Sexuality and the Anglican Communion

Jan 14, 2016 by

By Andrew Goddard, Fulcrum: I contributed a chapter on “Sexuality and Communion” to the recently published Oxford Handbook of Anglican Studies and this article offers a short summary of its argument. The media obsession with homosexuality gives the impression of an Anglican death wish on sexuality and texts in Leviticus. This not only fails to do justice to the complexities of the contemporary debates but forgets that the English Reformation was itself bound up with debates over texts in the...

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Sex and the Religion of Me

Dec 28, 2015 by

By James Kalb, First Things: Why has the equivalence of same-sex and opposite-sex relations suddenly become a moral and social absolute? That it has is plain to see. In the Supreme Court’s recent ­Windsor decision, which struck down much of the federal Defense of ­Marriage Act, the majority found that the only reason for denying equivalence is a desire to harm same-sex couples. Overcoming this supposed bigotry is now an overriding foreign-policy goal of the United States. It is worth...

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Public statements on sex can be a bar, CNC is advised

Nov 14, 2015 by

By Tim Wyatt, Church Times: IT IS lawful to reject a candidate for a bishopric because of his or her public statements about sexuality, newly published guidance from the Church of England states. The document, which dates from March, but has only now been posted on the Church’s website, sets out what a Crown Nominations Commission (CNC) can take into account when considering a candidate for a vacant see. “The CNC can . . . lawfully take into account the content and manner of any public...

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January Conference on Sex, Marriage and the Gospel

Oct 20, 2015 by

CONFERENCE: OUR BODIES PROCLAIM THE GOSPEL 14-16 January 2016. Emmanuel Centre, Westminster. BOOK HERE NOW Join Christopher West, the world’s most widely recognised teacher of the Theology of the Body, as he presents this profoundly beautiful and life-changing vision of human life, love and sexuality and marriage in a way that Christians of any background can understand. Some key questions that will be answered: What does it mean to be truly human? How do I live my life in a way that brings...

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We Can’t Protect Sexual Orientation Because It Doesn’t Mean Anything

Oct 19, 2015 by

By Glenn T Stanton, The Federalist: What does it actually mean when we refer to one’s “sexual orientation” or “gender identity”? The answers seem obvious—that is, until we actually have to land on an answer. This question takes on great importance when it involves consequential public policies, such as the one Houston and many other jurisdictions currently face. Recall that, in 2014, Houston Mayor Annise Parker passed the smoothly titled Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO) through her city...

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The new sexual revolution

Oct 15, 2015 by

By Jenny McCartney, Spectator: The first thing you need to know about the new sexual revolution isn’t how to do it: it’s how to talk it. Confining yourself to terms such as straight, gay and bisexual — which once, perhaps, covered most of what you thought you needed to know about a person’s orientation — is indicative of adherence to a ‘binary’ view of sexuality. It is fast becoming the equivalent of walking around in plus-fours, peering at human desire through a monocle. These days, people —...

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