Category Archives: LGBT Stories

LGBT Stories – Can Conservative Evangelical Churches Ever Change?

by Anne Dannerolle, Church Minister of Hull Community Church (soon to become Oasis Church Hull) and East Yorks Regional Ambassador for Inclusive Church The day I stood up to tell our church congregation in Hull that we were opting in … Continue reading

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LGBT+ Stories – The Trauma of Abusive “Healing” Ministries

by the Revd Canon Timothy Goode, Rector of St Margaret’s, Lee, Disability Adviser to the Diocese of Southwark, Member of Archbishop’s Council and Co-Chair of MOSAIC Yet you have made them a little lower than God and crowned them with … Continue reading

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LGBT Stories: It’s Time for Action!

by the Revd Canon Simon Butler, Prolocutor for the Province of Canterbury and Vicar of St Mary’s, Battersea As I write, we are preparing to meet at General Synod for the last time before the elections this summer. Everyone is … Continue reading

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LGBT Stories: “Texts of Terror” – Are We Helping or Harming?

by the Rt Revd Dame Sarah Mullally, Bishop of London and Chair of the LLF Next Steps Group The series of testimonies of LGBT Christians that can be found here are texts of terror. Vilified, self-condemnation, disgust, self-hatred, abominable, humiliated, … Continue reading

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Trigger Warning!

by the Venerable Peter Leonard, Archdeacon of the Isle of Wight and Chair of OneBodyOneFaith Have you noticed how often this warning appears on social media posts or blogs in recent years? A friendly statement that there may be material … Continue reading

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“Another Way is Possible….”

by the Revd Nick Bundock, Team Rector of St James & Emmanuel, Didsbury I just want you to re-read that phrase again because it’s really important. Another way is possible.  I’m able to say that not as a theologian theorising … Continue reading

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Justin’s Story – “I was taught to hate the very ones who loved me”

by Justin, a survivor of conversion therapy who was nearly crushed under the shame but is now a minister in training Like many others, I was once that lively, passionate, charismatic Christian. I stood out, I was bold and courageous, … Continue reading

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Annie’s Story – “I Did My Best to Conform, But…”

by Annie, a victim of abuse who found succour in the charismatic church – where she was subjected to even more abuse…. My childhood and teenage years were marked by abuse and chaos, and when I discovered Christian faith in … Continue reading

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Peter’s Story – Conditioning Causes Shame & Self-Hatred

by Peter (a pseudonym), a survivor of conversion therapy  Why do people seek out Conversion Therapy and prayer/deliverance ministries? For me, I did because I thought it could ‘correct’ my sexuality. It is only with hindsight that I now know … Continue reading

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Kate’s Story

by Kate, a transgender woman from the north of England, who bravely shares her horrific experience of being prayed for in three different evangelical churches.   This is spiritual abuse, and shows clearly why a ban on conversion therapy must … Continue reading

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