Drake Bell on Gender Benders

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Drake Bell, actor and singer

Recently Drake Bell, an actor I grew up watching on TV shows like All That, The Amanda Show and Drake and Josh, recently tweeted that he still calls Bruce Jenner by his original masculine name instead of his new feminine name Caitlyn.  Good for him!  You can read the article here.

http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/6583131/drake-bell-tweets-caitlyn-jenner-bruce

Now, I don’t know what Drake’s religious and political views are, but this shows that you don’t necessarily have to be of a particular religion to understand natural law on gender.  A man is born with XY chromosomes and a woman is born with XX chromosomes.  Physical reproductive organs show physical what their gender is.  To claim to be the opposite of the gender you were born with is a violation of natural law and God’s law who established natural law.  His Holiness, Pope Francis has also come out against transgenderism, saying that it denies “the order of creation”.  You can read more here.

Pope Francis Defends Human Nature Against Gender Radicals

Some go as far as to have a sex change operation which I find to be particularly disgusting.  Please note I do not hate these people.  The culture likes to depict the likes of us who find these things morally reprehensible to be hateful.  I don’t particularly find it charming for a man in particular to have his manhood surgically removed; I find that most of all disgusting.  It’s not cool.  Furthermore it says God did not make them with the right gender.

So, then there is the whole issue of identity.  What should they identify as in public?  This can be confusing for people who do not know or expect the person to wish to be addressed by a particular gender, for example the transgender person may feel offended if they are addressed as “sir” when they want to be addressed by “ma’am”.  Then there’s the issue of police records of people who may be criminals, suspects or victims of a crime.  How do the police know who to look for if the person is labeled by the opposite gender?

In the Old Covenant it was said, “No one whose testicles have been crushed or whose penis has been cut off may come into the assembly of the LORD” (Deuteronomy 23:3).  Though the Church does not necessarily abide by the judicial precept it still rejects the practice of genital mutilation.  It was also said, “A woman shall not be clothed with man’ s apparel, neither shall a man use woman’ s apparel” (22:5).  The Church understands clothing differs according to time and place, but to deliberately dress like the opposite sex to lead others to think you are what you are not is wrong.  Only for strictly therapeutic reasons does the Church condone mutilations and sterilization [1].

[1] Catechism of the Catholic Church, no. 2297

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