...this is nothing to do with biology or a miracle or anything. After all, this person who is having a child has, lemme see....TWO X chromosomes, a vagina and a uterus, and until suffering an ectopic pregnancy recently, two ovaries, fallopian tubes...all the girly bits, except for the breast which had to be surgically removed.
So, a woman is calling herself a "man". Yentl lives!
The only reason the media (Oprah) has made a deal of this is that someone, somewhere, has an agenda to push the idea that there is a difference between biological sex and this something something we call "gender". Ya think?!?!
Is there, or isn't there? A difference between sex and gender, that is...
I tend to be conservative on these sorts of things.
I wonder how long it will take before this discussion filters into the churches and becomes the hot topic there? I give it five to ten years, and mainstream protestant churches will have yet another thing on their dockets to rant and rave and about and to split over. Or perhaps it is already happening and I'm just out of the loop?
Are there the occasional messed up people out there? Yes, of course. That's what therapy is for. Or repentance.
What about, after-all, the notion that we are creatures, created by God? The idea that we do not belong to ourselves because we did not make ourselves.
And if we are our own, then all bets are off and there just aren't any boundaries to anything anymore, and we have a nation having discussions about a legally-defined-man-who-is-a-woman having a baby.
That, in my view, is what this is ultimately all about.