The Metropolitan Congregation

- serving and celebrating the LGBT communities of Manchester and the North West

Understanding and Using the Bible


To say the Bible condemns lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender people, and that such condemnation should be followed today, is to oversimplify a complex issue. Parts of the Bible do appear superficially to condemn us but, when compared with other, equally problematic and often sexist passages, it is clear that the phrase, "the Bible says..." is not a sufficient argument for anything.

BibleWhen dealing with the Bible we need to be aware of what it says about itself - especially in the story of Sodom and also to see how it has been used over the ages. We need to develop, what feminist theologians call, 'an interpretation of suspicion' which questions how texts either affirm or condemn women, lesbians, gays and other minorities.

URC Daily Devotions

The URC provides a daily devotion with a short Bible reading, reflection and a prayer.

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