President Obama Appoints Transgender Leader to Presidential Council

A transgender "woman" has been appointed to serve on President Barack Obama’s Advisory Council on Faith-based Neighborhood Partnerships. Barbara Satin is the first transgender individual to serve on the advisory council.  Currently, Satin [We're not certain how this last name is pronounced] serves as the Assistant Faith Work Director for the National LGBTQ Task Force. 

"Given the current political climate, I believe it's important that a voice of faith representing the transgender and gender non-conforming community—as well as a person of my years, nearly 80—be present and heard in these vital conversations," said Satin, who was involved in the Church of Christ's 2003 decision to affirm the inclusion of transgender people in the full life and ministry of the UCC.

The White House announced the appointment of Satin, along with 10 other individuals, to the advisory council on Thursday, May 12, 2016.  The presidential council, made up of about 15 individuals from across the faith community and charitable organizations, brings together leaders and experts in fields related to the work of faith-based and neighborhood organizations.  Its role is to make recommendations to the administration on how to improve the partnerships it forms to serve people in need.

"These fine public servants bring a depth of experience and tremendous dedication to their important roles.  I look forward to working with them," the president said in a statement.

The other appointments included Naseem Kourosh, human rights officer at the US Baha'i office of public affairs and Manjit Singh, co-founder and chairman of the Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund.

To quote a chap from my own country "Boy will be girls and girls will be boys, it's a mixed-up muddled-up shook-up world..."

The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman’s garment: for all that do so are abomination unto the LORD thy God. –Deuteronomy 22:5