Church of England votes to bless transgender lives

So many trans people have turned away from God after being told repeatedly that we are broken the news from the Church of England is certainly welcomed.

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Imagine awakening one Sunday morning joining with your family at church for a special service to celebrate your authentic gender?  A coming out like never before is taking place at the Church of England, the third largest Christian communion in the world. Blessed by your church you would find yourself confident, spiritually empowered and ready to face life as never before. A motion to make this a reality has been agreed on during the Church’s four-day general synod meeting in York which started on Friday. but may take three years to finalize.

Blessed by your church you would find yourself confident, spiritually empowered and ready to face life. A motion to make this a reality has been agreed on during the Church’s four-day general synod meeting in York which started on Friday. but may take three years to finalize.

The BBC reports that the motion recognized the “need for transgender people to welcomed and affirmed in their parish church”.

Chris Newlands, vicar of Lancaster Priory church, posed the motion as a way of the church welcoming people who suffer from transphobia across society.

The clergymen said he would speak on behalf of the transgender community, as there were no transgender people in the synod.
He said: “We need to be aware of the impact that our actions – be them welcome or rejection – have on the members of the trans community.

While the Church maintained it’s stance against same-sex marriage it did vote to condemn conversion therapy with a declaration proclaiming same-sex attractions are “not a sin”.

Kelli Busey
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Kelli Busey an outspoken gonzo style journalist has been writing since 2007. In 2008, she brought the Dallas Advocate on-line and has articles published by the Reconciling Ministries Network, The Transsexual Menace, The Daily Kos, Frock Magazine the TransAdvocate, the Dallas Voice and The Advocate. Kelli, an avid runner is editor in chief at Planet Transgender which she founded in 2007.

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