The Church of England…double standards.

Posted: June 12, 2012 in Christian Ethics

I am 45 and I’m gay, I’m angry and upset.

I am on the PCC of my church, the Church Council.
I am on the Deanery Synod.
I play every Sunday in the band for 3 or 4 hours.
I give everything I can to the church.
I do not expect anything in return. I do it to serve God and to serve my community.

However.

I am a second class member of the Anglican church.

My church does not recognise or allow same sex relationships and thus, if I was in a relationship the church officially would not support me in that. Officially I would be frowned upon. (Although, I think in St John’s most people WOULD support me, I’m talking officially here).

So perhaps I’m supposed to spend my life alone?

I spent 19 years trying to be straight because of this sort of teaching. I ended up hurting my wife, my kids and myself. I ended up living alone after 7 suicide attempts. I still struggle with suicidal thoughts. (Trust me, I wanted to carry out Lev 18, because I did not understand it).

It’s time the Church of England stopped hurting people they are supposed to care for. Jesus talked about shutting the Kingodom of Heaven in men’s faces (Matthew 23), this is exactly what you are doing.

 

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