‘Preacher’ under fire for obscene claim that Jesus ‘transgendered Himself’

by Seth Udinski

Seth Udinski, FISM News


Pastors have a weighty calling to preach the Word of God truly and faithfully to their flock each week. When they fail in this, the consequences can be profound for the Church.

Recently, a “pastor” in London came under heavy fire for a profane assumption he made about the Lord Jesus Christ when He washed His disciples’ feet on the night before His crucifixion.

Speaking at a conference in London in June, Simon Woodman of London’s Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church claimed that Jesus “transgendered Himself” when He washed His disciples’ feet and did so on other occasions as well. Woodman said,

I think Jesus ‘transgenders himself’ on a number of occasions. I think, even just a little phrase: ‘Jesus is lamenting after Jerusalem, longing to gather Jerusalem as a mother hen gathers her chicks.’ I think if you look at the foot-washing from John’s Gospel, foot-washing elsewhere, in both [the] Old and New Testaments, it’s consistently done by women, and yet Jesus takes that on. People often cast that as being the servant’s role; it was the woman’s role. And Jesus does it, and becomes the woman at that point.

Woodman’s words were reportedly part of a panel discussion on “Queer Theology.”