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transSome of the points from the article I found interesting:

It is very hard for me to understand how a transgendered person can claim they should become the other sex because they feel like the other sex; for how can they know what it is like to feel like the other sex if they have never been the other sex?

Similarly, if I understand correctly, it is impossible for males to understand the experiences of women, which is why we men must ever check our privilege; but if it is therefore impossible for men to know what it is like to be a woman, how can one who claims to be transgender know what it is like to be a woman and therefore know he feels like a woman?

It is also said that to be transgendered means to have a male brain in a female body, or a female brain in a male body; yet are not we told the minds of men and women are equal and identical, and that to argue biological differences between the minds of men and women is a particularly devious trick of the patriarchy to marginalize women’s thoughts?

I wonder how is it possible that to be gendered is a social construction, but to be transgendered is a biological necessity.

Also I wonder how gender is fluid, yet if one is transgendered, it is set in stone. For them, the body is fluid, and must be brought into line with an unchanging gender. Yet to me very little seems fluid about my body, as I am often reminded when I bump my head.


Alan Shlemon, in his monthly letter for March 2015, reports concerning the response one church had to a gay activist protest. The head pastor of FIRE Church in Concord, North Carolina, Michaelqueer thing Brown, wrote a book called A Queer Thing Happened to America, which confronts homosexuality from the Christian point of view. The response of Pastor Brown, along with the stand he took in addressing the issue in his speaking and writing, demonstrate the commitment to truth and compassion that reflects Christ-likeness and is a great model for all of us who call ourselves Christian to examine.

Read the article here: http://www.str.org/articles/truth-and-compassion-in-action