Sex and Gender

  • 12 Jul 2010

    A group of clergy have objected to an invitation to the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church to preach at Southwark Cathedral because of her stance on sexuality.

  • 11 Jul 2010

    As the old joke goes, the way to confuse Daily Mail readers is to tell them that asylum-seekers are the natural enemies of homosexuals. This wouldn't have worked last week, when the Supreme Court ruled in favour of two gay asylum-seekers, giving the right-wing media the opportunity to go into full scaremongering mode, firing off prejudiced comments about two groups handily combined into one.

  • 11 Jul 2010

    Anglican women have expressed delight that the General Synod has defeated a plan which they say would have made women second class bishops in the Church of England.

  • 10 Jul 2010

    The papers are full of Anglican argument once more. The presenting issues, as usual, are sex and gender. But why?

  • 10 Jul 2010

    LBGT Anglicans and their allies are calling for a review of the appointments system for Church of England bishops and an inquiry into leaks over the Southwark post.

  • 9 Jul 2010

    Exorcism and 'deliverance ministries' targeted at gay people and others are on the rise in sections of the church, says Joseph Laycock. But perhaps it is the exchange in which both responsibility and autonomy are forfeited in favour of superstition which is the true “deal with devil.”

  • 8 Jul 2010

    The UK's Supreme Court has ruled that asylum-seekers fleeing homophobic should not simply be sent back and told to keep their sexuality a secret in their own countries.

  • 4 Jul 2010

    Yesterday's Pride festival in London was one of the deepest spiritual experiences I've had for some time. Prayer, protest, witness and celebration are often at their most meaningful in unfamiliar contexts.

  • 4 Jul 2010

    Over a hundred Christians were greeted with cheers and applause yesterday as they joined the Pride festival in London wearing T-shirts declaring “Christian and Proud”.

  • 2 Jul 2010

    Listening to certain Christians, you would think that opposition to homosexuality is one of the most basic principles of the Christian faith. But this year, as a small group of Christians turn up to protest against the Pride festival in central London, they will be easily outnumbered by the Christians who are participating in Pride, celebrating diverse sexuality as a gift from God.