A church in England has erased references to the nativity and Jesus in a Christmas carol and replaced them with a celebration of “queer” people.
All Saints with Holy Trinity Church in Loughborough held a Mayor’s Community Carol Service on Monday.
In a Twitter post, trainee priest Rachael Brind-Surch lauded how the church had changed the lyrics to the classic carol “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” sung by attendees at the event.
Flipping love my church,” remarked Brind-Surch.
The new lyrics included the following two verses;
“God rest you also, women, who by men have been erased, Through history ignored and scorned, defiled and displaced; Remember that your stories too, are held within God’s grace.”
“God rest you, queer and questioning, your anxious hearts be still, Believe that you are deeply known and part of God’s good will For all to live as one in peace; the global dream fulfilled.”
The verses replaced the actual lyrics of the carol, which talk about the nativity and how Christ came to “save us all from Satan’s power.”
Apparently, Satan’s power is being exercised over this very church.
“When they say we aren’t ordaining political activists,” commented Sam Margrave, a member of the General Synod of the Church of England. “Show them this… Absolutely disgusted an act of worship to our Lord & Saviour is being used to push political ideology contrary to @churchofengland teaching.”
“Very important for the new religion to try to wear the skin of the old. Having ripped out the Gospel, naturally,” remarked another respondent.
Brind-Surch, whose Twitter profile includes her pronouns and LGBT flags, responded to the backlash by claiming the lyrics were appropriate because representatives of refugee charities were in attendance.
“My faith informs my politics and I will never be sad or mad or apologies for attending a church which challenges me to think about them more and the policies being legislated for in our name,” she added.
The church is part of the ‘Inclusive Church Movement’, which pushes regime narratives and progressive stances which are about as far removed as Christian teachings you can get.
Back in July, the Church of England refused to define what a woman was, saying they had no definition of it on their books, despite still ostensibly opposing same sex marriage.
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