As you may have already heard, a transgender teen was hit by a truck between on December 28th and left a suicide note on Tumblr. Leelah’s note is a clear example of how fundamental Christians can be inadvertent accomplices in widespread LGBTQ suicide.
Leelah Alcorn was the child of Christian parents who didn’t accept her transgender identity, saying “God doesn’t make mistakes.”
True, God doesn’t make mistakes, but that doesn’t mean Leelah was wrong. God made Leelah transgender.
It seems Leelah was sent to “conversion” therapy after she came out to her parents. She wrote:
My mom started taking me to a therapist, but would only take me to christian therapists, (who were all very biased) so I never actually got the therapy I needed to cure me of my depression. I only got more christians telling me that I was selfish and wrong and that I should look to God for help.
I agree Leelah needed to turn to God, but not in the way she thought the therapists meant. She needed God’s love, not God’s “help” to reverse her transgender identity.