Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Chaz Bono - it is what it is
A christian who chooses to disapprove of Chaz Bono's transgender lifestyle, has the absolute freedom to live by his beliefs. Just as it takes courage for Chaz to live his life, it takes courage for one to live by one's faith and beliefs, regardless of what society keeps thundering. Fear has absolutely nothing to do with it. We christians live by the bible, and expecting us to throw away our convictions in an attempt to "normalize" things is a lost quest. Our belief systems are often regarded as archaic because we don't embrace premarital sex, homosexuality, Friday night debauchery, etc, but that doesn't mean we HATE people who indulge in that. Some of us have dabbled in these, but were transformed in our new birth in Christ. Being a born again Christian is not being myopic or narrow minded, or insensitive to sexuality/identity issues. It simply means we choose to live by a new set of convictions through the bible. It is not about being contemporary, but being saved through the renewing of our minds by the Word. And of course the world considers this narrow minded and unenlightened, but that's a choice committed to freely, and we really are not asking for the world's validation.
So please, get it correct. Nobody hates Chaz Bono. Does his lifestyle have to be celebrated by everyone? Absolutely not. We don't have to praise and celebrate him for living a lifestyle our faith and belief system does not approve of. Choosing not to applaud him is not hateful, it simply is just a fact. Just as the world choosing not applaud our Christian convictions is a fact.