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Today’s Nonsense From The Church of England

25 May

Incredible!

Zwinglius Redivivus

The Church of England is considering adding a ceremony its services for “transgender” persons who seek to be re-baptized in their new gender identity and under their new name.  According to reports, Chris Newlands, the vicar of Lancaster Priory, recently proposed the addition to the General Synod after being approached by a girl who identifies as a boy who wished to be baptized again under her male name.

“I said, ‘Once you’ve been baptized, you’re baptized.’ He said, ‘But I was baptized as a girl, under a different name,’” Newlands recalled to the Guardian. “I said, ‘Let me have a think about it.’ So we did and then we created a service, which was an affirmation of baptismal vows where we could introduce him to God with his new name and his new identity,” he said.

They should really be ashamed.  By moving in that direction they will be calling all of their baptisms invalid.  Which they…

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15 responses to “Today’s Nonsense From The Church of England

  1. feeriker

    May 25, 2015 at 10:59 pm

    Incredible

    No, not at all. Par for the course for this bunch, actually. “Incredible” would be if they ever said or did anything even remotely biblical.

    Is there a reason why anyone considers the CoE to be Christian? I can’t even begin to imagine a good one.

     
  2. Eric

    May 25, 2015 at 11:00 pm

    This is actually rather bizarre. I can’t exactly see how…

    Oh well, we’re not talking about a real church anyway…

     
  3. Sean

    May 26, 2015 at 12:06 pm

    I guess that’s what happens when you start a church based on your desire to be divorced…

     
  4. feeriker

    May 26, 2015 at 2:13 pm

    I guess that’s what happens when you start a church based on your desire to be divorced

    Yup. The CoE was Henry VIII’s creation, for entirely secular political reasons. It never was a legitimate Christian church and never will be (and, I will assert, that includes its American incarnation as well).

     
  5. Eric

    May 26, 2015 at 3:13 pm

    Not to mention the execution of Sir Thomas More and confiscations of Church property and persecution of ‘dissenting sects’ that followed.

     
  6. Will S.

    May 26, 2015 at 3:42 pm

    The Anglicans / Episcopalians, despite their origins, and their perpetual mushy moderate wishy-washiness, have always had some solid Christians within them (whether Reformed, or Low-church evangelical, or conservative High-Church ultra-trad types), and continue to, to this day. Esp. in some specific locations, like the Church of Nigeria, or the Archdiocese of Sydney, Australia, where the leadership itself is known for orthodoxy, opposing prog trends.

    Alas, as a whole, in most of the West, the communion is pretty much done for.

    I couldn’t imagine staying in it, if I were in it.

     
  7. bluebird of bitterness

    May 26, 2015 at 4:00 pm

    Some of us stay only because of a complete lack of any better option, at least within reasonable driving distance.

     
  8. Will S.

    May 26, 2015 at 4:03 pm

    Ah.

    And I do know that there remain some solid local parishes, here and there, so I can appreciate why someone in such might not wish to leave. I’d rather worship in a solid local C of E than in a churchian evanjellyfish megachurch…

     
  9. Mark Citadel

    May 26, 2015 at 7:56 pm

    The CofE has moved to the position of being beyond contempt. They are guilty of profound heresy that should be rejected and condemned from all corners. It is time for anyone serious about the Faith to leave this so-called church. It’s practically Unitarian at this point.

     
  10. ray

    May 27, 2015 at 12:45 am

    Well I’m convinced. Into the bin they go then.

    Cheers.

     
  11. Will S.

    May 27, 2015 at 5:20 am

    🙂

     
  12. ddswaterloo

    May 28, 2015 at 1:03 am

    ‘This is the Church of England …. Would you like fries with your order???’

    Pleasing to men. God is clearly irrelevant.

     
  13. Will S.

    May 29, 2015 at 3:38 pm

    Indeed.

     

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