Church of England welcomes and affirms trans people


The motion to move towards greater acceptance of trans people was voted on at the General Synod recently. It was presented by Reverend Chris Newlands who promotes the church as a place to welcome everybody, including trans people who are suffering and struggling during the long and complicated transition process. Mr. Newlands insisted on a necessity of the special trans-inclusive guidance across the church to let the church leader know who trans people are and how to treat them. “I hope that we can make a powerful statement to say that we believe that trans people are cherished and loved by God, who created them, and is present through all the twists and turns of their lives,” he explained, “I’m euphoric and exhausted. I think it was a good debate with some excellent contributions. I did think there were some comments which reflect some of the extreme views which we would wish to counter. I’m getting so many messages from trans friends around the world. Synod has changed – we have turned a corner. Since the February decision on sexuality, bishops have realised they cannot continue to do what they have always done.”


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