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LGB Christians responds to The Tablet editorial “Human Dignity And A Warning From History”

An Editorial from The Tablet from 11 April 2024

LGB Christians responded to The Tablet editorial “Human Dignity and a Warning from History” from 12th April 2024 with the following letter. Dear Sir, In implying that being ‘transgender’ is like being gay, viz. “a non-pathological minority variant in the human condition” (Editorial – Human Dignity A Warning Form History, 12th April 2024), and thus ...

LGB Christians Networking Social

Networking, Worship and Refreshments Sunday 7th July, 4-8pm Location: Paddington, Central London (Exact Location to be confirmed to ticket holders.) Our second in-person event, a networking social with refreshments and worship will take place in Paddington, London on: Sunday 7th July, 4-8pm 2024 The venue will be a historic and restored Church with excellent new ...

Humpty Dumpty Sat on a Stonewall – Reflections on Inclusive Christianity

Rev. Mike Starkey, Anglican clergyman, journalist, broadcaster, and cultural commentator, breaks the mold with this exceptionally well-observed piece on the 'alphabet soup' and its relationship to Christianity. "The LGBTQ+ acronym has expanded over time, from the early clustering of LGB in the 1980s to its present form. The lobby group Stonewall added the T as recently as 2015. There are many forms of the acronym in use today. I use LGBTQ+ here as it’s the version currently approved by Stonewall," he writes exclusively for LGB Christians...

Sex Matters to Quakers

Image of heart by Robbie Spence

by Robbie Spence Sex Matters to Quakers (SMtQ) is a small, informal group of Quakers in Britain who meet monthly to consider how to challenge the gender ideology that has captured the headquarters of Quakers in Britain. Our roots go back ten years to when Dr Heather Brunskell-Evans, a Quaker philosopher who has written several ...

Letter to Church Times about concept of gender identity in C of E schools

Letter from Sarah Rutherford on behalf of LGB Christians published in the Church Times on Friday 2nd February 2024 Sir, LGB Christians is a newly formed network of lesbian, gay, and bisexual Christians and their friends. We would like to add our voice to the concerns raised by many parents and others over the media ...

A ‘Conversion Therapy Ban’ is not a simple matter

An LGB Christians discussion paper: It is assumed by many in the media that ‘the LGBT community’ is unanimously behind a call for the banning of so-called “conversion therapy” in the UK. But the issue is far more complicated than many organisations are willing to acknowledge. Those in favour of a ban have the benefit of being able to simply repeat media-friendly slogans - which are not always fully candid or honest -  whereas those urging caution have to express lengthy and nuanced points. Here we will attempt to unpack the issues as straightforwardly as possible.

Gender Identity captures the CofE: ‘the shameful brainwashing of children’

Church House, London. Photo credit: Paasikivi, Wikipedia.

Sarah Rutherford writes,  I started looking into the whole area of gender identity ideology in about 2018.  I use this terminology rather than trans rights, which I think is confusing. What I and many others object to is the wholescale recategorisation of what it means to be a male or female with the ensuing consequences that this has specifically for women and girls and gay and lesbian people. This was when there was a proposal to permit the Census 2021 question on sex to be answered according to gender identity. Until then I rather naively thought that this whole issue would be confined to democratic states in the US and perhaps our own universities.

The dark side of Inclusivity

Perhaps it is in the post-post modernist vacuum, filled with a polarised and simplistic furore on social media over anything and everything, that identity politics and the philosophy of critical theory – where the end result is that people are either villains or victims – have taken residence.

New Year Social with Special Guest

You are invited to a free evening social in safe, friendly, and convivial surroundings on Sunday 21st January 2024, 6.00 – 8.30pm. Venue in central London Zones 2 and 3 to be given a week ahead to all who have replied. All LGB Christians supporters and friends are welcome. Numbers limited. First come, First served. ...

A place we could think and speak freely

Kate Harris & Bev Jackson

Mark Chater writes: "Then the thumping music started, Kate Harris (LGBA's co-founder) strode on to the stage dressed in a bright orange suit, and immediately there was a wordless surge of joy: we were home, with our own people, lesbian women, gay men, and bisexuals, all together in a place where we could speak freely, think freely, and reach clarity about who we are in the world. Read more...