Exodus 20:17

You shall not covet your neighbor's house. You shall not covet your neighbor's wife, or his manservant or maidservant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor. (Exodus 20:17, NIV)

To paraphrase what one genetic woman said genuinely,

Transexuals are have an issue of coveting - they want the femaleness we have. But femaleness is not rightfully theirs.

To condemn transexualism by calling it coveting is ridiculous and here's why. To "covet" in the biblical sense here means to desire to take ownership of a particular object belonging to another. It does not mean to desire anything or to desire anything that someone else has. In the commandment, the Lord uses an ox as an example. There is nothing wrong with someone wanting an donkey or we would all be bound to vows of poverty. I dare say even Jesus desired a meal now and then. These motivations lead us to stay and live and be productive. The sin comes when wanting the exact donkey "that belongs to your neighbor." The sin here is not the personal desire of the object, it is the desire that your neighbor lose that object. For if you covet your neighbor's wife, it means you wish your neighbor to lose his love.

So does a transexual covet the gender of others? No! This is just not possible. To covet their gender would mean a transwoman wants both to be a woman and that another woman lose their womanhood and womanhood is not something that can be taken away like a donkey, let alone transferred to another person. To believe transexuals are coveting fails to understand Scripture and common sense.

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