Pope meets with notorious Anglican lesbian activist

Nov 15, 2019 by

by Jules Gomes, Church Militant:

A leading Anglican LGBTI+ activist who is campaigning to make “reparative therapy” a criminal offence was warmly received by Pope Francis at Casa Santa Martha yesterday after Holy Mass in the pontiff’s private chapel.

Jayne Ozanne, who led the debate banning reparative therapy in the Church of England’s General Synod, told Pope Francis that that she had tried to make herself straight through conversion therapy, and that such treatments had led many young people to consider suicide.

The lesbian activist, who self-identifies as an evangelical Anglican, also said that had grown up in a Church that told her “she could never be a wife, a mother or a grandmother” and that her prayer was “for everyone to know they are precious children of God, just as they are.”

Ozanne asked the Holy Father through a translator whether he knew what conversion therapy (the pejorative term used for reparative therapy) was and Pope Francis said he did.

The LGBTI+ campaigner also presented Pope Francis with a copy of her autobiography Just Love: A Journey of Self-Acceptance and a brochure of the Ozanne Foundation which claims to work with “religious organisations around the world to eliminate discrimination based on sexuality or gender in order to celebrate the equality and diversity of all.”

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See also: Pope hears concerns of gay Christians in meeting with prominent campaigner against ‘conversion therapy’by Liz Dodd, The Tablet:


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