Monday, June 18, 2007

A Little Humanity ... Goes A Long Ways

As I've commented before, it's all too easy to treat the unknown as hostile, and to condemn others simply because they are visibly different.

This morning's web travels turned up the following blog - Straight, Not Narrow, which had this post about transgender people:

Let's face it, there are probably a LOT of people in our lives we just don't get, but that doesn't mean we should stop loving them. The same concept applies to transgender people.

We need to remember that the fact they are changing physical gender doesn't make them stop being people, and Jesus commanded us to love one another, not just people who are like us or that we understand.

Kind of says it all, I think.


Anonymous said...

It says a lot about tolerence - and in a sense mirrors history. Black vs. white, nobility vs. plebians, white collar vs. blue collar, man vs. woman... it's all variations on a theme.

leftdog said...

Very good post - !!