UPDATE: Reformation Charlotte has obtained the audio of the Worship Director of this church preaching a “transgender Jesus” in 2015.
The Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) denomination has been in hot water ever since one of their churches hosted the Revoice Conference, a conference that celebrated homosexual relationships and sought to include those who identify as gay or lesbian Christians in the Christian Church.
More recently, however, a PCA (you read that right, PCA, not PCUSA) church in St. Louis has invited a transgender rights activist in a lesbian relationship to teach the members of their church and anyone else who wants to join how to “celebrate the lives of transgender people by “reclaiming” Martin Luther King’s legacy.
The hosting church is South City Church in St. Louis, and, according to their website, were organized as a particular church in the PCA in 2008. Pastored by Mike Higgins, Higgins is also Adjunct Professor of Applied Theology and Dean of Students at Covenant Theological Seminary and serves on the board for Faith for Justice who is sponsoring the conference.
The following Facebook post can be found here.
Jay-Marie Hill holds the title of Transgender Education and Advocacy Program Coordinator at the ACLU and according to their website, is “an activist, musician, and educator who lives a life designed to help our world ascend beyond gendered and racialized norms. Hill founded Music Freedom Dreams to build systemic change in queer and trans communities around the country.”
According to Hill’s own website, she is “originally from Oakland, CA. but now works out of St. Louis, MO building a very Black, very Queer life with their incredible partner, Kayla”
H/T: Michael Foster