Remember seeing tomboys? Girls that played in the mud, played sports with the boys teams, and would rather wear cleats than be caught in heels?
I remember. I was one.
My mom and dad tell a very colorful story of me throwing a dress on the floor after my grandmother practically forced it on me. I was 4. I had no idea what a gender was. Or sex. Or a sexual orientation. I just knew I didn’t like dresses. I liked football. And playing in the mud. And working on cars with my dad. (I use the term “working” loosely)
Now? I’d be labeled a boy trapped in a girl body. I’d be recommended puberty blockers, hormones (DRUGS — call them what they are), and maybe even Gender Reassignment Surgery. That’s horrifying to think of as an adult.
What makes no sense to me on top of it, is the same crowd that would tell me to do all that, would also preach that gender is a social construct.
But it made me wonder, what would my life look like had I been “transed” (transed – verb – assuming someone who is attracted to the same sex, or has interests of the opposite gender, that they are trapped in the wrong body. Example: “Haley got transed into being a dude cause she likes football and vagina.”)
Well, I know I wouldn’t be as healthy as I am now. I wouldn’t be as grounded, stable, secure. I wouldn’t accept myself for who I am. I’d have LOADS of identity issues, and my dating pool would be cut to 0.
But, I grew up in a different time. (That sounds weird to say, I’m only 29.) I want to say, if you’re a woman or a girl reading this and you like sports, and playing football, and shooting guns, and anything else considered “masculine” or “manly”… You might be a lesbian. But you’re definitely a tomboy. And tomboys are fucking rad.
Own it. Embrace it. BE PROUD OF IT.
To answer the question in the beginning of this post; “Where did all the tomboys go?” They went to gender identity clinics cause someone told them they were probably a man. And they sadly, believed it.
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About our Denomination
The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod is a Bible-based, mission-oriented, confessional Christian denomination.
Today, the LCMS has more than 2.3 million baptized members in more than 6,100 congregations and more than 9,000 pastors. Two seminaries and 10 colleges and universities operate under the auspices of the LCMS, and its congregations operate the largest Protestant parochial school system in America.
For more information about the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod please visit lcms.org.
What We Believe
Simply stated, we at St mark believe, teach, and confess that salvation is in Christ alone, by grace, through faith alone, based on Scripture alone.
Scripture Alone: the belief that the Holy Bible is the sole authority over the faith and life of the Christian Church. (Matthew 22:29; John 17:17; Acts 17:11)
Grace Alone: the teaching of the Bible that salvation is—from beginning to end—completely by God’s grace apart from any good works of man. (Ephesians 2:8-9)
Faith Alone: the teaching of the Bible that only faith can receive the freely-given gifts of God’s grace. (Romans 3:28)
Christ Alone: the teaching of the Bible that salvation is to be found in Christ Jesus and no other. (John 14:6)
For a summary of what we at St Mark Lutheran Church believe about certain subjects, visit the pages below.
For eight months, Pastor Bramwell contributed a Community Comment on KINS 106.3. The station chose to remove him from the Community Comment panel of contributors after his April comment.
Many Ferndalers appreciated Pastor’s comments. He still offers cultural commentary drawn from the Christian worldview, only now they are produced in-house in St. Mark’s very own Winged Lion Studio. You can find them here under KNCL: Canceled Christian Comments.
History of St Mark Lutheran Church of Ferndale
St. Mark is the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod’s mother church in the northern region of California (from Sonoma County to the Oregon border). The first Missouri Synod missionary arrived in Ferndale in 1893 in response to the request of Old Trinity Lutherans who had relocated from St. Louis, MO. The congregation was officially organized on April 26, 1906, making it one of the Missouri Synod’s oldest parishes in California.