The topic has gone a long way since the first post, but I'd like to go back to it, and the relationship between BIID and homosexuality, transgenderism, etc... I think BIID is a great example of people having a very strong belief about their body but being totally wrong. I would put hypochondriacs and transexuals in the same category myself. But we've seen this and similar arguments before. The first I can remember was in the early 90's when a study found the hypothalami in several gay men were smaller than those in straight men. Immediately I both side of the issue claimed the study as proof that they were right. Gay activists said "See, it's biological!", and religious conservatives said, "See, it's a physical deformity!" Both sides claimed that science had proven them right. I think the science is extremely interesting, but ultimately, science only explains how things happen. It doesn't give us the value. We simply assign that ourselves. So I think the larger question is, "So what?" Personally, I have no problem at all with homosexuality or bisexuality (or heterosexuality for that matter), but I think that being transexual shows a psychological break with reality. As a minister, I think I would need to be upfront about my views on these issues with anyone that came to me for counsel, but ultimately, to help them decide what they feel is right for them. As a citizen, I think it's all well and good for me to have my opinions about these issues as long as I'm not trying to legislate them onto others. So what about that side of it? Beyond whether or not you think it's "ok". what does all of this mean for you in practical terms? And of course lesbianism isn't wrong. It's hot.