Jesus Christ is not ‘transgender’
Universities should stand for truth, but this is news to one Cambridge theologian, who has defended the legitimacy of claiming that the body of Jesus Christ “is a trans[gender] body”.
In a sermon at Cambridge’s Trinity College Chapel, referring to paintings such as Jean Malouel’s 14th-century Pietà with the Holy Trinity to support his claim, research fellow Joshua Heath said:
"In Christ's simultaneously masculine and feminine body in these works, if the body of Christ as these works suggest the body of all bodies, then his body is also the trans body.”
Dr Michael Banner, Dean, Fellow and Director of Studies in Theology at Trinity College, Cambridge, said the view was ‘legitimate’.
Banner said the sermon “suggested that we might think about these images of Christ’s male/female body as providing us with ways of thinking about issues around transgender questions today.”
Such a claim is not only blasphemous and offensive to Christians, but factually and historically incorrect. All ancient Christian and non-Christian sources refer to the human body of Jesus Christ as the body of a man.
A person is either male or female: ‘transgender’ bodies do not exist. Fortunately, a university degree is not required to work that one out.
It is imperative that Dr Banner publicly defends the legitimacy of teaching that the body of Christ is ‘transgender’, and proves the existence of ‘transgender’ bodies in the first place, if the educational standards of the Divinity Faculty and Trinity College, Cambridge are to be held in high regard. Otherwise he should retract his statement.
If Dr Banner’s statement passes without scrutiny, exactly what are students going to hear next at Cambridge, which supposedly represents the best of British ‘education’?
Sign our petition to demand the Dean provides clear evidence to defend the legitimacy of arguing that Jesus Christ has a ‘transgender’ body.
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Photo credit: Pietà with the Holy Trinity by Jean Malouel (circa 1400). Public domain.