The Church of England’s first-ever transwoman priest has declared that “God is non-binary” and questioned whether He is “just genuinely like a person?”
Reverend Canon Sarah Jones, presently of the St John the Baptist Church in Cardiff, Wales, was ordained by the Church of England some two decades back, telling the Anglican state church at the time: “‘Look, there’s this case history that you require to understand about.”
The cleric told ITV News that “They were fine” with the disclosure, although, as she put it, they were initially “a bit sort of, ‘Oh, OK, we don’t really understand what to do, but provide 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 events where it’s been made pretty plain to me that I would not be welcome in a certain post and that people disagreed that I need to even be ordained” but that, for the a lot of part, support has been “remarkable”– especially in Wales.
Anglican clergy in Wales have on occasion showed a marked propensity towards the “woke” politics of the social justice left, with female bishop Joanna Penberthy just recently feeling compelled to erase her personal Twitter account after reports exposed she used it to abuse Brexit and Conservative fans in vitriolic terms.
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On the topic of God being “non-binary”– comparable to 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 actually think of it, does God truly have a body? I don’t believe so, so could God really be ‘He’, just truly like a guy?”
“I don’t think so and I think if God produced whatever, God’s beyond all of these boundaries so whatever God is, I truly don’t think God is a basic ‘He’,” Jones firmly insisted, adding: “I would definitely say that God is non-binary in the sense that God is neither male nor female and I believe it’s helpful.”
“It’s not just helpful for the queer neighborhood, I believe whether you’re straight or gay or whatever you are, the fact that God is not [un] equivocally male possibly is in fact quite valuable in our understanding of humankind,” Jones added.
Such a view might have raised the eyebrows of C. S. Lewis, the Oxbridge put on, author of The Chronicles of Narnia, and the leading Anglican apologist and one of the leading apologists for all Christian denominations in the 20th century.
In his critical 1948 tract ‘Priestesses in the Church?’ the author was clear that “Christians think that God Himself has actually taught us how to mention Him. To state that it does not matter is to state either that all the manly imagery is not motivated, is merely human in origin, otherwise that, though motivated, it is quite approximate and unessential … it is an argument not in favour of Christian priestesses however against Christianity.”
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