I’ve always said that the worst ideas always start in England..
Case and point:
The Church of England is now considering a gender-neutral God.
Bishops at the church are launching a project “on gendered language” for referencing God in church services.
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Liberals masquerading as Christians are all for the move, as they claim that the idea of a male God somehow drives discrimination and sexism against women…
However, any permanent rewriting of the scriptures on gendered language must be discussed at a later Synod meeting.
🔴 Bishops announced they will launch a project on which pronouns to use to reference God in future – a move welcomed by campaign groups https://t.co/mgMpVinAW4
— The Telegraph (@Telegraph) February 7, 2023
The Telegraph reports on the latest crazy idea out of England:
For decades, the gender of God has prompted debate within the Church, with many calling for male pronouns He and Him, as well as reference to Our Father, to be scrapped in favour of either gender neutral or female alternatives.
Now, in what would mark a departure from centuries of tradition, bishops are to launch a project “on gendered language” referencing God in church services later this year.
The move has been criticised by conservatives, who have warned that “male and female imagery is not interchangeable”. However, liberal Christians have welcomed it, claiming that “a theological misreading of God as exclusively male is a driver of much continuing discrimination and sexism against women”.
Details of the plans emerged in a written question to the Liturgical Commission, which prepares and promotes forms of service and religious worship in the Church, at General Synod, the Church’s lawmaking body, which is sitting this week.
Any permanent changes or rewriting of scriptures with gendered language would have to be agreed by a future meeting of Synod.
JUST IN: 🇬🇧 Church of England is considering a gender-neutral god.
— Remarks (@Remarks) February 7, 2023
Welby's Church of England will begin using pronouns that are "gender neutral" in reference to God.
When referring to God in some prayers, the male pronouns 'He' and 'Him' will be eliminated, and the phrase "our Father" will be omitted from the beginning of the Lord's Prayer. pic.twitter.com/TGIYlQxBZc
— Chris Wick News (@ChrisWickNews) February 7, 2023
Prediction: they will pick a "gender neutral" god, and then a short time later make the gender female, and then after that a tranz god. https://t.co/qskkdbUgKl
— Manosphere President Anthony Dream Johnson 🇺🇸 (@beachmuscles) February 7, 2023
Even based on woke gender ideology, this doesn’t make sense. Yahweh doesn’t have a sex but a gender. It’s already separated. If they move to gender-less, they are defying their own ideology.https://t.co/32oFvs6m9q
— Aaron Ginn (@aginnt) February 7, 2023
Church of England is considering a gender-neutral God
"For decades, the gender of God has prompted debate within the Church, with many calling for male pronouns He/ Him, as well as reference to Our Father, to be scrapped in favour of either gender neutral or female alternatives
— 𝕋𝕙𝕖 𝕆𝕟𝕖 (@The1_ApeRadio) February 7, 2023
The last refuge of a dying church, an attempt to be all things to all people.
Gender-neutral God to be considered by Church of England https://t.co/pLpaIWJB8h
— Family Vision Media (@FamVisionMedia) February 7, 2023
MSN has more on the church’s attempt “to develop more inclusive language:”
The Rev Joanna Stobart, from the Diocese of Bath and Wells, asked what steps were being taken to offer congregants alternatives to referring to God with male pronouns and if there was any update “to develop more inclusive language in our authorised liturgy”.
She also asked bishops “to provide more options for those who wish to use authorised liturgy and speak of God in a non-gendered way, particularly in authorised absolutions where many of the prayers offered for use refer to God using male pronouns”.
In response, the Bishop of Lichfield, the Rt Rev Michael Ipgrave, replying as vice-chairman of the Liturgical Commission, said: “We have been exploring the use of gendered language in relation to God for several years, in collaboration with the Faith and Order Commission.
“After some dialogue between the two commissions in this area, a new joint project on gendered language will begin this spring.”
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