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Sandi Toksvig writes open letter to Archbishop of Canterbury and reveals she’s had death threats from ‘evangelical Christians’

Sandi Toksvig has written an open letter to the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, after some believed he ‘affirmed the validity’ of a 1998 declaration that gay sex is a sin.The writer and broadcaster, 64, shared her thoughts on Twitter after Welby told more than 650 bishops at the Lambeth conference, which happens once every decade, that for ‘a large majority’ of conservative Anglicans, questioning biblical teaching was ‘unthinkable’ and that in many countries changing tradition teaching could ‘challenges the very existence’ of the church.He added in a letter sent to bishops shortly before the discussion on sexuality, Welby said the 1998 resolution, Lambeth 1.10 which says ‘homosexual practice is incompatible with scripture’ and says same-sex unions should not be legitimised or blessed, was ‘not in doubt’, but indicated that he would not seek to discipline or exclude churches which conduct or bless same-sex marriage.In her lengthy post, Toksvig, who has been married to her wife for 16 years, hoped to persuade Welby he had ‘made a horrible mistake’ as she shared her own experience and that of others in the LGBT+ community.She wrote: ‘So, you and your other religious pals got together at the Lambeth Conference and the main take away seems to be that gay sex is a sin. It was a sin in 1998 and you just wanted to make clear in 2022 that no one in your finely frocked gang has moved on from that.’Referencing a 2021 survey which showed that young LGBT+ people are twice as likely to contemplate suicide and three times more likely to self-harm, Toksvig added: ‘Do you know why?‘For many it’s because they don’t feel loved and love, Justin, is supposed to be at the core of what you do.
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Sandi Toksvig writes open letter to Archbishop of Canterbury and reveals she’s had death threats from ‘evangelical Christians’
Sandi Toksvig has written an open letter to the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, after some believed he ‘affirmed the validity’ of a 1998 declaration that gay sex is a sin.The writer and broadcaster, 64, shared her thoughts on Twitter after Welby told more than 650 bishops at the Lambeth conference, which happens once every decade, that for ‘a large majority’ of conservative Anglicans, questioning biblical teaching was ‘unthinkable’ and that in many countries changing tradition teaching could ‘challenges the very existence’ of the church.He added in a letter sent to bishops shortly before the discussion on sexuality, Welby said the 1998 resolution, Lambeth 1.10 which says ‘homosexual practice is incompatible with scripture’ and says same-sex unions should not be legitimised or blessed, was ‘not in doubt’, but indicated that he would not seek to discipline or exclude churches which conduct or bless same-sex marriage.In her lengthy post, Toksvig, who has been married to her wife for 16 years, hoped to persuade Welby he had ‘made a horrible mistake’ as she shared her own experience and that of others in the LGBT+ community.She wrote: ‘So, you and your other religious pals got together at the Lambeth Conference and the main take away seems to be that gay sex is a sin. It was a sin in 1998 and you just wanted to make clear in 2022 that no one in your finely frocked gang has moved on from that.’Referencing a 2021 survey which showed that young LGBT+ people are twice as likely to contemplate suicide and three times more likely to self-harm, Toksvig added: ‘Do you know why?‘For many it’s because they don’t feel loved and love, Justin, is supposed to be at the core of what you do.
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NRL Is Considering The Application Of A Transgender Athlete
A transgender athlete has reportedly lodged an application to play in the women’s National Rugby League in Australia.The Daily Mail reported that the application is being considered by the NRL. Even if approved, the trans player may be able to play only in the next season which starts in August 2022.Melbourne Storm player Christian Welch recently said that it was “inevitable” that trans athletes would play in the NRL.It’s inevitable to happen but no I don’t think much discussion has been had on the topic Kim— Christian Welch (@clwelch94) March 20, 2022Welch was responding to a user, who had asked him whether, “on the back of the NCAA swimming in the US this week, has the RLPA (Rugby League Players Association) had any discussions on transgender athletes being integrated into the NRL/NRLW … grassroots or professional levels?”Welch replied: “It’s inevitable to happen but no I don’t think much discussion has been had on the topic.”According to the National Rugby League Member Protection Policy, it was “committed to supporting participation in our sport on the basis of the gender with which a person identifies.”NRL, in its policy, said that it was aware of the debate over whether male-to-female- trans athletes have any physical advantages.“If issues of performance advantage arise, we will seek advice on the application of those laws in the particular circumstances,” the policy explained.“The NRL is aware that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has established criteria for selection and participation in the Olympic Games.
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