* * * * * * * * * * * * * * So, while many conservative and evangelical Christians are very angry about my stand for same-sex marriage, please let’s dialogue in love. I’ll be blogging about this topic, recommending books and resources, and writing about questions that arise from them all.Thanks to the many people who do support equal marriage and have reached out to me.While not possible in the Church of England due to the “quadruple lock” that’s in place, same-sex couples can now legally marry in a variety of settings, including some places of worship.I first spoke out in support of this during a Radio 2 interview with Clare Balding back in December of last year.I’m touched by the way you have gathered around me and rallied to encourage me at this difficult time.Thanks also to those who’ve written to say they disagree with me, but are wanting to do so with kindness and respect.
So having seen what they went through in the past few years, I was at least somewhat prepared for the responses. Because although I now mainly work in mainstream media, my church and family background is very conservative.
I don’t agree with or endorse all the values of those radio or TV networks.
Many of them were a universe away from my theological background at Oxford.
Feel free to leave a comment below with your reflections on this – I’d love to hear from you.
A one-night stand can be an emotionally taxing experience for a woman.