- June 11, 2022 at 4:05 pm #131356
- July 5, 2022 at 1:49 am #131918
- June 30, 2022 at 4:50 pm #131787Laura BusheyFREE
The answer here seems obvious: There are many “flavors” of Christianity. I live a couple of blocks from a United Church of Christ, and a few miles from a Unitarian Church. Both are very LGBT friendly.
Feeling guilty about being who you are is definitely not good for you.
I’m not religious at all, but I’m not afraid to tell people, “God made me who I am, and who are you to argue with it.”
- June 30, 2022 at 4:04 pm #131782Katie LawsonSILVER
I feel your pain. I am currently going through the same thing. Just remeber you have been dealing with this along time. They havnt. Give it some time. And try not to go crazy.
- June 21, 2022 at 3:00 pm #131528
- June 21, 2022 at 1:55 pm #131526Claire ConnerFREE
Hi Bobbi, I completely understand. I’m a Christian and have battled with this all my life. There are days that are good and then there are days that God and I have a lot of heart to heart discussions because of what I’m going through. The one thing I know is that he loves me and I love him with all my heart. I know he is always with me even when I’m at my lowest and hurting. I will be praying for you and you can always reach out here anytime you need to.
- June 14, 2022 at 1:58 pm #131411DeeAnn HopingsAMBASSADOR
For full disclosure, I grew up in the Presbyterian Church and have held church offices in 2 of the 4 cities where I have lived. For various reasons, I have been unchurched for about 20 years.
The unfortunate truth is that many LGBT folks avoid being affiliated with various religious organizations is due to bad experiences. That’s sad because many have used their religious beliefs to discriminate against LGBT people. I think a key point for all of us to remember is that our problem is not with The Word, it is how The Word has erroneously been co-opted by some practitioners.
- June 14, 2022 at 11:28 am #131405
- June 12, 2022 at 9:40 am #131380BrielleSILVER
I am also a transwoman who has been a Christ-follower since I was 8. Almost 6 decades now. I was experimenting with girls’ clothes as young as 5 and I’ve internallized all the “clobber passages” in the Bible that have been used to make us feel guilty and unworthy. They are misinterpreted and in some (many?) cases intentionally mistranslated to fit a hetero-normative agenda.
There is ample reasearch to back up what I say here. Unfortunately, most believers have been taught a way to think about LGBTQIA+ people and they earnestly believe what they have heard in church. There is no basis in scripture for these beliefs but you can’t convince them of the truth without God working to change their attitudes.
I am happy to discuss this further but to keep from offending others on the site that do not believe as we do, best to take it to private chat.
- June 12, 2022 at 7:21 am #131377
- June 11, 2022 at 8:13 pm #131365Vicky TorresFREE
Hi Bobbie, I’m also a Christian transwoman, who will be praying for you and your support of gender dysphoria. I have gone through alot of discrimination in the churches because of who I am now, but I have not given up on God. I pray for all transgenders, who are going through the same thing your going through and for others who are going through others issues in life. My prayers are for all of us to be safe in this misunderstandable world. I pray that God will have others accept us without judging us.
- June 11, 2022 at 7:00 pm #131363Lauren MugnaiaSILVER
Hi Bobbi, I am a Christian as well. If you’re going through a tough time being transgender and a believer, I understand why. When I came out to fellow believers at the church I went to, I was, basically, not accepted, period, no questions. I am now going to a church that accepts me for who I am and is caring and considerate. Feel free to talk anytime. 🙂
- June 11, 2022 at 4:46 pm #131359
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