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How did the early church view transgenderism?
I know that transgenderism is somewhat a new concept, but how did the Early Church Fathers view the act of transgenderism, did they condemn it or did they interpret the verses differently than we do? ...
Why are transgender prayer requests "too far"?
Many theologians have said that transgender people shouldn't pray that God would change their sex because God doesn't make mistakes. But, every petitionary prayer is based on the premise that you know ...
Is there a written tradition that would explain why John the Evangelist is often depicted in art as effeminate?
John the Evangelist is often depicted in art as effeminate (e.g. long hair, clean shaven, gentle face), as illustrated below. This is especially apparent when compared with other males in the same ...
Has the Catholic Church ever canonized a trans-gender person with the full knowledge of his/her true gender identity?
We read in Mtt 19:12: For there are eunuchs who have been so from birth, and there are eunuchs who have been made eunuchs by others, and there are eunuchs who have made themselves eunuchs for the ...
What are the teachings of Catholic Church on the implications of gender-change by individuals, in their life-after-life?
We read at Gen 5:1-2: ""... When God created humankind, he made them in the likeness of God. Male and female he created them, and he blessed them and named them “Humankind” when they were ...
Why do many who believe that “all are born sinful” hold that “none are born gay or trans”?
Many Protestants, though not technically or officially Reformed, are nevertheless strongly influenced by Calvinistic theology; as such, they espouse the doctrine of total depravity, teaching that all ...
According to the Catholic Church is it sinful to address someone who is transgender by the gender they identify as?
Is it a sin against charity to confirm a transsexual lifestyle by using pronouns (such as she to address a transwoman) that the church says is an offense against the Natural Law?
According to the Catholic Church is it sinful to address someone who is transgender by their biological sex?
As a Catholic, is it considered an offense against charity to refer to a person in a way they wouldn't want to be referred to (such as calling a trans woman "he")?
Is there a term used by transgender Christians who don't want to transition because of their faith?
I know that some gay/same-sex attracted Christians who choose to follow traditional church teaching and pursue celibacy call themselves "side B" or "gay celibate" Christians. Is there a corresponding ...
How do Protestant Christians explain gender dysphoria/transgenderism?
The Scripture mentions homosexual practises a lot but Scripture seems silent about transsexualism. This question is asking answers from a Protestant perspective preferably those who uphold the ...
Was any transgender person ever ordained as a Catholic priest?
We find this entry in the Wikipedia: "Theodora of Alexandria was a saint and Desert Mother who was married to a prefect of Egypt. In order to perform penance for a sin she committed, she disguised ...
How do liberal Protestants reconcile support for transgenderism with scripture?
The Bible does not strike me as welcoming to transgenderism: The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman's garment: for all that do so are ...
Is a marriage between a transman and transwoman in accordance with Roman Catholic canon law?
Is a marriage between a transman and transwoman in accordance with Roman Catholic canon law? The transman and transwoman can still engage in intercourse to make babies, but the transman would be the ...