Church of England to consider transgender naming ceremony

The Church of England is to debate plans to introduce a ceremony akin to a baptism to mark the new identities of Christians who undergo gender transition.

The Rev Chris Newlands, the vicar of Lancaster Priory, has proposed a motion to the General Synod to debate the issue, after he was approached by a young transgender person seeking to be “re-baptised” in his new identity.

The motion, which was passed by Blackburn Diocese last month, calls on the House of Bishops to consider whether it should introduce a new service to mark the milestone in the life of a trans person. A spokesperson for the Archbishops’ Council confirmed that the motion had been received, but said it would not be debated imminently.

Newlands urged the church to take the lead on welcoming a group that suffered high levels of discrimination…

h/t Moonbattery

  • It don’t get much sillier.

    • Frau Katze

      Just when you think they’ve hit rock bottom…

      • The Goat

        …they let in Michael Coren.

        • Frau Katze

          Indeed! I think they’ll take anyone.

          • terrence

            except conservatives, and horror of hoorors, homophobes.

        • Shebel

          Please . Explain to me your vitriol.

          Remember that Michael did a lot for your cause over the years. You forget?

    • Justin St.Denis

      Give them time.

    • Shebel

      What is silly about M. Coren having a mind of his own?

  • ontario john

    I’m sure Michael Coren is excited about this latest achievement in the Anglican Church. Oh well, in another few years the Anglican Church will be gone.

    • BillyHW

      Michael Coren will be the first in line to receive this new sacrament.

      • Shebel

        You happy now?

  • Eve

    I have two other personalities, so can they each be baptised in their names?

    • Justin St.Denis

      Are either of them reincarnations, perchance? Or gay? Or transgendered? This could be your GET OUT OF JAIL FREE card!

  • DMB

    When you open Pandora’s box involving legalizing gay marriage’s this is just one of many ramifications. It didn’t take long before they demand that there are more than two genders and that each gender be recognized by the state & church.

  • marty_p
    • Justin St.Denis

      Or Leslie.

  • Uncle_Waspy

    Maybe instead of using that yucky old patriarchal white privilege holy water for the baptism, the baptized can receive a golden shower administered by a few young studs. Hey why not? Nothing is too crazy for the modern progressive church.

    • Justin St.Denis

      And it would be so symbolic of “gay inclusion” in the fold!

  • Tom Forsythe

    Why couldn’t Henry VIII have just stuck with his first wife?

    • The Goat

      Or his second. Or his third. Or his fourth. Or his fifth.

  • Xavier

    I’m on board as long as there’s a 20 minute submersion.

  • Justin St.Denis

    Don’t you sometimes wish reality wasn’t so fucking surreal? I can always shut NETFLIX off. Reality? Not so much.

  • Surele Surele

    In my books there are two sexes. There might be females that think they’re males, or vice versa… but they are still females or males… who think they are not.

    • Justin St.Denis

      I’m having difficulty wrapping my male brain around that. It so much about DUALITY, isn’t it? Like, on Tuesdays Bruce is a boy, but from Wednesday through Saturday night, Bruce becomes Brenda and lets her freak flag fly. On Sunday, after church, Bruce usually decides to be Bruce until after dinner, when he wants to feel pretty again and becomes Brenda until bedtime. Bruce’s Mommy, who was once his daddy, understands what her “little BruBren” is going through and keeps both pink baby doll pajamas and Batman pajamas at the ready. “BruBren’s fluidity is her/his greatest charm, I feel,” she reflected to our interviewer as she casually munched on deep-fried fetus ears.

      SARC function OFF

  • The_Infidel_01

    Yeah but the good ole coe has not been a church for since its inception, any organisation started to let you get away with a particular sin, is not a church and it definitely is not Jesus Christs.

  • Hard Little Machine

    The CoE will practice FGM soon. You know they will.

  • Shebel

    Tell it to the Irish.

  • Shebel

    Hope you are happy now Irish. First you let them get Married.
    Now they will bring out their transgendered. Hope you can understand it.
    Good luck.