On July 26, President Trump announced via Twitter that “the United States Government will not accept or allow … Transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military.”
President Trump states his case in terms of military effectiveness. To that end, we must recognize that redefining gender cannot be our military’s top priority. If embracing transgenderism in the ranks compromises the safety of the American people, then, as politically incorrect as it may be, President Trump made the right call.
But our response to this issue cannot end there. As Christians facing one of the most publicized issues of our time, it is important that we learn what God’s Word actually says about transgenderism and what a Christian’s response should be to people facing the very real struggle of gender dysphoria. For more on those topics, please see the links below:
- For resources on transgenderism from Focus on the Family, click here.
- For more on what the Bible says about transgenderism, click here to read a column from Robert Gagnon, New Testament professor and author of “The Bible and Homosexual Practice.”
- For more on a Christian response to transgenderism, click here for a column titled, “What Christianity Alone Offers Transgender Persons.”