Today in one of my Facebook groups a gal who is transgender said how glad she was to find a group that focused on being a Christian and transgender. How she has struggled with “Biblical teachings”.
And right there it struck me… is it really “Biblical teaching” that some Christians use to condemn those who are transgender? Or is it an individual’s (or group’s) interpretation, regardless of the stretch, of the contemporary’s language’s translation based on copies of the originals (which no longer exist) and without taking into context the time in which it was written?
“Biblical teaching” has been used to rationalize the use of poisonous snakes in church. “Biblical teaching” has been used to tell people not to write left-handed. “Biblical teaching” has been used to exclude people who are black from joining a church, and women from speaking from the platform.
What is “Biblical teaching”? Read more “Is it Really “Biblical Teaching”? Always? Every Word?”