Changing Attitude part of Coalition group meeting Archbishop Justin

The meeting of 6 members of the LGB&T Anglican Coalition at Lambeth Palace with with Archbishop Justin Welby was good and  positive for the six of us representing the Coalition groups, if inevitably cautious and careful. It was a first meeting, an opportunity for the nine people present to talk briefly about ourselves and our […]

Is Justin Welby’s evangelical faith ready to transform the Church and the experience of LGB&T Christians?

I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the all-glorious Father, may confer on you the spiritual gifts of wisdom and vision, with the knowledge of him that they bring. I pray that your inward eyes may be enlightened, so that you may know what is the hope to which he calls you, […]

How does the Church of England get its statements about LGB&T people so disastrously wrong?

‘The Church of England’ (which I use as shorthand for everyone at Church House, members of the House of Bishops and College of Bishops, the Archbishops’ Council,  everyone at Lambeth Palace and everyone on General Synod) but not including everyone else – the majority – all lay people and clergy), so, ‘The Church of England’ […]

CofE has the audacity to issue a briefing note to MPs on Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill

The Church of England’s Parliamentary Office has published a briefing note to MPs on the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill prior to the Second Reading debate in the House of Commons on February 5. I might call it a revisionist document because it makes statements that are substantively different from anything the Church of England […]