So. Baptists Approve Fundamental Untruths about Transgender People
Christian author John Shore nicely sums up the Southern Baptist Convention’s unanimous approval of a resolution, drafted by professor Denny Burk (pictured), which condemns transgender and intersex people.
Linking each bullet point to its source text in the SBC resolution, Shore (who affirms LGBT equality) says the resolution effectively declares that:
- Transgender people are crazy
- Transgender people are delusional
- Transgender people are rejecting God’s will
- Transgender people are rejecting God’s plan
- If transgender people would pray more they’d stop being transgender.
- Transgender people should not be protected by law.
- No law should ever in any way validate transgender people.
- It’s immoral for a transgender person to alter their body to reflect their gender identity.
- Children must be protected from the transgender people being normal.
- Hatred from the pulpit against transgender people should be practiced and protected.
- All Christians should actively teach and preach against transgender people.
I’d summarize the resolution like this:
Whereas thousands of people are born every year with the genes or organs of both sexes, all Christians should lie and say they don’t exist — and then deny them their human and constitutional rights, and espouse myths about their personalities — because badly butchered Bible verses told them to be ignorant and brutish.
As to the “Transgender people are rejecting God’s will” point. How do people like this know – for certain – they are doing God’s Will? If they are claiming that they are reading and understanding what is in the Bible 100% accurately! they are further implying that the “Conditional” Love they are practicing is a correct and positive comprehension of Jesus’ command to “Love others as he has loved us.”
In my opinion:
To claim to know God’s will, and to claim to be best at doing it, is a form of blasphemy. Such hubris elevates oneself to the status of demi-god.
Religious academics apparently cite one version of the Bible as if they were citing peer-review scientific journal literature. All they need is one book?
All they need is one book, hodge-podge/ mish-mash of nonsense though it may be full of.