Bishop of Cork: Church Has Caused ‘Deep Hurt and Tangible Damage’ to LGBT People

EILE Magazine

Senator Deirdre Clune and the Rev. Dr Paul Colton, Bishop of Cork, pictured at the official launch LGBT Awareness Week at Cork City Hall. [Photo: Diane Cusack] Senator Deirdre Clune and the Rev. Dr Paul Colton, Bishop of Cork, pictured at the official launch LGBT Awareness Week at Cork City Hall.
[Photo: Diane Cusack] The Bishop of Cork, the Right Rev. Dr. Paul Colton, has said that Christianity, including the Church of Ireland, “has caused deep hurt and tangible damage to gay and lesbian people” over the centuries.

The Rev. Dr Colton, the Church of Ireland’s Bishop for Cork, Cloyne and Ross, was Guest of Honour at this year’s Cork LGBT Awareness Week, where he spoke eloquently at its launch at Cork City Hall about the diversity of views within the church towards LGBT issues, and the graciousness of being invited to speak at such an event. 

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