The other day, the President of Focus on the Family admitted that his ilk is losing the the battle against gay marriage.Â Â Homosexuality is losing its appeal as a sin to bash.Â Â Many of the sins that were important in my childhood, working on Sunday, alcohol and dancing are seldom considered sins today.
AlbertÂ Molher, Jr., President of the Southern Baptish Seminary, wrote a piece recently that, IÂ believe,Â signalsÂ transgendered people will be the next groupÂ fundamentalistsÂ will rise toÂ demonize.Â Sex change will make the Sin Leader Board.
Molher’s grievance against transgendered people goes like this.Â “We are, in fact, what our genitals tell us we are.”Â Because “…we are created by a holy God…” we have no business challenging the genitals He gave us.
I’ve know dozens of transgendered people.Â We’ve enterained trans people in our home.Â I don’t understand why it happens, but I can say for certain that genitals do not always determine gender.Â There are people born withÂ male plumbing who realize at some point their minds or brains are female.Â And, visa versa.Â It is so common the country of Thailand has entire medical units that specialize inÂ surgery on trans people, many of whom are from the United States.
What this has to do with God or sin is lostÂ on me.Â Â But, they are numerically small in number, make for good photographic imagery and, thus, are perfect for demonizing.