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What are the biblical texts that are utilized to frame the Church’s teaching on gender theology?

What are the biblical texts that are utilized to frame the Church’s teaching on gender theology?

Although not the sole basis for its stance on gender theology, the Church points to Deuteronomy 22:5 (“women must not wear men’s clothes, and men must not wear women’s clothes. Everyone who does those things is detestable to the Lord your God”) and Deuteronomy 23:1 (“no one whose testicles are crushed or whose penis is cut off shall be admitted to the assembly of the Lord”) as passages that condemn any form of gender transitioning or expression.

An argument against 22:5 is that the other directives are not generally followed (e.g. “you shall not wear cloth made from wool and linen woven together”; “you shall not sow your vineyard with two different kinds of seed”). As to 23:1, this would generally refer to “eunuchs” in the ancient world, for which, in contrast, there are a number of affirming passages in both the Old and New Testaments. Also, from a medical viewpoint, it would suggest the condemnation of others who have undergone sterilization (e.g. vasectomies, tubal ligations).