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If you’ve been detained under a rock these past years and weren’t already convinced of just how liberal Huffington Post is, an article ran last week proclaiming Jesus to be the first transgender man should do the trick.
Suggesting “the current flap in conservative Christian circles about bathroom access is a bit baffling,” writer Suzanne DeWitt Hall offers a standard fare anti-Christian harangue that declares God can indeed get it wrong and that Eve was the first transgender woman, given that she was created from Adam’s rib bone.
Advancing this twisted logic, Hall then concludes that since Jesus was born of Mary’s flesh, he was genetically a female, thus the first transgender male.
Hall, who lives with her wife in Massachusetts, concludes that “Jesus is truly the first and forever trans man.”
Of course, the real goal here is to paint Christians as being the real freaks while normalizing alternative lifestyles that are inconsistent with Christian values.
From the Huffington Post:
Jesus: The First Transgender Man
The current flap in conservative Christian circles about bathroom access is a bit baffling. They shout about God not making mistakes, as if God only works in binaries and anything falling outside of black and white cannot be from him. But we don’t have a black and white God; creation is so full of color and variation that it’s incomprehensible how we Christians struggle to pare him down to the limited palette of our individual expectations.
The worst offenders are the Christian’s who claim to take the Bible literally. Of course they don’t actually do that; they impose their own filters on stories and phrases to fit their particular ideology. If they really did as they claim to do, they would quickly see that Jesus must be, by their own exegetical rules, the first transgender male.
Let’s take a look at what the Bible and Christianity tell us.
The teaching of the church from ancient days through today is that Jesus received his fleshly self from Mary. The church also teaches that Jesus is the new Adam, born of the new Eve.
Now Eve is a fascinating creature for many reasons. The Bible tells us she is the first example of human cloning, which I touched on in this post. But the fun doesn’t stop there. If we take the Genesis account in it’s literal meaning, as conservative Christians demand that we do, she is also the first case of a transgender woman. God reached into Adam, pulled out a bit of rib bone, and grew Eve from that XY DNA into Adam’s companion. She was created genetically male, and yet trans-formed into woman.
Then along comes Jesus and the whole pattern is both repeated and reversed. The first couple’s refusal to cooperate is turned around by Mary’s yes, and the second act of cloning occurs. The Holy Spirit comes upon the second Eve, and the child takes flesh from her and is born. Born of her flesh. Born with XX chromosome pairing. Born genetically female, and yet trans-formed into man.
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