbury has been the victim of “naked racism”. Is there naked racism in the Church of England? I also was to ask, is there homophobia in the Church of England? The naked racism comment comes from the Reverend […]

Henry Orombi, Archbishop of Uganda, attacks Church in Europe on gay rights

Archbishop Henry Luke Orombi

The outgoing conservative Ugandan Anglican Archbishop, Henry Luke Orombi, has said the Church in Europe and America has lost vision and direction over gay rights and prosperity. He said if the Anglican Church of England elects the gay sympathetic Ugandan-born Archbishop of York, John Sentamu to replace the outgoing Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams and […]

Racial abuse and the Archbishop of York

LGB&T Anglican Coalition Press Release 9th February 2012 – for immediate use Following news reports that the Archbishop of York has received racist emails after his recent interview, in which he opposed the Government’s consultation on same-sex marriage, we wish to make it clear that the LGB&T Anglican Coalition stands against all forms of prejudice […]

The Archbishop of York and racial prejudice

Dr John Sentamu, the Archbishop of York, has been sent a number of offensive emails following his interview with the Daily Telegraph. A spokesman for the Archbishop said in a statement: “Amongst many positive emails that he has received, there have been a small number of abusive and threatening emails of a racist nature which […]