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“Transgender Baptism” - How Should We Respond?

28th January 2019

Gafcon UK publishes briefing for PCC’s.

Just before Christmas, the House of Bishops published pastoral guidance which “welcomes and encourages the unconditional affirmation of trans people” - and encourages clergy to use existing liturgy (of Baptism, Confirmation or the Affirmation of Baptismal Faith) if a transgender adult wishes to reaffirm their Christian faith and mark their transition.

This has caused considerable concern amongst lay and ordained members of the Church of England for a variety of theological and pastoral reasons. This briefing seeks to summarise some of those concerns and suggest ideas for further reading.

* Three ways in which the Guidance undermines the biblical understanding of baptism…

* How the Guidance ignores biblical teaching and pastoral issues…

* Why a ‘celebration’ of gender transition is inappropriate…

* Some ethical concerns about gender transition therapy…

* The view of other parts of the Anglican Communion about this development…

Here: Download the full briefing (2 sides of A4, PDF)




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