You may have thought you’ve heard it all, but you haven’t heard it all until you hear ELCA Lutheran “pastor” Megan Rohrer explain the reasoning why Daniel’s friends, Meshach, Shadrach, and Abednego, wore “fancy robes.” She says that it’s because they were “transgender.”
Previously on the book of Daniel, four Jewish individuals who had been captured in war were sent to work with the lead eunuch in the court of the evil king Nebuchadnezzar. They worked as slaves and received new names which they all used except for Daniel.
Because they were transgender, they wore fancy robes and served in the highest offices of the court overseeing finances and education of the region
…Daniel made a deal with his boss to get out of eating defiled food and instead only eat a vegetarian diet. By refusing to eat the food of the king, they were breaking the law but honoring their God. They were able to get away with it because their bodies continued to please the king and others in the court, who liked to look at them. And probably other stuff.
….these transgender slaves disobeyed the king’s command and yielded up their bodies rather than serve and worship any god other than their own.
How stupid!Featured Image: Pax Ahimsa Gethen, CC BY-SA 4.0