Sexual identity and sexual orientation

Some years ago now I found myself reluctantly looking into the subject of homosexuality and doing so from of my viewpoint as a gospel preaching, community activist that wanted to engage with LBGT folk and yet remain true to my Christian convictions, mindful it is a contentious subject that is at the heart of the culture wars, which I write about elsewhere. This culminated in my writing “The Gay Conundrum”, where I tried to provide a balanced view that took into account the perspectives of LBGT folk, Bible and a range of church teaching and the challenge churches faced, especially those of a more conservative ilk, when it comes to pastoral care and maintaining sound doctrine. At the time of writing the earlier editions, gay marriage was not law but now it is firmly entrenched in the culture. While issues like LBGT discrimination and people being penalized for expressing views along the lines “gay is NOT ok” are still with us, the focus has now shifted to transgender rights and how to approach the subject of transgenderism. When I wrote my book, I knew at the time it was not going to be the last word and there were going to be developments in the way society comes to terms with LBGT matters and how the church responds. I have since then been watching what goes on in the culture e.g. by reading Pink News, and much has gone on. I have as a result written several articles on the subject and here I bring these together under a single cover.

Book 5: Last updated 24/10/17

05/09/17 Biblical Sexuality, John Lewis, and the Religion of Rights

20/07/17 From traditional marriage to gender neutrality; eunuchs

02/06/17 Margaret Court and LBGT rights

20/04/17 Tim Farron: is homosexuality a sin?

10/03/17 Sex and relationship education

16/02/17 The “Gay vote” at the C of E Synod

13/01/17 Church schools must support gay marriage!?

12/01/17 He, she or ze

08/01/17 The Sexual Revolution

24/10/16 Asher’s Bakers appeal

05/09/16 Gafcom, gay bishops and the future of the Anglican church

25/08/16 The Transgender Conundrum (2)

05/06/16 The Transgender Conundrum

05/03/16 Felix Ngole: ‘I am perhaps one of many’

23/02/16 Sexual identity, relationships and inclusion

21/01/16 Brighton College uniform code for transgender pupils

17/01/16 Anglicans and homosexuality

13/01/16 KSHS LBGT Week

29/10/15 Gender and sexuality

02/10/15 Christian freedom cases

28/06/15 US Supreme Court gay decision

21/05/15 Concerning Ashers’ bakers …

13/05/15 Equality and gay marriage

17/02/15 The church and sexuality

19/01/15 The Gay Conundrum

26/10/14 Europe’s anti-gay crisis

20/10/14 Gay Issues

17/08/14 Vicky Beeching coming out

08/05/14 Evangelicals: a “gay question”?

21/04/14 Anti gay nurse sacked

27/03/14 Gay marriage; equal marriage

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