The Trans Lie Comes for Jesus
The Trans Lie Comes for Jesus
We are all familiar with the metaphor of how to boil a frog. And, while successful across too many institutions, it looks like our Leftist Betters, now in control of the Anglican Church, twisted that knob a little too hard.
The frogs are yelling.
Joshua Heath delivered a homily from the pulpit of Trinity Chapel in Cambridge, England, in which he showed several images of medieval paintings of Christ and suggested that Christ had a trans body and that the wound in his side was vaginal.
Understandably, the congregation, which included children, was unhappy. Shouts of “heresy” rang out several times during the sermon. Several congregants left the building in tears.
Where to begin on why this is so particularly offensive? That the equation of a vagina to a violent stab wound is yet another attack by Trans Rights Activists (and let’s be clear, this Joshua Heath is nothing but a TRA in PhD clothing) on women. As one church member wrote
“I am contemptuous of the idea that by cutting a hole in a man, through which he can be penetrated, he can become a woman.”
Interestingly enough, transexual surgery is exactly about “cutting a hole in a man”. Time was that such a surgical transition was required before a male could obtain legal status of female. Now the Queer demand is that a male merely state the magic phrase “I am a woman” to make him so. Not only do these males become women, but Uber Women — dominating women’s spaces at their leisure and pleasure.
And if we dare to disagree, we are hateful bigots who should be stripped of our livelihoods and Constitutional rights.
Trinity College’s dean Michael Banner is not moved at all by the complaints. He actually defends Heath’s cultural vandalism as “legitimate” speculation based on medieval religious paintings.
You know, painters who were engaged in symbolic depictions hundreds of years after the Crucifixion of Jesus. They were all about Jesus and his “trans body” and no one ever sussed that out until the brilliant Heath came along.
This isn’t about Jesus, you know. What better way to destroy Christendom than to usurp Jesus? Banner gives it away with his support of the philistine “providing us with ways of thinking about issues around transgender questions today.”
Oh goody, even going to church now we are not allowed a moment to contemplate Christ’s martyrdom, but we are to focus on Jesus’ non-erotic penis and vaginal wound.
Writer Lincoln Brown at PJ Media makes the case for labeling Heath’s sermon as “old heresy in new clothes”. And while I appreciate his POV and that reducing God and/or Jesus down to fit in a little box of our own creation is at work here, I find that a rather benign interpretation.
This isn’t benign. It is malignant evil.
At the heart of this is a LIE. The basic lie of transgenderISM. We cannot change our sex. Whatever our feelings, we were conceived as male or female and we’re stuck with it. I understand in this age of instant gratification, entitlement, and the hysteria that arises at even the smallest bumps on the road to living a charmed life; but we can no longer tolerate these basic lies because we are witnessing the cancer metastasizing right before our eyes. There is little more basic, a foundational touchstone as it were, than we are born male or female.
As Helen Joyce puts it here at about the 54:30 mark:
I see that [male can be female] as introducing zero equals one into your mathematical universe.
What happens is that you reach a point where math itself collapses under the progressive weight of accepting 0=1. Here we’ve gone from a live and let live approach to men who want to wear a dress in public to putting male rapists in women’s prisons and lopping the breasts off 16 year old girls.
We should have drawn a line years ago. Is it too late? Only if we keep accepting it. Jesus wasn’t a wimp. Take a clue.
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