The first transgender ‘leader’ NPR highlighted was AJ Buckley, an Episcopalian priest based out of Portland, Oregon. Buckley, in a single year of rectorship, has transformed his church by “putting up signs that say anyone can use the bathroom,” made name tags with pronouns on them, and written “siblings in Christ” on signs. Buckley argued that “having those things say you’re actually wanted here, [means] we’re excited that you’re here.”
Buckley failed to rectify his gender-bending with the story of the creation of man (which is also the first mention of man in The Bible). That verse reads, “So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.”
The second gender activist highlighted and praised was Shannon TL Kerns. She is a biological woman who is “the first openly transgender ‘man’” ordained in “The Old Catholic Church,” a denomination that left The Catholic Church in the 1960s. She argues that the Bible is subversive of traditional gender norms.
NPR paraphrased Kerns when it wrote, “in Genesis, angels come to Sodom and Gomorrah, and the townspeople threaten to rape them. The destruction of those cities is often seen as God’s condemnation of homosexuality. But it could be read as a lesson in welcoming the stranger.”
Unfortunately for NPR, in that story, the inhospitable treatment of the strangers is rooted in the homosexuality of the sodomites. When the sodomites observed Lot had two male visitors they demand of Lot, ““Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us so that we can have sex with them.”
Lot, seeking to protect the strangers (who are really angels), says “No, my friends. Don’t do this wicked thing. 8 Look, I have two daughters who have never slept with a man. Let me bring them out to you, and you can do what you like with them.”
The sodomites refused and forced their way past lot in an attempt to rape the angels instead of having intercourse with the two girls. One cannot speak of the hostility of the sodomites without mentioning their expressed preference to rape men instead of having voluntary intercourse with two female virgins.
Austen Hartke, a Lutheran theologian, is the last wokester highlighted by NPR. Austen argued that “God made me trans on purpose.” Hartke equates transgenderism to needing to wear glasses. He failed to mention if, like transgender people, near-sightedness creates suicidal ideation in over 80% of the people with glasses. Austen also failed to mention if 40% of folks who need their vision corrected, like 40% of transgender people, attempt suicide.