The Church of England, which serves as the established church of its homeland, has taken a decidedly leftward lurch in recent years under the de facto leadership of Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby. This was evidenced earlier this month when it hosted a drag show in its very own chapel, with a communications officer for the Church claiming that “drag queens are not copying women” but instead are “expressing an aspect of themselves or sharing their art with other people.” She further noted that drag could also be seen as a form of activism against rigid gender roles and stereotypes.
The CoE has also weighed into modern woke gender theory, with Welby declaring that God is “gender neutral” despite passages in the Bible referring to God and Jesus Christ in unambiguously masculine terms. This led to the Church announcing last month that it would be undertaking a project “to develop more inclusive language” surrounding gendered language used to refer to God. Furthermore, the Church voted in favour of offering “God’s blessings” to same-sex marriages.
The decision sparked criticism from some, including lay vice chairman at St James’s Parochial Church Council (PCC), Dr Wilson Wong, who argued that it did not go far enough. Wong argued that the Church should not only bless same-sex marriages but perform them as well and indicated that Parliament should threaten to de-establish the Church if it does not comply.
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— Calvin Robinson (@calvinrobinson) March 3, 2023
Many people seem to be pretty confused about how these views align with traditional Christian doctrine or why the church would host such an event in its chapel. Well, if there was any confusion, let me clear it up…drag is not something that comports with true Christianity, but only perverted forms of it. This event demonstrates how far left many churches have become over the years.