Manchester Diocese and the LGBT Agenda

The most recent mailing from our Diocese to clergy contained this:

LGBT Communion
St Chrysotom's, Victoria Park, hold a service for LGBT people on the first Saturday of each month at 5pm.
This is an initiative of Manchester Diocese and St Chrysostom's. This is Holy Eucharist with a special invitation for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered people, their families and friends.
The next service will be held on Saturday 6 December.
There are those who wonder why I and others doubt the integrity and the point of the national facilitated conversations in the Church of England.  These kind of things are why.  If you wonder why we think the conclusion is pre-decided, the reason is that the conclusion is already in place.  In my view, it will be a betrayal of those Christians and churches who are trying to stand firm against this in almost impossible situations, if you go to the table with false teachers.  We don't need you to have facilitated conversations with them, we need you to help us and stand with us against these things that will destroy our diocese and our denomination.
Many clergy (including senior clergy) in Manchester are encouraging things that the Bible plainly teaches to be sin and as far as I can see are against the official teaching of the Church of England. They ignore, contradict and deny Scripture.  No-one is acting to stop them.  The facilitated conversations just give them time to embed the LGBT agenda in the churches.

I appeal to you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause divisions and create obstacles contrary to the doctrine that you have been taught; avoid them. For such persons do not serve our Lord Christ, but their own appetites, and by smooth talk and flattery they deceive the hearts of the naive. For your obedience is known to all, so that I rejoice over you, but I want you to be wise as to what is good and innocent as to what is evil. (Rom 16:17-19 ESV)


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