Canadian pastor Tim Barnett turned to Facebook Tuesday to offer his own “translation” of a headline about a transgender male giving birth.
Barnett reworked a story from the Mirror with the headline:
“Transgender man gives birth to non-binary partner’s baby with a female sperm donor.” “Proud dad Reuben Sharpe today tells how HE gave birth to a miracle baby in Britain’s most modern family,” wrote journalist Helen Whitehouse. “The 39-year-old transitioned to a man 12 years ago.” “This headline pretty much sums up 2019,” wrote Barnett, pastor of Cedarview Community Church in Newmarket, Ontario. The “transgender man,” he translated, is actually a “biological woman” who “identifies as a man.” Barnett explained “non-binary” this way: “Identity outside the gender binary: male and female. (In this case, Jay is a biological woman unable to provide sperm).” Barnett said […]