The House of Rainbow, a gay-friendly church, takes the ministry of HIV prevention seriously.
Greed, not morality, was at the root of England’s original 1553 anti-homosexuality law, which has spawned similar laws in dozens of former British colonies. The Rt. Rev. Alan Wilson made that point during October’s Intimate Conviction conference in Jamaica.
How LGBT-friendly is the Episcopal Church? That question was briefly raised during the Intimate Conviction conference in Jamaica in October 2017.
What is the role of a non-Christian in the struggle for LGBTQ rights? Why fight for the human rights of LGBTQ people? Those questions were raised during the Intimate Conviction conference in Jamaica in October 2017:
From the Intimate Conviction conference, Jamaica, October 2017: If you’re LGBTQ, why be a Christian?
Angry? Anti-gay? Anti-feminist? “It is a terrible idolatrous mistake when we make God in our image.” — the Rev. Canon Rosie Harper at the Intimate Conviction conference, Jamaica, October 2017.
The Anglican Communion rebukes American, Canadian and Scottish churches that stray from its party line against same-sex marriage, but remains silent as conservative African churches ignore the Communion’s call for an end to homophobic prejudice, violence and criminal laws targeting LGBT people. LGBTI equality activist the Rev. Colin Coward challenged those positions in a talk …
Archbishop John Holder put a biblical case for decriminalization of homosexuality under the noses of hundreds of thousands of Jamaicans this week, as his talk about sexuality and the Bible was reported by the Gleaner newspaper on Page 1 and by the Observer on Page 4.
The buggery law in many former British colonies can be traced back to King Henry VIII, the Rt. Rev. Alan Wilson told today’s opening day of the Intimate Conviction conference in Jamaica, which seeks to repeal such anti-LGBT laws. “It had nothing to do with morality. It had to do with property,” Wilson said.
An international conference planned for Oct. 12-13 in Jamaica will focus on how churches have helped to impose anti-LGBT laws in the past and how they can help to eliminate them in the future.