Paul wrote in Galatians that in Christ there is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor master, male nor female. If more Christians understood this one line, there would be no disrespect of other religions, no attempt to control the lives of others, and no war on women’s rights or homosexual persons. If there is neither Jew nor Greek then faith is something deeper than religion. If there is no slave or master, then all people were born for freedom. If there is spiritually no such thing as male or female, how could there be assigned gender roles?
I really believe if more would focus here we would be better off. I have heard and read too often people comment Hate the sin, love the sinner. You can not do so any more than split baby in half. I believe Paul would have added gay nor straight if he were to return.
I agree David. In my opinion neither male nor female covers that. We are not to define people from their human condition, but to respond to their character.