“God guided me to the truth,” says Britain’s first non-binary CofE priest

“God guided me to the truth,” says Britain’s first non-binary CofE priest

An alleged first in the Church of England non-binary vicar feels that God ‘directed’ them to come out after having an epiphany.

Bingo Allison, 36, a genderqueer person, was brought up in a “very religious” West Yorkshire family and was taught that being lesbian was “sinful.”

However, a 15-year journey that includes encounters with other Christians who identify as LGBTQ+ drastically altered their ‘very conventional and conservative’ way of thinking.

Allison said to the Liverpool Echo, “I didn’t take the time to learn from other people’s experiences.”

I was very certainly in denial, and part of that denial manifested itself in denying other people’s identities.

After experiencing a revelation while reading the Old Testament, Allison left the Church of England’s vicar training program seven years ago, halfway through.

The third-generation vicar described how, rather of using the terms “men” and “women,” the original text of Genesis 1:27 used the phrase “from maleness to femaleness.”

It was a more profound spiritual experience, they said, as they sat there in the middle of the night and realized they could have to run their lives upside down.

They sometimes doubted their new gender identification, and Allison had only met two openly homosexual individuals and no trans persons at that point.

Now they speak at youth events and visit schools to encourage other LGBTQ+ individuals that the church accepts them.

According to Allison, older people are often astounded by how ‘open-minded’ younger people are.

According to a recent Stonewall study, over 25% of younger individuals now identify as LGBT.

According to the LGBTQ+ organization, 71% of Gen Z respondents—those between the ages of 16 and 26—identify as heterosexual.

The Baby Boomer group, individuals aged 56 to 75, reported that 91% of them identified as straight, in contrast to the current number.

According to Stonewall, 87 percent of the Gen X group, which is defined as people between the ages of 43 and 56, identified as straight.

According to the organization, the percentage among Millennials—those between the ages of 27 and 42—was 82%.

According to Stonewall’s analysis, which is based on data from the polling firm Ipsos UK, the findings indicate that Britain is becoming into a “rainbow country.”

An alleged first in the Church of England non-binary vicar feels that God ‘directed’ them to come out after having an epiphany.

Bingo Allison, 36, a genderqueer person, was brought up in a “very religious” West Yorkshire family and was taught that being lesbian was “sinful.”

However, a 15-year journey that includes encounters with other Christians who identify as LGBTQ+ drastically altered their’very conventional and conservative’ way of thinking.

Allison said to the Liverpool Echo, “I didn’t take the time to learn from other people’s experiences.”

I was very certainly in denial, and part of that denial manifested itself in denying other people’s identities.

After experiencing a revelation while reading the Old Testament, Allison left the Church of England’s vicar training program seven years ago, halfway through.

The third-generation vicar described how, rather of using the terms “men” and “women,” the original text of Genesis 1:27 used the phrase “from maleness to femaleness.”

It was a more profound spiritual experience, they said, as they sat there in the middle of the night and realized they could have to run their lives upside down.

They sometimes doubted their new gender identification, and Allison had only met two openly homosexual individuals and no trans persons at that point.

Now they speak at youth events and visit schools to encourage other LGBTQ+ individuals that the church accepts them.

According to Allison, older people are often astounded by how ‘open-minded’ younger people are.

According to a recent Stonewall study, over 25% of younger individuals now identify as LGBT.

According to the LGBTQ+ organization, 71% of Gen Z respondents—those between the ages of 16 and 26—identify as heterosexual.

The Baby Boomer group, individuals aged 56 to 75, reported that 91% of them identified as straight, in contrast to the current number.

According to Stonewall, 87 percent of the Gen X group, which is defined as people between the ages of 43 and 56, identified as straight.

According to the organization, the percentage among Millennials—those between the ages of 27 and 42—was 82%.

According to Stonewall’s analysis, which is based on data from the polling firm Ipsos UK, the findings indicate that Britain is becoming into a “rainbow country.”

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