Sexuality and Gender

Transgenderism Fragments the Human Person

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Author Amy K. Hall Published on 06/11/2015

Nancy Pearcey notes something important about transgenderism (and the worldview of a culture that celebrates it):

The worldview implicit in the transgender movement is that our physical bodies have no particular value—that our biology is irrelevant to who we are as persons...

It is a worldview that drives a wedge between one’s body and one’s sense of self, which exerts a self-alienating, fragmenting effect on the human personality...

The autonomous self will not tolerate having its options limited by anything it did not choose—not even its own body...

This radical autonomy may be promoted as liberation, but it is a devastatingly disrespectful view of the physical body. The implication is that your body is not part of your authentic self...

Today we are seeing the real-world results of this denial. Transgenderism treats the scientific facts of human biology as having no intrinsic purpose or significance. It treats the body as nothing but a piece of matter that gives people no clue about who they are as persons. It is a self-alienating worldview that teaches people that their identity as male or female has no inherent purpose or dignity...

Liberals often portray the morality of the Bible as negative and restrictive. But in reality, Biblical morality honors humans as embodied beings. It respects our identity as male and female, thus leading to integrity and wholeness. The root of the word integrity means whole, integrated, unified—our minds and emotions in tune with our physical body.

A Biblical worldview offers a positive message that respects the whole person and is motivated by love and compassion.

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