Friday, April 04, 2008

Pregnant Man?

It seems like something you would see on the front of the Enquirer, but this is the real deal folks... although the reality is really that the man used to be a woman and still has internal woman parts but very much looks and acts like a man. Oprah did an interview with the "man" and his wife yesterday, and you can read it here.

I am pretty sure the whole thing kind of confuses and disgusts me and for once I am really going to say what I think about it because this is my blog and if it is offensive to someone then I apologize but everyone is entitled to their opinion. Frankly, I think it's wrong. Sure, "he" and his wife are probably wonderful people, and I am sure they are going to love their daughter, but there is a reason God made us the gender that we are and when we try to alterate that we make a big mess of things and start playing with powers that are not ours to have. Besides, this child is going to have a whole set of interesting issues to deal with. Other children are cruel and I foresee a lot of heartache in this kid's future. I don't agree with gender alteration.

I kind of like the neighbor's comment when he found out... "Obviously, it's a pretty unusual situation, and it was unusual for me when I found out," he says. "It was kind of sexually dyslexic for me to put it together." I'll say.

I am not trying to be intolerant or prejudice or close minded. But I believe that people are unique and created uniquely. In our church - The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - the former prophet and president of the church President Gordon B. Hinckley along with his counselors issued a proclamation on the family several years back called Family: A Proclamation to the World. In regards to gender it states,

"All human beings—male and female—are created in the image of God. Each is a beloved spirit son or daughter of heavenly parents, and, as such, each has a divine nature and destiny. Gender is an essential characteristic of individual premortal, mortal, and eternal identity and purpose."

I seriously wonder how God feels about this? I mean, of course he wants his children to come to earth and be born in good families, which I am sure this is one. But how does he feel that this former woman altered an identity she was divinely given and in some ways makes a mockery of womanhood and motherhood. As you can tell, I'm having a hard time wrapping my head around it.

9 comments:

Beth&Cody said...

I watched this yesterday and must admit I was not that shocked. Since "he" used to be a "she" and still has the parts and "his" wife couldn't have a baby fine. It's their right. However, from a gospel perspective I was a bit saddened that people feel God got it wrong and must take drastic and possibly dangerous measures to fix it. That's also how I feel about plastic surgury. I still haven't figured out my thoughts on middle-sex or both-sex babies. Let's all pray for simple and easy gender identities!

Tamara said...

I am with you on this one. I mean come on...I can't have a baby but now a man can. Thanks for your opinions.

Margo said...

Nikki, I love you. I love your thoughts and I am right there with you. Thanks for sharing.

Aaron, Lindsey, and Zander said...

I just have to comment on how funny this picture looks!! I don't know if it's the angle or what, but Oprah's head looks about three times bigger than this "man!" It just made me laught!

Lincoln said...

I think what you said about this making a mockery of womanhood is right on. I hate the fact that the one thing that really sets us apart is now made light of by some confused guy/girl.

Lincoln said...

oops... the last comment was from your sister, Mallory. I am under Lincoln's name but I am sure he would agree with me. Thank you for your post.

Annalisa said...

i totally agree that its a mockery of womanhood. 'he' isn't a 'he' if 'he' can still do everything a 'she' can do, then 'he' is really a 'she' who doesn't understand God's plan. crazy mixed up world!

Nicole Cave said...

Love this post...you really know how to put into words what I think most of us want to say!!

Doug and Dawn Hardy said...

Nikki, I agree with you 100%.