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To: Alpha Office
Subject: Alpha's Stand On Homosexuality and Transsexuals

Dear Sir/Ms,

What is Alpha's stand on these two burning issues ie Homosexuality and Transsexuals?

Thanks.


A simple enough query, looking for a simple reply. And below is Apha's reply ::
Dear L,

Thank you very much for your enquiry into Alpha's standpoint on homosexuality and transsexuality. Nicky Gumbel has set out his position in his booklet 'What is the Christian attitude to Homosexuality?', which is also a chapter in his book 'Searching Issues'.

Our basic position is that Alpha is for anyone interested in finding out more about the Christian faith - regardless of age, sex, back ground or sexual orientation. Because Alpha is for anyone though, we therefore discourage courses aimed at any particular social grouping - for instance mens only Alpha or womens only Alpha - and this would include Alpha for gays only.

Sorry for providing such a general reply, but I can only recommend reading 'What is the Christian attitude on Homosexuality?', which will answer your question more clearly and satisfactorily.

With kind regards


Mike Lotz
The Alpha Office
Alpha International
Holy Trinity Brompton
Brompton Road
London
SW7 1JA

Direct line: (0)20 7052 0264
Fax: +44 (0)20 7584 8536

Web:
http://alphacourse.org
http://themarriagecourse.org
http://caringforexoffenders.org
http://dynamicprayer.org
Alpha International is a registered charity [no.1086179] and a private company limited by guarantee and registered in England and Wales [no. 4157379]. The registered office is at Holy Trinity Brompton, Brompton Road, London SW7 1JA


Looks like we will have to read Nicky Gumbel's books or check out the weblinks above to know more.




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