ENGLAND: Transgendered Woman Priest leads official Online Sunday Service

May 3, 2021 by

by David Virtue, Virtueonline:

Rachel Mann, a transgender woman priest who belongs to the liberal Catholic wing of the Church of England and who fully supports the full inclusion of LGBT practitioners, was recently the voice and face of the Church of England in an Easter online service designed to reach thousands of stay-at-home Anglicans.

The Church of England’s pastoral guidance for clergy on transgenderism revealed this; “The Church of England welcomes and encourages the unconditional affirmation of trans people, equally with all people, within the body of Christ, and rejoices in the diversity of that body into which all Christians have been baptized by one Spirit.” The document – approved by the House of Bishops – follows a motion overwhelmingly adopted at General Synod in 2017 recognizing the need for transgender people to be welcomed and affirmed in churches.”

Mann was brought up an Evangelical-Charismatic Christian, according to Wiki, but abandoned her evangelicalism for a broader understanding of Church teaching that supports her new-found gender non-conformity.

It should be noted that this is the official Church of England online Sunday service, watched by many who can’t get to church, and is one of the main ‘shop windows’ of the Church.

Mann’s gender change and selection as national leader of God’s people in worship would not shock The American Episcopal Church. Such diversity signaling as one now sees has come to be expected from the Church of England. However, it would shock Global South Anglicans who have repeatedly said that any form of sexual expression outside that of a man or woman in marriage is forbidden, and that “redefinition of what it means to be human” is a sign of godless secularism rather than the will of God.

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