Category Archives: LGBT Stories

Evangelical Alliance: “Loving & Orthodox” or “Damaging & Dangerous”?

by Jayne Ozanne, Editor Director of ViaMedia.News, Member of General Synod and Chair of the Ban Conversion Therapy Coalition Last week the campaign to ban conversion therapy was given a significant boost by a letter to the Secretary of State … Continue reading

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The Thorny Question of Desire!

by Jeremy Marks, Founder of Post-Courage and Winner of the Colin Blakely Lifetime Achievement Award  To the woman [the LORD] said, “. . . in pain you shall bring forth children, yet your desire shall be for your husband . … Continue reading

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Advent Reflections: Seeking Justice; Showing Mercy

by Savitri Hensman, community worker, author of “Sexuality, Struggle and Saintliness” and LGBTI+ equality activist Advent is a season of eagerness and patience, yearning for change whilst feeling the uneasiness about what this might mean, for us as well as … Continue reading

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Ghana: “Grandma, What Big Teeth You Have….!”

by the Ven Peter Leonard, Archdeacon of the Isle of Wight and Chair of OneBodyOneFaith On social media this last week I saw a light-hearted post which questioned how Little Red Riding Hood fails to recognise that a wolf has … Continue reading

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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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