This is a very tough subject to write about, but I hope you might hear me out. People arrive at identifying as homosexual or transgender for various reasons. As it has been said, “G_d works in mysterious ways.”Some have been victims of abuse. Some are psychologically disassociating due to trauma. Some feel there was some terrible cosmic mistake. The list goes on, but long before one gets things all sorted out there can be many years going down what feels like the wrong path, but like the prodigal son (Luke 15:11-32) was sent off on his journey of life discovery with the blessing of his father, so we too are son’s and daughters of G_d and he allows us in our free will to go on a path we think is all our own doing, but is that journey only a learning experience that teaches us how we have strayed, and ultimately is used to direct our path back to the Father? We take that messy life and turn it around into a message to help others not make the same, often irreversible, mistake we have made.
A short article written on this subject by Rabbi Tzvi Freeman is in response to someone asking why they had to go through so many years of destructive behaviors before seeing the error of their ways.
I want to focus on the spiritual aspect of this phenomenon called homosexuality/transgender. I understand you may not believe in any type of Creator, or may not believe that human beings have souls, and if that is how you feel you may immediately desire to discount anything I have to say as junk. I understand how you may feel because my faith has not always been what it should be, and I had a couple stumbles before getting myself together. The failures are all part of the big plan. When we fail, like any loving parent, our heavenly Father wants to console us, and forgive us.
Did you ever consider that a person’s soul has no sex or gender? One’s biological makeup and body come with a set sex, and the awareness that gender, but a soul migrates from life to life, from one sex to another many times. I can’t say every transgender or homosexual person’s identity has it’s organic foundation in what I describe as an opposite sex past life bleed over. What am saying though is that the genderless soul is a reality and if understood and respected it is a gift from God. Sadly, however, for many the gift is unrecognized and the person takes a mistaken journey into transgenderism or homosexuality because of the gender dysphoria they are experiencing.
For those unfamiliar with my story, in 2004 I began to detransition from being a transgender after living “as” a female for 20 years. Now, I’m nearly 20 years the other side of detransition. I’ve learned a lot from the experience I was allowed to live through.
Homosexuality and transgenderism both have as their foundation a mental illness called gender dysphoria. When your species lives on a planet where the mechanism that runs the whole show is reincarnation is it any wonder that more people do not suffer from gender dysphoria? You don’t have to remember you past lives to be affected by them.
I cannot apologize for my faith. I do try to understand my faith. I study a lot and I ask the Creator to guide my search for knowledge. Whoever or whatever this Creator of the universe is cannot be defined. Even his Son who came down to this world to help mankind cannot be defined. I’ve often imagined they are some sort of advanced extraterrestrial species. It really doesn’t matter how they came into being, but what we can know about them is they are our caretakers. They are fine tuning a certain number of us for an eternal kingdom where we will no longer reincarnate and we will live forever. Those who hate and reject them the scriptures say will be punished for eternity. Reincarnation provides many times for a soul to learn and get things right. We learn what works and we find out along the journey what choices are disastrous.
The cure for homosexuality and transgenderism must take the form of psychology and spirituality. In the scriptures we read:
“If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.”
According to the Law of the Creator men (and men impersonating women, aka transgenders) who have sex with other men are to be put to death. The same goes for female/female relationships.
Formerly, I have written separate articles on this website directed at two groups of people who identify as homosexuals and transgender. I do make it clear in those articles that people suffering from homosexuality and the gender dysphoria of transgenders are both suffering from the same mental illness.
Yes, homosexuality and transgenderism result from mental illness. At its foundation this mental illness is exactly the same for the homosexual and the transgender. Both groups suffer from the same common dysfunctional affects of gender dysphoria that most times is a spiritual condition arising from re-incarnation. A small percentage may be suffer organically from gender dysphoria and sexual orientation confusion due to intersex chromosomal issues. Forgive me it seems like I’m trying to cover all the bases, but I don’t want anyone suffering from gender dysphoria for whatever reason to feel left out.
At least in America, a generation ago, we once lived in a once ultra homophobic society where as soon as a child was old enough to speak they learned to hide any behaviors that did not match their birth sex or they more often than not would be threatened with physical violence. Sissy boys and masculine girls would be shunned by normal kids and punished in various ways by parents. In these generations past these children grew up learning how to hide their differences in something called a closet. As a result many grew out of such feelings/compulsions and never acted upon their mental confusion and went onto live natural and positive lives. Others entertained their confusion and acted upon their desires and came out of their closets.
Today we live in a world where more and more people are supporting children’s gender dysphoric behaviors which leads to easy recruitment by adults who are living fully fledged homosexual and transgender lifestyles. These confused people adopt an identity–a false identity that they are homosexual or where somehow born into the wrong body. They are then recruited into something called PRIDE. Make no mistake! Homosexuals and transgenders most definitely are recruiters for their lifestyle that goes against the Commandment’s of our Creator.
So, what is the cure for the gender dysphoria that leads people to enter into homosexual acts and some to mutilate heathy bodies in order to mimic the opposite sex? First, one must understand how and why gender dysphoria develops in the pre-homosexual and the pre-transgender.
The cure for homosexuality and transgenderism happens naturally when someone understands their true identity, not the false identity they have adopted. What is one’s true identity? In simplest terms your identity is based on being a child of G_d. The deeper and more technical answer to one’s identity is to understand what a child of G_d is.
If you come from a Muslim or Christian background you probably have been programmed to not believe in reincarnation. Yeshua, the Messiah of Judaism included reincarnation in his teachings as recorded in the New Testament, G_d the Father even incarnated into a human body when he physically appeared to Abraham with a couple angels while on the way to destroy the homosexual city of Sodom where we get the word “sodomy” from which is defined as anal sex. G_d also took on human form and wrestled with Jacob. So let’s understand this. G_d himself most definitely incarnated into human form in the Old Testament, but when he takes on human form again in the form of Yeshua the Messiah some people don’t want to believe that G_d is able to take on human form? How can Muslim’s or Christian’s not believe in reincarnation in light of this Biblical truth? How can the Christian or Muslim’s faith have any validity at all if they are denying the way in which G_d the Father brings about our salvation???
At our foundation our being is spirit with or without a human body attached to it. The spirit/soul being does not need a human body, but it enters a human body for short time for an experience. A soul is not assigned any sex (or gender). A genderless soul enters a body that has a sex.
What happens when you reincarnate into a body that is the opposite sex of your last reincarnation? People who have past life memories are experiencing past life reincarnation bleed over. For example, someone who is born male and was female in their past life can experience a bleed over from their past life as a female causing them to experience gender confusion that also results in sexual orientation confusion.
If people were armed with this knowledge in their faith in G_d then we wouldn’t have the sad epidemic of confused people now living the transgender and homosexual lifestyles that are against G_d’s Commandments. The biggest problem is that many people do not want to believe in G_d. They want to believe in sexual pleasure as their G_d.