The Church Of England Is Encouraging Homosexual, Lesbian And Transgender People To Become Priests
The Church of England has launched a diversity drive that is specifically encouraging homosexual, lesbian and transgender people to take “roles of leadership and service in the local church”. This move is being greatly applauded by the lesbian, homosexual, bisexual and transgender community and is being very strongly criticized by conservatives. At one time such action by the Church of England would have been unthinkable, but today this news is hardly being noticed. The Church of England has worked very hard to be welcoming to the lesbian, homosexual, bisexual and transgender community in recent years, and this has created some very significant rifts within the denomination. Other major Christian denominations are going through similar struggles, and ultimately we may be seeing the largest shift in Protestant thinking since the days of the Reformation.
For the Church of England, the debate is essentially over. Bishops have decided that they very much want to encourage homosexual, lesbian and transgender people to take on roles of leadership…
Transgender people are being encouraged to become Church of England vicars as bishops launch a diversity drive.
Bishops in the diocese of Lichfield have issued new guidance to parishioners and clergy reminding them that lesbian, homosexual, bisexual and transgender people “can be called to roles of leadership and service in the local church”.
One of the biggest reasons for this new “guidance” is the fact that young people are not embracing the church. It is apparently hoped that this new diversity drive will encourage young people to get involved…
The guidance, titled “welcoming and honouring lesbian, homosexual, bisexual and transgender+ people”, warns that the church’s reputation as being unwelcoming towards homosexuals and transgender people is stopping young people attending.
“We very much hope that they, like everyone else, feel encouraged to serve on PCCs, or as churchwardens and worship leaders, for instance, and are supported in exploring vocations to licensed lay and ordained ministries,” the guidance says.
Without a doubt, we are seeing a major shift in perspective among young people all over the planet. For example, a new survey has found that the percentage of the U.S. population that identifies as lesbian, homosexual, bisexual and transgender has hit a brand new record high…
Results from a year-long survey conducted in 2017 show that the estimated lesbian, homosexual, bisexual and transgender population in the United States is now at 4.5%, and that the biggest increase in lesbian, homosexual, bisexual and transgender-identification has been among millennials, those people born between 1980 and 1999.
The survey by Gallup also showed that women are more likely to identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender than men — 5.1% to 3.9% respectively — and that more people in low-income brackets identify as LGBT than people in high-income brackets.
And what that same survey found was that most of the growth among the lesbian, homosexual, bisexual and transgender community has been among Millennials…
“The percentage of millennials who identify as lesbian, homosexual, bisexual and transgender expanded from 7.3% to 8.1% from 2016 to 2017, and is up from 5.8% in 2012,” reported Gallup.
“By contrast, the lesbian, homosexual, bisexual and transgender percentage in Generation X (those born from 1965 to 1979) was up only 0.2% from 2016 to 2017,” said the survey firm. “There was no change last year in lesbian, homosexual, bisexual and transgender percentage among baby boomers (born 1946 through 1964) and traditionalists (born prior to 1946).”
Of course in some parts of the country the percentage of those that identify as lesbian, homosexual, bisexual and transgender is much higher. Just recently, actor Ian McKellen declared that “half of Hollywood is homosexual”, and Washington D.C. is also a major focus for the lesbian, homosexual, bisexual and transgender movement.
Meanwhile, the traditional family continues to decline in America.