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Jersey – Dame Steel’s Terms of Reference Released

The Diocese of Winchester has released the Terms of Reference for Dame Heather Steel’s investigation as part of Bishop John Gladwin’s visitation. They give Dame Steel a wide remit to interview anyone and seek evidence from any source that she

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Jersey – Dean Reinstated

This from the Diocese of Winchester this morning. THE VERY REVEREND ROBERT KEY, the Dean of Jersey, has today apologised for mistakes in the handling of a safeguarding complaint and added his own apology to that of the Bishop of

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Two Important Papers – Ten Years On

Back at the start of the “noughties” two papers were published that explored issues around Sexual Orientation Change Efforts (SOCE). The first, by Robert Spitzer who was part of the Task Force on the APA that removed homosexuality from the

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Spitzer Retracts his 2001 Paper – Kind Of…

As Warren Throckmorton (amongst others) reports, Dr Robert Spitzer has asked to retract a paper he authored in 2003 examining the anecdotal reporting of almost 200 people who had been through an “ex-gay” programme. Knowing this article was coming, I

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Stats Watch! 4

You knew that eventually we were going to come back to debunking some of the poor science claimed as “statistics” in the debate over homosexuality didn’t you? Here goes… There is a report up on LifeSite News that claims that

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Pastoral Statement Group Announced

A nice simple press release from the CofE. The House of Bishops has announced the membership of a Group established to advise it on reviewing its Pastoral Statement issued prior to the introduction of civil partnerships in December 2005. The Group will

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