on Wednesday, 9 June 2021 at 11.00 am by Peter Owen
categorised as Opinion
Meg Munn Chair of the National Safeguarding Panel Safeguarding and the Clergy Discipline Measure (CDM)
Peter Leonard ViaMedia.News Trigger Warning!
Those readers who are part of the LGBT spectrum but don’t think they have suffered from conversion therapy should read Peter Leonard’s piece – it might change your perspective.
A lovely reflection from Fr. Peter Leonard, drawing attention to what might be thought of as ‘well-meaning’ attempts to ‘correct’ the non-binary gender/sexuality status of anyone – let alone a believing Christian who is prone to ‘guilty thoughts’ about the veracity of their being different in this deeply personal area of their lives. The damage that can – and has been – done to those who wrestle with this problem, by those who believe that prayers or exorcism have a place in a person’s ‘conversion’ to the binary norm: when, in fact, research has shown that our gender/sexual make-up is… Read more »
“Questions were asked regarding any proposals to improve the care and better manage the risks to women who are abused in a clergy marriage.” An oddly stereotypical formula, unless abuse is uniquely carried out by male clergy against their partners. In The World experience of domestic abuse is split roughly 65% female, 35% male – that is, that abused female partners outnumber their male equivalents by two to one, but that still leaves a lot of abused men around. Having encountered survivors of female on male domestic abuse, I have come to see that one of the hardest things for… Read more »