The other day i posted quotes and the links to 2 recent articles together on my blog. I'll post it below.
I received a comment which i haven't released [to be posted] yet because i don't know how to answer it. I don't think i should just delete it...
Read the post i made and then im going to post this persons comments...what would you say?
What I believe are two recent important articles which are a reflection of where not only this world is headed, but what The Church is facing as well..
From Christianity Today: Walking a Fine Line, Pastors wrestle with transgender issues
Advocates and critics of the transgender movement seem to agree only on one new reality: More transgendered people will be showing up at American churches and will be open about their controversial lifestyle.
"There will be more and more people who are transgendered making themselves known," predicts Faith in America's Jimmy Creech. "Evangelical churches need to be motivated by understanding, not fear."
"It's here to stay," policy director Matt Barber of Concerned Women for America says of the movement. "They have attached themselves to the well-funded, powerful homosexual lobby that is fighting for the same things."
From Christian Worldview Network: "Gender: A Non-Issue"?
"Gender: A Non-Issue"? This phrase was not spoken by the PCUSA Presbytery in San Francisco as it agreed to ordain a practicing lesbian (January, 08); nor by the multitude of contemporary Christians who believe that egalitarianism (same roles for men and women in the church and home) is an essential element of Christianity. It was made in November, 2007 by Kristina Wertz, legal director of the Transgender Law Center in San Francisco, as she praised the San Francisco Board of Supervisors for issuing municipal identification cards showing name, birth date and photo-but no gender. Wertz understands the radical nature of this decision: "The card really makes gender a non-issue."
This event is a decisive moment in our history for two reasons:
1. The Redefinition of Sexuality: American civil law has legally granted what a marginal movement dreamed about a generation ago: the total redefinition of human sexuality.
2. The Rejection of Creational Sexuality: Mollenkott predicted in 2001: "In all probability, official church policies will be the rear guard on gender, being dragged along towards gender justice kicking and screaming when the secular society will no longer tolerate anything else." What does Mollenkott know that the average person fails to see?
The apostle Paul indicates in Romans 1:25-28 that a change in spirituality (the pagan rejection of God the Creator) produces the inevitable consequence of perverted sexuality. The process also works the other way. The polysexualist Mollenkott began as an evangelical Christian and has become a polytheist, finding "truth" in all the religions. Her sexual perversion has led her far from the God of the Bible.
As a conservative Christian, parent, and "Transsexual", I can understand the many concerns some may have. However, this is truly not a binary world, at least not after the fall of Adam & Eve. 1/2500 are born ambiguous, where the doctor cannot determine sex, or gender. We are not so rightly divided man and woman, nor are all of the issues so clearly decided. I do resent the assumption that Transsexuals are sexual perverts. I, and most other Transsexuals I know, are not sexually active. Interesting that the same folks who may watch "Sex in the city" are the same who promote bigotry and hate within the church. How do you think a child, born like myself, feels looking up to the elders and community whose arms are closed? And whom do you think Jesus would turn away, and reject from a loving hope and promise?
I really feel i should post the comment, but am not sure how to reply....