Quick link to audio – well worth listening to!
Three Counties Radio (known as 3CR) is a BBC local radio station covering Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire. On Sunday mornings it has a three-hour programme similar to the Radio 4 Sunday programme, hosted by Nighat Arif.
This Sunday’s show (22 January 2023) focused on the Church of England allowing blessings and prayers for same-sex partnerships (see https://cofe-equal-marriage.org.uk/b/192). Over half an hour was devoted to this theme, with interviews with:
- the Rt Revd Dr Alan Wilson, Bishop of Buckingham, a long-time supporter of equal marriage and author of More Perfect Union: Understanding Same-Sex Marriage
- the Revd Steve O’Connor, a member of the Equal Campaign’s organizing team
- Kerry Clifford-Taylor, also a member of the Equal Campaign’s organizing team, and …
- the Revd Dr Ian Paul, a vocal opponent of LGBTQIA+ equality in the Church.
The whole three-hour programme is currently online at https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0dv4mjy, but you may prefer to listen to this shortened version which contains just the relevant interviews: