Comments: College of Bishops statement: media coverage and responses

Re Andrew Symes: It's not clever to make a fuss about the 'recently coined concept' of homophobia. It's not a perfect word, and sometimes I think heteronormative is a more appropriate word than homophobic. But we all know what the homophobic conduct is for which the church needs to repent.

Posted by Flora Alexander at Wednesday, 29 January 2014 at 8:45pm GMT

Is that appalling journalist George Conger criticising fellow journalist Trevor Grundy for poor reportage?

What's this?
Facts followed by speculation, and extraneous material, not tied into the story.

Well, I laughed until I cried ...... kettles and pots .....

Perhaps Conger wants the work. I'm sure he is a nice man, but anyone who has seen a single episode of that awful Anglican TV scandal programme he co presents would see it comes from the Hedda Hopper school of journalism.

Posted by Martin Reynolds at Wednesday, 29 January 2014 at 10:31pm GMT

Ian Paul: "You can see this very clearly in the fulminating responses to yesterday’s announcement on the Thinking Anglicans website (was there ever more irony in a website name?)."


Why is it always those of us on the receiving end of "the beatings will continue until morale improves", who then get accused of "fulminating"? So sorry the pain of us LGBTs disturbs you, Dr Paul.

Posted by JCF at Thursday, 30 January 2014 at 12:15am GMT

You nailed it, JCF. The powers-that-be think that the right path is to continue LGBT suffering to keep a small, vocal, and hateful group happy. It is profoundly immoral. In the case of Ian Paul, he seems to think that we should suffer for decades, presumably until every last bigot is cured. Or someone writes just the right book using hermeneutics, exegesis, and God knows whatever else to rationalize justice. Or injustice. Whichever way it goes, it's all the same to him as long as the ration argument is just right.

I have learned that that people can make anything look rational. The Holocaust, the "Jail the Gays" bill, slavery. At the end of the day, Desmond Tutu says that we are hard wired to recognize what is "good." And gay liberation is good.

Posted by Cynthia at Monday, 3 February 2014 at 5:39pm GMT
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