Welcoming a transgender woman into church

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Joined in 2014
May 14, 2016, 23:35

From Eternity magazine:

“The most transphobic person I’ve had to deal with has been myself,” says Joan. “People struggling with this stuff are very sensitive to what you say and how you say it. It’s not loving to be making generalisations and absolute statements about what is right and wrong. It doesn’t help anyone. It doesn’t point people to Jesus. All it does is hurt people.

“There are broken people out there who don’t know how to deal with their brokenness. Yelling at them doesn’t make them unbroken.

“In some sense, I can’t imagine knowing God’s grace without knowing this love and support that I’ve received. There’s a sense in which I can’t imagine my relationship with God without my experience in this,” says Joan.

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