ADDED ON: 01/31/2019

Church of England Faces Calls to Withdraw Trans Welcome Ceremonies

01/29/2019 | Thomson Reuters Foundation News

The Church of England is facing pressure to withdraw guidance for ceremonies welcoming transgender worshippers following a transition after more than 2,000 members signed a letter of protest. Clergy members were among those who signed the open letter saying the “notion of gender transition is highly contested in wider society” and the guidance for baptism-style ceremonies raised significant theological concerns. “In the light of these significant concerns, we ask that the House of Bishops revise, postpone or withdraw this guidance until all these questions are properly addressed,” it said.

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