Friday, January 11, 2008

The Church of England's true colours

This week's edition of the left-leaning current affairs magazine New Statesman has an article about homosexuality and the Church of England; marking the departure of Richard Kirker from the leadership of the Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement (LGCM). There is criticism of liberals in the Church for not standing alongside homosexuals and leaving the field open for conservatives to set the agenda with devastating results for gay clergy. The article claims Kirker is leaving disillusioned and yet also quotes him as knowing that it would be more than a lifetime's work to bring about change on this issue. Kirker is also quoted as offering the positive view that it has been necessary to reveal the true colours of the conservatives on this issue if this issue is to be genuinely resolved.