In defence of the Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement

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02 November 2006

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From Dr Alan Sheard

Sir, — The Very Revd Dr David L. Edwards, in his article "ABCD: a way ahead" ( Comment, 13 April), says: "Propaganda by the Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement offends more than it converts."

This sounds familiar: the Old Testament prophets and Christ himself offended a great many in their time.

I have read the LGCM journals over the past nine years. These give insights into Christian gay and lesbian people’s lives, perspectives, and problems which do not feature in the official church documents. Their style is invariably courteous and reasoned, coupled with firm rebuttals of their detractors where this is clearly needed in the interests of the truth.

ALAN SHEARD

7 Northfield, Swanland, North Ferriby, East Yorkshire HU14 3RG

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