A Texas pastor opposing a controversial transgender bathroom bill that would require individuals to use public restrooms based on “biological sex” protested the bill with hundreds of LGBTQ advocates on Tuesday declaring that “God is transgender.”
Senate Bill 6, proposed in January, would require everyone to use bathrooms in public schools, government buildings and public universities based on “biological sex,” according to The Texas Tribune. The measure would also pre-empt local nondiscrimination ordinances that allow transgender Texans to use the bathroom that corresponds with their gender identity.
The Rev. S. David Wynn, a senior pastor from Agape Metropolitan Community Church in Fort Worth, Texas, lashed out at the bill in solidarity with hundreds of LGBTQ advocates protesting the bill outside the state capitol in Austin.
“In the beginning, God created humankind in God’s image. … So God is transgender,” Wynn told the crowd which roared in approval. “We’re all created in the image of what is holy and divine and sacred, and we should all be treated that way.”
The controversial bill has sparked fierce debate in Texas and across the nation since it was proposed in January. Critics claim it engenders unconstitutional discrimination against transgender people while advocates of the bill say it will increase privacy and safety and keep men out of women’s bathrooms.
The Texas Tribune reported that more than 430 people had signed up to testify on the legislation. By the end of the hearing, more than 200 people had testified against the bill while about 30 spoke in favor of the legislation.
During Tuesday’s hearing, Democratic state Sen. Eddie Lucio Jr. noted that “God’s creation” was one reason he supports the bill.
“God created everything as far as I’m concerned, but especially man and woman,” Lucio said.
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SOURCE: The Christian Post