Archive for June, 2013

Dear Friends.

I don’t normally like doing appeals. But I have been chatting with some of our brothers and sisters who live in Uganda. Yesterday they had their office ransacked and one of them ended up in hospital, because they are gay.

I would really value anyone who can spare any money, however small to support these people wrongly oppressed for who they are.

Here is their website.

And some more about Andrew.


Well this is a follow up to my criticism of Marcus Bradshaw for calling the Archbishop a…well let’s not go there.

I did not realise that this guy is an advocate for LGBT people and actually he bravely got angry with the religious leadership of his day. (Oh hang on, Jesus did that). If you check his Facebook profile you will see message after message of SUPPORT from LGBT people and I added mine. Although perhaps calling the Archbishop a, w****r might be a bad way of expressing it it had a wonderful effect. It made people sit up and listen.

Jesus, turned over the tables in the temple and caused equal uproar, he was ALWAYS winding up the religious leadership and getting in trouble for it.

However, Jesus, he attracted to him the poor and needy, the rejected and down trodden.

Being like Christ is not about obeying rules and making people feel rejected and down trodden. In fact, it’s about standing in the gap for those who cannot stand for themselves. I know for myself I have felt so terrible about the way the archbishop and others put down us LGBT people. Without good reason, crushing our spirits, the Bible does say about Jesus, a bruised reed he will not break. How much reed breaking has been done by the religious right.

Sometimes Jesus got angry, it’s called righteous anger. I doubt he swore but he was quite straight forward about those who “shut the kingdom of heaven in people’s faces”.

What is more like Jesus, to stand for the oppressed? or to be the oppressor.

Yet again the madness of the church of England rears it’s ugly head. Apparently this vicar has personal knowledge of the Archbishop’s personal habits (eauuwww). Either that or he is swearing in a post. But wait, doesn’t the Bible say that you shouldn’t swear…

This useful resource should provide some guidance

So surely he must be just making an observation?

There are a lot more verses about not swearing than homosexuality, so this Vicar’s view of his Archbishop is, by shear percentages, unbalanced.

Anyway, if the Archbishop does in fact have a problem with the word used by this vicar, that’s his business.

I would add that I actually feel really sorry for the Vicar in Question. He’s not homophobic I read on his face book…

“you know what really upsets me; i am a christian and an ordained priest since 1996, when i was 25 years old, i believed then the church was full of nice, generous,kind people who talked about love, now it is full of bigoted, homophobic prejudiced people who seem to think they represent christian views was i a naive fool?”
I think like me he gets frustrated with the COFE and I do have some sympathy.

Amazingly. 390 votes to 140 in favour of Gay Marriage (except for in church), in the UK.

The sad thing is that the Church of England is exempt from  it. So people in churches can carry on rejecting gay people’s relationships and do it within the law.

But praise God the rest of the UK has come round.

Now all we have to do is wait for God to get angry and send a massive tornado. If he doesn’t perhaps he is not angry with two people being in love. After all, there is no law against love.

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. 24Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. 25Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. 26Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other. Galations 5:22