The Observer: Pride marchers mock anti-gay MP

Changing Attitude Ireland, a new organisation representing gay Christians throughout the island, said they had decided to join Pride in response to the MP’s remarks. ‘This is the first time our banner has been displayed at Pride in Belfast because it was important to increase our visibility and to show people that there are alternative Christian views than those espoused by Iris Robinson,’ said a retired Church of Ireland minister, the Rev Mervyn Kingston. He said there was growing support within the Church of Ireland for equality for gay people inside the Anglican Communion. ‘At the Church of Ireland synod in Galway last May we had a stall for the first time and I counted only three delegates who refused to take our leaflets and only one who objected to our presence,’ Kingston said, holding up a poster with the words: ‘Iris We Love You.’ [Continue Reading]