Church of England to Offer ‘Reaffirmation’ to Transgenders
January 24, 2018
The Church of England has reportedly rejected a plan to offer a new service to celebrate a person’s “gender reassignment,” and has instead offered a “compromise” that allows for a “reaffirmation” of the “transgender” person’s baptism.
Breitbart News London is reporting the Anglican House of Bishops decision, in gross violation of the Bible, is being criticized by LGBT activists in the church. Bishop of Norwich Graham James said of the decision:
“The Church of England welcomes transgender people and wholeheartedly wishes for them to be included in the life of the Church. On the matter of whether a new service is needed, the House of Bishops has decided that the current service that is used to affirm baptism can be adapted. Clergy always have the discretion to compose and say prayers with people as they see fit.”
The church’s General Synod had apparently voted overwhelmingly in support of the new celebration services in July. The Breitbart report states:
William Nye, Secretary General of the Church’s parliament, the General Synod, claimed that “the focal point of this [affirmation] service is on the individual’s faith in Jesus Christ, rather than on the individual’s name or gender – regardless of whether or not it was different from when they were baptised.”
The Church of England has previously advised that children should be allowed to “experiment” with their “gender identity.”