Church of England’s first ‘gender-queer’ priest voices desire to ‘normalise’ children’s identities

A queer gender non-binary Anglican priest in the UK officially claims to use the post of secretary in hopes of “normalising” such behavior among children.

“I try to get involved, not just in my religious work, but outside it, with local secular LGBT youth groups,” said Reverend Bingo Allison, a Church of England priest from the Diocese of Liverpool. who identifies as gay and uses “they/them” pronouns, according to an interview with the Liverpool Echo.

“One of the most important things is just to be a visual representation in my community and to go to schools, to do assemblies and to make a huge difference in normalization for children. When I wear my necklace , it lets kids know that it’s OK and that there is a place in the church and in the outside world for people like me,” Allison added.

Allison, who claims to be the first non-binary gay priest in the established Church of England, claimed to have discovered a biblical basis for gender fluidity during a nighttime reading of Genesis 1:27, which tells how God created humans men and women. Women.

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Reverend Bingo Allison, who claims to be the first non-binary priest in the established Church of England, claimed God revealed the fluid nature of gender during a nightly Genesis reading.

Reverend Bingo Allison, who claims to be the first non-binary priest in the established Church of England, claimed God revealed the fluid nature of gender during a nightly Genesis reading.
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“So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them,” reads the verse, which Allison says expresses “masculinity to femininity” instead of men and women.

Allison described the revelation as “an in-depth spiritual experience” through which God was “leading me into this new truth about myself”.

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“One of the things that has held my ministry together ever since is that transitioning and coming out can and should be a spiritual experience, as well as an emotional, social and sometimes physical experience,” Allison told the UK outlet. “There is something beautiful about becoming what we were created to be and becoming our authentic selves.”

“When I wear my necklace, it lets kids know I’m okay…”

— Reverend Bingo Allison

A third-generation priest and father-of-three who was ordained at Liverpool Cathedral in 2020, Allison said he grew up in a “strongly religious” home and believed homosexuality and transgender behavior was a “sinful thing”.

But after learning the term “gender-queer” about seven years ago, Allison said “suddenly everything clicked”.

Reverend Bingo Allison was ordained at Liverpool Cathedral in Liverpool, England in September 2020.

Reverend Bingo Allison was ordained at Liverpool Cathedral in Liverpool, England in September 2020.
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“It was a lot harder than I thought to be out of myself and then stay in the closet,” Allison said. “There have certainly been many times before where I’ve kind of questioned my identity, but growing up in a more conservative form of Christianity meant it was so beyond my imagination.”

In a sermon commemorating Trans Visibility Day in 2021, Allison compared the plight of transgender people to the suffering of martyrs mentioned in the 11th chapter of Hebrews in the New Testament.

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Calvin Robinson, an Anglican deacon in the breakaway Free Church of England, who recently told Fox News Digital that his Church of England ordination had been “ripped off” because of his conservative theological views, condemned the Allison’s positions and urged others to “call her heresy and blasphemy.”

“Challenge the apparent apostasy of the Church,” Robinson said. “Don’t resort to ad hominem attacks. We know how this story unfolds. The conversation goes from truth/lies to ‘bullying’.”

“You can predict it like clockwork,” Robinson continued. “In a week or so he will be back in the headlines in leftist newspapers claiming he has been abused and targeted for his looks. The Church of England will not reprimand him for his mistakes, but will double down and say that it needs to be even more inclusive Pray for his wife and children and the terrible time he has to put them through with this scandal.

A Church of England spokesperson referred Fox News Digital to the Diocese of Liverpool, which did not respond to a request for comment at press time.

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Petition boxes urging the Church of England to drop its controversial transgender guidelines for primary schools was delivered to Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby’s palace in London last month.

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby before delivering his Easter sermon at Canterbury Cathedral on April 17, 2022 in Canterbury, England.

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby before delivering his Easter sermon at Canterbury Cathedral on April 17, 2022 in Canterbury, England.
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Critics say the advice argues that children as young as 5 should be affirmed in the opposite sex if they identify with it, although the Church of England has said the advice “is intended as a document to prevent bullying so that all children have their right to dignity.”

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Several Church of England bishops have publicly urged the institution in recent months to start conducting same-sex marriages, and the church is expected to vote on the matter at its general synod in February.

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