So what exactly does the Watchtower teach about transgender individuals? Can someone be a Jehovah’s Witness and undergo gender confirmation surgery?
Watchtower publications quoted from:
Awake! Mar 8, 1953 – Can Surgery Change Sex?
The Watchtower June 15, 1974 – Insight on the News p 360 (bound volume)
Awake! Oct 8, 2003 – Alternative Life-Styles – Does God Approve?
A huge thank you to Sapphyde90 for allowing me to use quotes from the correspondence she received from the Watchtower in 2013. Read her blog post about her story here:
Lili Ilse Elvenes (28 December 1882 – 13 September 1931), better known as Lili Elbe:
NOTE: I am aware that this is a very emotive issue and that language and understanding is changing constantly. I am aware that different trans persons have their own feelings on certain parts of the current dialogue in the LGBT community and society at large. My video is not to comment on any of these points but purely to highlight the problems with the Watchtower’s teachings regarding someone being transgender. Thank you.