Primitive or mature religion?

In February 2007 the General Synod debated a Private Member’s Motion from the Revd Mary Gilbert on Lesbian and Gay Christians. Mary’s motion was significantly amended by the House of Bishops and it was the amended version that was passed by the Synod: That this Synod: (a) commend continuing efforts to prevent the diversity of […]

Identifying the danger to the health, well-being and safety of LGBTI people

Core Issues Trust, Anglican Mainstream and Christian Concern have organised another day conference to which I have been warmly invited. The conference on Friday, 13 June 2014 from 10:30 to 17:00 at Emmanuel Conference Centre, Marsham Street, Westminster is titled “Debunking the myths: Same-sex attraction, science and the gospel”. The Conference has three goals: 1. […]

Setting Love in Order conference, January 16 2014

The ‘Setting Love in Order’ conference was organised by Core Issues Trust, Christian Concern and Christian Legal Centre. The subtitle was ‘Protecting the freedoms to believe, to exist and to change when homosexual feelings are unwanted. The conference took place in the context of the Counsellors and Psychotherapists (Regulation) Bill presented to Parliament by Geraint […]

Unwanted same sex attraction, Reparative or Conversion Therapy and the Association of Christian Counsellors

The Association of Christian Counsellors has issued a statement announcing that they: do not endorse Reparative or Conversion Therapy or any model that implies a predetermined direction of outcome of counselling at the outset. We recognize that such models have the potential to impose situational demands on the client at a time of vulnerability with […]

General Synod member supports Jamaican buggery law

Richard Bartholomew in his Notes on Religion  reported a conference organized by the Jamaican Coalition for a Healthy Society and the Christian Lawyers’ Fellowship in Kingston, Jamaica on December 7, 2013. His notes were based on a report by J Lester Feder posted on BuzzFeed. Lester was the only reporter at the conference. Activists at the […]

The Law Society debates diversity and equal marriage

The Law Society held a debate on Thursday evening. Chaired by Lucy Scott-Moncrieff, the immediate last president of the Law Society, the speakers were S Chelvan, a gay barrister specialising in asylum claims, Benny Hazelhurst of Accepting Evangelicals, Hafsah Masood, a barrister interested in religious rights, and Andrea Minichiello Williams, a barrister, of Christian Concern […]