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What Can Anorexia Teach Us About Transgenderism?

Paul Gotthardt1 comment1956 views

Transgender is the social buzzword of 2016. It has made it’s way into church life, political speeches, courtrooms, retail stores, and almost every conceivable form of media. If you’ve missed the cultural narrative, here’s the synopsis. Transgender is good and normal. Any thoughts to the contrary are hateful and unenlightened. Great! You’re caught up.

As the bandwagon of “intolerance” gains speed, rational people are pausing to ask the tough questions. These questions are not hateful or phobic in any way. These are questions of consistency, reason, and caution.

In Moira Fleming’s article, “Why is transgender an identity but anorexia a disorder?”–she explores some incredible similarities between transgenderism and anorexia. And while the similarities are uncanny, the way each “disorder” is treated could not be more different.

For those who are willing to look at this conversation through a different lens, I cannot encourage you enough to read this short article. Read the full article here.

For another comparative article that addresses transgenderism, anorexia, and other related issues, check out “The Absurdity of Transgenderism: A Stern but Necessary Critique” by Carlos D. Flores. Read the full article here.

Paul Gotthardt
Is learning to live from the overflow of my relationship with Jesus; Husband, Father, Pastor, Church Planter, Author, UGA grad... football and UFC enthusiast.

1 Comment

  1. Great article. The pushed agenda to normalize some of these disorders and therefore treat them differently is disturbing and absurd. I like the comparison drawn between the two. Many similarities. Why is one being pushed to be normalized while the other is still seen as a distortion of the person’s reality? One needs the correct biblical worldview to see through the agenda and realize both are distortions of truth.

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