OK – today it’s just a nice quick post. Pull the pin out of the grenade, drop it and take a few steps back.
South African runner Caster Semenya has put intersexual conditions fairly firmly in the spotlight; and basically it’s not something I’d ever really considered before. But Wikipedia says that:
According to the ISNA definition above, 1 percent of live births exhibit some degree of sexual ambiguity. Between 0.1% and 0.2% of live births are ambiguous enough to become the subject of specialist medical attention, including surgery to disguise their sexual ambiguity. (Source)
For my mind, the “black and white” perspective that says that homosexual relations is always sinful, is based on an assumption that gender is equally “black and white”.
So is the existence, and prevalence of such a significant degree of ambiguity around gender a game changer with respect to theological reflection on the acceptance or otherwise of homosexual relationships? Why/why not? Or put another way: who should a person like Caster be allowed to marry?
I have no answers, only questions.