Revolution in the air – bishops develop new narrative about LGB&T people

The Archbishop of Canterbury’s dramatically evolving stance towards LGB&T people revealed in his comments at the Evangelical Alliance’s headquarters last week have been reinforced by the bishops of Gloucester, Worcester and Dudley (soon to be Manchester). Changing Attitude believes this is an organised re-framing of thinking by the bishops with the full encouragement of the Archbishop […]

Equal marriage, creation, evolution and the new paradigm

We, individual human beings, on different continents, in different cultures and in various communities of faith, are living with dramatically different paradigms, worldviews and attitudes towards the fundamentals of human life and behaviour. Religious and secular values look to be irreconcilable between so many parts of the human global community – Israel and Palestine, Islam […]

Prayer in support of the Equal Marriage Bill

Many Anglicans, gay and straight, catholic, middle of the road and evangelical, support equal marriage. Changing Attitude England has joined the members of the LGB&T Anglican Coalition to offer prayerful support for the House of Lords as they prepare to debate the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill on Monday 3 June. This is a decisive […]

The game is up for the Church of England, the war has been won

That’s what the Bishop of Salisbury, Nicholas Holtam, said in his keynote address at the Cutting Edge Consortium 3rd National Conference held in the Conway Hall, London on Saturday. What Bishop Nicholas said in his address (in brief) was: In British society, the game is up. Gay people are equal members of our society. Civil Partnerships are […]

Making space for an honest conversation: address by The Rt Revd Nicholas Holtam, Bishop of Salisbury

Cutting Edge Consortium 21st April 2012: “Making space for an honest conversation” by The Rt Revd Nicholas Holtam, Bishop of Salisbury In British society, the game is up. Gay people are equal members of our society. Civil Partnerships are now accepted, if not approved of, by the vast majority of people, including Christians. All the […]

Retired Archbishop Lord Carey launches campaign against same-sex marriage

Coalition for Marriage has today launched a petition in support of “the legal definition of marriage which is the voluntary union for life of one man and one woman to the exclusion of all others. I oppose any attempt to redefine it.” In a recent Daily Mail article, Lord Carey claimed the proposal to change the status […]

Pete Broadbent predicts Synod will be talking about gay marriage in the tea room this week

The Radio 4 Sunday programme featured an interview this morning about the letter from 120 London clergy to the Times about civil partnerships and the Bishop of Salisbury’s interview in the Times headlined ‘I now support gay marriage’. Edward Stourton interviewed the Bishop of Salisbury, Nicholas Holtam and Bishop of Willesden, Peter Broadbent. The interview begins […]

The Bishop of Salisbury first to make public his support for gay marriage

Rt Revd Nicholas Holtam, Bishop of Salisbury

Today’s Times carries an interview with the Bishop of Salisbury, by Ruth Gledhill in which bishop Nicholas says he has changed his mind and now supports gay marriage. This is a dramatic development at the end of what has already been a very dramatic week for LGB&T issues in the Church of England. Ruth says […]