It is available here .. http://www.premier.org.uk/Topics/Can-We-Be-Born-Into-The-Wrong-Sex
It is an article which attempts to engage the readers of the blog with the topic of being Transgender and then continually persistently shows a blatant lack of respect by mis-gendering Caitlyn Jenner - the subject of this article.
Firstly after finding out that gender may not all be as we initially thought it to be, we look at being 'transgender' and conflating it with being Intersex.
According to the American Psychological Association, there is strong
evidence to suggest that sexual orientation is largely tied to biology and that initial gender assignment is the strongest predictor of gender identity in the case of intersex children.
The author then looks to link intersex and transgender (I know not why). Let's help by describing transgender and then intersex.
People who identify as transgender are usually people who are born with typical male or female anatomies but feel as though they’ve been born into the “wrong body.” For example, a person who identifies as transgender may have typical female anatomy but feel like a male and seek to become male by taking hormones or electing to have sex reassignment surgeries.
People who have intersex conditions have anatomy that is not considered typically male or female. Most people with intersex conditions come to medical attention because doctors or parents notice something unusual about their bodies.
In contrast, people who are transgendered have an internal experience of gender identity that is different from most people. Many people confuse transgender and transsexual people with people with intersex conditions because they see two groups of people who would like to choose their own gender identity and sometimes those choices require hormonal treatments and/or surgery. These are similarities. It’s also true, albeit rare, that some people who have intersex conditions also decide to change genders at some point in their life, so some people with intersex conditions might also identify themselves as transgender or transsexual.
In spite of these similarities, these two groups should not be and cannot be thought of as one.
In the author's argument he uses the term deformity. He is correct in that many decades ago we may have used such terminology but now, with the use of DSM-5 we no longer do so. With transgender people the medical profession now use the term gender dysphoria as "dysphoria, in the diagnostic label is not only more appropriate and consistent with familiar clinical sexology terminology, it also removes the connotation that the patient is “disordered.”
We are informed that according to the:
The Law of Moses in Deuteronomy 22:5 it specifically states that it is an abomination before God for a woman to wear men’s clothing and vice versa.
These are the laws of the times, the law that God gave Moses. Yet, how many of us put railings around the roof of our houses? But it's the Law ... God's Law. Also, we plant all sorts of various seeds in our gardens, whether it be a vegetable or flower garden. This also is against the law of God. According to the laws in the Old Testament, we are breaking the law to plant corn and beans in the same garden. What about the clothes we wear that are made of many different blends of natural and synthetic fibers? How many of us go around with tassels hanging from the four corners of our jackets and coats? Yet, this was God's law.
But transgender individuals are not wearing the clothes of the 'other sex' for their gender is not as initially assigned. You are not wearing the clothing of the opposite sex.
In John 1:17 it reads: For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ and further on in Galatians 3: 28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither Male nor Female: For ye are all one in Christ Jesus.
What this article lacks is love. We are not called to judge but to love one another. Focussed upon the total inerrancy of the Scripture (written in English) without any use of reasoning and experience can cause a strange view of the Gospels as written to set us free.