Friday, July 28, 2017

The Anglican Church Is Forsaking Tradition and Moral Truth

From The National Review-

The Church of England recently held a synod to discuss, among other issues, the place of transgender individuals in the church. The synod voted in favor of a motion to “consider whether some nationally commended liturgical materials might be prepared to mark a person’s gender transition.” One priest implied that this liturgical celebration could be similar to a baptism so that transgender individuals could reenter the church in accordance with their post-transition identity. 

Rod Dreher sums it up more bluntly: The Anglican bishops have declared the church openly welcoming to and affirming of transgendered people, and are considering coming up with a special rite to mark their transition from one gender to the next. That’s right, the Church of England is about to consecrate sex change operations. 

Now it would have been one thing for the synod to stop after the first half of the motion: “recognising the need for transgender people to be welcomed and affirmed in their parish church.” But loving one’s neighbors because they are created in the image and likeness of God doesn’t
necessarily mean affirming their lifestyle.

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