Yet more evidence that in all Christian denominations, LGBT people are making their presence felt, working for inclusion. With her background, Jayne Ozanne will be a formidable campaigner for equality.
She once denied her sexuality, believing that being gay and Christian were incompatible. Like others in the ex – gay movement, she tried to change her sexuality, even resorting to exorcism, but found that denial led to a mental breakdown, and that so – called “conversion therapy” is a charade. She has since come to terms with her sexuality, found that it is indeed possible to be openly both Christian and gay, and will now lead “Accepting Evangelicals”
The Independent has the story:
Jayne Ozanne: Evangelical campaigner comes out
One of the Church of England’s most influential evangelical campaigners, who for years believed it was impossible to be both gay and a Christian, has declared that “God is a God of surprises” as she came out as a lesbian.
As a member of the Archbishops’ Council between 1999 and 2004, Jayne Ozanne held what she called “extremely black and white” views on sexuality and “did not believe it was compatible to be gay and a Christian”.
But yesterday she came out as gay, and was announced as the new director of Accepting Evangelicals, a Christian group aiming to promote “acceptance of faithful, loving same-sex partnerships”.
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