Who represents God?

The Star Tribune wins the Internet today with this shot from the Minnesota State High School League meeting where it adopted a proposed rule on transgender athletes.

  • And the “man of the cloth” FTW!

  • jon

    Well if it is a title any one can claim I’d like to propose that I do, also he said you’d all pitch in and cover my operating expenses.

  • Chris

    Biblically speaking all people represent God. “So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.” Genesis 1:27

    • kennedy

      That means transgender youth also represent God.

      • Chris

        Indeed.

  • Robert Moffitt

    That photo is in the Dead Tree Version, too. Also the predictable quote from Deuteronomy 22:5.

    • “I’m more of a New Testament guy, myself.” — Josiah Bartlet

      http://youtu.be/vg6Jrsjq7zw

      • Robert Moffitt

        That clip never gets old.

      • John O.

        Oh how I miss that show.

    • Kassie

      The Deuteronomy quote is particularly ridiculous because most fundamentalist Christians allow their women to wear pants, which is “men’s” clothing.

  • Robert Moffitt

    I’m sure the pretty young woman holding the big sign really believes it, too. The problem is, ISIS believes the same thing.

  • Robert Moffitt

    Jesus has been portrayed somewhat….gender ambiguously…by artists in the past.

  • Jim G

    chutzpah
    1. unmitigated effrontery or impudence; gall.
    2. audacity; nerve.
    It takes a lot of chutzpah to raise a sign that reads “We represent God!”

  • Gary F

    I wonder what happens when a Muslim girl objects to a boy being allowed to compete on her team?

    • One of the things that’s fascinated me about this debate is there are something like 32 states that have already approved this notion, and yet we still have hypotheticals being tossed around like candy.

      Is there ANY data or stories coming from those states about what actually happened? I haven’t seen it and would be interested in hearing from someone in those states.

      • Robert Moffitt

        I’ve heard it said that when it became obvious to most people that when official racial segregation’s days where numbered in the South, its supporters became even more desperate and violent. I think these people can sense the world around them changing, and it frightens them. Hypotheticals play well to frightened people.

      • Gary F

        “One of the things that’s fascinated me about this debate is there are something like 32 states that have already approved this notion, and yet we still have hypotheticals being tossed around like candy.”

        Kinda like 39 states have shall issue carry permits vs. may issue conceal handgun permits. Yet, it’s in the Constitution and the 39 states have already approved this notion.

        • chris

          Hey it’s gun comment bingo time again! This guy really thinks about guns a lot and can work it into any comment!

          • I just need the “Only criminals will have guns” canard to get MY bingo.

        • Actually, I can’t think of a single similarity to what I wrote except that in both cases, there are states.

      • Dave

        That’s what happens with almost every single issue where things change at the state level. We saw it happen with same-sex marriage. Despite the fact that many other states had marriage equality before Minnesota, we still had to suffer thru the same old tired talking points and hypotheticals before we just went ahead and did it, and then watched in amazement when nothing bad happened.

        It is happening now with medical and recreational marijuana.

    • Jerry

      First of all, probably an education of what transgender actually means, which it seems many people are unclear on. Secondly, religion does not take precedence over human rights in the U.S.

  • Rich in Duluth

    I’d say it’s a pretty arrogant position to take. And, it should have no effect on a secular government entity.

  • Dave

    I would have brought a sign that said: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion.” And then i would have asked her if she understand what that means.