A section on 'cultural trends' — including relativism, feminism, post-structuralism and cultural Marxism — locates the debate over transgender issues in the wider currents of today's thinking, with a huge pull-quote from Isaiah It's About Transgender Inclusion, Too! Even within this, there needs to be difference to how we handle offence or sin depending on whether it is committed by a Christian or non-believer. Languages Italiano Edit links. The Torah contains prohibitions against men wearing women's clothing and vice versa, which is cited as an abomination in the Biblical book of Deuteronomy and as a result it was once considered taboo in Western society for women to wear clothing traditionally associated with men, except in certain circumstances such as cases of necessity as per St.
There is a 'trans doctrine' which is unchallengeable, with campaigners refusing to appear with those who don't subscribe to every particle of it.
Review: The Evangelical Alliance's 'Transformed' transgender resource
People with gender dysphoria are likely to be obsessed by it. In this light, it's to be resisted in principle, because of the potential for harm that such a sweeping-away of millennia-old norms could do. God judges those outside. Thomas Aquinas 's guidelines in the Summa Theologica. But what happens when children aren't challenged about this, or are even encouraged?
All credit to the Evangelical Alliance, then for attempting to provide some guidance to its members. It's perfectly true that the idea of huge numbers of people being 'trapped in the wrong body' who could be 'cured' by a simple operation and a bit more understanding and acceptance is nonsense. Minds and bodies don't always work the way they should; this should not be hard for us to process. She said of evangelists for transgender today: There's a better conversation to be had, and it might start with evangelicals sitting down and talking to transgender Christians. Bolich, Crossdressing in Context, Vol.