The Church of England Will No Longer Define the Word ‘Woman’ – Opinion

Are you a woman? 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?”

The truth is that church officials had made merely assumptions in the past. 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.

The following cases are examples:

Christian Church to Host Drag Competition for Youth 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

He received some criticisms from the Church after he returned to Rev Robert.

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.”

Even so:

“[I] think we need to be very sensitive, and maybe we need to reexamine our boundaries.”

More critical comments were offered by the head of an organization based on biology:

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 was a political commentator, Free Church of England deacon and had these words to share:

“The definition of ‘woman’ is not a complex moral problem. It’s a Biblical and scientific fact. How can you trust someone who cannot speak the truth about such basic facts?”

It is possible that more of this trust will be needed soon. The Church of England, in fact, is changing. An ex-leader recently advocated 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.

After backlash from LGBT activists and the government’s signal that it was going to remove its ban proposal last week, U-turn came only a few hours later. It agreed to continue with a “legislative approach” but said it would not apply to those experiencing gender confusion.

Lord Williams signed the letter that Steve Chalke (LGBT activist) wrote to Prime Minister. He was Archbishop in Canterbury between 2003-2012. Their argument was that conversion therapy should not be banned only for lesbians and gay men, but also those who claim to be transgender.

What’s next for institutionalized Christianity? To find out, one only has to watch the social evolution.

The Church of England is reported to have over 85 million members in 165 different countries.

Presumably at least 45 millions of them cannot be determined.



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