Chichester Diocesan Synod condemns homophobic incitement by General Synod member

Andrea Minichiello Williams, a lay member of General Synod representing the Diocese of Chichester, was reported to have spoken at a conference in Jamaica at the end of 2013 to urge that country not to repeal a law dating back to 1864 which criminalised homosexual acts and penalised men so convicted with hard labour in […]

Sussex member of C OF E General Synod Advocates prison for gays

PRESS RELEASE BY CHANGING ATTITUDE SUSSEX One of the Sussex Diocese of Chichester representatives on the Church of England General Synod, Andrea Minichiello Williams, recently attended a conference in Jamaica to urge the Government to keep the law which criminalises homosexuality.  She spoke in derogatory terms about gay people, and peddled the old vicious lie […]

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 […]

Jamaica Council of Churches issues paper on homosexuality

The umbrella Jamaica Council of Churches (JCC) has formally adopting a long-awaited position paper on homosexuality, that has caused heated debate in church flocks. The JCC said it embraced the view that “God’s perfect design, as expressed in Scripture, is for sexual intimacy to take place between one man and one woman within the context […]

Province of West Indies bishops reject same-sex marriage

The House of Bishops and Standing Committee of the Church in the Province of the West Indies meeting in Barbados issued a draft provincial statement on same-sex unions issued on Thursday 25 April 2013 firmly rejecting same-sex marriage and urging Caribbean Governments to resist attempts at compromise from outside the region. The statement said that […]

All Saints 2012

“Time is too short for me to tell stories of Gideon, Barak, Samson, and Jephthah, of David and Samuel and the prophets. Through faith they overthrew kingdoms, established justice, saw God’s promises fulfilled. They shut the mouths of lions, quenched the fury of fire, escaped death by the sword.” Hebrews 11.32b-34a When I read those […]

The Bishop of Leicester speaks passionately in a Lords’ debate about the “Treatment of Homosexual Men and Women in the Developing World”

The Rt Revd Timothy Stevens, Bishop of Leicester, speaking in the House of Lords

The House of Lords held a debate on Thursday 25 October on a question posed by Lord Lexden. He asked  Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the treatment of homosexual men and women in the developing world. Changing Attitude’s interest in the debate is twofold. Firstly, members of our groups in Nigeria […]

Kaleidoscope hosts discussion with three leading LGB&T figures from Africa, the Caribbean and Asia

Maurice Tomlinson

Yesterday evening in the House of Commons, Kaleidoscope International Diversity Trust hosted a discussion with three leading figures from the LGB&T movement in Africa, the Caribbean and Asia. Maurice Tomlinson is a lawyer and has been involved in LGBT and HIV and AIDS activism in Jamaica and the Caribbean for over 12 years. He is […]

Global LGBT leaders urge western countries not to talk down to other governments on gay rights

Western nations have been asked not to “talk down” to governments in the rest of the world on the issue of gay rights. At a packed meeting hosted by the Kaleidoscope Trust at the House of Commons last night, leading figures from the LGBT movement in Africa, the Caribbean and Asia urged supporters of equal […]