The Glory Has Departed

Norma Boeckler, Artist-in-Residence

The Lutheran Library Publishing Ministry

Bethany Lutheran Worship on
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Advent Services - 7 PM Central Time in December.

Saved worship files and Greek lessons are at the live worship link.

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Luther's Sermons, Lenker Series
Book of Concord Selections
Martin Chemnitz Press Books

Norma A. Boeckler Author's Page

Pastor Gregory L. Jackson's Author's Page

Monday, January 5, 2015

Martin Luther College's Transgender Graduate (December, 2014) - Zak Stowe's Friend - Has Some Requests

Amber Noel Birner

Sam Birner, Martin Luther College graduate, December, 2014

I figured I'd clear up some things for your post directly from me and just add some stuff :)

1. My boyfriend and hormone treatments were kept secret from any of the college administration and workers and such. I was very careful about it and kept it hidden. If somehow any of the college workers *did* know, I didn't know they knew, nor would I have any clue how they knew.

2. I'm sure you won't because of your position on the issue, but I figure I'd try asking nicely just in case, would you mind using feminine pronouns when talking about me? Figured I'd at least try asking :)

3. You or anyone else that wants to discuss the issue of transgenderism with me can feel free to message me on facebook or email me at this email ( I'm totally willing to talk, including with those that disagree with me or believe I'm wrong

4. Just a comment, I do enjoy your critiques of Jeske, how the Rydecki situation was handled, and the whole cover up of the sexual harassment issues and such. Spot on :)


Dear Sam,

I would like to be addressed as Maestro - The Genius of the Pipe Organ...but I am not even a musician. I took private lessons, but no one would call me a musician, certainly not Maestro.

Neither are you a woman because you are taking some female hormones and want to be female. That is not my position on the issue - it is medicine's position.

I appreciate your politeness, which is far different from others in your former sect.

Thanks for posting links to Ichabod twice on Facebook. I saw the other link, too - on WELS GLBTQ and Allies.

You said you were leaving WELS, but you seem to have a lot of allies already in the synod.