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male and female He created them

By Diogenes (articles ) | Oct 31, 2007

The Religion News Service brings us the happy news about the former Rev. Ann Gordon, now known to the world as Rev. Drew Phoenix:

About 18 months ago, after 46 years of feeling trapped in the wrong body, the Methodist minister had sexual reassignment surgery, at last aligning psyche and sex.

The congregation in Baltimore has "no large theological hang-ups" about the switch, according to the story.

"It was like, 'Okay, great, congratulations. You're living as God intended now. How wonderful,' " said Kara Ker, 33, a social worker and lifelong Methodist.

If God had intended for the Rev. to live as a man, you'd think that He, being omnipotent, could have arranged that. Still, it's reassuring to know that surgeons at Johns Hopkins are ready to correct God's errors in gender-assignment-- just as, come to think of it, Methodist ministers are ready to smooth out the rough edges of the Decalogue.

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  • Posted by: - Nov. 05, 2007 9:46 AM ET USA

    I'm surprised the Methodists beat the Anglican/Episcopalian crowd on this one. Usually the latter is much quicker on compromising their morals. Living as God intended? Somebody's being a bit presumptuous. Further confirmation of why I left the Methodist church years ago - although the average person in the pews is just fine, the presumptuous attitude of some that they know better than God is sickening.

  • Posted by: - Oct. 31, 2007 8:17 PM ET USA

    Oh, so that's what it (male and female He created them) means! Why doesn't the Bible commentary tell us that? It doesn't mean either/or...it means both!

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