Televangelist Pat Robertson on Monday said that he sees no sin
associated with being transgender.
Robertson, a vocal opponent of gay rights, made his remarks in the
course of answering a 700 Club viewer's question.
“I work with two people who have decided that they are females.
I know what the Bible says about homosexuality, but is it wrong to
refer to them as females since they have had their gender status
changed in the eyes of the law?” asked David.
“I don't understand all that,” Robertson replied, “but I
think there are men who are in a woman's body. It's very rare, but
it's true. Or women that are in men's bodies. They want a sex
change. And that is a very permanent thing. Believe me, when you
have certain body parts amputated and you have [to] shoot up with
various kinds of hormones – it's a radical procedure. I don't
think there's any sin associated with that. I don't condemn somebody
for doing that. But somebody who just says, 'Well, I'm really a
woman.' I question the validity of that statement. You don't count
somebody as female unless they really are.” (The video is embedded
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