Bishop Says “No Official Definition of Woman”
At the last gathering of the General Synod, a lay member, Mr Adam Kendry (Armed Forces), asked the Chair of the Faith and Order Commission:
“What is the Church of England’s definition of a woman?”
The Rt Revd Robert Innes, Bishop of the Diocese of Europe, replied as Chair of the Faith and Order Commission:
“There is no official definition, which reflects the fact that until fairly recently definitions of this kind were thought to be self-evident, as reflected in the marriage liturgy. The LLF project however has begun to explore the complexities associated with gender identity and points to the need for additional care and thought to be given in understanding our commonalities and differences as people made in the image of God.”
It would seem the Bishop and his commission are unaware of the definitions in Genesis 1:27, 2:23-25 which are then supported in Article VI of the Thirty-nine Articles of Religion.