Views of transgender issues divide along religious lines

By Gregory A. Smith

The American public is sharply divided along religious lines over whether it is possible for someone to be a gender different from their sex at birth, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis.

Most Christians in the United States (63%) say Sondakika Haber that whether someone is a man or a woman is determined by their sex at birth. Among religious “nones” – those who identify religiously as atheist, agnostic or “nothing in particular” – about six-in-ten (62%) say they think a person’s gender is not necessarily determined by the sex they are assigned at birth.

The new analysis is drawn from a recent survey that showed the American public was also deeply divided along partisan lines on the question.

Among Christians, white evangelical Protestants (84%) are most likely to say that gender is determined by sex at birth. haber Many black Protestants (59%) and white mainline Protestants (55%) also feel this way. Catholics are divided on the question, with 51% saying gender is a function of one’s birth sex, while 46% say it is possible for someone to be of a gender different from their sex at birth.

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7 COMMENTS

  1. @PEW link – The American public is sharply divided along religious lines over whether it is possible for someone to be a gender different from their sex at birth, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis.

    This appears to be VERY sloppy research which begs the question!!

    This question is far from clear as to if it is asking about:-

    a GENETIC (XX – XY etc.) sex at birth.

    A phenotypic bodily appearance of a particular sex or intersex condition,

    a psychological self image of a particular sex other than the physical one,

    or a cosmetically and hormone induced, sex change!

    Unless these issues are clear, the results are generally meaningless, apart from identifying those know-it-all-ignorant bigots, who share the researcher’s ignorance of the issues!

    These issues – WHEN PROPERLY DEFINED, have REAL answers based on science!
    Without clear definitions, they simply measure how many people have fanciful woolly preconceptions, or how many are prepared to give answers to vague misleading questions.

    whether someone is a man or a woman is determined by
    their sex at birth.

    Until the questioner defines what they mean by “sex at birth”, I have no idea – but those born intersex, MAY be neither!

  2. @OP – whether someone is a man or a woman is determined by
    their sex at birth.

    and . . . . for their next survey – they can ask:-

    Whether the colours of the rainbow are determined as black or white according to the shades of the sky and the clouds? 🙂

    . . . . and then produce some figures analysing the answers!

  3. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-42859473

    Police in north Indonesia have detained 12 transgender women, cut their long hair, and say they are now “coaching” them to behave like “real men”.

    Ah! Ache – the province where the imams told the gullibles that their loving god had sent a tsunami to punish those whose attendance at the mosque had lapsed!

    Several beauty salons in Aceh province were raided over the weekend and transgender women working there taken to the local police station.

    The transgender women, who were also forced to wear men’s clothes, will be held for three days.

    Aceh is the only province in Indonesia that has strict Islamic religious law.

    The move has been condemned by human rights groups.

    Transgender women are known locally as waria, a word that combines the Indonesian words for men and women.

    Well the native Indonesians managed to get the biological description right, before the faith-brained intervened!

    Local Police Chief Ahmad Untung Surianata told the BBC: “We are holding them for three days to give them counselling and coaching. It’s going well and now they are all acting like real men.”

    Really? With such clever schooling, perhaps they should move to Hollywood as professional actors! 🙂

    Unlike their captors who are acting like bullying, woo-brained, scientifically illiterate, bigoted, ignoramuses!

    While on the phone to the BBC, he yelled at the transgender women: “Are you still waria now?”

    They replied quietly, sounding clearly under pressure, that they were not.

    A bit like pressuring Galileo to recant geocentrism by faith-infested Catholic pseudo-astronomers!

    “The puppet Police Chief’s god-delusion, demands you recant your biology, and become as ignorant as he is!”

    @OP – Views of transgender issues divide along religious lines

    Yep! Who needs to study science, when a head full of delusional know-it-god-did-it, will suffice to provide an intransigent religious viewpoint?!

    He said his team had carried out the raid, dubbed “Operation Anti Moral Illness”, after neighbours complained about the “negative influence” the transgender community could have on their children.

    Ah! Those evil mean haircuts! 🙂 It’s just as well Indonesian police have “superior” hairdresser training! 🙂

    The Indonesian National Commission of Human Rights has condemned the raids, saying the police acted outside the law and their actions were inhuman.

    “All citizens deserve protection and to be treated equally,” Commissioner Beka Ulung Hapsara told the BBC.

    “After seeing photos of the raid and the information we have received so far about the raid, it’s clear that they violated the police code of conduct. The job of the police should be to protect people, particularly the vulnerable.”

    Aceh was granted special rights to introduce its own stricter Islamic laws more than a decade ago, and has become increasingly conservative in recent years.

  4. Olgun #5
    Jan 29, 2018 at 2:14 pm

    I am now worried what some people think ‘transgender’ is????

    All-knowing god-delusions “KNOW” what transgender is! – even if they are utterly clueless about foetal development, sexual reproduction in the animal kingdom, and human anatomy!

    That is the whizzdumb of “god-did-it”, – belly-feel, “faith-knowledge”!!

  5. @#4 – Several beauty salons in Aceh province were raided over the weekend
    and transgender women working there taken to the local police station.

    So some hairdressers, who were working at their legitimate business, were kidnapped and illegally detained, assaulted and abused, by the local police bigots, who were acting illegally!

    Local Police Chief Ahmad Untung Surianata

    . . . . . . Clearly needs to be demoted to novice trainee level, and instructed in the basic legal duties of a police officer! – Or sacked!
    In terms of researching and investigating relevant medical information, he shows NO SKILLS OR APTITUDE whatever!

    Local Police Chief Ahmad Untung Surianata told the BBC: “We are holding them for three days to give them counselling and coaching. It’s going well and now they are all acting like real men.”

    The department staffing, obviously needs to be reduced by sacking or transferring the surplus policemen not needed for policing duties, who have time on their hands to spend days abusing hairdressers.

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