The session was introduced by the Cheshire Police and Crime Commissioner, John Dwyer.
It was notable that all speakers of differing faiths were in agreement... about LGBT! Here's a picture of them all (Kieran was hiding it would seem!):
It was such a encouraging afternoon of reassurance and positivity.
Our short talk focussed upon the Clobber verses, those 6 verses out of the 31000+ verses in the Bible which are used to criticise others because of their homosexuality but which can be interpreted very differently when particular words are examined in context. Remember that the word 'homosexuality' was only introduced into the language in 1869, and then to describe what they perceived to be a disease. Of further interest the Revised Standard Version of the Bible was the first Bible to include the word and that in 1946 - rather recent really. So what were they interpreting this to be prior to 1946?