Skip to comments.The Transgender Double Standard
Posted on 05/16/2007 1:52:11 PM PDT by Jose Pen
The Transgender Double Standard
By Randy Thomas
It's always astounded me how willing some in the gay activist community are to celebrate someone surgically altering their body to "become" who they perceive to be internally. Yet when I determine I want to reorient my sexual orientation, which does not require drastic surgery or body altering drugs, according to those same activists, I am the one doing damage to myself and others by simply holding to a particular worldview that brings me contentment and sexual reorientation. The transgendered are applauded for radically altering their bodies while I am scolded for holding the belief that I would be happier living out who I truly am regardless of my past life as a gay identified man. Its ok for someone to ignore what they were obviously born as but for people like me we are told being gay is genetic and should be embraced because we have no other option.
Gay activists, who truly dont represent most who would identify as gay, celebrate someone discovering their true identity ... well unless it involves spiritual or moral reasons that are contrary to gay fundamentalism. Their moral opposition to my reality is the difference here. For the most part, the transgender person does not call into question the morality of gay activist sexuality and identity in the context of a biblical sexual ethic. My existence, just by being around and talking about it, does challenge those issues. Therefore, since most "transfolk" as others have called them, tow the gay fundamentalist line... they are celebrated as "the new gay."
However, for those of us who want to pursue loving, whole, satisfying, passionate, congruent with our faith, opposite sex relationships instead of pursuing same sex sexual activity ... somehow we are the ones deserving of mockery and condescending judgment.
Not only the transgendered but people who drop their whole lives; family, friends and faith to enter into the GLBTQ fold are held up as examples of being true to self and deserving of unconditional love and acceptance. Apparently if you are willing to drastically alter your life to enter the GLB"T"Q fold ... that's ok but like the old song Hotel California by the Eagles, once you are in that fold, "... you can check out any time you like, but you can never leave."
My life has drastically changed. I am (and am becoming) who I was always intended to be but I have a sneaking suspicion that there wouldn't be to many people thrilled with the idea of "GLBTQEx"
(not that I would want that ... just sayin')
Randy Thomas huh? That is a joke right?
I tried reading this but it made my head hurt.
E I E I O ?
OK, I'm having trouble getting past the title...
Just think "DoubleGendered TransStandard".....then it becomes clear.
This man is discussing the hypocracy of “trangenders” and other homosexuals concerning his reorientation as a heterosexual.
He deserves our support and prayers.
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Well, I’m glad at least ONE person on here read the post and understood it. This person was transgender and has become (or is working on becoming) heterosexual. He is pointing out the double standard gay activists use when they praise a transgender for mutilating their body to become another sex, but they condemn this man for trying to be faithful to the sex he was born with — male!!!
Come on, people, if you don’t take the time to read and understand and post reasonably, you make conservatives look as idiotic as the twits posting on Pandagon and Huffington.
I correct myself: two people understood the post.
No, the author was homosexual. You're accurate otherwise.
Come on, people, if you dont take the time to read and understand and post reasonably, you make conservatives look as idiotic as the twits posting on Pandagon and Huffington.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
In addition, I've seen many many Bible verses and such posted on FR against homosexuals, and rightfully so. However, here is a man who is working on his heterosexality, and his relationship with God, and where is the support?
Every person who successfuly reorients from homosexuality is a terrible threat to “the gay agenda.”