Wednesday, May 10, 2023

‘God is Trans’ exhibit at New York City parish raises eyebrows

God is Trans' exhibit at NYC Catholic Church raises eyebrows

A new exhibit at a “very liberal” Manhattan church is raising some eyebrows for its religious take on gender identity.

The “God is Trans: A Queer Spiritual Journey” display at the Church of St. Paul the Apostle has some parishioners scratching their heads — and seems to run counter to the Catholic Church’s stance on the transgender community.

“The church should not be promoting this,” one irate parishioner told The Post. “I understand there are transgender people. I pray for all people but enough is enough.

“It seems like they are trying to force the agenda on others,” they said. “Also, when a friend asked a priest about this they didn’t answer. You can’t put this out on the altar and then hide.

“That’s what gets the church in trouble.”

The display by artist Adah Unachukwu is described as a queer spiritual journey in three steps: Sacrifice, Identity and Communion.

According to the exhibit, Sacrifice represents the need to “shed an old life.” Identity is described as “the most impactful part” of the display, asking the question, ‘What does holiness look like?’

Communion places “God and the mortal on the same plane.”

While some took offense, others saw it as representative of the traditionally liberal Big Apple parish.