A recent article from the Washington Post regarding a story about a funeral director in Michigan who won a court fight by claiming his Christian beliefs would not allow him to employ a transgender person stresses that the Bible is silent regarding being “Transgender.” In fact, the writer says.”
Excerpt From Washington Post:
A funeral director in Michigan recently won a court fight by claiming his Christian beliefs would not allow him to employ a transgender person. When Target said it would allow its customers to use the bathroom that matches their gender identity, protesters shouted and walked through some of the retailer’s stores holding up Bibles. When parents published a Washington Post essay about their happy transgender 5-year-old recently, a reader wrote, “As a Christian, this deeply disturbs me!” What’s behind this animus toward transgender people in the Christian community? As I see it, it’s not the Bible.:
They go on to say “There is not a single verse in scripture that discusses transgender identities. These Christians have decided that trans identities are sinful, mostly through their lack of understanding of what being trans means.” The verse from Deuteronomy 22:5 is even mentioned, which says, “A woman must not wear men’s clothing, nor a man wear women’s clothing, for the Lord your God detests anyone who does this.” The writer claims “That verse talks about cross-dressing. It is clear that the funeral director does not understand what it is to be transgender. Being trans is not cross-dressing. It is embodying a gender that does not align with the one that was given at birth.”
Now first off this comes from an individual who claims to be a “Christian,” Secondly If the Lord calls something simple as “Cross-Dressing” an abomination how would an individual who decides to change their born gender into something else be different? How is it that we have come along in 2016 and have decided to water down the Word of God to conform to our society and culture? Haven’t we’ve seen this a lot lately about many other things that the Lord calls an abomination as well but continue to see legalized and condoned from the pulpits across America? Here is a simple question. “If the Lord condemns a lifestyle or practice that he considers an abomination then why would he choose to create an individual to be destined to be lost from the beginning”? In other words, if one is “Born this way, or that way and the Lord condemns their lifestyle, were they really born this way or was it a choice?
One interesting observation to bring out here is a recent report released by distinguished scholars at Johns Hopkins University in Maryland released a new 143-page report on Monday that argues that there is not enough definitive scientific evidence available to suggest that gay, lesbian and transgender individuals are born with a certain sexual orientation or gender identity. So at the end of the day, the Bible is silent on many topics but when one puts the entire 66 books of the Old and New Testament together how is that we have such a hard time interpreting something so plain? Here’s the bottom line, Many Christians will condemn one thing but turn around and condone something they personally affirm or want to justify. We either believe the Word or we don’t.