Colin Coward of Changing Attitude does himself absolutely no favours when he consistently misrepresents the position of those he opposes.
The GAFCON founding documents – the Jerusalem statement and declaration – identify a false gospel and false leaders in the Anglican Communion. Their false gospel is one which extends unconditional welcome and full inclusion to LGB&T people. The false leaders are all those bishops, clergy and lay leaders who are themselves LGB or T or fulfill the Gospel of Jesus Christ by welcoming LGB&T people unconditionally as brothers and sisters in the Church.
GAFCON maintains that the false gospel “promotes a variety of sexual preferences and immoral behaviour as a universal human right. It claims God’s blessing for same-sex unions over against the biblical teaching on holy matrimony. In 2003 this false gospel led to the consecration of a bishop living in a homosexual relationship.”
It is this consistent demand of Colin Coward that LGB people in the Anglican Communion must adhere to his liberalising agenda that does him no favours. How hard is it to accept that there are people in the same situation as him that take a remarkably different view to sexual ethics and identity?
Every single time Changing Attitude use the language of LGB to refer not just to sexual orientation but also a particular ideology of sexual behaviour and identity they demonstrate their unwillingness to engage properly in the debate the Church of England needs to have. CA may go on day and night about how GLB personal stories are not being listened to, but in reality they want to control and prevent any GLB stories being told that contradict their narrow paradigm of self-actualisation.
Changing Attitude want to promote a narrative of “them” (the “straights”) telling “us” (the LGB) what to do. In reality, there’s plenty of us LGB who think what CA are offering is unsatisfying and a betrayal of classic Christian discipleship.