Position Papers & Articles

Changing Attitude Ireland's archive of position papers and other writing, with most recent texts appearing first. For an overview of all newsletters on one page, visit the Position Papers & Articles sitemap page.

Celebrating Inclusion

New liturgy prepared by Changing Attitude Ireland for church services to mark International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT) Sunday 17th May.[gview file=”https://changingattitudeireland.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/IDAHOT-2015-suggested-liturgy-1.docx”]

‘Those texts’ and the sanctity of life: a contribution to the debate on human sexuality

By Sandra Pragnell, SEARCH 36.1, Spring 2013—The Gospel and practice of Jesus is radically inclusive. In his life and teaching he models the acceptance and affirmation of outcasts. He says nothing about homosexuality. Yet the Church’s attitude to homosexuality, in its traditional understanding, appears exclusive and homophobic, contrary to the kingdom values we profess to uphold. Christian gay men and lesbians have been described as “exiles: banished from the family, from the church, and from creation.” [Continue Reading]

Sodom, Lot’s daughters, and other texts: Homosexuality, the Church, and the sanctity of life

The Church is called to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ which
excludes no one; if the Church is not inclusive, it is a counter-sign of
the kingdom. The Church of Ireland should call, as some other Anlgican
churches have done, for all relationships to be assessed in the light
of an authentic spirituality, based on the kingdom values of healing, reconciliation, compassion and love. All are made in God’s image and,
as Christians, we are all one in Christ. Can the Anglican Communion
find the courage to speak prophetically and with integrity to those within
and outside the church in the third millennium of our Lord? [Continue Reading]

Statement by Canon Charles Kenny in support of David Cameron’s comments on same-sex marriage

In Downing Street on July 25th the Prime Minister applauded the contributions over the years to all aspects of life in the UK of people who are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender. He deprecated the fear and hatred that they routinely have to endure. Mr Cameron welcomed the social and political progress towards eliminating irrational and unjustified fear and hatred of gays over the past four decades. [Continue Reading]