Though no one would choose to be what we are, it is a rare Human Being that knows truly who their friends are.
To know that we respect each other for not what we have become, but for becoming what we always were.
To display courage rather than to wish for it
To wear our souls rather than to bury them in a mantle of misery
To know kindred spirits rather than to hope for them
To feel the prescience of something greater than ourselves rather than to pray for it
To never be alone for we are all a sisterhood and brotherhood who share a unique experience
To be what we are is not a curse
It is an honor
This is an area that I have found to be very important. One of
the most common
reasons for transsexuals to be separated from their families is the belief that there
is something in Christianity that proscribes this condition. I do not claim to be fluent
in the gospel. I do not think a being such as Jesus who cleansed lepers, was accepting
of Mary Magdalene, and took a murderer into paradise with him when he was crucified,
would judge us harshly. I have found the best source for information in this is at
Dr. Becky Allisons website, drbecky.com
I have included a essay from my friend Dr Jennifer
Burnett discussing a theological Christian answer for those struggling with
the perceived conflict between transsexualism and the Holy Bible. It
is well researched from someone who carries in her heart
what she commits to paper. She has titled it The Answer.
Pat Robinson answers a Transsexual who is transitioning--Pat Robinson's Answer
Position of the Catholic Church is listed in the
following. Of all the major religions, I have found the Catholic
Church to be the most intolerant. I consider this to be most
unfortunate--Position of the Catholic Church.
I have been appropriately reminded that
there are very accepting parishes in Portland and I have included those in Religious Associations and Information.
Below is the link with churches and religious institutions in the Portland Area that I have personally found to be tolerant to the transgendered
Religious Associations and Information
TRANSSEXUAL RESOURCES IN PORTLAND