The Church of England made evangelicals angry with trans-acceptance

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LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 19: Justin Welby (R), the Archbishop of Canterbury, and Dr John Sentamu, the archbishop of York, prepare to listen to the speeches during the General Synod on November 19, 2013 in London, England. The Church of England's governing body, known as the General Synod, is holding meetings this week where the issue of the ordination of women bishops will be debated. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

The Church of England has been slammed by anti-LGBT evangelicals after it announced that it welcomes and supports transgender people baptized by the Spirit of God. Facing pressure to adopt a ‘naming’ ceremony to support people in their transition, the Church added that God has said that the one who believes is a new creation, so it could mean having a new body too. But not all Christians are so supportive. Anti-LGBT campaign group Christian Concern said the Church has committed a rebellion against God, misleading people about Him and dishonoring parents who want to follow His word, accusing them of damaging the fundamental postulates of Christianity. “This is collusion with the blasphemous notion that someone can be ‘born in the wrong body’. It is blasphemous because it claims that God gave a person ‘the wrong body’, when the bodies of people suffering with gender dysphoria are usually perfectly healthy. Rather it is their minds and souls that are the site of suffering and confusion. It is also collusion with hatred and resentment of the male or female body, something that goes directly against what God said when he created everything, namely that it was ‘very good’,” the group’s statement reads.

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