A United “Reformed” “Church” “minister” who was born a woman, “became a man,” and “married” another woman, called the police and filed a report of a hate crime against a Christian evangelist who likewise felt there are too many air quotes in that sentence and called the marriage out for the sinful and vile thing that it is after she was briefly featured in a short video promo encouraging inclusivity and diversity in the church.
The “Reverend” Alex Clare-Young a “minister” with the United Reformed Church, reported Christian evangelical Ben John to the police for the heinous hate crime after John posted a reaction video to the promo piece expressing his distaste for the heretical theology.
John, who is a member of the conservative advocacy Group “Christian Concern” did not name Clare Young in his response video, but rather said of the minister who was appearing on hand with her wife, also a minister, as a general comment:
In reality if transgenderism is a false ideology, which it is, then what we’re actually seeing here is a lesbian couple. This man isn’t really a man. She’s a woman. So whilst the Church of England might say yes we haven’t changed the doctrine of marriage, they have changed the practice. “Not only that, they were both clergy. These weren’t laypeople. These were leaders in the church. Should we be ordaining transgender people? Is this the message we want to be sending?
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Clare-Young asked John to either take down or edit the video, a move he refused. As a result, she went to the police, explaining:
I’m not trying to exclude people who identify as conservative evangelicals with a traditional view of scripture. I don’t want anyone to be excluded, but neither do I want anyone to exclude me.
I felt that [his comments] were leading to personal harm to myself, my wife, and the others in the video. It feels as if he is denying LGBT people the right to be involved in Christian worship. It describes me and my wife as being in a same-sex marriage, which isn’t true. It made me feel very unsafe.
The Yorkshire police declined to give further details on the case, other than confirming it indeed is being investigated as a hate crime.
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