Tag: Gay Clergy

48 Hours

After two days of listening to leading members of CEEC and Reform talk about the “change” in policy (which is no real change at all) on clergy in Civil Partnerships being allowed to be considered for episcopal nominations, it strikes

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How am I homophobic? Let me count the ways…

I’m astonished by a letter that has appeared in the Church of England Newspaper today, in response to my letter of two weeks ago. Sir, I have no doubt that many of your readers were aghast at the Rev Peter

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Breaking – First Public CDM Over Bishop’s Pastoral Letter of 2005

From Changing Attitude. The soon-to-arrive new Bishop of Chichester has some fine messes to clear up on arrival, in a diocese with a higher than average number of gay clergy and gay-friendly congregations presided over in part by a homophobic

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Statement from House of Bishops on Human Sexuality

http://www.churchofengland.org/media/1289380/gsmisc997.pdf The money quotes are in the accompanying letter from the Bishop of Norwich. To avoid pre-empting the outcome of the review the House has concluded that clergy in civil partnerships should not, at present, be nominated for episcopal appointment.  The review

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Changing Attitude Misrepresent the Kirk Sexuality Report

In the latest blog post from Changing Attitude, the penultimate paragraph makes the following assertion. The Church of Scotland’s General Assembly meeting on Monday held a significant debate on questions relating to ministers in same-sex relationships and also with regard

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The Real PCUSA Shocker

Lots of comment on the web about the decision of the Presbyterian Church of the United States of America to change the rules under which candidates for ordination and church office are assessed. The Huffington Post’s headline sums up what

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