New York City Catholic Church Hosts Divisive “God is Trans” Exhibit

The Manhattan Church of St. Paul the Apostle has recently caused a stir by hosting a controversial exhibit titled “God is Trans: A Queer Spiritual Journey.” 

A set of inappropriate paintings have been placed next to the church’s altar.  The artist behind this exhibit is recent Fordham University graduate Adah Unachukwu

The New York Post noted that “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.’”

The church is generally perceived as being “very liberal.” However, the Gateway Pundit reported that several parishioners have taken exception to the content of Unachukwu’s painting. Unachukwu described the exhibit as “a queer spiritual journey in three steps: Sacrifice, Identity and Communion.”

“The church should not be promoting this. I understand there are transgender people. I pray for all people but enough is enough,” a parishioner said to the New York Post. “It seems like they are trying to force the agenda on others,” they stated. “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.”

However, there were parishioners who supported the exhibit. 

“I don’t understand the art, but this church is very liberal, which is why I love this church,” observed Cherri Ghosh, who visited the exhibit on May 7, 2023.

“They are really in the present when others are not,” she added.

Another churchgoer had effusive comments about the exhibit. 

“The queer community has been accepted here for a long time now,” declared Bill O’Connor. “It’s wonderful having this here and a wonderful church.

A spokesperson for the Archdiocese of New York said to the New York Post it did not know about the exhibit’s presence. Moreover, the spokesperson did not comment any further on the matter. 

The Vatican is officially against transgenderism and maintains the position that there are two genders. Although the Vatican is against sex changes, individual parishes can adopt pro-transgender or anti-transgender positions as they see fit.