Megachurch pastor Robert Jeffress made his views clear on the transgender bathroom debate while delivering a recent sermon.
Charisma News reports that Jeffress, who is the pastor of First Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas, plainly spoke about the transgender bathroom debate and what he believes God’s Word has to say about it.
"It's not that confusing. In Matthew 19:4, God's Words are applicable. The Bible says 'God made them from the beginning male and female.' Not male, female and question mark. God has determined how many sexes there are—there are two, not three," Jeffress said.
"Gender identity confusion is an emotional disorder, that should be treated professionally and compassionately,” he continued. “Gender identity confusion should not be exploited by social activists like those in the [President Barack] Obama administration who want to deny the God-given distinction between the sexes. This is a rebellion against God's plan."
A number of other Christian leaders and Republican lawmakers, including Franklin Graham and Iowa Representative Steve King, have spoken out against the Obama Administration’s directive that public schools accommodate transgender students.
To watch Jeffress’ entire sermon, see the video below.
Publication date: May 19, 2016