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Trans Priest Talks About Faith and Identity

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I have not yet had the chance to meet Cameron is person, but we are members of a group where he posts often and we have shared ideas.  He was the FIRST Trans* clergyman to preach at the National Cathedral in Washington D.C. a year ago last June.  I know the other three Episcopal Church Trans* clergy as well, and love to speak with all of them.  The phrase here that "God is not static" in creation and that we do not have the final "WORD" on what makes up humanity is one that all of them share, and was also used in support of the Episcopal Church's decision to formulate a Naming Rite for Trans* members who transition in the church as I have done.

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I think what needs to be noted here is this individual's early need to be close to God and to be of service.  You might note that from an early age his quest for a deeper understanding of theology. The reason that this is what caught my eye was that in my early years I felt a very strong calling to the priesthood. I have often wondered how I could answer that call as a woman since it is still currently forbidden within the Catholic Church.

Nevertheless, I believe that it was my closeness with God and my unshakeable faith that I, "should feel comforted by the idea that “God does see you, hear you, and will be with you”...that allowed me to find my way so early in my life.

“What would happen if we open ourselves up and decide not to be afraid?” Partridge said.

 

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