A liberal New York City church went too far for its congregation when it put up an exhibit titled, “God is Trans: A Queer Spiritual Journey.”
Parishioners at the Church of St. Paul the Apostle were outraged about the controversial display comparing Jesus to a transgender individual through three steps in life: sacrifice, identity, and communion.
“The church should not be promoting this,” one churchgoer told The New York Post. “I understand there are transgender people. I pray for all people but enough is enough. It seems like they are trying to force the agenda on others.”
A priest at the West Manhattan Catholic church reportedly refused to answer questions about the display on the altar.
The artist Adah Unachukwu said the first painting titled “Sacrifice” speaks to “the need to shed an old life and personhood in order to be able to focus on your spiritual need.”
The artist also claims, “There is no evil; just past selves.”
The “Identity” painting is “the most impactful” and asks, “What does holiness look like? What does your god look like? Are these two portrayals that can be merged?”
Unachukwu concludes, “Finally, Communion rounds out the spiritual journey, by placing God and the mortal on the same plane to speak to one another. This part of the installation is about a spiritual home and the ways we can achieve this home in our everyday lives.”
The Catholic Church has an official stance on male and female and does not consider sex and gender to be two separate concepts, referring to transgenderism as an attempt to “annihilate the concept of nature.”