Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Transgenderism And The Church

These days religion and the TLGB community is a hot topic. It's because many churches and denominations are having to deal with the fact there are in fact TLGB members in their ranks. It's funny what denial will do until your confronted with it. 

It's bad enough that society ridicules people who are perceived to be different from the the majority. When you throw religion and the bible into the mix then you have a recipe for disaster. What gets me is that bible passages are thrown in our faces saying that we are sinners. Well, from my understanding of scripture so are the people who accuse us. Pulling scripture out to prove someone's own biases is a dangerous game in which many people have been harmed emotionally and spiritually.

I'm pleased that some denominations are taking this topic because it is great needed.  I have long advocated that the church and Christians need to be at the forefront of social change. I'm happy to be in a church which believes the same thing. Being active in the community and having an impact is a witness to those who may feel marginalized and isolated. There's much to be done and I want to be a part of that change.

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