I’m about to become very unpopular.
I’ve thought about writing this post but attempted to brush away the idea. I couldn’t.
I have something that needs to be said. I’m just struggling to find the words and the right tone.
I don’t agree with Bruce Jenner’s sex change.
I do have a relationship with God. I usually say that I’m a Christian, but I just came from a blog post written by a supposed “Christian” that advocated Bruce Jenner’s decisions.
That writer either reads a totally different Bible than I do or knows a totally different god.
This is the true way Christians should approach the situation: Hate the SIN, but LOVE the sinner.
“It’s not the job of Christians to judge. Leave the judgement to God and treat your neighbor with love.” Very true.
But if you see your neighbor walking blindly off the edge of a cliff into a pool of lava, are you going to “love” them and let them make their own decisions? (Remember, it’s not your job to judge. Maybe there’s something about that lava you don’t understand.) Or is it more loving to speak up to keep them from hurting themselves?
That is the viewpoint of Christians. Real Christians who understand that Bruce Jenner’s decision is a sin, just as WE, as Christians, sin every single day. We’re all dirty here. It’s not judgement. It’s the truth. The sad truth.
However, we get to choose whether to stay dirty or be cleaned.
Bruce Jenner is far from God. And just like all sinners who don’t come to the knowledge of having a saving grace and redemption in Jesus Christ, he’s not going to a nice place. And that place, hell, is real.
If I love him, I as a Christian, will tell him that hell is the horrible reality. Not as a judgement, but as a warning, because I love him. If Christians (and God) didn’t love, we wouldn’t care and would let each other do whatever the heck we felt like doing, right or wrong. I would also tell him that God does love him, and Jesus did die for HIM. If Caitlyn chooses to ignore this and live his or her own life, there’s nothing I can do. I love, don’t judge, but I can’t agree with someone’s decision to walk off a cliff into a pool of lava.
That is my Christian perspective.
I can’t help but think about his mother’s perspective. She conceived him, but it’s as if he’s saying she didn’t do it right, that her body messed up the chromosomes somewhere, and because of her body making that mistake, he’s had to live with this life-long misery.
How does that make her feel?
Must be how God feels.
I also don’t understand. He was married three times. Six children resulted from those marriages. How could he say that he’s always felt this way, that he should be a woman? That it was a “long struggle”? Keeping it PG, those three wives must’ve given him some kind of pleasure to result in six kids.
At 65 years old, he made me wonder if perhaps being a man bored him. He was a man for sixty five years and always toyed with the thought of being a woman. Now he had the money to do it, and the publicity would produce more money. Even his mom asked if it was about money.
In the long run, Caitlyn’s decisions are Caitlyn’s decisions, right or wrong. But it’s when it affects others in a negative way, negative because now young children are asking, “maybe I’m a mistake. Maybe I need to change, too?” that’s when it becomes a problem.
Kid’s are becoming confused, because they don’t understand. They naturally question everything around them, and now they’re questioning themselves. As if social status, their future endeavors, being a kid, and self-image weren’t enough, let’s add this to the pile.
I appreciate one lady writer who took the time to point at the Vanity Fair magazine and basically say if a “man” can look that beautiful on the cover, there’s honestly no hope for the rest of us. So we should stop trying to compare ourselves to these fake photoshopped women. That perfection is a fantasy.
If you’ve read this far, I want to thank you. Whether you agree with me or not, like I said, it’s not my job to judge, but I do need to say my piece.
If Bruce Jenner wants me to call him Caitlyn, I’ll call him Caitlyn. But I can’t refer to him as a she, because he isn’t. He’s just a guy who has grown confused and is now making decisions that by Biblical standards are immoral, and I can’t agree with or support that.
And I believe it takes more love not to agree.