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The Empowered Advocate

Apr 18, 2019

The God & Sex Forum is an annual event hosted by Students for Greensboro Pregnancy Care Center and Ratio Christi at UNC Greensboro. This year’s topic is transgenderism. To hear keynote speaker Dr. Neil Stewart’s address, check out God & Sex Forum: Transgenderism Part 1.

This episode is a panel discussion answering questions that were texted in during the event. Panelists are: Dr. Neil Stewart; Cameron Hodge (author, small business owner); and Logan Thomas (UNCG student).


2:43 - Question 1: Regarding your experience with gender dysphoria, why do you choose not to act on those desires?

4:05 - Question 2: Can you be a Christian and live an LGBQ lifestyle at the same time?

5:56 - Question 3: Is it harmful for parents to allow their child to choose his/her gender. If so, in what ways is it harmful?

8:24 - Question 4: For intersex individuals (those whose gender is ambiguous at birth), how do they determine their sex, and who determines this?

11:40 - Question 5: How does the Church address the sexuality of someone who is transgender once they receive salvation?

13:34 - Question 6: What is the difference between gender and sex?

17:52 - Question 7: Why do you trust the Bible so much when it was written by man and has been translated many times and in different versions?

24:41 - Question 8: Should Christians use pronouns if people identify as a pronoun other than their biological sex?

28:20 - Question 9: How can you [Dr. Stewart] use science to back up your argument, and simultaneously use theology and religion? Using religion seems to reduce your credibility. How can you claim to use religion to prescribe how others should live?

34:18 - Question 10: Reality is a social construct. My reality is different than yours. How can you prescribe what’s right for someone else’s reality?

38:15 - Question 11: Why are you only addressing transgenderism as sin, and why has the love of God not been mentioned throughout this conversation?

44:01 - Question 12: Are transgender people also made in the image of God? If God controls all things, why would God put people in bodies they are not comfortable in? What are humans supposed to do about that?

47:50 - Question 13: Are trans people not their true selves? Is there any scripture that says that transgenderism is a sin?

50:48 - Question 14: [Cameron] how did your friend who was transgender come to know Jesus?

51:58 - Question 15: For those of us who are not Christians, why does the Christian perspective apply to us?

53:30 - Question 16: What is the Christian perspective on someone who feels out of place, or like they’re the wrong gender? Does an individual’s feelings matter?

57:37 - Question 17: Shouldn’t Christians not judge others?

60:40 - Question 18: Can you be a Christian and also be attracted to the same sex?