By Andrew Davies BD MA PhD
Transsexualism is a rather more complex phenomenon than is
often realised, and it sometimes has a medical or psychological motivation as
much as a sexual one. A number of different categories of transsexualism need
to be distinguished.
Those that cross-dress for sexual pleasure (transvestism).
This is specifically forbidden by Scripture, and must be
regarded as inappropriate moral conduct. This cross-dressing may or may not be
associated with homosexuality.
However, transvestites should probably be distinguished from
those who dress up in women's clothes for entertainment purposes such as
comedians and pantomime dames, as they are surely not the intended subject of
the Bible's prohibition, although medical research has shown that many female
impersonators fall into one of these categories.
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