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SEX CHANGE AND SAME SEX

MARRIAGE: IS IT ETHICAL???
*transgender- reflects a sexual identity confusion
and not a true condition
*Transsexualism,-also known as transgenderism,
Gender Identity Disorder (GID), or gender
dysphoria, is a feeling that your
biological/genetic/physiological gender does not
match the gender you identify with and/or
perceive yourself to be.
*Same-sex marriage-it is the marriage of two the
same gender/sex(man to man and woman to
woman)
Sex change
Social perspective(Thailand)
-In the past, in fact, the Thai society had negative
thinking about the transsexual individuals and the
surgical procedure; particularly, the Thai society
disliked patients’ appearance and their overacting
manners; furthermore, transsexual people were
considered to have low education and no taste and
were believed to work mainly in the sex industry
Religious Perspective

"What does the Bible say about getting a sex


change?"
A. HONOR GOD

B. God is also very clear


about appropriate
sexual behavior
** it is clear that God created both man and woman.
-Genesis 2:20b-22.
**God determined the gender of an individual before
they were conceived.
-Jeremiah 1:5a
**Honor for God is established in the moral code in the
first four of the Ten Commandments
-1 Corinthians 6:13b
-1 Corinthians 6:18b-20
** Sex is to be had and enjoyed in a
monogamous marriage relationship
between a man and a woman
-1 Corinthians 7:2; Hebrews 13:4
**Homosexual behavior is wrong
-Genesis 19:1-13; Leviticus 18:22;
20:13; Romans 1:26-27; 1 Corinthians
6:9
**Cross-dressing is unacceptable
-Deuteronomy 22:5
Reasons why sex change is not acceptable
a. It Offends God
-The desire to change one's biological sex not only denies
reality, but also offends God. Nobody is born male or female
by chance, but in accordance with a plan of Divine Providence.
Therefore, to intentionally contradict the biological nature of
mankind is an act of revolt against our Creator.
b. It is not a good example
-children who will also feel the confusion of their gender they
will see it positively if transgender persons will be accepted. It
will influence the children
SAME-SEX
MARRIAGE
The Biblical Ethic on Same-Sex Marriage
***biblical concepts relating to marriage:
 Marriage is a three-way covenant between man, his wife and God
 Marriage involves both sexes
 Marriage requires the concept of 'one flesh' - which includes natural
intercourse
 Man's wife is seen as his companion and helper
**God defines marriage as being between one man
and one woman (Gen 2.24)
**Marriage is a threefold covenantal relationship
between a man, his wife and their Creator (Mal
2.14)
**The 'one flesh' (Gen 2.24)(Mk 10.8) implies
sexual union and child conception, so a primary
reason for male-female bonding in marriage is to
procreate and to produce 'godly offspring' (Gen
1.28)(Mal 2.15)
®God defines marriage as being between one man and one woman
(Gen 2:24)
®Edith Humphrey
She cites Leviticus 18:22 do not lie with a man as one lies with a
woman, which claims that these relations are “an abomination”

®Bishop Waggoner
Marriage is a “lasting and biding commitment [that] is neither
temporary nor casual. It is, rather, the means through which divine love
is shared and experienced in the greatest depth and fullness”.
Reason why same-sex marriage it is not
acceptable:

1. It Is Not Marriage

2. It Violates Natural Law

3. It Always Denies a Child Either a Father or a


Mother

4. It Offends God
Reasons why not acceptable in the
Philippines :

*According to the revised Philippine


Constitution of 1987

*The Family Code of the Philippines

*Being homosexual is one of the grounds or


conditions of legal separation
Ethical theories that talks about transgender

Stoic ethics
-all bodily action and satisfaction are evil and the people who undergone
sex change operation are the people want to be satisfied and achieved
the thing thing that are not given to them.

Self-realization ethics
-the sex change person and same sex marriage will be a hindrance
to the development of the children who are confused to their gender in a
way that instead of developing their physical capabilities of being a man
And a woman they will choose to change it and become an another
person.