Manchester church offers second baptisms for transgender Christians
Transgender baptisms are to be offered for the first time in the UK, at a church in Greater Manchester.
Transgender Christians who were baptized under a name that isn’t truly theirs now have a chance for a second baptism.
At the New Chapel Unitarian and Free Christian in Manchester, England, officials have agreed to baptize trans people living as their true selves.
Jean Clements, the church’s worship leader, proposed the change after meeting a couple who had a transgender child.
The church was moved to make a change in order to help those in the same situation.
Mrs Clements said: “I felt saddened by the fact that this family were being shunned by many mainstream churches.
"However, when the family came to New Chapel, the congregation welcomed them with open arms. ”
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