Sports by Brooks points out that the first photo of Christine Daniels — formerly Mike Penner — appears on the LA Times website alongside Daniels’ Woman in Progress blog. It was just a few weeks ago when Daniels stunningly announced she was a transexual. I applauded the courage of Daniels and still empathize with her for the difficult plight she’s endured. And as you would expect, she says she received some hate mail in regards to her announcement. Here is one such example:
â€œI have long considered the Times’ sports page to be the best in the state, if not the nation. However, I am appalled and disgusted at your column on Thursday, April 26. To say that humans are ‘wired’ that way is just denying absolute truth. I know that in todayâ€™s secular progressive society, weâ€™re taught to ‘accept’ everyone, but this is going beyond acceptance. We are being asked to accept something that is morally repulsive. In no way is this anywhere near normal human behavior. I have prayed for you, and will continue to do so. I have always admired your writing, but I will no longer read any article written by you. I am by no means advocating your firing. Instead, I felt it necessary to make you aware that your actions are Biblically unacceptable.â€
As you might imagine, Christine took Mike to task. Nicely done. If you would like to keep up with Daniels’ progress, I suggest you check out Woman in Progress.