Virginia bishop says ‘nobody’ is transgender
A bishop in Virginia mentioned “nobody is” transgender, and anybody who claims to be is experiencing “confusion, or a mistaken perception.”
Michael Burbidge, the bishop of the diocese in Arlington, wrote an in depth letter titled “A Catechesis on the Human Individual and Gender Ideology,” presenting an in depth rebuke of “transgender ideology.”
“Our tradition is experiencing a fast rise within the variety of individuals claiming an identification opposite to their organic intercourse. Makes an attempt to accommodate such claims have already got resulted in great upheavals in our social, authorized, and medical techniques,” the letter reads.
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“Nobody ‘is’ transgender. An individual who identifies as transgender could expertise troubling emotions, confusion, or a mistaken perception that she or he is or can ‘develop into’ somebody completely different. The Church doesn’t train that individuals who expertise gender dysphoria or confusion are immoral or dangerous,” the letter continues. “Thus, when talking with those that expertise gender dysphoria or who declare a ‘transgender’ identification, it’s important to hear and search to know their experiences. They should know they’re cherished and valued…”
The letter urges dad and mom to have “vigilance in opposition to harmful concepts and influences” and warns that, attributable to transgender ideology throughout social media, “a lot of your good work and witness might be undone shortly by a baby’s unsupervised or unrestricted web entry.”
“Greater than anything, the Church needs to carry you the love of Jesus Christ Himself. That love is inseparable from the reality of who you might be as one created in God’s picture … The Church is right here to help and accompany you on this journey, in order that you’ll know the great thing about the physique and soul that God gave you …” the letter concludes.
The Washington Examiner reached out to the Diocese of Arlington for remark however didn’t obtain a reply by time of publication.