By: Susan Bea Good
I guess that would be me. A transgender-blogger recently referred to me as, “Susan (who) shows little sympathy or understanding for trans women…” Previously I was “Susan, whose mother has rejected her brother who is transgender.” (I know, it’s complicated) I was also recently scolded by a family member about my persistence in referring to my uncle as “he,” even after “forty years of living as a woman.”
I suppose it’s true what they say, “Like mother like daughter.” After decades of considering this topic, I have recently found the position where I am most biblically and humanely comfortable…and it’s right where my Mom has been for these forty years!
Besides my own mother, I’ve found unity in my stand from a most unlikely place. Uganda’s President, Yoweri Museveni, recently signed a law against same-sex marriage. This brave African leader persists in calling a man “he” and a woman “she”…and for this morally traditional position his nation is being threatened with financial retribution by our very own President Barak Obama!
(Yoweri Museveni) “We have been disappointed for a long time by the conduct of the West, the way you conduct yourselves there, but we just keep quiet. We just see how you do things, and your families and how they are organized. All these things, we see them and we keep quiet. We never comment because it’s not our country. Maybe you like it. So this is now an attempt of social imperialism to impose social values of one group on our society. Then our disappointment is now exacerbated because we are sorry to see you live the way that you live. But we keep quiet about it. Now you say, ‘You must also live like us.’ That’s where we say, No!” (emphasis added)
America is my country and I don’t choose to be quiet about the destruction caused by “Gay terrorism.” I will speak and write what I believe to be true and good. If it seems to some that I don’t “respect transgenders,” I’m OK with that.
Like Uganda’s President I too am sorry to see the way America is living.
“Little children, let no one deceive you. Whoever practices righteousness is righteous, as He is righteous. Whoever makes a practice of sinning is of the devil…” (I John 3:7-8/ESV)
The purpose of this blog is to encourage Christ-followers to see God’s Big Picture and be a part of it. Adonai Eloheinu!