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LGB Christians responds to The Tablet’s Hannah Barnes article “I couldn’t keep it to myself”

Photo of Hannah Barnes with Book Cover of Time To Think

The following letter from LGB Christians was published in The Tablet on 12 April 2024, in response to their 4 April 2024 article I couldn’t keep it to myself Dear Sir, We were heartened by your article on Hannah Barnes’ book, ‘A Time to Think’, and by her interview. We are a newly formed network ...

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.

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...

A Question of Courage

We were proud to launch LGB Christians at the third LGB Alliance Conference on 27th October 2023 with a stall, one among many, in the busy conference lobby at The Queen Elizabeth II Centre in Westminster. A few days earlier we released a press release and unveiled our website, with a mailing to nearly 500 ...

Friendly faces at the LGB Alliance Conference

It was wonderful to see so many friends and supporters at our stand at the LGB Alliance conference on 27 October, where we officially launched the LGB Christians network. It was particularly good to catch up with some well-known faces, including (from top left): Barry Wall, EDUJester blogger and Youtuber; Sarah Mapstone, campaigner, Maya Forstater, ...