Tag: Dr John

Campaign Slogans

Remember these? Now that Ruth Gledhill has published a list she says is the short-list for Lambeth Palace, let’s see if we can’t come up with some good campaign slogans for the following candidates. Candidates have been interviewed for the

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Reflections on Outing

A reminder of some words I wrote a year ago. — The core of the argument against having Jeffrey John as the Bishop was laid out in a legal opinion offered from the legal team at Church House. In it they suggested

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Jerome Taylor on the Jeffrey John Story

An interesting piece in today’s Independent which includes a story that lots of us knew about but no-one had published till today. The Church long ago decided there was essentially nothing to stop a gay man who lived a life

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New Year, Old Posturing

Is it just me or is Colin Coward over at Changing Attitude getting a bit boring? Gay bishops  There are 13 gay bishops among the 114 English bishops, nearly 15% of the total. They are all closeted to a greater

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Southwark – A Solution

I have a solution. Really, I have a solution. I grant you, it’s a slightly provocative solution, but I guarantee you that absolutely no-one could have an objection to Dr John being the Bishop of Southwark if it’s implemented. It’s

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Responding to “The Church and Homosexuality”

I thought it might be suitable to address the main point of Jeffrey John’s position as outlined in his paper, “The Church and Homosexuality” which was first published in 1998.  In some senses this is a better paper then the

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