Thinking Anglicans

Opinion – 28 April 2021

Jas ViaMedia.News Jas’ Story – Please. Be. Kind.
by Jas, a former drug addict, Bible College Student and now married lesbian

Jayne Ozanne ViaMedia.News Lesbians, Sex and the Church of England

Stephen Parsons Surviving Church Responding well to Survivors. A Cautionary Tale from the Past

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Susannah Clark
4 months ago

With regard to lesbian relationships, and visibility, in my childhood I remember two couples – an elderly school teacher across the road, and my great aunt who we occasionally visited. In both cases, these ladies lived with ‘companions’. I think, to be honest, most people knew they were really living with partners, but the ‘companion’ concept was society’s way of turning a blind eye. I’m not advocating that as a good ideal for today – it was kind of ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ – but back in the day, it sort of worked, in the interests of letting people live… Read more »

Marise Hargreaves
Marise Hargreaves
Reply to  Susannah Clark
4 months ago

Susannah – thank you. That is beautifully expressed. It’s a long way from the hate speech carried out in the name of a religion based around love for God self and neighbour.

Richard
Richard
Reply to  Susannah Clark
4 months ago

Here in the US, a woman who wrote for her entire career for a very conservative political journal died recently. The public announcement stated that she lived with her “roommate” of 30+ years, adding that the roommates were “also third cousins”. I was acquainted with the two women and I wonder what made the relationship acceptable to the right-wing political types: the fact that they were politically conservative or that they were third-cousins.

C R SEITZ
C R SEITZ
4 months ago

“… they were true to themselves, that they didn’t renege on love, that their love was tender, intimate, and kind.”

“I’m not advocating that as a good ideal for today…but back in the day, it sort of worked, in the interests of letting people live quiet lives.”

Interesting to see the comparison.

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