Time for spiritual solace

The last two weeks have been rather manic! I think we have experienced stage two of the November Revolution which was triggered by the no vote on women bishops in Synod. Now the Church of England’s position on LGB&T people and same-sex relationships is collapsing. The Church of England reaction to the women bishops vote […]

Anglican Mainstream writes to correct the Prime Minister – wow!

‘Anglican Mainstream’ has written to the Prime Minister asking him “to correct a serious misconception in the speech you made to representatives of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Groups at Number 10.” The letter is signed by Dr Philip Giddings
and Canon Dr Chris Sugden, Convenor and Executive Secretary 
respectively of ‘Anglican Mainstream’. Both are members […]

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 […]

Misapprehensions by Anglican Mainstream – 3: The Listening Process

This is going to be a long blog, but there’s no other way to set the record straight. Having written about the meetings Dr Philip Giddings thinks we, LGB&T Anglican groups, had with the liberal bishops, Dr Giddings then goes on to explain that the listening process wasn’t authorized by and didn’t begin with Lambeth […]

Misapprehensions by Anglican Mainstream – 2: What happened at Lambeth 1998

Having written about the meetings Dr Philip Giddings thinks we, LGB&T groups, had with the liberal bishops (which we didn’t), he then goes on to explain that the listening process wasn’t authorized by and didn’t begin with Lambeth 1.10, referring to the witness of Canon Chris Sugden, who was apparently at the heart of Lambeth […]

Misapprehensions by Anglican Mainstream – 1

On August 17th, 2011 Dr Philip Giddings, Convenor of Anglican Mainstream, responded to the open letter from Rev Benny Hazlehurst (writing on behalf of the LGBT Anglican Coalition) about conversations with the two groups of bishops appointed by the Archbishop of Canterbury, one broadly conservative, the other broadly liberal. The first issue I want to […]

The root of the poison in our Church and Communion

The root of the problem affecting the Church of England in its conflicted views about homosexuality is the entrenched homophobia and prejudice held by a minority against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in our Church and Communion. The prejudice is poisoning our Church and infecting it at every level. It poisoned the Crown Nomination […]