(DESERETNEWS) — God's gender is coming under scrutiny as newly ordained female bishops in the Church of England sound a call for Anglican liturgy to refer to the deity as "she."
"Support is growing within the Church of England to rewrite its official liturgy to refer to God as female following the selection of the first women bishops," London's The Telegraph newspaper reported. One campaigner said many Anglican parishes are using female pronouns for God already.
"The reality is that in many churches up and down the country something more than the almost default male language about God is already being used," Hilary Cotton, chair of Women and the Church and an advocate for female bishops, told the newspaper. "Quietly, clergy are just talking about God as 'she" every now and then."
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