Today my friend and fellow Patheos blogger Ben Corey posted a piece entitled Why You’re Completely Unable To Judge Caitlyn Jenner (Or Anyone Else). The point of Ben’s essay was to say … well, this:
Only God knows why Caitlyn is transgender, and therefore, only God can judge (a) if she’s sinning or not, and (b) if she has any level of culpability in it. … You’ll never know the full story, and you have to know it in order to judge properly. … Only God knows [the full story]—and therefore, only God can judge.
Because Ben’s piece is certain to go viral,* I felt it important to offer a quick counterpoint to it.
I wholeheartedly disagree with Ben’s proposition that since only God knows Caitlyn’s whole story, only God can judge whether or not her coming out and living as herself means that she is sinning.
The simple truth is that I don’t have to know Caitlyn Jenner’s full story in order to properly judge whether or not her being transgender means that she is sinning.
It doesn’t. At all. Because being LGBT is not, and should never be considered, a moral condition.
It’s insane that anyone has to say this, but, again: There is no sin in being gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or questioning.
And it’s high time for all Christians to let go of the extremely dangerous notion that it’s even remotely possible that, to God, there is.
And that is the end of that story.
*Ben’s post did go viral, at 32K shares and rising.