Synod: responses to LGBT motions

Jul 8, 2017 by

Complete voting record

‘Conversion Therapy Ban’ Private Members’ Motion votes

‘Transgender’ motion voting record


Articles: newer items at the top

England’s orthodox Anglicans: agreed on Synod’s implications, divided on what to do, by Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream

Why Synod’s decision on ‘therapy’ is unAnglican, by Vinay Samuel and Chris Sugden. Church of England Newspaper

Synods, Sexuality and Symbolic and Seismic Shifts by Andrew Goddard, Fulcrum

Archbishop of York rejects the authority of the Bible and the teaching of the church – video

Queen’s former chaplain leads vicar rebellion over gay marriage, Telegraph

Anglican Unscripted #310 – Fractures starting in the CofE, with Kevin Kallsen and Gavin Ashenden

New Church of England revolt warning, Premier

Open letter Call to the Archbishop of York for Repentance 

Why Pelgianism matters (including for the Church of England). [Matthew Roberts explains why the Jayne Ozanne motion at Synod denies original sin, and therefore presents a different Gospel.]

The Lights Go Out by Charles Gardner, Prophecy Today

Fundamental shifts in the General Synod by Dr Chik Kaw Tan

Controversial motions ‘should not have been debated’, CEN

Did the Church of England cross the line in York?  from Christian Today.  (Mark Woods says no!)

The Church of England’s Nietzschean Proposal by Carl R Trueman, First Things

Is Synod competent? by Ian Paul, Psephizo

Kevin Kallsen and George Conger discuss the Agnostic Church of England, Anglican Unscripted

Leading evangelical condemns CofE General Synod: ‘God’s word was mocked openly’ by Ruth Gledhill, CT

The General Synod of the Church of England was so shocking. Here’s why by David Baker, CT

Anglican Unscripted #305 – The Church of England is BLEEP with Kevin Kallsen and Gavin Ashenden


General Synod July 2017: Five steps away from Biblical Christianity by Susie Leafe, AAC

General Synod – July 2017 from the Bishop in Europe

‘Keep the Church of England Safe’: Professor Robert ‘Bobby’ Oscar Lopez’s General Synod Speech, Christian Concern


Why I voted against the ‘conversion therapy’ ban and transgender motions at Synod by Ed Shaw, Premier

9th July 2017 – T is for Tearing up the Rules of Anglicanism: podcast by Peter Ould

Sin at Synod – How the Church forbad forgiveness by Gavin Ashenden

Anglican church set to offer special services for transgender people by Harriet Sherwood, Guardian

Church of England backs special services marking new identities for transgender people, Mark Woods, CT

Synod supports ban on conversion therapy – what it means, by Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream

Church of England votes to ban Religious Conversion by Archbishop Cranmer (Satire!)

Synod puts sex before the horrors of Christian persecution by Jules Gomes, TCW

Bishop of Lincoln welcomes General Synod vote against Conversion Therapy, Diocese of Lincoln

Church of England demands ban on conversion therapy, Guardian

General Synod backs ban on conversion therapy, C of E Press Office

Church of England: Plea for ‘urgency’ on new sexuality policy, BBC News

Church of England bishops ‘delaying same-sex equality’ move, Guardian


Why this weekend’s General Synod could be a disaster for the Church’s witness, by Andy Walton, Christian Today    [Editor’s note: Walton thinks that the increasingly acrimonious debates over sexuality are bad for mission. He is wrong: it would be much worse for mission if no-one in the Church was standing up for orthodox theology and ethics in the face of cultural pressure.]

C of E General Sex Synod 2017: not one question about the persecuted Church, by Archbishop Cranmer

Archbishops criticized for inviting proposer of Scottish gay marriage motion to York, by Hattie Williams, Church Times


Articles from before Synod (‘Gay: keeping options open’) explaining why people should be free to choose counselling and therapy for unwanted same sex attraction can be found here.


Other reports from Synod:

Church of England votes to allow full Christian funerals for people who died by suicide, Christian Times

Church ends ban on full Christian funerals for suicides, Premier

Why I will continue to wear vestments by Andrew Lightbown

Church of England to investigate citizenship concerns, Premier

Clergy can dress down after church votes to let them ditch vestments, Telegraph

Causes of clergy stress aired in the General Synod, Church Times

We should be allowed to pay extra tax, says Archbishop of York, Premier

Synod calls for values-based politics upholding the common good, from the Church of England Press Office

We don’t ‘own’ our money, says Dr Sentamu by Madeleine Davies, Church Times


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