The Bible Tells Me So: Transsexualism Is Not A Sin

November 5, 2009 ·

I have to admit that ignorant Christians get on my nerves, especially when it comes to discussing transgender people and genital “mutilation”.  This was brought to mind yesterday from a tweet I received:

reSemblance: The surgical mutilation of ur God given body in an attempt 2B something you’re not, is indeed a disgusting pretense.

This isn’t even remotely biblical. Jesus said in Matthew:

“For some are eunuchs because they were born that way; others were made that way by men; and others have renounced marriage because of the kingdom of heaven. The one who can accept this should accept it.”

Eunuchs in the bible were “surgically mutilated” as Jesus says, “by men”. There’s no mention of these eunuchs as sinners by Christ. In fact, in Isaiah 56:3-5, God says:

Let no foreigner who has bound himself to the LORD say,
“The LORD will surely exclude me from his people.”
And let not any eunuch complain,
“I am only a dry tree.”

4. For this is what the LORD says:
“To the eunuchs who keep my Sabbaths,
who choose what pleases me
and hold fast to my covenant-

5. to them I will give within my temple and its walls
a memorial and a name
better than sons and daughters;
I will give them an everlasting name
that will not be cut off.

The emphasis in this scripture isn’t the a eunuch’s  body or how it’s been changed, but by their devotion to God. Peterson Toscano eloquently explains this here:

and here:

Early church Father, Origen castrated himself. If this practice were such a sin, how would this man become such an important church father?

But I’ll sum this up with the words of Isis:

“God doesn’t make mistakes and I’m not a mistake. This is the way I am.”

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