My Facebook and Twitter feeds have become flush with pictures of Bruce Jenner, dressed as a “woman”. It amazes me how many people, both Catholic and non-Catholic alike, have come out to “support” his decision to become a woman. We live in an age where logic and reason have been thrown out the window and emotionalism determines right and wrong.
Bruce will always be a man, no matter what mutilation he does to his body. Science supports this because he was born with a Y chromosome. No matter what alterations or surgeries he has performed, he will never be able to remove that dreaded Y chromosome.
Those who support his decision based purely on the argument “let *her* be who *she* wants to be” ignore the fact that Bruce needs to change. These same people argue that those who are gay should not have to change, but those who are transgender must change. It is hypocritical to force one person to change for their perversion, and to allow another person to stay the same for theirs.
Additionally, calling a man a woman is an insult to all women. What is to stop a man from waltzing into a woman’s bathroom, fully dressed and in all physical appearances a man, and claiming that he identifies himself as a woman? Only a couple of weeks ago, this man would be rightfully labeled a pervert. However, because you now “support” Bruce’s decision, you can no longer stop a man from walking into the ladies room.
For those Catholics who are openly opposed to pornography, extra-marital sex, and a litany of other sins, but have reservations with the out-lash that is properly being directed at Bruce, this is for you. If you are unable to condemn all forms of sin and perversion, then you have no right to condemn any forms of sin and perversion. All of your efforts to evangelize and teach sinners about the Truth and beauty of God’s love and authentic sexuality are for naught. You do not help bring people closer to the Truth, but push them farther away. When a sinner sees you showing preferential treatment towards another sinner, they will rightfully call you a hypocrite.
Bruce Jenner needs psychological help, prayers, and healing. The mutilation of one’s body is sinful. Acting out on unnatural behavior will not lead him to happiness, but despair, misery, and hopelessness. God in His perfection does not make mistakes, but humans in all of their imperfection do.