Rainbow flags for Jesus

Check out the hilarious website of the Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement. I went to this site after reading an article on the BBC website about church leaders debating the ‘gay issue’ in London this week. Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, has convened a meeting in the hope, it seems, of reaching a solution to the growing split in the church over the role of gay and lesbian clergy. It’s a big subject and it probably goes without saying that I’m in favour of gay and lesbian clergy. I’m not a Christian, however, so don’t feel I can say much on the topic. I hope, though, that something good comes of the meeting this week, as some of the ideas on the right of the argument are pretty scary and do have the potential to justify bigotry in wider society.