a reply to: caladonea
As you have said this is an extremely complicate issue, and possibly in the future we would have a better perspective of it. This is not just a
personal decision, it is a family matter, it is affecting the lives of 6 persons that Jenner procreated as their father, but also now is a political
It is clear that a woman can't be father of anybody, that is absolutely clear, but he has decided , invoking his civil rights, to take a way the
fatherhood of 6 innocent people that admired and respected him along all their Lives with a kind of love that can't be replaced easily. I am
wondering where are the civil rights of those young men and women, plus the ones of their descendants?
I think there is enough space in the heart of God for people that for one or other reason were not called to live in a traditional two gender
Jesus was clear that not everybody was born for such a life, but also his only mention of this so special condition in the gospels is linked with the
topic of divorce, that is interesting, and in some way intriguing. I believe is possibly one of the best signals he gave us of his gifts of prophecy,
if you see what is going on right now in the world.
“Not everyone can accept this teaching, but only those to whom it is given. For there are eunuchs who have been so from birth, and there are
eunuchs who have been made eunuchs by others, and there are eunuchs who have made themselves eunuchs for the sake of the kingdom of heaven. Let anyone
accept this who can.” (Matthew 19:11-12)
Notice that he linked two situations that apparently are not connected in the same talk, Divorce and other sexual preferences, why he did this? well
again it is likely that Jesus knew in advance that we were going to see cases like this one in the future, and that now we have in front of us.
Lets give a glance the entire chapter of the Gospel inn which this teaching was given:
St. Mt 19 When Jesus had finished saying these things, he left Galilee and went into the region of Judea to the other side of the Jordan. 2 Large
crowds followed him, and he healed them there.
3 Some Pharisees came to him to test him. They asked, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for any and every reason?”
4 “Haven’t you read,” he replied, “that at the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female,’[a] 5 and said, ‘For this reason a man
will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh’? 6 So they are no longer two, but one flesh.
Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.”
7 “Why then,” they asked, “did Moses command that a man give his wife a certificate of divorce and send her away?”
8 Jesus replied, “Moses permitted you to divorce your wives because your hearts were hard. But it was not this way from the beginning. 9 I tell you
that anyone who divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another woman commits adultery.”
10 The disciples said to him, “If this is the situation between a husband and wife, it is better not to marry.”
11 Jesus replied, “Not everyone can accept this word, but only those to whom it has been given. 12 For there are eunuchs who were born that way, and
there are eunuchs who have been made eunuchs by others—and there are those who choose to live like eunuchs for the sake of the kingdom of heaven.
The one who can accept this should accept it.”
From the religious point of view if what Jenner says now is true he would have committed systematically adultery in his entire adult life, he has
cheated three times against 3 women and moreover against his own children, that is a really grave sin.
That is not precisely something to be proud of it, or to be taken as an example of courage, because I don't see how to connect courage with to go in
life lying to people that sincerely loved him. Maybe in Politics is possible, but in Religion there is no way to do it.
Who is guilty of all of this mess? Well this is something only God knows perfectly, but I suspect that not only Bruce or now Cathlyn are
responsible, there is an entire society that must assume also its own responsibility in all the pain that those 3 women and six children are exposed
to. I am afraid that educators, religious leaders and also political ones have their own weight of guilt on this sad outcome.
Anyway one thing is sure, the person we are talking about parented other people though the masculine line of reproduction and that is something a
woman can't do, so in spite of what is right now politically popular to say he belongs to a very different category even in the eyes of God, He will
never be treated or judged by God as a woman. That is probably why Jesus used the world Eunuch to refer to this condition .
I am worried and afraid of all the arrogance that exist in behind a claim that human Law can change what nature has done. To declare that a natural
man is a woman or conversely is not so much different than to decree that God does not exist. When we put a human authority, a judge or a Physician to
decree what is the new gender of a person is clearly turning the back to God. Be careful with that, What is the risk on all this? well in 1912
somebody said with respect to a fascinating work of a naval engineering that it was a Ship that Not even God could sink, and we all know what was the
final outcome of such enterprise.
Now, in the code of ethics of the Olympic spirit it is unacceptable the act of cheating, there is no space for it in any competition. Perhaps at
least in that aspect Jenner has something to show in his life that was genuine, I'm sure as an athlete he is an example, but there other areas in
which he even has recognized that he didn't do what is correct and he feels his life failed dramatically.
How can a journalist takes advantage of all this human drama and use a person in such personal tragedy and confusion to make Money? or a political
organization to take advantage of this to promote their cause? Now what is the credibility of an award that uses this sad situation to promote
itself? Why instead extremely valuable LGBT people like Rudolf Nureyev or Rod Hudson that were not living their entire lives of a lie didn't receive
that recognition to their courage?
I am sorry perhaps is a smart strategy, but there are many smart things that people do that are shocking from the religious point of view, so it is
not needed to be an Angel to guess what God may think on them.
One thing is Sure Jenner case has taught to us with his life a lesson that we are not going to forget.
The Angel of Lightness
edit on 6/5/2015 by The angel of light because: (no reason given)