Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Christian Responses to Transgenderism

Christianity Today has a lengthy story about how Christians have responded to people with Gender Identity Disorder. My own thoughts are here.


Craig L. Adams said...

Just to alert your readers: the Warren Throckmorton quotes in the CT article are out-of-context. He attempts to clarify here:

I thought the remarks were way too extreme when I read them, and his clarification helps a bit.

There is also a lot of spirited discussion over at his blog. He's a pretty daring guy: allowing anyone and everyone to comment on his views.

Dan Trabue said...

To the degree that anyone says...

It may be uncomfortable to tell transgendered individuals that their desires don’t align with the Bible, Throckmorton says, but pastors must do so...

I'd disagree. The Bible is even more silent on transgender issues than it is on homosexuality. It is a complete and total non-issue in the Bible.

We might have opinions on TG, but we don't have biblical opinions on it. This seems to me to be entirely a medical and perhaps mental health issue, but not at all a moral one.

On what basis would it be a moral issue? If Bob says, "I feel like I was born more of a female than a male and would like to change that way...", where is the moral issue in that?