JK Rowling, the transgender debate & the Christian response – with Rob Smith

On The Pastor’s Heart, Robert Smith joins us to discuss Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling’s critique of the binary understanding of sex and gender and how we as Christian leaders can equip our churches to address these complex and controversial…

JK Rowling, the transgender debate & the Christian response - with Rob Smith

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On The Pastor’s Heart, Robert Smith joins us to discuss Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling’s critique of the binary understanding of sex and gender and how we as Christian leaders can equip our churches to address these complex and controversial issues.

Rowling’s comments in a series of tweets and an online essay have sparked an intense social media backlash.

“It isn’t enough for women to be trans allies. Women must accept and admit that there is no material difference between trans women and themselves.” – J.K. Rowling.

She’s spoken of people who have regretted their transition, and an over representation of autistic females in those wanting to transition.
We’ll bring together questions about freedom of speech, supporting and championing women and children, a biblical view of manhood and womanhood.
Plus there’s a wider question here about social media pile-on, cancel-culture and the use of labels like “TERF” and “transphobic” to shut down conversation.

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