I wonder if it is not also a sin against God in the sense that by saying God is male, one is making masculinity an idol that distracts/derails one from the quest for the God who is?
with love and blessings,
My friends, you are simply denying the Incarnation. God considered in His divinity alone, is not male. But He is Father. Male and female are types that exist in certain kinds of material substances that are living. So God is not male, considered in His divinity alone. But God is Father. Fatherhood is not the same as "male". One can be a father without being a male, but if one is a male, it means one can be a father. If one is female, one can be a mother.
As for making an idol out of masculinity, here is where you are denying the Incarnation. When we worship Christ, we worship a male, a man, a masculine being. Why? Because Jesus is two natures, one Person. He is the Person of the Son, the Second Person of the Trinity, and he joined a human nature. But an existing human nature comes in either male or female, not some abstract genderless neuter. Jesus was a male. When we genuflect, we genuflect to a male God, a crucified God, a God who became "man". Sophie just does not know her theology. You people have a big problem. Take your showers and get the man essence off of you, if you have to, but you all need healing. You are so wounded. A healthy young lady who was loved by her father, who was hugged and affirmed by her father and feels good about herself precisely because she was loved by her father is simply delighted that God has been revealed as Father (Abba, dadda). To her, that's a great thing. That is what her own father did, he created the conditions for her to receive the revelation of God's fatherhood. That fatherhood does not deny her the sense of her own worthiness; rather, she is awakened to who she really is through that very fatherhood, as she was through her relationship with her own father. She sees God's fatherhood as her liberation, her freedom, the very principle of her integrity and sense of humanness. You people cannot. You need a God who is abstract, without matter, an It, not a "He", because you carry so many wounds that have yet to be healed. Instead of seeking out that healing, you will go to great lengths to change the world, change the Church, change the liturgy, change the language, so that you never have to feel that pain, caused by those wounds, ever again. That's what is so sad. Your arrogance and intellectual sterility is nauseating. Thank God there are so many women who just do not relate to you, who do not identify with you, who strive to draw close to God their Father, who love to sit on His lap and whisper in His ears, who love to wrap their arms around the Father's neck and kiss Him, and who love being women, who love being feminine, who see God the Father in every priest, even obnoxious priests, and who are so willing to serve God the Father and God the Son in serving their priests. They don't see it as below them, because they are not proud. Rather, they are greatful and full of the love of God the Father and God the Son. They live within the Spirit of that mutual love between them.
You people need to get out of the framework of justice, equality, my rights, anger, and into the framework of charity, generous service, gratitude, joy, etc.