Topic Sentence for this posting: "John Calvin, John Knox, Martin Bucer, Heinrich Bullinger, Peter Martyr Vermigli, and Huldrych Zwingli you all have really cool names but you are all miserable failures for not beginning the work of gender equality and sexual orientation equality in your respective reformed churches. We, the women, and we the women who are genetic errors are about to set you straight. This is a historical step that the wise, all sufficient 100% biblically correct modern women of today will complete for you."
Resources: Any of the names and organizations mentioned in this posting can be easily researched in Wikipedia. I am no expert and except for reading a little more from other sources Wikipedia will get you up and running in definitions and history.
Warning to Readers: Do Not read too much about the issues of the Reformation Movement, the churchy vocabulary that defines it and the various creeds that contain it. Otherwise you will tempt insanity from information overload. A side effect would be to come to a new appreciation of the ecumenical graduates whose theses were based on memorization of said overload. Jesus saves. That's all you have to know.
At the near end of the freight classification yard where the little gender neutral person is hanging off the side of the boxcar is representation of the results of unification. Mid-picture all the rails represent various reformed churches. Why use the term 'reformed'? Because at the furthermost distant end of the rail yard that you cannot see is a single rail called The Catholic Church. This rail yard, as many do, has a bypass around it for hotshot manifests that don't need anything added or subtracted because the hotshot manifests are sufficient to themselves as complete for the destination in the delivery of their train car contents.
There you have it! The whole explanation of The Reformation Movement Unification in one photo and 4 sentences. When you take that and add it to Bible scripture you have, possibly, 2 churches of the 7 churches alluded to in Revelation 1 and cryptically mentioned in Revelation 2. This is a milestone in the spiritual history of the world.
Jesus said to us that we will hear wars and rumors of wars and that we should not be alarmed by that but that the end is still to come. (Mark 13) Just easily one could conclude that we can hear of splits and rumors of unification among divisions of the church but do not be alarmed the end is still to come. The Catholic Church views itself as the one true church and the Reformed Church, as a bad child, with no root historical connection to St. Paul and Jesus. Reality is who cares what the Catholic Church thinks they have problems sufficient for their days.
The problem I have with these modernist progressive women and their cause is that without knowing it they denigrate and undermine the contributions of women in the church throughout history. Worst is in the WCRC there is no room for discussion. It has been decided. But to read this paper of the Reverend Patricia Sheerattan-Bisnauth an outsider would think that church ladies have been expected to wear burkah's or be barefoot and pregnant for their entire life in the church. I have been a baptized Christian since the age of 12 and in my teen years a female ordained minister was hired at my Christian Church Disciples of Christ to wear the robe alongside our man minister. The Holy Spirit alerted me that this was unnatural to God's design of the church because there was no shortage of men. There are instances I am certain that have occurred in history where most of the men had been killed in war and a woman has stood up and served to pastor a village or to serve as a deaconess but it is not their place to be there on normal basis. In other words there is a reason why men should be pastors and deacons and I will leave that for you to discover. We haven't even touched the sodomite issue.
Anytime you want to know where a church denomination stands on sodomy search for discussions of gender. Keywords surrounding this acceptance include 'gender', 'diversity', 'ethnic unification', 'cultural awareness' dialogs expressing 'concerns'. In the Bible God condemns the adding or subtracting of words from scripture. These women in the church are careful to avoid it technically speaking but in reality they are adding words that are not there. Challenge me on that. Give me proof. Reverend Patricia gives her proof in Galatians 3:28. What do you think?