Trans clergy are finally gaining grea...

Trans clergy are finally gaining greater acceptance | Becky Garrison

There are 7 comments on the www.guardian.co.uk story from Mar 31, 2011, titled Trans clergy are finally gaining greater acceptance | Becky Garrison. In it, www.guardian.co.uk reports that:

Last week, the Rev Dr Christina Beardsley, vice-chair of Changing Attitude , a network of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and heterosexual members of the Church of England, was one of the voices featured on 4Thought.tv 's week of short films featuring trans people and faith.

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Since: May 08

Stratford, Connecticut.

#1 Mar 31, 2011
from guardian.co.uk:

"While the US Episcopal church developed a maverick reputation within the Anglican communion for blessing same sex marriages and ordaining gay and lesbian clergy ..."

"maverick" is putting it mildly.

Since: Feb 09

Moorea,Papeete

#2 Mar 31, 2011
iTS NOT GREATER ACCEPTANCE, ITS JUST BECAUSE THE NEWS HAS NOTHING BETTER TO PRINT! sORRY.....Im not homophobic, just realistic

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Since: Oct 10

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#3 Apr 1, 2011
Let's be honest this is an English publication writing about Church of England business. Joe picks the single reference to TEC and ignores they general intent of the article.

From the article:

the House of Bishops of the General Synod of the Church of England's report Some Issues in Human Sexuality, issued in 2003, contained a chapter titled "Transsexualism". Currently, one can find about a half dozen trans clergy in the UK and US. These numbers are imprecise, as some clergy do not wish to go public beyond the scope of their individual parish or diocese – a concern that's understandable given that the trans community seldom receives even the legal protections afforded gays and lesbians .

Beardsley, who was ordained for 23 years prior to her transition in 2001, observes that "some within the Church of England feel the issue of trans clergy has been settled" by citing such cases as the Rev Carol Stone and the Rev Sarah Jones. However, she says: "Not all trans clergy have been supported by their bishop, as these two priests were, and some have been excluded from full-time ministry because of Church of England opt-outs from UK equality legislation."

What on earth are those Anglicans up to over in England! LOL

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Since: May 08

Stratford, Connecticut.

#4 Apr 1, 2011
T McCabe wrote:
Let's be honest this is an English publication writing about Church of England business. Joe picks the single reference to TEC and ignores they general intent of the article ...
Yesterday | Posted by: Selecia Jones- JAX FL

Trans clergy are finally gaining greater acceptance | Becky Garrison

“Ecce! Sic transit gloria mundi”

Since: Oct 10

I See New Jerusalem From Here.

#5 Apr 2, 2011
Joe DeCaro wrote:
from guardian.co.uk:
"While for blessing same sex marriages and ordaining gay and lesbian clergy ..."
"maverick" is putting it mildly.
LOL - Explain the meaning of your last comment? After writing: the US Episcopal Church developed a maverick reputation within the Anglican Communion…

Do these comments of yours show how understanding The Church of England is to TEC’s pastoral approach and acceptance of GLBT persons? I think the article actually points to the truth that the Church of England as the established state church must follow the Acts of Parliament like any other state run organization.

Sister Jones is simply pointing out that the Church of England has a crisis on its’ hands that is being ignored by ‘orthodox Anglicans’ everywhere. You further the misunderstanding with the typical guile of a true son The North American Division of Vatican, Inc.

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Since: May 08

Stratford, Connecticut.

#6 Apr 2, 2011
T McCabe wrote:
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LOL - Explain the meaning of your last comment? After writing: the US Episcopal Church developed a maverick reputation within the Anglican Communion ...
That's a "quote".
T McCabe wrote:
Let's be honest this is an English publication writing about Church of England business ...
If you have a complaint about this story, see the editor that posted it to this forum.

Hint: it wasn't THIS editor.

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Since: Feb 10

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#7 Apr 2, 2011
Joe DeCaro wrote:
<quoted text>
Hint: it wasn't THIS editor.
McCabe will probably need another clue.

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