To the editor:
Mayor Aron Cromwell said, “This is not about morality. It is about discrimination” in reference to the recent City Commission approval of an ordinance on transgender discrimination. Of course, no one should be singled out for special disfavor. However, there is a difference between behavior and a person created in the image of God.
Jesus’ central message was “Repent for the Kingdom of God is at hand.” Repent means to turn from doing things our way to doing things God’s way. God made us male and female. He didn’t intend for us to try and change what He knew what was best for us. Jesus accepted everyone but He didn’t accept everyone’s behavior. “Go and sin no more” was His message to the woman caught in adultery; “Sell all you have and give to the poor” for the Rich Young Ruler. He knew exactly what was needed for a person to get right with God.
There is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. Wanting to be different, other than the way God created us, is not the right solution for a person. It’s repenting and living a life empowered by God though the Holy Spirit. To quote A.C. McAulay, “God made you as you are in order to use you as He planned.”