Does Jesus really love me?

  I’ve just finished reading this book by Jeff Chu, subtitled ‘A gay Christian’s pilgrimage in search of God in America’. In his search to answer his question Jeff set out on a journey across America to meet a whole range of people and visit churches from MCC LA to Westboro Baptist. Thanks to his […]

Sixth Forum of LGBT Christians of Eastern Europe and Central Asia

Participants of the 6th Forum of LGBT Christians of Eastern Europe and Central Asia (15–18 August 2013, Kiev, Ukraine) that brought together LGBT believers from Ukraine, Armenia, Russia, Belarus, Poland, Romania, Moldova, Kyrgyzstan, Czech Republic, Estonia, Netherlands, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Brazil and USA, making reference to the Lord’s words “Have I not commanded you? Be strong […]

Museveni preaches against homosexuality at Archbishop Ntagali’s enthronement in Uganda

The Rt. Rev. Stanley Ntagali was yesterday enthroned as the eighth Archbishop of the province of the Church of Uganda. Archbishop Ntagali was sworn-in and handed the Provincial staff at St. Paul’s Cathedral, Namirembe, taking over from retiring Archbishop Henry Luke Orombi. Speaking at the ceremony, President Museveni asked clerics to utilise the pulpits to […]

The first woman bishop in the Anglican Church in South Africa consecrated

Today, the new Bishop of Swaziland, the first woman to be consecrated in the Anglican Church in Southern Africa, was consecrated. Here is the Archbishop of Cape Town, ++Thabo Makoba’s account of the service: And now our task has been completed! It is done! Welcome to Bishop Ellinah! We formed into three processions, and, like […]

Statement presented to Speaker of Ugandan Parliament by Coalition of religious leaders

On her blog Oblogdeeoblogda, Melanie Nathan has given the names of some of those who attended the Public Meeting with Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon. Alitwala Rebecca Kadaga at the CHOGM Gardens next to the Parliament of Uganda on November 9, 2012 and has given the text of the statement by the Coalition of Religious […]

Canadian, US and African bishops affirm common mission at third Consultation

Last week, the Anglican Church of Canada hosted the third Consultation of Anglican Bishops in Dialogue. Growing out of Lambeth 2008, which uncovered divisions and disagreements between African and other Anglicans on the issue of human sexuality and same-sex relationships, the dialogue held its first meeting in London in 2010 and it second last year in […]

Obama’s gay marriage endorsement not popular in Africa

President Barack Obama’s endorsement for gay marriage has prompted debate in the United States and condemnation in many sub-Saharan African countries, where gay men and women continue to face discrimination, violence and jail time in many countries because of their sexual orientation. The president’s immense popularity on the continent is taking a hit, even in […]

Support for gay marriage in the USA shows steady increase compared with 2008 and 2004

The latest national survey by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press, conducted April 4-15, 2012, finds that the public is divided over gay marriage: 47% favor allowing gay and lesbian couples to marry legally, while 43% are opposed. In 2008, 39% favored and 51% opposed gay marriage. In 2004, just 31% […]

From Oregon to Uganda: A “Lively” Legal Debate on Gays, Sex, and Christianity

Most people have never heard of Scott Lively, an evangelical pastor living in the United States. But in Uganda he has developed quite a following—whether his followers know his name or not. As the founder of Abiding Truth Ministries, he has played a leading role in furthering the so-called “anti-homosexuality bill” in the Ugandan parliament. […]

Majority of Americans say they support same-sex marriage, adoption by gay and lesbian couples

A recent Religion and Politics Tracking Survey, conducted by Public Religion Research Institute, is the third national poll in as many months to find majority support for same-sex marriage: a slim majority (51%) of Americans now favor allowing gay and lesbian couples to legally marry, compared to 43% percent who are opposed.  The results of […]