Jesus’ Words and Transsexualism
I came across a story yesterday that shows the depravity of our culture. According to an ABC.com story there is a ‘woman’ that claims ‘she’ is being discriminated against because ‘she’ has been disqualified from the 2012 Miss Universe Canada competition. Why was she disqualified? Because ‘she’ is not a woman. ‘She’ was born a he.
On a side note, I could write a tome on my disgust with these types of competitions but that’s for another day. What I find interesting about this is that a transsexual beauty queen that was born a man feels that he should be allowed to compete in a woman’s competition. The article linked to above quotes the transsexual woman, Jenna Talackova, listen to what he says:
I want Mr. Trump to state that this rule will be eliminated because I do not want any other woman to suffer from the discrimination that I have endured.
Donald Trump hosts these competitions and Talackova says that Trump needs to get rid of the rule that asserts only people born as women can compete in the competition. What I find even more interesting is what the article says about the drastic changes Talackova had to make to his body:
The beauty queen has not tried to hide her past. In a 2010 YouTube video for Miss International Queen, a transgender/transsexual competition in which Talackova was a contestant, she stated that she began hormone therapy at age 14. At 19, she had sexual reassignment surgery.
I want to make one thing clear. I do not care in the least whether or not Talackova competes in the beauty competition. What I do care about is that our society has taken God’s creation and turned it upside down. This young man had to put himself on hormones to stop the impending puberty that would make him look like a man. Not only that, he decided to destroy his penis to make it resemble a woman’s vagina. This highlights the depravity of humanity perfectly. Instead of fixing the inside we try and fix the outside.
I wonder how many people stopped to ask this young man, “Why do you feel like a woman?” I wonder how many people in this young man’s life had the guts to say, “Do you think there is a deeper problem here?” Maybe this person is suffering from Gender Identity Disorder and the problem is psychological and not physical. If ‘she’ has GID then a sex-change surgery doesn’t fix it. This story certainly shows us how depraved our society is in accepting the mutilation of fully functioning organs because of a psychological disorder but it also shows us a problem throughout history…the depravity of mankind.
Let’s go back to the time of Christ. The Jewish leaders had similar issues that face us today. Notice Jesus’ words to the religious leaders of his time:
Woe to you, experts in the law and you Pharisees, hypocrites! You are like whitewashed tombs that look beautiful on the outside but inside are full of the bones of the dead and of everything unclean. In the same way, on the outside you look righteous to people, but inside you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness. -Matthew 23: 27-28, NET
Many wouldn’t see the connection between the ABC story and Jesus’ words but the connection is deep and profound.
No matter what surgery Talackova gets ‘she’ is still a he. No matter how many fancy clothes the Pharisees wore they were still dead on the inside. No matter how many hormones Talackova takes ‘she’ is still not a functioning woman. No matter how righteous the religious leaders looked they were still unrighteous hypocrites. So what is the moral of the story?
Stop trying to fix the outside, but rather, fix the inside. God has the power to change us and I pray he changes you!
Thanks for reading.
Posted on April 4, 2012, in Christianity, Culture, Life, Theology and tagged Christianity, Culture, life, Miss Universe Canada, reformed theology, Sexuality, theology, Transsexual, truth. Bookmark the permalink. 24 Comments.