Over the last few years there has been a great increase of people, especially young people, wanting to change sex i.e. to be transgender, or as the ghastly terms put it to be “trans” rather than”cis”.
In fact you can only surgically modify our bodies to be sorta like the other sex, but every cell remains male or female i.e. XX or XY. There is no way XX can be changed to XY.
Without denying some of the problems some face, Dr Ian Paul deals both sensitively and incisively with the whole transgender issue and points out where Archbishop Rowan Williams and Steve Chalke have got things very wrong despite their concerns
He focuses on the bizarre and scary statement from there letter
To be trans is to enter a sacred journey of becoming whole: precious, honoured and loved, by yourself, by others and by God.
Is that actually true? Or in accord with the love and teaching of Jesus
We could soon move onto issues like gender vs sex and whether or not we are binary etc. But not now!
Now read Ian Paul’s excellent article and stop and think.