Dear Divine

To divine.creator@theuniverse.cosmos RE: gay marriage Dear Divine, I’m sorry to bother you when you’re on sabbatical but we have an issue here that’s proving difficult to resolve. You created me and I’m grateful for this. You created me gay. Some people blame me, saying it was my choice, but we know you did it. And […]

The crisis for the C of E will only intensify

The Church of England is in crisis. In an article for the Observer yesterday Robert McCrum argued that its position on women bishops and gay marriage has alienated much of society. The failure to secure a two thirds majority in the House of Laity for women in the episcopate last November heightened the crisis which […]

CA Sussex holds gay marriage debate in Brighton

On Friday 21st June approximately 200 people turned out to participate in a debate on gay marriage at St Mary’s Church in St James Street Brighton.  The event was organised by Changing Attitude Sussex. The principal speaker in favour of Same Sex Marriage was Simon Kirby, Member of Parliament for the constituency of Brighton Kemptown  […]

Lord Ali makes the Bishop of Hereford an unwelcome offer

There is a madness that attends the work of the Director of Changing Attitude. I force myself to read extensive sections of Hansard from time to time, when relevant to the work of CA. This is a task for which I am not congenitally suited. If you want to read about Lord Ali’s offer, scroll […]

Nigerian House of Representatives pass anti-gay marriage bill

The Nigerian House of Representatives today approved the bill banning gay marriage and outlawing anyone from forming organizations supporting gay rights, setting prison terms of up to 14 years for offenders. It has moved a step further to being passed into law. The bill will now be sent to President Goodluck Jonathan for him to […]

LGB&T lives become a public battle ground once again

Being a gay man, a gay Christian and a gay Christian activist feel very uncomfortable identities this morning. Yet again, matters affecting my identity and my freedom to be the person God has created me to be are being fought over in public in the most intense way. Many of the arguments against making a […]

More rejoicing in Heaven: An Interview with Rev’d Steve Chalke

Keith Sharpe, Changing Attitude trustee and convenor of CA Sussex, has interviewed Steve Chalke The Rev’d Steve Chalke is a high profile evangelical Christian leader.  From his extremely successful and well attended church in central London he manages the Oasis organisation, a multi million pound charitable foundation which amongst other things runs many primary and […]

Bishop of Liverpool calls for Anglicans to “accept a diversity of ethical convictions about human sexuality”

The Bishop of Liverpool, The Rt Reverend James Jones has used his presidential address to the March synod of the Diocese of Liverpool to call for Anglicans to “accept the diversity of ethical convictions” in the debate on sexual ethics so that “we will let nothing deflect us from mission.” In his address the Bishop made comparisons […]

Daily Telegraph report on same-sex services in the Church of England

The Daily Telegraph has a broadly accurate report about same-sex blessings in the Church of England in today’s paper, with a totally inaccurate headline. The article quotes the Rev Colin Coward, director of Changing Attitude, as saying: “There are people who will do a blessing in a church, I don’t think that’s a problem. It […]