In the event that Bible is our guide, then God’s design for sex is really a gigantic rainbow of variation, not just a black-and-white conformity with intercourse.
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On February 18, the Kansas Republican Party passed an uncommon anti-transgender quality that is more theology than politics. Proposed by Eric Teetsel, mind for the Kansas chapter associated with Family Policy Alliance (the governmental supply regarding the Christian Right behemoth concentrate on the Family) it really is element of a strategy that is national delegitimize transgender people plus the notion of transgender it self, all on spiritual grounds.
Those, then, would be the terms by which we, as being a rabbi, will engage it. Because as being a document that is theological its profoundly flawed.
“God’s design had been the development of two distinct and sexes that are complementary male and female,” the resolution states. Nonetheless, “many have tried to normalize transgenderism and define gender according to one’s self-perception apart from biological physiology.” After detailing a few of the ways that culture has been doing so, the resolution claims “these cultural currents run counter to God’s created order and break the dignity of every human being.”
For the reason, it concludes, “we affirm God’s design for sex as based on biological intercourse rather than by self-perception” and “we oppose all efforts to validate transgender identification.” And so forth.Details