Here is a great article about transgender issues referring the slate article about transgendered people that went around recently. It’s sensitive yet speaks the truth. “It’s a (tbd)!” – by Karen Swallow Prior.
It examines the illogical nature of saying we are able as people to choose what sex we want to be. Here is maybe the most important quote from the article –
“But the reason the article cannot be taken seriously is simply that it doesn’t take itself seriously. For if our physical bodies have nothing whatsoever to do with our identity as male or female, then, to paraphrase Becket, there is no more male or female. Why would a child assigned at birth as an “it” need to choose a gender at all? Why even retain the binary of female/male?”
Those arguing for transgender ideology are on the one hand denying that there is a binary of male/female. People can be whatever they want to be. Their body does not matter. And yet they affirm the binary and the importance of it when they say that they can no longer live without getting a sex change so that they can live as a “male” or “female.” Their body matters to them so much that they are willing to spend thousands to get it surgically altered to fit their identity. This makes me think that transsexuals probably have a very strange feeling towards their own body, that is a confused mixture of thinking it is worthless, does not matter, and doesn’t function as part of their identity, and also feeling that its vitally important, and forms an important part of their identity.
What is the real solution?
“The vision offered by Christian theology departs radically from the seductive tyranny of caprice. Just as each person is procreated through the triune, differentiated, nature of sexual union – male, female, offspring (a triad that reflects the triune nature of God) – so, too, each person’s identity and selfhood are created through differentiation or individuation. Such diversity is the essence of God’s character, His acts of creation, the procreative human act and nature.
Nature has not yet been played out. Her dictates are often harsh and always inviolable, yet her gifts are grand. It’s the grandness of those gifts that Christians are called to bear witness to, and that includes the gift of being created male or female.”