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3/19/19  7:51 am
Commenter: Matthew Parowski

Biology matters as much as perception of biology - especially within faith traditions

The effort of this guidance document to prohibit counselors from affirming biological reality over a patient's perception of their body and their desires runs counter to my Christian faith, which affirms that God made humankind male and female.  Nearly all people (very unusual circumstances excepted) have a clearly identifiable biological sex, and affirming that sex while working through desires that may, to varying degrees, run counter to that sex is a faith-based approach to integrating one's passions with one's body.  Prohibiting this approach is oppressive to religious faith.

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