Senior CofE bishop to front campaign for LGBT inclusion

Dec 28, 2017 by

by Mark Woods, Christian Today:

One of the Church of England’s senior bishops has acknowledged the Church may never agree on gay marriage, but said it may be possible for individual priests and bishops to be given ‘discretion’ as to the ‘kind of welcome that can be offered’ to gay people.

The Bishop of Liverpool, Rt Rev Paul Bayes, is to chair a new charity aimed at promoting greater acceptance of LGBT people by working with religious organisations around the world. He has said

He has been named as chair of the Ozanne Foundation, whose director Jayne Ozanne is a high-profile Anglican activist for LGBT inclusivity. In July Ozanne introduced a motion to the CofE’s General Synod calling for a ban on gay ‘conversion therapy’.

The charity’s trustees and council of reference include the Dean of St Paul’s, David Ison, Rev Steve Chalke, Ben Bradshaw MP and the Dean of St Albans, Jeffrey John.

It will advocate for LGBTI and gender rights around the world, particularly within religious organisations opposed to non-heterosexual relationships. It will also seek to foster good relations inside religious organisations that hold conflicting views on sexuality and gender issues, of which the CofE is an example.

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See also: What is “just love”?, by Martin Davie

Christian doctrine and Schroedinger’s Cat, by Ian Paul, Psephizo

Why I can’t in conscience write for the Church of England Newspaper any more, by Julian Mann, Anglican Mainstream





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