Perhaps it’s senility, or maybe his heart grew ’10-sizes-to-big,’ but Christian Broadcasting Network’s Pat Robinson broke from usually anti-gay rhetoric today by saying being trans is not a sin.
It was during a section of his daily faith program where questions are taken from viewers, and someone wrote in about how they should treat two trans-female co-workers.
Robinson stuttered a bit through his response, but honestly, it was significantly less judgmental and crazy than one might assume.
The real meat to the disclosure is as follows:
“I think that there are men… who are in a woman’s body… It’s very rare, but its true… or women that are in men’s bodies. And they want a sex-change. And that is a very permanent thing… it’s a radical procedure…. I don’t think there’s any sin associated with that…”
His answer was pretty vague, and to be fair, he seems to fall back on his answers some saying, “but someone who just says “I’m really a women.” I question the validity of that statement. They say they are counted as female, but they aren’t female unless they really are…”
What’s the difference between someone born into the wrong gender and someone who says they’re born to the wrong gender? Riddle me this, Pat.
But then, again, in what has to be some kind of divine moment of clarity, Robins says “Its not for you to decide or to judge…”
You can watch the drama unfold below, it starts at the 2:30 mark.
I’m glad to see Robinson take this stance on the issue of transgender people, but something tells me his recanting of this sentiment is but a press-release away. We’ll let you know if he retracts and reaffirms the hate you can usually count on him for.