The Church of England’s first-ever transwoman priest has declared that “God is non-binary” and questioned whether or not He is “just genuinely like a guy?”
Reverend Canon Sarah Jones, at present of the St John the Baptist Church in Cardiff, Wales, was ordained by the Church of England some twenty years in the past, telling the Anglican state church on the time: “‘Look, there’s this medical history that you need to know about.”
The cleric informed ITV News that “They were fine” with the disclosure, though, as she put it they have been initially “a little bit sort of, ‘Oh, OK, we don’t really know what to do, but give us some time, and we’ll work it out’.”
“And it did take them time, but they did work it out and eventually I was ordained,” Jones recalled.
The canon claimed that “There have been some occasions where it’s been made pretty plain to me that I wouldn’t be welcome in a certain post and that people disagreed that I should even be ordained” however that, for essentially the most half, help has been “tremendous” — notably in Wales.
Anglican clergy in Wales have every now and then displayed a marked tendency in direction of the “woke” politics of the social justice left, with feminine bishop Joanna Penberthy just lately feeling compelled to delete her private Twitter account after stories revealed she used it to abuse Brexit and Conservative supporters in vitriolic phrases.
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On the topic of God being “non-binary” — just like claims by the Church of England’s senior Archbishop, Justin Welby, that God is “not male nor female” in 2018 — Reverend Canon Sarah Jones elaborated by suggesting: “[W]hen you really think about it, does God really have a body? I don’t think so, so could God really be ‘He’, just genuinely like a guy?”
“I don’t think so and I think if God created everything, God’s beyond all of these boundaries so whatever God is, I really don’t think God is a standard ‘He’,” Jones insisted, including: “I would absolutely say that God is non-binary in the sense that God is neither male nor female and I think it’s helpful.”
“It’s not just helpful for the queer community, I think whether you’re straight or gay or whatever you are, the fact that God is not [un]equivocally male perhaps is actually quite helpful in our understanding of humanity,” Jones added.
Such a view might have raised the eyebrows of C. S. Lewis, the Oxbridge don, creator of The Chronicles of Narnia, and the main Anglican apologist and one of the main apologists for all Christian denominations within the twentieth century.
In his seminal 1948 tract ‘Priestesses within the Church?’ the creator was clear that “Christians think that God Himself has taught us how to speak of Him. To say that it does not matter is to say either that all the masculine imagery is not inspired, is merely human in origin, or else that, though inspired, it is quite arbitrary and unessential… it is an argument not in favour of Christian priestesses but against Christianity.”
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