How will the House of Bishops take discussions about human sexuality forward?
¨It has been very difficult to get an accurate picture of life inside the House of Bishops. One thought that a gay bishop was open about his sexuality in the House, but no other bishops confirmed this, and most were unaware that there were any gay bishops. I’ve learnt things that I’m not going to make public, but reinforce the danger to human lives, wives, children and partners when the conservative lobby groups in the church force people to hide their true selves and deny their sexuality, with the result that they act out in inappropriate and abusive ways.
I’ve thought a lot about what has happened in the Murdoch empire and the revelations about the News of the World. There are some dark corners in the Church of England where activity, unhealthy in terms of human wholeness and flourishing, takes place. When people are not able to bring their full selves into the presence of other people (and into the divine presence), as happens in the House of Bishops, the fruits of their labours are going to be less creative and less inclined to human flourishing...¨ please read it all, HERE
· Thanks to Changing Attitude, Church of England
· Thanks to The Reverend Colin Coward
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