Our Answer Is Affirmative

First Responder Training on the Scene of Gender Chaos

On an otherwise normal Sunday morning in church, a kindly, soft-spoken woman who'd been visiting announced to everyone that she was going to have an operation soon and that her name would change from Susan to Stephen.

No one seemed to know how to respond.

What would you have done?

I posed this question on Facebook and received a variety of responses. Gay and gay-affirming friends were quick with offers of encouragement: "May I bring you a meal or run an errand while you recover?" "My friend had that operation. She/he is much happier and more in touch with himself." "It's super important to show as much love and acceptance to Stephen as...

 

has a BS in Computer Science and worked as a software engineer with IBM until she hopped off the career track to be a full-time mom. She lives in Indianapolis, IN, and writes on apologetics and matters of faith.

This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #42, Fall 2017 Copyright © 2020 Salvo | www.salvomag.com https://salvomag.com/article/salvo42/our-answer-is-affirmative

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