Genesis 1:27… So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. (Emphasis added).
Genesis 5:2… Male and female created he them; and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created. (Emphasis added).
Genesis 6:19… And of every living thing of all flesh, two of every sort shalt thou bring into the ark, to keep them alive with thee; they shall be male and female. (Emphasis added).
Genesis 7:9… There went in two and two unto Noah into the ark, the male and the female, as God had commanded Noah. (Emphasis added).
Genesis 7:16… And they that went in, went in male and female of all flesh, as God had commanded him: and the Lord shut him in. (Emphasis added).
Matthew 19:4… And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female. (Emphasis added).
Mark 10:6… But from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female. (Emphasis added).
The above Bible verses (KJV) clearly indicate that God created humans to be either male or female. The Bible doesn’t say anything about a “Gender X” or “Fluid Gender” or “Call Yourself A Different Gender as the Mood Fits”, etc. There are males and females. The Bible does NOT give any prophecy or indication that human beings (in flesh form) will ever “transition” from one gender into another, or experience “back and forth gender fluidity.” PERIOD! I pray for these poor souls who have somehow been deceived into thinking that they are something they are not. By rejecting who you are, you are rejecting any notion of how God intended you to be. This a form of rebellion against how God created a person to be. It’s true, none of us chose to be either male or female, however, it is not for us to decide. God made each of us, male and female, according to his plan and purpose. I am not condemning these people, but know that they are missing out on God’s plan for them while they are in this state of confusion, denial or rebellion.
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Atlanta hosts world transgender bodybuilding competition
By DAVID GOLDMAN | Associated Press. October 8, 2018.
ATLANTA – It’s been 20 years since Charles Bennett took the stage to compete in bodybuilding. But at the age of 63, he’s now done something he’s never done before — compete as a man for the first time in what’s billed as the world’s only transgender bodybuilding competition. Bennett and seven fellow competitors went before a crowd Saturday evening in the annual International Association of Trans Bodybuilders competition at a theater in Atlanta.
The competition has attracted bodybuilders from across the country and even Russia since it began in 2014, according to executive director and head judge Bucky Motter. Competitors were judged in the categories of lightweight, middleweight, heavyweight and masters, for age 60 and over, according to five disciplines: mass, definition, proportion, symmetry and stage presence.
Bennett had the most experience of those on stage, and saw his role as more coach than competitor, helping others practice their poses backstage. He also offered diet tips, shared his preshow rituals and helped Peter Moore of Oakland, California, apply fake tan, his hand running over the scars where Moore had his breasts removed when he transitioned to male two years ago.
For most, this was their first time competing. Sandy Baird, of Oakland, California, saw the event promoted on Facebook and decided to try.
“I’ve always been interested in bodybuilding but then there was never a nongender opportunity to do it,” Baird said. Bennett, who traveled from San Francisco and competed in the competition’s Masters class, said he was “very proud to compete without a top on.”
“I competed as a woman. This wasn’t available to me. We didn’t even have the dream of a transgender bodybuilding competition. It’s unheard of,” Bennett said as he applied fake tan on himself, along with a hint of glimmer. The evening was also special because Erica Grace, Bennett’s partner of 31 years — and wife of 10 years — watched him compete for the first time since he transitioned and had surgery at 56. “She’s seeing me compete for the first time as a man. That’s pretty powerful. I had to do it. It means the world to me.”
As music pumped through the small theater, each contestant struck a series of poses required by the judges. Grace sat in the front row and cheered her husband on, alongside other wives who snapped photos and shouted out words of support. The competition took place before a capacity crowd of dozens. “I’m so proud of him. He’s awesome. He’s an inspiration to me,” Grace said. U.S Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Wes Phills, of Brooklyn, New York, who performed his routine to Beyonce’s “Mine” featuring Drake, won the award for overall winner as well as the middleweight class.