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Pastor Gives His ‘Translation’ of News Headline on Transgender Man Giving Birth

Pastor Gives His ‘Translation’ of News Headline on Transgender Man Giving Birth

Canadian pastor Tim Barnett turned to Facebook Tuesday to offer his own “translation” of a headline about a transgender male giving birth.

Pastor Barnett reworked a story from the Mirror with the headline: “Transgender man gives birth to non-binary partner’s baby with female sperm donor. Proud dad Reuben Sharpe today tells how HE gave birth to a miracle baby in Britain’s most modern family,” wrote journalist Helen Whitehouse. “The 39-year-old transitioned to a man 12 years ago.”

“This headline pretty much sums up 2019,” wrote Barnett, pastor of Cedarview Community Church in Newmarket, Ontario.

The “transgender man,” he translated, is actually a “biological woman” who “identifies as a man.” Barnett explained “non-binary” this way: “Identity outside the gender binary: male and female. (In this case, Jay is a biological woman unable to provide sperm).”

Barnett said the “female” referenced in the headline is actually a “biological man” who “identifies as a woman.” The pastor also circled the word “miracle” in the subheading and added the following note: “Sperm are male reproductive cells.”

In an age when sexuality is in flux and identity is whatever you want it to be, Barnett’s post has gone a bit viral. One man, Clinton Wilcox, shared the preacher’s “translation,” writing, “Okay, this is pretty cathartic.”