Patricia’s Bible Quote of the Day, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015
I think after the events of last week, it is helpful to hear what the New Testament would say about my motion on transgender policy at our Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015 Board meeting.
In discussing the church’s teaching on gender identity, Catholic clergy often will quote Genesis1:27: “So God created mankind in his own image,in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them”. This passage then becomes a means by which the clergy substantiate discrimination against transgender members of our society.
But what does the New Testament say? Galatians 3:28-29 “For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. 28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free man, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. 29 And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s descendants, heirs according to promise.”
So the question of the day that goes with my bible passage of the day is: why do clergy insist on quoting the Old Testament instead of the New Testament when it refers to transgender issues?