Before the upgrade to SI 3.0, an important Filing was posted regarding Gender Re-assignment Surgeries and Christian Ethics. It was by Dr. Russell Moore. There were two replies – mine, and another by Alex Guggenheim.
The “problem” he was responding to was how we would respond to a new convert who confesses that he/she was at some point in the past surgically altered to the opposite gender.
In my opinion, the generally reliable and admirable Dr. Moore oversimplified the physical, mental, theological, and ethical matters involved in such surgeries.
I believe this Filing and the discussion that was started is far more important than the infrequent nature of these situations would suggest. While many of us have been in ministry for years and not seen one case of a person surgically altering their gender, the number of these cases is increasing, and will almost certainly continue to increase.
We need to think this through.
And my post in response, followed by Alex’s, here…
I would really like to continue this conversation.