A message from Church in Progress which was written by Rev Dale Yardy who is the pastor of our partnership church MCC Sydney.
“We are deeply saddened by the release of the new gender theory document from the Vatican which dehumanises yet again the incredible courage, resilience, and life experiences of our transgender, intersex, and non-binary siblings around the world.”
“The document is mainly a dialogue with philosophers and theologians, and with other church documents; but not with scientists and biologists, not with psychologists, and certainly not with LGBT people, whose experiences are given little if any weight.” James Martin SJ
“We call on the Vatican to draw on the God given intellect of biologists, psychologists, and other scientists, as well as the actual life experiences of GLBTQI persons in any and all “conversations” about gender theory. Any document that seeks to speak with any integrity at all on the lives of our transgender, intersex, and non-binary siblings, must include input from all the fields above, lest it be deemed itself a work of fiction.”
To our transgender, intersex, and non-binary siblings. We are so very sorry that once again, the Church universal has caused you this pain. Please know, at Church in Progress, you will find a community that see you as a blessing and gift from God.
You are welcomed, affirmed and celebrated here..