Transgender and the C of E

Jan 30, 2018 by

Recent news and comment

Bishops block Church’s demand for transgender prayers, by Jonathan Petre, MailOnline

Welcoming transgender people: an update from C of E website. While there will be no new liturgies, clergy are free to adapt existing rites for re-affirmation of baptismal vows as a way of welcoming and affirming ‘trans’ people in church.

On welcoming transgender people, by Ian Paul, Psephizo


LGBT activists feel that the C of E has not gone far enough:

Anger over House of Bishops’ Decision on transgender liturgy, from CEN

Ritual transitions and liturgical loopholes, by Christina Beardsley, Church Times. The writer insists that  C of E churches fully celebrate gender variance.

Church has ‘shot itself in the foot’ over trans liturgy by Harry Farley, Christian Today


But for some orthodox Christians, the Bishops have gone too far, in accepting the new  and unbiblical ideas of what it means to be human:

What’s wrong with transgender liturgy? by Ian Paul, Psephizo

Lex orandi, lex credendi and the proposals for the affirmation of same sex relationships and gender transition by the Church of England. By Martin Davie

Synod debates about liturgy open up bigger questions of truth and religious freedom, by Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream

A failure to take sex seriously: a response to GS Misc 1178, by Martin Davie

Bishops display an appalling lack of leadership in affirming transgenderism, from Christian Concern

The transgender issue is a first order Gospel issue, by Carys Moseley, Christian Concern

Comment by Reform on the Bishops’ statement  

Church of England sneaks Transgender ‘re-baptism’ into liturgy, by Victoria Freidman, Breitbart


See also other news:

Labour dirty tricks in trans terf war, by Sanchez manning, MailOnline

Transgenderism: a state-sponsored religion? by Andre Van Mol, Public Discourse

Transgenderism: Mutilating the Reproductive Function by J

Understanding Our Transgender Moment by Ryan T Anderson, Daily Signal

What will all those hormones do to gender dysphoric kids? from MercatorNet

 

 

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