The historic London church hosts a drag queen performance

A historic Anglican church in central London will host a drag queen performance featuring ex-wives for the first time RuPaul’s Drag Race UK Participants to “celebrate artistry and ingenuity in all walks of life”.

The 17th-century St James’s Church, Piccadilly in London, which claims to have shown a “pioneering reception of LGBTQAI+ communities and other marginalized people and groups”, will for the first time in its 340-year history host a “Drag organise. called PREACH! within the church.

The Church of England Parish Church said it will be performing at least two performances of PREACH! – with one on Saturday March 4th and the second on June 3rd.

Saturday’s show was set to feature drag performers River Medway and Veronica Green, both of whom appeared as contestants on the RuPaul’s Drag Race UK TV program.

“St. James’s will welcome drag icons from around the world to perform under its ornate gold ceiling and showcase some of the biggest names in drag art as well as new talent,” the church said.

Despite claiming that it is “committed to protecting children, young people and adults,” St. James’s did not say the drag show was age-restricted, suggesting children would be admitted to the show.

In the latest “Thought of the Week,” posted on the church’s website, St. James’s digital communications officer Derrie Shurville said she first “got the drag virus” when her friend insisted that she watched RuPaul’s Drag Racewhich she “binged” for four seasons of – and became “really addicted” to the idea.

Defending the practice from a “feminist perspective,” Shurville wrote, “Drag is about a minority (usually gay men, but also women) who use makeup to express and explore their identity or express their art in it, that can.” his read as ‘controversial’, by the way.”

She insisted, despite all the evidence to the contrary, that drag queens “don’t copy women” but “reveal an aspect of themselves or share their art with other people.”

“They also sometimes point to the ridiculousness of gender and the rigid walls that surround it,” she added.

“One of the things drag is about is not accepting these stereotypes about what men and women dress and how they look, which I totally agree with. It’s a type of activism that, as a feminist, I wholeheartedly support.”

In her contribution, the communications officer did not explain exactly what drag has to do with Christianity or why the church would organize such an event.

The performance is just the latest example of the shift to the left by the Church of England, the mainstream church in her home country.

Under the de facto leadership of the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, the Council of Europe has frequently engaged in current political issues, often advocating a leftist agenda, particularly on issues such as illegal immigration and climate change.

Welby has also chimed in with modern wake-up gender theory, previously stating that God is “gender neutral,” even though the Bible very clearly describes God in general, and Jesus Christ in particular, in unambiguously masculine terms.

However, to back up Welby’s claim, the church announced last month that it would embark on a project “to develop more inclusive language” regarding gendered language surrounding God, with phrases like “Our Father” possibly on the chopping block would stand to conform to modern politically correct sensibilities.

Just days later, the church voted to offer “God’s blessing” to same-sex marriages.

In a statement, Archbishop Welby said he hoped the decision “would mark a fresh start for the church as we seek a way to listen to one another and, most importantly, to listening to God.” Above all, we continue to pray as Jesus himself prayed for the unity of his church and for our love for one another.”

Ironically, although committed to a radical leftist agenda, Welby and church leadership in general, some, including Lay Vice-Chairman of St James’s Parochial Church Council (PCC), Dr. Wilson Wong, argues that he didn’t go far enough.

After announcing the blessing on same-sex marriages, Wong wrote on St. James’s website that “Orthodox theology requires full citizenship of LGBTQI members, not Archbishop Welby’s moronic declaration this week that LGBTQI members are ‘welcome and enrolled treasured part of it’ is the body of Christ.’”

Wong further scoffed at the idea that gay people “should be thankful that they can soon receive a blessing on their same-sex relationships (only from non-homophobic ministers) and that LGBTQI members should accept this crumb for ‘the common good’.”

Wong argued that the Church of England should not only bless but accommodate and enforce same-sex marriages, and that Parliament should threaten to overturn the Church to get them to conform to the line.

Follow Kurt Zindulka on Twitter here @KurtZindulka

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *