Transgenderism is a controversial subject, especially in children and teens. In America today, it’s mainly a subject that is associated with the political left and splitting away from religion and faith.
Whereas for one transgender Iowa teen by the name of Sid High, his Christian faith has only grown stronger as he became more sure that he felt like a boy, despite having been born as a biological female.
Sid’s journey is an interesting look into transgenderism and faith.
The Washington Post had a great story recently about an Iowa high school trans boy name Sid High, who is finding ways to reconcile his Christian faith and his trans identity together. https://t.co/4n9F8bVM6T
— Justin Gibson (@JGibsonDem) December 26, 2022
Although he no longer attends church, Sid still believes in God and finds that the Bible relates to him.
Telling his parents that he felt like a boy a few years before had been difficult. By 18 he understood that not everyone agreed with the idea of somebody identifying as a gender that is not what they were born as.
In his community, a library had even been complained about and closed because of its books that promoted a gay and trans lifestyle.
Bullying is something Sid experienced for believing he was not a she, which fits with the statistics considering 70% of evangelical white Christians believe acceptance of trans individuals has become too extreme in society.
Sid told his parents he didn’t feel like a girl at age 12. Six years later by 18, instead of parting ways from Christianity, he found it was giving him hope to continue to be different from the norm.
Transgender or devoutly Christian? An Iowa teen refuses to choose. This is really a profound story by @caseyparks https://t.co/iyXok61M8z
— Michelle Boorstein (@mboorstein) December 26, 2022
In the Washington Post story about Sid, his journey to identifying as a male is presented as a very positive thing by liberal journalist Casey Parks.
Parks chooses Sid’s case to highlight how any disagreement with the trans ideology is evil and uses the High family to indicate that some Christians are better than others.
The Highs are shown to study the roots of words in the Bible and be highly intelligent and accepting, with Sid’s mom Jess even regretting not letting him start puberty blockers and hormones at an earlier age.
A few years later, Sid began transitioning and openly coming out to the world as a guy, instead of past identities as a lesbian and gay.
After finding a teen LGBT group called Beloved Arise, Sid found more of a way to be both Christian and trans, which Parks presents as a way of reconciling his faith and the tension over his gender identity.
Here’s the Thing…
Sid sounds like a remarkable and intelligent young person with positive motivations and intentions. He’s also autistic with a thyroid disorder, but has struggled through that and remained faithful.
Parks using a young person’s faith and struggle for identity to push childhood transgenderism is 100% wrong.
Characterizing those who are opposed or skeptical about transgenderism as being prejudiced and hateful is also 100% wrong and a despicable generalization. It’s entirely possible to not accept the transgender ideology and also have no hate or prejudice.
Parks is inciting hate against those who are skeptical or disagree with transgenderism and claiming if you do not agree, you are harming young people. This is gaslighting of the worst kind and people, including Sid High, deserve more honesty.
The world is not divided into the intolerant versus the tolerant and the simplistic moral construct that leftists imagine; it is much more complex and diverse than that.This article appeared in StatesmanPost and has been published here with permission.