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Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Sexist Trinity?

Fox News

The Presbyterian National Assembly has agreed to allow churches to change how they refer to the holy Christian Trinity of "Father, Son and Holy Spirit" — because the traditional phrasing promotes men as superior to women.

Some "alternative phrasings" proposed by the church? "Mother, Child and Womb," "Rock, Redeemer and Friend," and "Lover, Beloved, Love."

Presbyterian Legislative Committee chair, Nancy Olthoff, says the decision doesn't alter the church's theological position, but merely "provides an educational resource to enhance the spiritual life of our membership."


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