Just when I think the left can’t get any more awful, they go and do a double-backflip over my expectations. That’s about as politely as I can put this story out of Trinity College of Cambridge in the United Kingdom.
Church worshippers cried ‘heresy’ at the Dean of Trinity College as they left a sermon claiming Jesus may have been transgender ‘in tears’.
But the view of a transgender Jesus is ‘legitimate’, according to Dr Michael Banner, the Dean who stepped in to defend the claim made at a Sermon last Sunday that Christ had a ‘trans body’.
Dr Michael Banner, the Dean of Trinity College, was backing up junior research fellow Joshua Heath, who displayed Renaissance and Medieval paintings of the crucifixion depicting a side wound that he likened to a vagina in front of the congregation.
The side wound ‘takes on a decidedly vaginal appearance’, said Heath, whose PhD was supervised by the former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams.
Suggesting that Jesus Christ was a transsexual is bad enough. It’s disgusting heresy that ignores everything the Bible says. But to make that suggestion based on 15th-century paintings, claiming that Jesus’ stab wound was actually a vagina is another level of obscenity.
I’m in awe of just how insane this “researcher” is. Jesus didn’t choose to be stabbed while on the Cross (and scripture makes clear that’s what happened), and certainly, he didn’t purposely get stabbed in the shape of a vagina in order to show that he possessed a “trans-body.” That makes no sense whatsoever, never mind that paintings of Jesus from over a thousand years later are not representative of actual reality. They are an artist’s rendition of written words.
The objectively crazy person, who looks at a wound and sees a vagina, should have never been let on the campus of Trinity College, much less allowed to give a “sermon.” Yet, the dean at the school decided to actually defend this ridiculous spectacle, claiming that the speculation about Jesus is warranted.
That’s ludicrous. Christianity is not an evolving work whereby we “discover” new aspects of Jesus’ humanity and divinity. It’s already all laid out in scripture, unshakable and unchanging, and it is heresy to try to mold him into some far-left caricature to fit modern sensibilities. We aren’t talking about science here. The university ideal of constantly questioning what we know does not apply here.
To put it simply, Jesus was not trans. His wounds on the cross did not somehow illustrate transgenderism. That this stuff is being allowed on a major Christian university’s campus is a disgrace. Unfortunately, I fully expect the situation to get worse as supposed Christian leaders continue to bend to the will of the post-modern left. Yes, there is a time for love and gentleness, but there is also time for truth, and far too few are preaching it these days.