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Reasons that I Disagree with the Use of Baptism Liturgy (and Reaffirmation of Baptism) within the CoE to Recognise Transition of Gender

Reasons that I Disagree with the Use of Baptism Liturgy (and Reaffirmation of Baptism) within the CoE to Recognise Transition of Gender

Rebel Priest media critic
December, 2018

1. It confuses the purpose and meaning of the sacrament of baptism by adding and/or refocusing upon the additional elements of 'naming' and/or physiological changes. Neither of these elements are in the biblical record; both unhelpfully draw us away from the biblical purpose of baptism

2. It calls for us to use a church service to mark the mutilation of and destruction and body parts

3. It calls for us to deny basic human biology; the nature of male and female; the fact that every single cell in a person's body is male or female (XX or XY)

4. It denies the teaching of Jesus that God made us male and female

5. It distances the CoE from the worldwide, catholic, Church and the teaching throughout all times and in all places -- until this modern, western, phenomena of gender politics

6. It asks us to re-purpose a liturgy to fit with a change in wider society, rather than allowing the timeless-truth of the Gospel to inform our liturgy

7. It embraces the 'T' ideology; which is in essence little more than Gnosticism -- that 'I am not my body' and 'my body is not me' -- which flies in the face of God having made us body, soul and spirit (1Thess 5, Gen 2:7) (pneuma, pseuche, soma)

8. It fails to address the very real possibility that 'T' persons may in fact be suffering from a dysphoria and require help to reorder their confused mind, rather than encouragement to reinforce their dysphoria

9. It calls for us to embrace an ideology that has its origins outside of the Christian Church

10. It is an example of Cultural Marxism finding a home within the CoE; this is something that ought to be resisted rather than complied with

11. It is based upon a flawed theology of 'love'. 'God is love'. 'Love is not necessarily God.'

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