Christianity --Youth Issues/Hermaphrodism, Intersex ...


Hi Mr. Carl, I just want to ask hypothetically is it ok for a Christian to marry a female herm (basically a woman with male genitalia? Would that be a form of homosexuality? (Just to be clear, I'm not talking about transsexuals, I mean people who intersexed,hermaphrodites.


I know little about hermaphroditism, other that knowing what it is.  So I can't really answer your question from a physical/scientific point of view.

From a theological point of view, I think (and this is only an opinion), a hermaphrodite could marry either a man or woman.  I think it would depend on which gender they feel more attracted to.

I'm pretty sure the Bible doesn't say a thing about this.  I'm going to look up some more data about hermaphrodites, and I may send you another answer.

Interesting question, thanks.


PS.  Please take the time to give me some feedback.  

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Carl F.


I can answer questions from teens & young adults concerning their faith walk and on social issues which affect their lives. I can answer questions on sex, homosexuality, or drugs, and anything else that might be troubling you. After 30 years in youth ministry, nothing shocks me, and I promise to give straight answers to any and all questions. I can also answer questions from youth workers on problems they`re having with programming or with their groups.


I have been involved in youth and young adult ministries as a volunteer for over 35 years. I am currently a volunteer youth minister in a suburban UM church - I have a small group of 7th and 8th graders.

United Methodist Church, Chrysalis, Walk to Emmaus, Cursillo

Several training seminars, 9 years at National Youth Workers Convention, 1 year at Princeton Forum on Youth Ministry

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Certified lay speaker for UM Church

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