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Empathy for transgender teen

Updated: May 8, 2014 10:06AM



The recent article about the transgender teen was so sad, and chances are the future will be even sadder for this confused young woman. No matter how much she may believe that she is a male, she will never know what it really is to be male. She can take testosterone and alter her body, but she will never feel what it feels like to be a man.

The telling remark that was quoted, “I’m happy, sort of, for the most part. I feel like if I’m being me, then I’m hurting other people. Yet I need to be who I really am.” And she blames God for making her the way she is and then says God hates her.

So she feels that acting like she thinks a male acts is being herself, and that hurts people. Is that what she is actually trying to do? Get back at someone subconsciously?

The sad fact is that there are many people who regret changing gender. There is a high rate of substance abuse and suicide among them. The anxiety about not being able to be the “man” she envisions will forever be there.

I pray she realizes that God loves her and will help her to be the woman He wants her to be.

Deborah Binder

Cedar Lake



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