Church Of England To Vote On New Sexuality Policy

Governing body of the Church of England is all set to vote whether special services should be held for transgender people amid protests citing Bible that humans are created either male or female and supporters clinging on the notion such Christians should be welcomed to mark the transition and provide them their new identity amid other conducts like christenings, marriages and blessings.

The four-day general synod meeting has already started on Friday in York.

Meanwhile, the teaching of Church is that baptism takes place only once in lifetime. If Church of England agrees welcoming transgender people, such a service would not be a second baptisms humans are made in the image of God.

Supports to transgender put their views such a welcome service would be like a help to them as they are already undergoing the trauma of transition and faces transphobic bullying.

Meanwhile, general synod voted Saturday amid much debate favouring ban on conversion therapy saying the process could help the transgender people in altering their sexuality.

Even though people are still in debating mood on the motion, the liberal Anglicans sees the vote as a victory.

Documents related to the new stance of sexuality are required and Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, said some three years timeframe will be taken by the Church in coming out with related written materials. If followed the current rules, same-sex couples cannot marry in church and services of blessing for civil partnerships are also not allowed.

However, informal prayers for civil partnerships are not prohibited.

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