Transgender priest to preach at National Cathedral
WASHINGTON – An openly transgender Episcopal priest is set to preach at Washington National Cathedral.
The Rev. Dr. Cameron Partridge, the Episcopal chaplain at Boston University, will be a guest preacher on Sunday. He'll be the first openly transgender priest to preach from Canterbury Pulpit at the cathedral.
The Right Rev. Gene Robinson, the first openly gay Episcopal bishop, will preside at the service. It's part of the cathedral's celebration of LGBT pride month.
The service will also include readings and prayers from members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.
The Very Rev. Gary Hall, dean of the cathedral, says he hopes Partridge's appearance "will send a symbolic message in support of greater equality for the transgender community."
A human priest?
A national cathedral?
A "transgender" elder?
A practicing homosexual bishop?
An ostensibly Christian cathedral celebrating a month of taking pride in open rebellion and sin against God?
A dude presuming to carry the title "Very Reverend"?
I am not sure which "readings" will be read but I am pretty sure which ones will not be. Or maybe some contemporary modifications like this one:
So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them except for some people that he made male that were really female and female that were really male assuming that at some point in the future they cold apply for gender reassignment surgery. Hey, just because he is God doesn't mean he doesn't make a mistake now and then. (Genesis 1:27, New Revised Kindler Gentler Version)
I need to go back to bed.