Thursday, September 24, 2015

Transgender: Confusion or controversy?

Update: September 24, 2015
Bruce Jenner at 2012 Olympics
(This post is not a mean post, yet it should help both sides in understanding)

According to Wikipedia, Transgender is defined as: People who experience a mismatch between their gender identity or gender expression and their assigned sex.  Since Bruce Jenner has come out as Caitlyn Jenner, there are more and more transgender individuals that have openly submerged to the top of some controversy.

Transgender people are very recognizable (as are crossdressers) unlike some people who consider themselves to be ‘gay’.  How would you accept a transgender person coming into a gender-specific sauna, shower room or public restroom that you were occupying, and there were no individual stalls?

Caitlyn Jenner
Turmoil is now brewing over transgender persons using gender-specific restrooms and locker rooms, yet not every facility is financially or structurally able to construct a separate unisex area.  Some individuals don’t want to be forced to use a particular area, but isn’t that what makes us civilized?

In February of this year, a national news agency reported that a Michigan woman lost her gym membership over the ‘inappropriate’ manner in which she complained about a transgender woman in the locker room.  She wanted to know why there was a man in the women's locker room.  To her, he looked like a man with male parts, and that's what stopped her.  She was uncomfortable with him, as a male, in her locker room and restroom.  The facility has committed to creating a non-intimidating, welcoming environment for their members.  Their gender identity nondiscrimination policy states that members and guests may use all gym facilities based on their sincere self-reported gender identity.

Lila Perry
Around September 2015 another news source reported a dispute erupted after a transgender student (a male who identifies themselves as female) began using female facilities at Hillsboro High School in Missouri.  High school senior Lila Perry said that she wanted to fit in with the rest of the girls, so she started using the girls’ bathroom and locker room.  Parents said their daughters were uncomfortable, because even though Perry wears dresses and a wig, she is still physically a male.  After a school protest Lila decided that she didn’t want to use the ‘gender neutral bathroom’ that is an option at the school.

Once an individual completes the transition of change, how would a potential straight partner react once an intimate exchange is established?  Would they flip-out or understand the deceit that the transgendered has brought to the relationship?  A woman can identify another woman just as a man can recognize another man, despite cosmetic implications.

God does not make a mistake.  When He created individuals, He was not confused.  He made them either male or female.  As taught in many Catholic Schools, from the Baltimore Catechism, the first two questions and answers are as follows: Who made us?  God made us.  Who is God?  God is the Supreme Being who made all things.  If God is the Creator, than He chose what gender He placed in each individual.

This is not a ‘bashing’ post, nonetheless, since the subject keeps coming up in the news and on TV shows; it needs to be addressed.  We are to love individuals despite whether they may have decided to change their original nature (male/female), yet we do not have to love the sin-nature which they have chosen.

And one more thing: To Whom It May Concern, Christians are taking back “The Rainbow” because it’s God’s promise made to mankind who believe on His Word.

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