In a recent case, a person that underwent a sex-change operation was barred from marrying her fiancee. Doing so would be against the law, which prohibits same-sex marriages. Although the transsexual person in question changed her gender, she remained listed on her ID card as a male. So she was not allowed to marry her loved one.
I agree with the decision. Our gender is determined by God and nature. As a result, changing your gender is a crime against nature and a sign of disrespect to God.
These days people can be openly homosexual and transsexual; this is why we see so many gays and lesbians. It is a trend we should curtail. Children are impressionable and parents can play an important role in helping them avoid such choices. Parents should spend more time with children to teach them so they will avoid falling into the trap of abnormal love.
Stella Chan, Tsuen Wan
From the Editor
Thank you for your letter, Stella. It might seem as if discipline is all that is needed to prevent people from being gay, but that is not true. Just as these days we work on the Sabbath, may slip up on the 'honouring our mothers and fathers' commandment and will not stone to death people who have sex before they are married, so many civilised countries do not discriminate against people who are gay or transgender.
However, in more fundamentalist societies, they are punished and sometimes even killed. And while the civilised world might not legally discriminate against them, often they are ostracised and bullied.
It must be an awful thing to feel so uncomfortable in your own body that you are willing to undergo all that surgery, all that emotional pain, to make things better. Nowadays we tend to ostracise only those people that do something harmful to others, such as thieves or killers. While you personally might think this kind of lifestyle is wrong, most people prefer to leave the choice up to those concerned.
Would God not want us to be kind to people in pain and show them that we care about them?