Another thorn is found in Genesis 1:27: “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him, male and female he created them”. No group quarrels with or takes issue that there are, physically, two sexes. The problem arises in interpreting “image” as Genesis specifically mentions “man”. So what did God imply? Yet even Jesus in Mathew 19 allows divorce only for reasons of unchastity yet in a different passage permits dissolution. On gender issues Jesus is well aware that all men are not able to follow his sermons when he concluded: ” He who is able to receive this, let him receive it.”
It is the author’s belief that cross dressers suffer enough abuse from the uninformed that adding out of date and misconstrued biblical passages as ammunition to back-up such objections only exacerbates. Fortunately, priests and rabbis are beginning to counsel young CDs and their families by helping them understand that we are all individuals created in God’s image and that guilt should be shed.