UPDATE 14 Dec:
Rod Dreher put it well HERE.
At this rate, by 2030, they’ll be ordaining sexbots to preach to empty cathedrals.
Originally Published on: Dec 11, 2018
This is what happens when churches … rather… ecclesial communities… hitch their wagons to the state and/or trends.
From a nauseous piece at The Telegraph:
Church of England to offer baptism-style services to transgender people to celebrate their new identity for first time
The Church of England has encouraged its clergy to create baptism-style ceremonies for transgender people to welcome them into the Anglican faith.
New pastoral guidance, published on Tuesday, advises clergy to refer to transgender people by their new name, though it stops short of being a baptism.
The guidance, which was approved by the House of Bishops on Monday night, also details how elements including water and oil can be incorporated into the service.
It also advises that as part of a special service, they can be presented with gifts such as a Bible inscribed in their chosen name, or a certificate.
Read the rest there, if you would. You may feel nauseated by the details.
I think it was the late Fr. Richard John Neuhaus who quipped that the purpose of the Anglican Church was to make irony redundant.
They are going to make a mockery baptism.