Last night was our regular monthly social with the transgender – cross dresser group my partner Liz and I are part of. All of the usual suspects were there, including the Mike Pence (yes the fascist vice president) loving cross dresser.
I was enjoying myself. I thought I looked as good as possible with my loose fitting sleeveless top, along with my black leggings and black flats. The outfit gives me an inkling of how the hormones I have been on are finally shaping me a feminine body without the benefit of any shapers what so ever. The weather was not overwhelming hot and the air conditioner works well in the almost new car we just bought. Life was good.
I was even ignoring my less than fave cross dresser acquaintance until Liz started a conversation with his daughter about why my brother and I don’t speak anymore. The basic reason is he (my brother) won’t accept me over the feelings of his Southern Baptist in laws. All of the sudden I sensed my opening was coming.
To set it up, a couple weeks ago over dinner, I was trying to get Mr. CD to bring up his buddy Pence (they are both from Indiana) and he did by calling him a “man from a good Christian family.” Last night, his daughter wanted to know why my brother didn’t accept me. I couldn’t resist and looked her and Dad right in the eye and said because of a good Christian family.
All of a sudden, the dinner conversation was over. I felt I had arrived finally. Everyone was wondering why I was so quiet…no more. However, I warned them.
Speaking, or writing on religion, Connie did write in this comment to add in because it’s never “enough said.”:
“Well, I wasn’t going to comment on this, since you ended your post with “enough said,” but since others have spoken up…
The book of Deuteronomy is, basically, a list of rules that pertained to the society and culture of that time. It doesn’t explain the reasons, really, and much is left to interpretation. I’ve read that 2:25 may have been in reference to men attempting to avoid military service, as well as women who wanted to fight. Of course, it could have been put on the list by a homophobic authority figure who found himself attracted to a trans woman. Your anonymous “commenter” appears to be of that ilk, especially considering the other Bible verse attached.
After years of hiding myself from anyone, literally and otherwise, I had what was, at least, an epiphany – but I do believe that God spoke to me directly. As I sat alone, locked in a room, I heard a voice saying, simply, “It’s OK; you are OK.” For me, that overrides any Bible quotes anybody else tries to throw at me.
Now, if I could just get one of those Bible Thumpers to explain why God created a man with nipples before He created a woman, I’d be a happy woman! :-)”
Enough said? This time?