Church of England chief backs ‘re-christenings’ after sex changes

The Church of England yesterday suggested it will offer transgender Christians ‘re-christenings’ with their new names.

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  • Martin B

    It’s hard to believe that the Church of England was once a pillar of civilization.

    • Now it’s a pillar of sh&t.

    • It ceased being a pillar of civilisation when Henry Tudor thought of it.

      • Frances

        Not so; for generations after the Tudors, it was a pillar of civilization and a moderating force amidst sectarian strife.

        • Drunk_by_Noon

          And no other Protestant faith could have accomplished that?

          • Frances

            The others tended to be more extreme. Well, maybe not the Lutherans in Germany, but certainly the Calvinists and their ilk. Read Robert Neill, back in the day, wrote a lot of historical novels dealing with the 1600’s and early 1700’s, and – as far as I can ascertain – they are very well historically grounded.

        • The man started his own religion because whistle-blowers would not agree with his bigamist ways.

          He then seized property and had non-believers killed.

          By the time the British Empire was at its height, it was no more than a mask for outward piety, prudishness and contradiction.

          • Frances

            So you’re saying all practicing Anglicans are merely showing outward piety, prudishness, and contradiction. In my experience, Anglicans are very tolerant and – because of the dictates of their faith – go into the community to do a lot of volunteer work.

          • No, I said at the height of the British Empire – the nineteenth century – the Anglican church was a mask for outward piety, prudishness and contradiction. How many famous Englishmen converted back to Catholicism then?

            Look at it now.

            Yes, there may be nice Anglicans who embody the Christian spirit.

            Does the Church of England embody that now?

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      I thought that the Church of England had always been a fraud.
      It was created so a king (Henry the Eighth) could philander and dispose of wives as he felt the need.
      Its foundation was always rotten, now let us watch this blasphemous abomination and perversion of the words and works of Jesus fall.

  • ntt1

    a religion in decline and being replaced by another far more strict ,will we see Saint Pauls with the green crescent above its dome in our lifetime?

  • Dana Garcia

    The announcement was a pathetic squeak from the church for modern relevance, not moral leadership.

    • That ain’t no church.

    • Norman_In_New_York

      If the Church is desperate for relevance, it won’t be long before it replaces the Ten Commandments with sharia.

  • Spatchcocked

    I hereby change your name from Biggus Dickus to

  • Alain

    Those who believe in nothing will believe anything describes it.

  • bargogx1

    Churches are now acting like businesses who are so desperate for customers they’ll do just about anything to reel them in.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    If the Queen had any spine, couldn’t she fire anyone she wished within the Church of England.
    Doesn’t she also have the power to dissolve it?

    • Frances

      No; she is “Defender of the Faith” and has the right to be consulted only.

  • BillyHW

    Michael Coren must be ecstatic.

    • Justin St.Denis

      Indeed! MC embraces any opportunity to wear his platform ruby slippers and matching bustier and garters.

  • ontario john

    No wonder Michael Coren is studying to become an Anglican minister.

    • Frances

      Will he and Elizabeth May be ordained together?

  • Frances

    That should cause Gafcon to finally renounce any authority the Archbishop of Canterbury might have over the Anglican communion. It’s already in considerable disarray.

  • The Deplorable Rosenmops

    Pfft–the United Church has probably been doing this for years.