Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Bishop helps to launch new gay group

A bishop is giving his support to lesbian and gay equality in the Church of England, by helping to launch a new gay Christian group in his diocese.

The Rt Rev Richard Lewis, Bishop of the St Edmundsbury and Ipswich Diocese, will launch the group when he is the keynote speaker at a new branch of Changing Attitude.

Changing Attitude is a worldwide group that works for gay and lesbian affirmation within the Anglican communion and Bishop Richard is one of the organisation's 13 episcopal patrons.

Its goal is to create a church which "fully accepts, welcomes and offers equality of opportunity to lesbian, gay and bisexual people.

"A spokesman for the bishop told a local newspaper: “This is a subject that is close to his heart. Lesbian and gay Christians have made, and will continue to make, an important contribution to the work of the Church.


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