Transgender In The Black Church

Posted on September 2, 2015


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Everything Is Going Down, But The Word Of God……Recently I heard a female preacher say God was not bipolar and Transgender has no place in the church!  Cordelia Wallace says Transgender Has No Place In The Church 

Shemiyia Sweeney wasn’t the only person in Dr. Drew’s all-trans audience Thursday night who experienced discrimination from the community in which she was raised.

But she was the only person with her mother present, a woman who adjusted her beliefs when church leaders advised she disown her would-be daughter.
“We don’t have to debate homosexuality anymore, we don’t have to define anything,” Sheila O’Bannon explained to the panel, standing beside her child — now a beautiful, young woman. “All we have to do is the No. 2 commandment, and that is ‘love your neighbor!’”
Still, the believing community’s response to LGBT stories isn’t always as accepting.
“People look at Christians in a ‘debate’ like this and they automatically assume that there is hatred,” panelist Vanessa Barnett admitted. “But at the end of the day, God is love.”
O’Bannon admitted it was a “process” to understand Shemiyia’s transgender identity, but after she described the devastating event that opened her eyes to her child’s needs, she begged those who doubt transgender people to consider the gravity of their situation.
“Our black children are dying. Our black, trans children are dying. Stand for them,” she urged.