Hole_In_My_Heart Posted July 29, 2019 Share Posted July 29, 2019 Thank you to those who offered support and encouragement in the earlier version of this thread; unfortunately, the thread got hijacked, moved to the Lion's Den, and buried under pages of arguments, so all of that is lost. Thank you also to those who supported my original thread either staying in this forum or being returned here; also unfortunately, that's not going to happen, so I'll try one more time. If another troll appears, PLEASE flag the post but don't respond! I really do need one place where I'm not being stifled by some deluded Christian! I'm non-binary, in other words neither male nor female: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Non-binary_gender I've known this my entire life. I used to think it was only me, but over the past couple of years there has started to be a lot of talk about it, and when I checked it out I realized that they were talking about me. All well and good, until my pastor finally heard something about it, and started making an issue out of it during services, that if you have a womb you're a woman, and if you don't you're a man, and that is that. Totally aside from the fact that there are millions of intersexed people who are born with non-standard combinations of parts that don't match male or female: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intersex there are many people who, like me, know perfectly well that we're neither male nor female. And of course many transgender people whose bodies don't match their genders. You just can't argue that away! I can't begin to describe the feelings of betrayal I had, sitting there at service expecting to be lifted up, and instead being crushed down! That was absolutely the last straw, as far as I was concerned, and believe me there have been plenty of other straws as well. What makes this even worse is that my church is one of those that teaches the interpretation of Genesis that the original human being created was both male and female, which would inescapably mean, not only that men and women were created simultaneously and are therefore equal, but that combinations of parts, and we assume awareness of gender, other than just male and just female are possible. That was it for me. 5 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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