Inclusive Church statement  – 23 March 2023

Inclusive Church is aware of an allegation made on the website of the organisation ‘Christian Concern’. It refers to a member of General Synod who was reported to the police for an alleged hate crime relating to comments he made on social media about Pride and Queer Theory. On their website Christian Concern state that the Synod member received abuse from ‘members of Inclusive Church’.

Inclusive Church does not tolerate bullying or abuse for any reason. We have repeatedly invited Christian Concern to provide details of any members or persons authorised to speak on behalf of Inclusive Church who have allegedly been abusive so that we might respond appropriately. Christian Concern has been unable to substantiate the allegation.

The Inclusive Church statement affirms that: ‘We believe in inclusive church – a church which celebrates and affirms every person and does not discriminate.’ Inclusive Church does not recognise the unfounded claims made in the Christian Concern post, and does not operate in the way it suggests.