Gay Clergy Count: Visibility and Listening in the Church of Ireland

By Mervyn Kingston, Search – A Church of Ireland Journal, Vol.31 Number 2. Summer 2008

How many gays and lesbians do you know? The reality is that gays and lesbians are to be found in every family, church and denomination. Look around and it will not be long before you see a gay son, daughter, brother, sister, aunt or uncle, nephew or niece, cousin or close friend. We all have them, but it is just that we may not know about them. If we are to be a truly open and inclusive church, then we need to find ways to welcome by our words and actions those who are often made to feel marginalised and isolated. [Continue Reading]