“Living Psalm 139: Affirming the co-creative nature and power of womxn, as gift and will of God, including the autonomy to have an abortion.” Tracey Howe. UCC
The United Church of Christ (UCC) continues its catfight with the ERLC and PCUSA to see who can proverbially pluck the most hairs out of Jesus’ beard, with the three apostate denominations neck-and-neck in their race to the pit of hell and first into the fiery flames.
The UCC may have pulled ahead a smidge, however, after the church leadership put on a church service called “HOPE BEYOND ROE: A Service of Gathering and Lament” where the chaff and stubble that populate these fields grieved the overturning of Roe v. Wade while promising to uphold and defend the pursuit of ‘womxn’ and womanX” to slice and dice their children.
Rev. Chris Davies hosted the event, a queer ‘they’ known for being the founder and curator of the Queer Clergy Trading Cards, a deck designed to celebrate the acceptance of homosexuality and progressive inclusivity within the church by highlighting several of the denomination’s LGBTQ clergy.
Davies kicked off one of the worship songs (to the devil) with the disclaimer:
“I want you to notice that women is an inclusive term, inclusive of all people, actually, but especially of uterus-having people.”
The highlight, if you will, was a reimagining of the famous Psalm 139 interwoven through the service. Created by Davis and posted on the church’s official website, the ‘Living Psalm’ is basically what would happen if a group of queer pagans with Antifa sympathies needing a break from protesting outside a crisis pregnancy center got together and reimagined the sermon within their sensibilities. It’s a wreck, but it shows how far they’ve slid into irrelevancy and spiritual squalor. See if you can pick up and vestiges of the biblical text.
God of Life, you have searched me and known me.
You know when I sit down and when I rise up;
you discern my thoughts from far away.
But you did not make me a puppet,
do not control my sitting and rising,
You, in your goodness do not desire my thoughts to be captive.
You search out my path and my lying down,
and are acquainted with all my ways.
Even before a word is on my tongue,
you know it completely.
You find pleasure in who I am,
In you and in me, there is no disgust, shame or condemnation in your creation.
…Where can I go from your spirit?
Or where can I flee from your presence?
When I am living my best life, you are there;
When I struggle to find meaning or care, you are there.
If I take the wings of my wildest imagination
and settle at the farthest limits of what love and humanity can be,
even there your hand shall lead me,
and your right hand shall hold me fast.
For it was you who formed my inward parts;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
With her consent and when she willed my body to be carried in hers.
You were with her too, not using her, but with her.
In her choices you set your wisdom.
I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
Wonderful are your works;
that I know very well.
My frame was nor hidden from you when I was being made in mystery,
intricately woven in the depths of earth and water and mother.
You, God, beheld the possibility of me.
In your book were written
all the days that were possible for me,
when none of them as yet existed.
…And in Goodness you chose my mother
To choose when she wanted and was able
To bring a pregnancy to term.
To bring possibility into reality.
To nurture mystery into child by her own body.
O that you would liberate womxn and children from the power hungry
and those willing to kill for power
Those willing to kill by claiming the authority of your will
who would subjugate your precious creation and children
And strip away a womxns autonomy and the discernment of life
Both her’s and a child’s
…Search me, O God, and know my heart;
test me and know my thoughts.
Show me what it is to affirm life and justice in the world,
and lead me in the way everlasting.
h/t Juicy Ecumenism for story and picture.