It was a startling headline to read.
A member of the General Synod of the Church of England asked, “What is the Church of England’s definition of a woman?” In response, Dr. Robert Innes, the Bishop in Europe, replied that “there is no official definition.”
He went on to add that although the meaning of the word woman was previously “thought to be self-evident… [that] additional care” was now needed. Obviously, this answer was made in the context of trans rights and what defines a “woman.”
Yet it is nothing less than stunning that the response would be that there is no official definition. “Maya Forstater, executive director of the Sex Matters campaign group, described the Bishop’s answer as ‘shocking,” saying that ‘the concepts of male and female did not need to have a formal official definition [because] they are older than human life itself.’” She added that the Church of England should have stuck with its long-established…