“What’s important is that she’s a person made by God, loved by God and given gifts by God who feels that she’s called to be a priest, and that’s a call that’s been checked out by the church rigorously … Gender realignment surgery helps address that issue, and it’s about bringing mind and body into wholeness.  I see this as something restorative and healing.”
Bishop of Hereford Right Reverend Anthony Priddis, speaking about the recent ordination of Sarah Jones, 44, as a priest in the Church of England.  

British law and the National Health Service recognizes gender dysphoria, in which an individual believes that his or her gender identity is incongruent with his or her anatomical sex. Sara Jones underwent sexual reassignment surgery at the age of 29 to become a woman.

Mimi Hanaoka

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