Skip to comments.Church of England Introduces Baptism-Style Ceremony for Gender ‘Transitions’
Posted on 12/12/2018 6:40:32 PM PST by marshmallow
UNITED KINGDOM, December 11, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) While the Church of England the largest Christian denomination in the United Kingdom is stopping short of calling its newly instituted blessing for transgenders a second baptism, priests are being directed to offer baptism-style ceremonies for those announcing their new sexual identity.
In a newly issued pastoral guidance, clergy are being told to call men by their new female names, and women by their new male names. The guidance declares, For a trans person to be addressed liturgically by the minister for the first time by their chosen name may be a powerful moment in the service.
It should be noted that the giving or adoption of a new name has a long history in the Judeo-Christian tradition as may be evidenced from Scripture, continues the new guidance. In some Christian circles, for example, it is customary for candidates to adopt an additional or saints name at their Confirmation.
Clergy are further advised to be respectful of prefered gender pronouns, even if those pronouns do not correspond with reality.
Referred to as the Affirmation of Baptismal Faith, the service invites the already-christened gender-confused to renew the commitments made in baptism in a public setting and provides space for those who have undergone a major transition to re-dedicate their life to Jesus Christ.
For transgendered people who are not yet baptized and who seek entrance to the Church of England, the new guidance describes baptism as the natural liturgical context for recognizing and celebrating their identity.
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Stark raving madness
Thats just wrong
How have we fallen so far,so fast
Mocking The Lord is not adviseable
The Gospel of Jesus Christ is being completely perverted by that church.
Romans 1:18-32 on display.
Lol, the Church was established mainly because a King found a younger piece of a— that wasn’t married to his brother (Allegedly not consummated by the brother). The younger piece also allegedly was a loose woman. Still, they produced a daughter who became a fine Queen.
Anyway standards were shot to hades a long time ago, but then again, when has the world adhered to perpetual standards. Probably frustrates God to no end, but still...
A Church of Satan if there ever was one!
Can someone kindly explain the following - The NT mentions eunuchs (e.g. The Ethiopian eunuch in Acts) who are able to receive the word. So what is the difference between that and this? Thanks.
I attended a Church of England service on Christmas Day no less. This was 15 years ago. Jesus was mentioned twice during the service. The rest was worldly stuff.
These individuals were so serious about sexual abstinence that they were castrated. It was a serious moral commitment.
It was not a renunciation of their sex.
The difference here is that individuals are asserting that their sex is subjective rather than objective.
In other words, Jesus’ statements in Matthew 19 are refuted by the transgender individuals who says they create themselves male or female rather than God.
I hope this clarification is helpful.
I would support baptism in boiling oi if they want to push their sick issue.l
Unmoored from any truth basis.
So-called “gender transition” is a way of saying, “God sure screwed up when He made me, but don’t worry — I fixed it and made me perfect.”
Wonder if the Devil gives Henry VIII special considerations.
Didn’t the Church of England only recently acknowledge the existence of divorce?
Going down fast now, I guess.
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