Transgender Fights Catholic Church to be Godparent


GRA325. CÁDIZ, 27/07/2015.- Alex Salinas, un transexual de veintiún años, al que el obispado de Cádiz y Ceuta impidió ser el padrino de bautizo de su sobrino, durante las declaraciones que ha realizado a Efe. La Iglesia justifica en que, por su condición, no cumple con el requisito de llevar "una vida congruente con la fe" y Salinas quiere interponer un recurso para que el obispado reconsidere una decisión. EFE/Román Ríos

Not content with redefining marriage, it appears some in the homosexual rights movement are now targeting other sacraments.

Alex Salinas, a 21-year-old woman who has decided she is a man, has taken to the media to protest the decision by the Diocese of Cadiz and Ceuta in Spain to bar her from being a godparent at her nephew’s baptism.

As the Huffing-and-Puffington Post writes, “Alex Salinas is 21 years old. He was assigned female at birth, but is now living as his authentic self as a man. He is a ‘firm believer’ and wants to be a godparent at his nephew’s baptism but the diocese of Cadiz and Ceuta is standing in his way. According to them, he is not a ‘suitable’ person because of the life he leads, a life not ‘congruent with faith.’ However, they do not find their argument to be discriminatory.”

That darn church, always trying to force its views about what is required of Christians on church members. … It’s just awful.

In what, exactly, is Miss Alex a “firm believer,” one has to wonder? It doesn’t seem to be the Bible, as there is nothing in there to condone a woman pretending to be a man. Nor is it church teaching, as the diocese has certainly explained her lifestyle is not in keeping with the Catholic Church.

In fact, the diocese seems to have gone out of its way to respect Salinas’ feelings, pointing out that even though she couldn’t be a godparent at the baptism, Salinas could participate in her nephew’s life as a “spiritual godparent.”

“To the church, I am still a woman, even though my documents of identification have changed,” Salinas said.

Salinas’ identifications and other legal documents were changed in February 2014 to reflect her wish to be a male. She is on a waiting list for  “gender confirmation surgery,” which presumably would be the construction of masculine-looking parts.

Salinas has apparently shopped around all the parishes in town and received the same response at each one. Now she says she is considering filing a complaint with the courts because it is unjust for the church to deny her the chance to be a godfather.

A homosexual advocacy group called Oversight said the church’s position is “ethically reprehensible.”

It’s always interesting to hear homosexual activists express their moral dudgeon in relation to biblically based matters. While some have tried to use the “Jesus didn’t discuss homosexuality” argument as some sort of support for their lifestyle choices, the plain truth is that homosexuality in the Bible is a sin.

In the absence of biblical support, in what are the morals of the homosexual movement based? Self-indulgence and popular opinion. The idea that a moral code intended for the good of all mankind, which has stood for thousands of years, must change because of the whims of a young woman who wants to dress as a male is understandably viewed as impossible to accept by most Catholics.

But just a decade or so ago, the idea of gay “marriage” being made legal by the Supreme Court was also unthinkable.

We’ve seen repeatedly that much of the impetus behind the homosexual rights movement isn’t about individual rights but about overturning and replacing Christian doctrine that has been the bedrock of Western civilization with a secular, popularity-driven code based ultimately on nothing. Salinas’ fight is another step in that direction.

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