Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Woman pastor feels convicted - gets sex change

In a blog post from earlier today (May 30th), Al Mohler, president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, reported about a United Methodist pastor in Maryland who recently underwent surgery to switch from a woman to a man.

Dr. Mohler treats the subject in his normal intelligent and biblical manner. Of course there are numerous problems with a pastor, or anyone for that matter, trying to change genders. Thank you, Dr. Mohler, for your solid blog post.

However, Dr. Mohler may not be privy to all of our insider information. Religion Roundtable has heard from reliable sources that Rev. Ann Gordon (her name before the switch) made her change for biblical reasons.

Rev. Gordon reportedly struggled for most of the past two years with various bible passages that show only men to be pastors. She especially could not get past I Timothy 2:8-3:7. Rev. Gordon said, "I just could not ignore those verses. They make it so clear that God's plan is for only males to be pastors. Anyone denying this is purposely trying to distort scripture."

What was Gordon to do? She wanted to stick with scripture, and also wanted to obey her "subjective call to be a pastor." She could only find one answer. According to Gordon, "The decision was simple. In order to follow the bible, I had to have a sex change. What other choice was there?"

Today, the former Rev. Gordon, now the Rev. Phoenix, feels liberated. "Now I can do what God has called me to do - preach the word! And, I can do it by biblical standards. What a thrill it is to be right in the center of God's will."

There is no word yet from the church as to how they plan to handle the situation with the women deacons. Apparently, the husbands of the female deacons are very much against them having sex change operations.

When asked about this, Rev. Phoenix responded, "We'll just have to wait and see if the female deacons will follow scripture or not."

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Another miraculous flight of the Phoenix!

Sewing said...

The funny thing is, I was actually wondering this when I read Al Mohler's article....

Religion Roundtable said...

It's just so sad when a person tries to live by the bible, and then takes so much heat for it (ha ha).