You know what they say about the Episcopalians. “Boldly going where no ecclesial communion has gone before.” The latest frontier they’ve gone beyond? The Washington Times tells it:
The most visible Episcopal church in the U.S. is hosting its first openly transgender priest this month.
The Rev. Cameron Partridge is set to give the June 22 sermon at the Washington National Cathedral in Northwest.
We know that “transgenderism” is gaining ground in the social acceptance department, though there are still lots of transphobic people out there. Aside from decency, morals, cultural normalcy, bodily and mental health, and immortal souls created in God’s image, one of the victims in this push is language. Observe:
Dean of the cathedral, the Rev. Gary Hall, said in a statement that he hopes Mr. Partridge’s presence sends a message of support for the transgender community.
“We at Washington National Cathedral are striving to send a message of love and affirmation, especially to LGBT youth who suffer daily because of their gender identity or sexual orientation,” he said. “We want to proclaim to them as proudly and unequivocally as we can: Your gender identity is good and your sexual orientation is good because that’s the way that God made you.”
Pardon me for asking, but isn’t the whole effort of the “transgender community” to use surgery, hormones, and other artificial means to make themselves something God did not make them? Otherwise, the prefix “trans” makes no sense.