A transgendered person is one who self-identifies with a gender role that does not match his/her biological sex. The video above tells the story of such a man who “transitioned” himself into a “woman.” Even though he was married with two small sons, he wanted to stop being a man and become what he always felt himself to be—a female.
A couple of things to note about this video:
(1) NBC presents this story simply as “the changing face of the American family.” In other words, this is supposed to indicate the new normal. They are showing us this family so that everyone can understand that this is just the way things are. Deal with it. There are absolutely no questions about the morality of what this man did to his family. As long as nobody gets hurt, then obviously “transitioning” to become a “woman” is okay. See, everyone’s just fine. So obviously there’s no relevant moral concern here. As the great philosopher Sheryl Crow once put it, “If it makes you happy, it can’t be that bad.”
(2) This is the logical consequence of feminism and mainstream gender theory. It is taken as axiomatic that gender is something that you learn, not something that you are. Masculinity and femininity are simply roles that we are socialized into. They have nothing to do with what we intrinsically are. That’s what the spirit of the age says, in any case. This view of manhood and womanhood directly contradicts what the Bible says. In the scripture, there is a normative connection between biological sex and gender identity (e.g., Gen. 1:26-27; 2:18; Eph. 5:21-31). In a fallen world, men and women will sometimes gravitate toward a gender identity that doesn’t match their biological sex. That is why creational norms are so important. The right thing to do is dictated by those divine norms, not by someone’s subjective impression of their gender identity. But this truth has been lost on the man in this video, and his family is now living with the consequences of his sad decision.