Sex Change Surgery Is 'Absolute Trauma' Clergy Must Mark Occasion?
A vicar in the Church of England has proposed a motion that would allow for a liturgical celebration of an individual's identity following gender transition, much like a baptism, and would include a renaming ceremony.
The Rev. Chris Newlands, the vicar of Lancaster Priory, recently proposed the motion for the church's General Synod to consider.
"That this Synod, recognising the need for transgender people to be welcomed and affirmed in their parish church, call on the House of Bishops to consider whether some nationally commended liturgical materials might be prepared to mark a person's gender transition," reads the motion....
Mr. Ed wrote: What about being Trans species? or having a species change operation. Many days I identify as feeling like a horse. I think, that the churches and government should not only support my feelings, but pay for the operation as well. And, if I want to change back, they should pay for that too. Also, when people think I'm weird, it hurts my feelings (a sin worse that blasphemy)so the courts should compensate me as I sue the haters. Wilber, help me.
A horse is a horse of course of course. That is, unless that horse is the famous Mr. Political Correctness.
And when a more calculating , domineering enemy attacks all of Europe and America, we will not stand as we have gleefully eviserated manhood , womenhood and Christ from our gatherings of worship. Judgement is here, and the RCC, the COE and mainline Protestants have been found wanting.
I once had a stony heart replaced by a heart of flesh, but I don't suppose this "church" would celebrate something like that. And I read that young folks are leaving the church right and left. Silly kids.
What about being Trans species? or having a species change operation. Many days I identify as feeling like a horse. I think, that the churches and government should not only support my feelings, but pay for the operation as well. And, if I want to change back, they should pay for that too. Also, when people think I'm weird, it hurts my feelings (a sin worse that blasphemy)so the courts should compensate me as I sue the haters.
Again...never say never. As the mindset of society swiftly changes, so will more and more churches comprimise. Take these Christian bakery stories for example. Most of them, I would say, continue to service the sodomite community to avoid any bad press, lawsuits, and potentially going bankrupt. The few we have seen in the news know God's Word, and refuse to comprimise because it/He trumps all, despite the ramifications, so they stand strong and unwavering, knowing He will provide regardless of the outcome. Just like the bakerys that comprimise to keep their business solvent and running uninterrupted, many churches are following the same lines of thought; fearful that their tithes/income will dwindle unless they remain obediant to the wiles of Satan and the societal pressures of todays brave new, anything goes, God has changed world.
Tragic, and never say never. Many churches have already caved to social pressures, been duped, and comprimised. Many evangelical churches now welcome openly gay members into their flock as the pastors preach tolerance and love. Yes, we are to pray for them but if they are in sin, unrepentant, etc, then they are to be kept out or cast out. Knowingly and willfully allowing and welcoming sodomites into the fold will cause an infection to spread to the point that it will be just as normal as it is hearing about them getting married today; just the talk of which caused shock not all that long ago. Pastors in many churches are twisting God's Word, and even declaring it antiquated for this brave, new world.