‘God the Father’ banished by mainline denomination
United Church of Christ prefers ‘to leave that more open for different expressions of the Trinity’
Comment by Adamantine:
To some degree God made men AND women in HIS own image. To some degree marriage is an expression of God’s relationship to the church and Israel. To some degree God the Father has chosen to reveal Himself in the masculine gender.
Those who would recast God as not male and would redefine marriage as between two men or two women are at risk of implying God can be a Sodomite in a marriage between two men or even a Lesbian in a marriage between two women.
There are some who think it quite intellectual to remove from God any anthropomorphic references to His identity. Many of these same people are quite sure that the early Bible is people-kind’s earliest attempt to understand the nature of God and as such it is not early primeval and pure but rather early and unevolved.