Count the Southern Baptists along with the Roman Catholic Church as a religious denomination that officially has an anti-transgender policy.
Yesterday the faith based Southern Baptist bigots at their conference in Baltimore continued their nearly decade long history of ramping up hatred of transpeople by overwhelmingly passed the Denny Burk proposed resolution that condemns trans people.
Why am I not surprised the 5000 messengers (convention delegates) went there? The Southern Baptists already have a long negative history of being on the wrong side of all the human rights movements of the 19th and 20th century. By hating on transpeople, they keep their reprehensible streak of misguided white privileged hatred for people not like them going into the 21st century.
And naw, you SBC peeps electing Ronnie Floyd as your president with the same homophobic baggage isn’t going to distract us. Neither will it change the fact this was faith-based transphobia at a scale not seen since the Catholic Church unleashed their anti-trans doctrine in 2003.
That Catholic anti-trans doctrine is a contributing factor to the off the charts anti-trans violence my Latina trans sisters experience in Latin America and my eastern European trans sisters deal with.
SBC, you were on the wrong side of history in terms of supporting slavery, Jim Crow segregation, opposing women’s suffrage, the African-American Civil Rights Movement, interracial marriage, and marriage equality.
Now you can add hatred of trans people to that list. And the mind blowing thing about this passed resolution is that you arrogantly put yourselves on the opposite side of the words of Jesus himself in pushing this hate on trans people policy.
For there are some eunuchs, which were so born from their mother’s womb: and there are some eunuchs, which were made eunuchs of men: and there be eunuchs, which have made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven’s sake. He that is able to receive it, let him receive it.
As a matter of fact, here’s some more words from the Good Book that point out just how off the rails y’all are before I even begin to drop the avalanche of scientific research done on and about transpeople you faith based fools obviously are ignoring.
Your hatred of trans people is not going reverse the two decade old trend of declining membership at SBC affiliated churches. Neither will it make your denomination attractive to young people and other fair minded folks who count transpeople among their friends and relatives.
But thanks SBC for doing the trans community and our allies a favor and letting us know exactly where we stand with you. You Satan’s helpers are officially an enemy to our community just like the trans exterminationalist radical feminists (TERF’s) and will be treated as such from this day forward.
Transphobic bigotry wrapped in scripture is still transphobic bigotry, and that salient fact isn’t going to change no matter what y’all told yourselves after that vote.
And the only way you’ll see trans people darkening the doors of your church sanctuaries is protesting outside of them.