Skip to comments.The Church of England Will No Longer Define the Word 'Woman'
Posted on 07/17/2022 10:31:35 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
Do you know what a woman is? If so, you’re a ways ahead of the Church of England.
During this month’s General Synod, Senior Bishop Rt Rev Robert Innes was asked by lay member Adam Kendry to clear any confusion:
“What is the Church of England’s definition of a woman?”
It turns out church officials were previously making mere assumptions. And the question isn’t any longer so simple.
Courtesy of The Telegraph, the bishop’s written response:
“There is no official definition, which reflects the fact that until fairly recently definitions of this kind were thought to be self-evident, as reflected in the marriage liturgy.”
He called to new “complexities associated with gender identity.” In light of them, “additional care” must be applied.
The minister’s remark isn’t an absolute surprise. Religion has made massive strides toward catching up with culture’s wokest ways.
Cases in point:
Christian Church Will Host Drag Show for Youth Ages 12-18
The Church of Scotland Approves Gay Marriage
Christian Church Leads Prayer to the ‘God of Pronouns,’ the ‘Great They/Them’ Who Breastfeeds
Christian Divinity School Recites Prayer to the ‘Great Queer One,’ Who’s a ‘Drag Queen and Trans Man’
Lutheran Diocese Announces That the Church Itself Is Trans
Church Pastor Claims Jesus ‘Transgenders Himself’ in the Bible
Returning to Rev Robert, he netted some negative reviews inside the Church.
As told to The Telegraph, retired Rev Angela Berners-Wilson — England’s first female priest — wasn’t wholly happy:
“I’m not totally happy with it. I mean, I do think certain things like men can’t have babies, just to say the complete obvious thing.”
“[I] think we need to be very sensitive, and maybe we need to reexamine our boundaries.”
The head of a biology-based organization offered more critical commentary:
Maya Forstater, executive director of the Sex Matters campaign group, described the bishop’s answer as “shocking,” saying that “the concepts of male and female did not need to have a formal official definition” because “they are older than human life itself”.
Calvin Robinson, political commentator and Free Church of England deacon, had this to say:
“The definition of ‘woman’ is not a complex moral problem. It is a scientific and biblical truth. How can you trust someone who cannot speak the truth about such basic facts?”
More of that sort of trust will likely be required soon; the Church of England, after all, is evolving. In fact, an erstwhile leader recently went to bat for transgenderism.
From The Christian Institute in April:
Former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams has claimed that becoming transgender is “a sacred journey of becoming whole” as he called for the government to cover gender confusion in its ban on conversion therapy.
Last week, the government signaled it intended to scrap its proposed ban, but U-turned only a few hours later following backlash from LGBT activists. It agreed to continue with a “legislative approach” but said it would not apply to those experiencing gender confusion.
Lord Williams, who was Archbishop of Canterbury between 2003 and 2012, signed a letter to the Prime Minister written by LGBT activist Steve Chalke. They argued a conversion therapy ban must not be limited to those who identify as lesbian, gay and bisexual, but must also include those who say they are transgender.
What’s next for institutionalized Christianity? Perhaps one need only watch social evolution to know for sure.
Meanwhile, across 165 countries, the Church of England has a reported membership of more than 85 million.
Presumably, at least 45 million of those cannot be conclusively defined.
Time is running out for the Church Age
It depends on what the definition of is is.
One of the best ‘torch’ singers of the 1960’s was from England. Her stage name was Dusty Springfield.
The title of her biggest hit would cause triggering and palpitations in today’s United States, even though it was later an even far bigger hit for Aretha Franklin.
The title? “You Made Me Feel Like A Natural Woman!”
This artifical foolishness has got to be stopped.
That can only be done if we stop giving power to it.
You may be right bro. Come on over. 🤭😀
I guess there aren’t any biologists in the congregation. I would suspect that there probably aren’t any trained meteorologists in the congregation either, but I wonder if any of them could go outside, and tell if it was raining of not?
And I am supposed to think Russia is my enemy?
You do know Dusty played for the other team, right?
No. I didn’t know that. Well now!
They are calling evil good.
This clarifies why you can never meet evil half way. Half way to evil is STILL evil.
To deny God’s creation of woman is to embrace blasphemy.
This is not the action of a God-fearing church.
They have become the Dictionary illustration for the word “weird”.
“You do know Dusty played for the other team, right?”
Did she win?
Isn’t the Queen, the head of the Anglican Church?
Do they have to run stuff like this past her?
You have ideological enemies such as those trying to change the church in unscriptural ways.
And you have enemies who employee armed forces in violent quests for territory, resources and strategic positioning.
Russia is the latter.
Russia isn’t you’re only enemy, but Russia is the one that needs to be met on the battlefield with military might.
It’s so crazy that Communists are calling us out on it.
Flee any denomination that does this if you love your family.
Catholic Church will be left behind to usher in the Antichrist
Ian Anderson called it 51 years ago.
People what have you done?
Locked Him in His golden cage
Made Him bend to your religion
Him resurrected from the grave
From the grave
He is the God of nothing
If that’s all that you can see
You are the God of everything
He’s inside you and me
So lean upon Him gently
And don’t call on Him to save
You from your social graces
And the sins you used to waive
The bloody Church of England
In chains of history
Requests your earthly presence
At the vicarage for tea
And the graven image
You know who
With his plastic crucifix
He’s got Him fixed
Confuses me as to who and where and why
As to how he gets his kicks
He gets his kicks
Confessing to the endless sin
With endless whining sounds
You’ll be praying ‘til next Thursday
To all the gods that you can count
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