The Unitarians Considering Christ United Church of Christ meets for its biennial convention in Tampa this weekend, and will be considering a variety of resolutions of the leftist kind. There’s absolutely nothing surprising about that, of course. Among other items the delegates will consider is a change to the UCC constitution. Here’s the current language:

A Local Church is composed of persons who, believing in God as heavenly Father, and accepting Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, and depending on the guidance of the Holy Spirit, are organized for Christian worship, for the furtherance of Christian fellowship, and for the ongoing work of Christian witness.

That language has been unchanged since the 1957 formation of the UCC through the merger of the Congregational Christian Churches and the Evangelical and Reformed Church. But that’s sooooooo behind the times. Hence the new language:

A Local Church is composed of persons who, believing in the triune God, accepting Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, and depending on the guidance of the Holy Spirit, are organized for Christian worship, for the furtherance of Christian fellowship, and for the ongoing work of Christian witness.

Here’s a question for the authors of this change: how can one claim to “accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior” and yet reject the language that He used for His heavenly Father? And why would the feminists of the UCC want to follow such a sexist rube?

This is mostly a matter of conforming to the prevalent (though by no means universal–there are still evangelical congregations in the denomination) practice in the UCC, where biblical language for God has been passé for a long time. Come to think of it, much of what the Bible teaches and affirms has been passé in the UCC for a long time, so I guess this isn’t actually all that big a deal.

(Hat tip: Chuck Huckaby.)