relevant to this issue
Churches in western societies are under increasing pressure to
accept homosexual practice as a legitimate lifestyle. Church Society
was greatly encouraged by the stance taken by the majority of
bishops from the worldwide Anglican Church at the Lambeth
Conference 1998. We wish to affirm them in standing up for
biblical truth and calling Christians to a lifestyle that is chaste
and honouring to God.
A good statement of the Christian view on sexuality can be found
in the Kuala
Lumpur Statement issued by Anglican Bishops from the 'global
The position of the Church
of England was last affirmed by the General Synod in 1987.
Although there have been reports from the House of Bishops these
were never put to the Synod because the Bishops feared that they
would fail. The Bishops' reports DO NOT express the mind of the
Church of England, they were produced as a reaction by liberal
Bishops against the 1987 statement.
in the purposes of God - page outlining God's revealed will
in Scripture regarding sexual conduct
Pages on Civil Partnerships
texts and documents on this issue
Body's Grace by Archbishop Rowan Williams, a critique by
Professor Gerald Bray.
Silent Witness - A personal response to the Church and homosexuality
by Martin Hallett of the True Freedom Trust (Cross†Way
- Employment Rights for Religious
Organisations - An appeal by a group of Trade Unions
to stop Religious Organisations from having the right to not
employ homosexuals has been rejected by the High Court.
(See full report)
- As Night Follows Day? David Phillips explains why the acceptance of women ministers inevitably leads to acceptance of homosexual practice in the church. Cross†Way article, Autumn 2009.