I realize that, by posing this question, I’m likely opening myself up to being exposed to a large amount of hate and vitriol, but I am genuinely curious. I have at least one transsexual friend who I share with other friends. There’s so much hate and violent sentiment directed towards this segment of the population, and I really, truly don’t know why that is. I’ve heard them referred to as “freaks.” Really? That doubly appalls me; while transgender is listed as a psychological disorder in the DSM-5 (which I can see necessary in some cases), still, calling people who are transgender “freaks” is about as sensitive as calling the following “freaks”:
- An Army vet with PTSD
- A little girl on the Autism spectrum
- A woman with schizophrenia
- A man with depression
Get my point there?
So, please, tell me why people (maybe you, even) hate people who are transgender and wish serious harm or death to come to them. If you’re going to site scripture, please do so in a way that honors God and respects the Bible (or other holy book, dependent on your faith) with faithful use of scripture. This includes using the scripture in its context within scripture, but also with respect to historical context. And for those of you who would dare to say that God hates people who are transgender, please read your Bible all the way through before commenting; there’s only ONE “I hate” statement attributed to God in the WHOLE Bible, and it has nothing to do with the LGBT community.