Homosexuality, Lesbianism, Transgender movement, Transvestite, Intersex, Gender
queer, Drag queens, Gay pride, LGBT [Lesbian, gay, Bisexual, transgender], Same Sex
Partnerships and Marriages, Forces of intolerance, Freedom and Human rights. We are
familiar with the above words and symbols. Recently Indian Supreme court legalizes
gay sex. Courts in many countries legalized the same years back. We must respect court
rulings. There are people who are rejoicing over freedom to enjoy sex with same sex
partners or similar relationships.
The institution of marriage presupposes that basic gender binary.
Genesis 3 records the fall of man. Paul gives us more details in Romans 1, citing the
So all of this provides a theological and philosophical context for our response to
[Author's note] Deuteronomy 22:5 is the only Scripture that directly impinges on TG
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.
God's command is grounded in protecting His design for human sexuality, (a principle
whose application adjusts as dress norms change in any given culture), as a bulwark
against anything that would reveal rebellion against His design or its holy and prophetic
Dr. Anderson concludes.........
"Gender dysphoria is a genuine condition which is best understood as a psychological
disorder or dysfunction (and perhaps also as a deeper spiritual disorder). It doesn't appear
to have any simple cause and it isn't something that's chosen.
The different aspects of transgenderism call for different kinds of Christian responses.
We must distinguish a cultural response from a pastoral response. Both are necessary and
they are obviously interrelated, but we mustn't allow one to drive the other.
On the one hand, if we let the culture wars define our pastoral response, then that response
will fail to engage with people on a personal level and will lack compassion.
On the other hand, if we let our cultural response be defined by our pastoral experiences,
we run the risk of being too passive and accommodating of what is a destructive movement
(which will lead to more pastoral problems).
Since the biblical view is that there are only two sexes, male and female, and biological sex
is the primary indicator of ontological sex, any treatment for gender dysphoria should
proceed on the assumption that a person's biological sex (rather than their gender identity)
defines whether they are truly male or female. Consequently, treatments should seek to
bring a person's psychology in line with their physiology rather than the reverse.
The sexual revolution and the LGBT movement don't merely invite God's judgment--they
are themselves a manifestation of God's judgment (Romans 1:18-32)."
What are our responses to this problem? Why are we shy to discuss these genuine issues? Churches,
missions and various ministries of churches must address these facts of life. Sunday schools must teach
bible portions which addresses LGBT questions and clarifications. Bible collages must teach LGBT
challenges in the ministry.
[Adapted and Printed with permission to make changes for the magazine readers. The
Truth About the Transgender Movement, By Dr. David Kyle Foster as appeared in The
Voice for Global Orthodox Anglicanism led by David W. Virtue DD].
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