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5 Things Not to Do with Your Transgender Neighbor

  • Andrew T. Walker Author of God and the Transgender Debate
5 Things Not to Do with Your Transgender Neighbor

Love can never be an optional extra for a Christian. To be a Christian means to love as you have been loved by God. In John 13 Jesus says that if we fail to love others, we show we do not really love God. And his famous parable of the Good Samaritan shows that by others, he means all others (Luke 10:25-37).

A biblical response to transgender people is to see them as our neighbors (not as debate partners); and then to love them. But what does that actually mean? I may want to act lovingly toward all people, regardless of their race, age, background, or gender identity—but how do I do that?

To start, here are some things not to do: