Here We Go: Church of England Considering Baptism Ceremony to Celebrate Transgender Christians Who Change Their Biological Sex

The Church of England could possibly implement a new baptism ceremony that would celebrate transgender Christians who change their biological sex.

Vicars would essentially host a “baptism-style” service that would honor each transgender person’s new identity, according to the Daily Mail.

Church leaders plan on discussing this controversial move at the General Synod meeting in July. There they will also vote on whether clergy should teach that marriage is between one man and one woman.

The notion has sparked serious debate

“Trans people feel powerfully called to be recognized in their ‘chosen’ name,” the Church’s most senior transgender priest, Rev. Rachel Mann, told ChristianToday. “An opportunity to be publicly introduced to God is therefore significant. I think this is what the proposed liturgy aims to do. It will be symbolically powerful.”

Supporters believe these transgender baptisms are important to heal the relationship between the LGBTQ community and the church.

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