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Church of England’s first gender-queer priest wishes to normalize identity among children

Rev. Bingo Allison is an Anglican priest in the Church of England’s Diocese of Liverpool who declares themselves as the first gender-queer non-binary priest of the church. Allison has expressed the desire to employ their clerical position in “normalizing” non-binary identity among children. Allison also claims to have found a biblical connection to gender fluidity in Genesis 1:27, which discusses how human females and males were created by God. The revelation is described by Allison as “a deepening spiritual experience” through which God “was guiding me into this new truth about myself.” Apart from engaging in religious work, Allison also tries to be part of LGBT secular youth groups.

Fox News reports:

A non-binary gender-queer Anglican priest in the United Kingdom is on record claiming to use the clerical position in hopes of “normalizing” such behavior among children.

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

“One of the biggest things is just being a visual representation in my community and going into schools, doing assemblies and making a huge difference in normalizing it for children. When I’m wearing my collar it lets children know that is OK and that there is a place in church and the outside world for people like me,” Allison added.

Allison, who claims to be the first non-binary gender-queer priest in England’s established church, also claimed to have discovered a biblical basis for gender fluidity during a late-night reading of Genesis 1:27, which recounts how God created humans male and female.

“So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them,” reads the verse, which Allison maintained expresses “maleness to femaleness” instead of men and women.

Allison described the revelation as “a deepening spiritual experience” by which God “was guiding me into this new truth about myself.”

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