Comments: C of E Group on human sexuality appoints advisers

Right, so now they have 2 women. I know Treweek is her married name, but are the other two married? If so, then this group is still really the HoB's advisory commission on married hets' sexuality...

Posted by Dan BD at Thursday, 29 March 2012 at 2:57pm BST

It seems rather strange that people from the glbt communities are not on the panel for this "commission". I am curious how they justify such a discrepancy. Quite bazaar, when you think about it. Where is the "listening process" if the commission only hears from people who are not a part of the glbt community?

Posted by Chris Smith at Thursday, 29 March 2012 at 4:11pm BST

Dan BD: The function of this group, as I understand it, is to help the Bishops move towards a consultation document - they will not themselves be opining on questions of sexuality. To that extent I don't see that it would be either possible or necessary for the group to reflect the full panoply of human sexuality in their own personal lives.

Posted by Anton at Thursday, 29 March 2012 at 5:21pm BST

Robert Song is married. Not sure about the other person. But pleased to see two women advising.

Posted by JeremyP at Thursday, 29 March 2012 at 9:49pm BST

Now that the pressure of Covenant-compliance is turned down, perhaps the real work of this Commission on sexuality can objectively proceed to bring enlightenment to the dark areas of hypocrisy and bigotry in areas of gender and sexuality in the Church.

Posted by Father Ron Smith at Friday, 30 March 2012 at 10:52am BST

Anton,
but a consultation document sets the framework for the subsequent debate. It would have much more credibility if it was arrived at by a genuine listening to every possible view. It just is no longer credible to have discussions ABOUT people without talking WITH them.

And we can definitely do without another policy process that lacks credibility right from the start.

Posted by Erika Baker at Friday, 30 March 2012 at 10:57am BST

Robert Song also co-writing a book in "honour" of Oliver O'Donovan ....... not quite my hero of the month!

Posted by Martin Reynolds at Friday, 30 March 2012 at 1:08pm BST

Robert Song is somewhat conservative/evangelical (goes to our sister church), but he is a perfectly fair person and as a university lecturer he will meet a fair number of 'out' gays.

Posted by John at Friday, 30 March 2012 at 4:58pm BST

They didnt publish June Osborne's Report for years, and left it all neglected- because they didnt like the truth it told.

Now, we're supposed to take this biased committee seriously with its transparent card-carrying homophobes ?

Deal first with the Osborne Report- thank you.

Posted by Laurence Roberts at Wednesday, 4 April 2012 at 4:02am BST
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