Category - accepting evangelicals

  • 25 Jan 2013

    Religious groups have issued statements welcoming the UK government's Marriage (Same-Sex Couples) Bill, which is officially published today.

  • 21 Nov 2012

    As news came through of the Church of England's rejection of women bishops, Symon Hill was reminded of a small clique of sexist Christians who he knew at university. Supporters of equality have tried to reach accommodation with opponents, but their efforts have been aggressively rejected. We must stop appeasing prejudice and stand up for equality, he says.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 21 Jul 2009

    A leading UK network of Anglicans working for the full inclusion of lesbian and gay people in the life and ministry of the church has welcomed the US Episcopal Church's affirming stance.

  • 22 May 2009

    A strong statement from a range of evangelical organizations has called on the Church of Scotland to affirm the membership and ministry of gay people in the church on biblical and traditional grounds - in opposition to anti-gay activists.

  • 25 Feb 2009

    Actor Sean Penn, who won an Oscar this week for his portrayal of assassinated gay politician Harvey Milk, told members of anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church to reach beyond hate to their better selves.

  • 24 Feb 2009

    Four Evangelical groups who believe the churches need a positive change of heart and mind on homosexuality have said condemning hate groups is not enough. They want Christian acceptance of gay people.

  • 6 Oct 2007

    This week an initiative called 'Would Jesus discriminate?' will give evangelical Christians who question the anti-gay 'party line' a chance to make their voices heard.

  • 6 Oct 2007

    Contrary to the popular media image, many evangelicals are not anti-gay, says a UK campaigning network which draws hundreds of evangelical Christians and their friends together. This week they are backing the launch of a church education initiative on Jesus and prejudice.