Pilling Report Reviewed No 7: Unscientific obfuscation

Report ignores important evidence that sexual orientation change therapy is increasingly discredited Moving on through Part 2 of the Pilling Report we come to one entitled Arguments about science The first subsection here is the question, ‘Are human beings sexually dimorphic?’ The working group received presentations from Dr John Hare and Dr Susannah Cornwall (her […]

An evolutionary worldview

Some years ago I came to realise what was perhaps already obvious to others – that I am a contemplative activist. Last weekend it further dawned on me that I am a contemplative activist evolutionary. Reading Evolutionaries: Unlocking the spiritual and cultural potential of science’s greatest idea by Carter Phipps is what finally helped the […]

The Phenomenon of Man and the eruption of equal marriage

I’m reading Pierre Teilhard de Chardin’s The Phenomenon of Man at the moment. I’ve been meaning to read it for over 40 years and have finally got around to it! He wrote the book in 1947 but it was published posthumously after his death in 1955. Rome refused to allow him to publish. In the […]

Keeping us all in order

order chaos

men and women in marriage, a new report from the Church of England, which has just been published, is the work of the Church of England’s Faith and Order Commission (FAOC). The Commission was formed from two previously existing bodies: the Faith and Order Advisory Group, which dealt mainly with ecumenical relationships, and the Doctrine […]

Statement against the Second Reading and Passage of the Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Bill 2011

Queer Alliance issues this statement on behalf of those we represent to present and voice our concerns against the Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Bill 2011 We like to note that the 1999 constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria is built on one principle – secularism and not religious indoctrination. The contents of the bill […]

The Director of Changing Attitude does not worship an angry, wrathful, punishing god

Michael Andrews has commented on my blog about Vaughan Roberts, who I described as an embattled conservative evangelical priest struggling with a ‘homosexual orientation’. Michael reads from the Bible and worships a god with a small g who is very different from the God of Jesus Christ, the God I worship as infinite and unbounded love […]

A Chosen Lifestyle?

Elaine Sommers, a trustee of Changing Attitude England, contributes this blog:  ’Stop messing about; you’re on the road to hell.’ ‘What you’re doing is sinful and against God’s laws. You need some serious prayer ministry.’ ‘You need to repent of your chosen lifestyle. ‘ Who made these strongly worded statements and to whom were they […]

Episcopal Church Welcomes Transgender People

July 9 was a historic day for the Episcopal Church as it declared that gender identity and gender expression are not reasons for excluding someone from the discernment process for ordination, nor from any other activity or lay position in the Church. At its triennial General Convention in Indianapolis, the church House of Deputies approved […]

Presenting ‘evidence’ to the House of Bishops’ Review Group on Thursday

I’m keenly anticipating Changing Attitude’s hour with the House of Bishops’ Review Group on Thursday to present our ‘evidence’, but with feelings of uncertainty and anxiety. I put ‘evidence’ in inverted commas because I’m not sure what the nature of Changing Attitude’s ‘evidence’ is. Well, I am sure in my heart, actually – it’s the […]

Who gets to say what is African and what is not asks Melissa Wainaina in Kenya

Melissa Wainaina, Arcus Correspondent Kenya

As Kenya’s lesbian and gay community marks the International Day Against Homophobia (IDAHO), the country is currently in discussion over the thorny issue of sexual minority rights. This follows the launch of a public inquiry report by the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights, KNCHR, on sexual and reproductive health in Kenya. The Commission is […]