[BBC] God is neither 'she' nor 'he' say Anglican priests

God is neither “she” nor “he” says Watch, a group which represents women in the church.

The organisation has been accused of trying to “rewrite” Christian doctrine by encouraging people to use the female pronoun when talking about God.

Rev Jody Stowell, vicar at St Michael & All Angels Church in Harrow, says she was “dismayed” by recent reports.

“This is not about making God a woman. This is about creating those proper, Biblical images of God,” she explains.

The ideas surrounding which pronouns to use when talking about God were discussed at a committee meeting in Lambeth Palace, according to Hilary Cotton, chair of Watch.

The former Conservative MP Ann Widdecombe, who left the Anglican Church following the decision to ordain women priests, said a plan to use female pronouns was “plain silly” and “the work of lunatics”.

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