God is a “drag queen, and transman, and gender-fluid,” according to a worship service at Duke University’s Divinity School, reports Campus Reform.
Several Masters of Divinity students took the stage during the United Methodist-affiliated school’s Mar. 22 Service of Word event, which was held in collaboration with Divinity Pride, a student group “committed to intersectional advocacy, education, and support for queer people and our allies.”…. At the service, students prayed to “the Great Queer One,” also referring to God as “Strange one, fabulous one, fluid, and ever-becoming one.”
One student criticized the church for “preach[ing] about commandments” and “condemning those who disobey,” proclaiming that people can “discover our own queer God whose presence is within these walls.”
A self-identified trans woman student went even further, suggesting Genesis 32:22-31 as a “trans text.”
The passage tells the story of Jacob wrestling with a stranger, often interpreted to be God or an angel. But the student compared Jacob’s struggle to the experience of gender transitioning.
The concept of a “queer God” is not exclusive to Duke Divinity School, as Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania offered a 2019 course titled “Queering God” by a professor who questions whether God is a masculine or feminine figure.
Swathmore subsequently offered a 2021 course titled “Radical Jesus” by a professor who asserts that Jesus is “nonbinary.”
At Loyola Marymount University in California, one student was penalized for referring to God as “He” in an assignment, and at Emory University, a Methodist institution, murals were painted in celebration of gay pride. One mural read, “We’re here! We’re queer! Get used to it!”
Some progressives seem to enjoy provoking conventionally religious people. For the Pope’s White House visit, then-president Obama invited a pro-abortion nun, a radical gay Episcopal bishop, and a transgender activist. The Pope is opposed to abortion and rejects transgender ideology.
A Rutgers University professor says conservative Christians worship an ‘a**hole” God and a “white supremacist Jesus.”