Dear FCC family,
There has been a lot of attention around transgender issues and as the only open and affirming church in Singapore, we have a special role to play.
Our transgender siblings in FCC have stepped up to share their perspectives and to testify to God’s love in their lives. Here is an excerpt from the resource page http://fcc.la/transgender
“While transgender Christians are reconciled and brought to wholeness with themselves through transition, it is often accompanied by a high cost of losing relationships and facing society’s transphobia. This has resulted in the loss of access to education, or being fired from jobs, which has negative ripple effects on that individual’s family. When we look at Jesus’ life, he did not allow Christians to sit on the fence when there were people ostracised for who they were. In his ministry, he healed and reunited the “unclean” with the broader community. We appeal to our cisgender Christian siblings to likewise speak out for your transgender siblings when witnessing acts of discrimination or injustice.
As transgender Christians who have received healing and found wholeness through transitioning, our lives continue to bear witness to God’s inclusive love. Our presence on the margins of society has taught us to see the social injustices and inequalities that break God’s heart. Our experiences across the gender divide give us perspectives into the lives and struggles of all genders. Our awareness of our atypical, non-perfect bodies enables us to be more sensitive to the needs of others. The difficulties and discriminations we face in the world lead us to depend even more on God to see us through, entrusting our lives into God’s hands. Being transgender is how God made us to be.”
i pray through this resource, more people can understand better the challenges our transgender siblings go through, and help other transgender Christians strengthen their Christian faith and provide cisgender Christians with better understanding.