The New Gender Paradigm

​​The Samaritans

Jesus often taught through parables -- short stories that teach a moral principle.  Many of the parables involved Samaritans.  ...Why Samaritans?

The Samaritans were the remnants of the Northern Kingdom of Israel, while the Jews (from the Tribe of Judah) made up the Southern Kingdom.  Although the Samaritans followed the teachings of Moses, they differed from the Jews in several ritualistic practices.  -- So the Jews hated them passionately.  The Samaritans were considered to be "unclean".  The two groups never spoke, and would go to great lengths to avoid even being in the same general area or walking the same road.


The Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25 - 37)

     "What must I do to inherit eternal life?"  A Republican Congressman once asked Jesus.

     "Love your neighbor as yourself."  Jesus answered.

     "And who is my neighbor?"  The legislator pressed.

Jesus replied with the parable of The Good Samaritan:   A man was on his way to Jericho, when he was attacked by robbers -- who left him penniless and half-dead.

A Southern Baptist Minister saw the whole thing happen, but didn't want to become involved.  "He must be a sinner to get battered like that!"

Then a Mormon Bishop drove down the same road.  He saw the blood and the mangled body lying on the pavement.  But he gave the victim a wide berth and sped away.  ...After all, he was late for a meeting of the Stake Welfare Committee.

(Note that Jericho had recently passed a Religious Freedom Act which legalized non-intervention on the basis of religious beliefs.) 

Finally a post-op transsexual reached the site.  He screeched to a stop, ran over to the injured man and took care of him.  He stopped the bleeding and bandaged the wounds as best he could.  Then he loaded the victim into his car (even though it got blood & dirt all over his white leather seats.)

The Saint Catherine's Hospital in Jericho refused to treat a trauma case brought in by a trans person, citing the Religious Freedom Act.  No insurance card might also have been a factor.  Fortunately the clerk relented when suddenly a rosary was discovered in the victim's pocket -- and the trans person deposited $50,000 to cover any medical fees.

      "Which of these people will inherit eternal life?"  Jesus asked.


Jesus' parable suggests that people who make a lot of noise about "cleansing society" and "purging evil" are often the ones who offend God with their cruelty and self-interest.    While groups that are reviled for supposedly serious religious crimes are actually the people who please God with their kindness and empathy.


Samaritan Converts

The other important story involving Samaritans can be found in John 4:4 - 42.  Jesus is traveling though Samaria and asks for a drink of water from a local woman.   The woman is shocked that a Jew would even talk to her, let alone drink out of the same cup.   As events unfold, it turns out she's not only a Samaritan, but also an adulteress.

Amazingly, Jesus does NOT invoke the Religious Freedom Act and refuse to have anything more to do with her.   Instead, he spends two days teaching His Gospel to the entire town of outcast heretics -- and many became enthusiastic desciples.


          Sometimes outcast heretics have a closer relationship with God than do world-famous televangelists. 

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Faithful

These are the attitudes that Jesus taught -- and thus are the traits of a True Christian:

 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 

"For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.  He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. 

"And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil."

          John 3:16 - 20

"For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.”

          Luke 19:10

"For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:  Not of works, lest any man should boast."

          Ephesians 2:8 - 9

"Love your neighbor as yourself."

          Mark 12:31

 "Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not. " 

          Luke 18:16

 "Judge not, that ye be not judged. ... First cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye. " 

           Matthew 7:1 - 5

"He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.  ... Neither do I condemn thee."

           John 8:3 - 11

"And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or fields for my sake will receive a hundred times as much and will inherit eternal life."

          Matthew 19:29

"My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me."

          II Corinthians 12:19

"Whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca [idiot!], shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire. Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee; leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift."

          Matthew 5:22 - 24

Jesus never said, "These teachings apply to everyone except the gays or transsexuals."   There wasn't a "No LGBT's Admitted" sign at the Sermon on the Mount.   


"Neither let a gay man say, 'Behold, I am a dry tree'.  For thus saith the LORD unto the gays that keep my sabbaths, and choose the things that please me, and take hold of my covenant; even unto them will I give in mine house and within my walls a place and a name better than of sons and of daughters: I will give them an everlasting name, that shall not be cut off.

The Lord GOD which gathereth the outcasts of Christianity saith, Yet will I gather others to Him, beside those that are gathered unto Him.

Christian ministers are blind: they are all ignorant, they are all dumb dogs, they cannot bark; sleeping, lying down, loving to slumber.  Yea, they are greedy dogs which can never have enough, and they are pastors that cannot understand:  they all look to their own way, every one for his gain, from his congregation."

          Isaiah 56:3 - 11

​​Two forces exist in the universe:  One that is creative, constructive, accepting and loving.  A God who strives for the welfare of all of His children.   He invites all to share in His blessings, love, growth and protections.

On the other hand, there's a demonic force that seeks only to destroy, deprive, and exclude.  In order to maximize human misery, he teaches his followers to hate and harass.  -- For any possible excuse:  skin color, ethnic group, poverty; he inspires rejection for appearance, beliefs, sexuality, or for just being a little different.

          By their fruits ye shall know them.

                      -- Matthew 7:20

The central theme of Jesus' Gospel is "love your neighbor".   He teaches His followers to empathize, support and help others -- especially those who are cast out, marginalized and downtrodden.


Yet so many so-called "Christian" sects have barred their doors to faithful LGBT supplicants who have devoted their lives to Christ.  They say Christ's redemption can't extend to LGBT believers.

The Catholic Portal
This website offers articles of interest to faithful LGBT members of the Catholic Church, which has has accepted transgender members for two millennia -- until now:

1.  The Bible:
  The scriptures do NOT condemn gays or "crossdressers".  The current anti-LGBT mythology results from intentional mistranslation.

2.  Catholic Policy Regarding Trans People:    In 1997, Pope John Paul II suddenly reversed policies regarding transsexuality  and intersexuality.   The teachings of the early Church Fathers was overruled at the instigation of the notorious transphobe Paul McHugh -- citing psychologic sophistry instead of scripture and traditional Church doctrine.

The Mormon Portal
This website offers a series of articles of interest to faithful LGBT members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons):

1.  The Bible:
  The scriptures do NOT condemn gays or "crossdressers".  The current anti-LGBT mythology results from intentional mistranslation.

2.  Church Policy Regarding Trans People:   The Handbook of Instructions sets the policies for Church leaders dealing with trans people.  Since the authors had no inkling of what it actually means to be transgender (causes, treatments, needs, issues, etc), the policies have only caused chaos at the local level.

3,  The New Anti-Gay Policy: In November 2015 Church General Authorities proclaimed that gays were apostates while their children would be automatically disfellowshipped.