I would not want anyone reading your article (C of E faces call to reverse policy of welcoming trans people, 30 January) to be misled into thinking that the views expressed in the letter to be presented to General Synod next month in any way represents majority opinion in the Church of England.
My older daughter is married to a transgender woman (quite a conversation-stopper at clergy parties, that one!). She and her wife have always been welcomed without any apparent qualms by the congregations that I have served.
Some theologians, and self-appointed Pharisees, may wrestle with controversial new theories about biological sex and the social meaning of gender. Most Christians get on with the divinely appointed task of loving their neighbours as themselves, however unconventional the personal stories of those neighbours may be.
Rev Stephen Terry
Keymer, West Sussex
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