Faith In America worked to place an Op-ed in the Washington Post by Adam Plant, about his experiences as a transgender Christian in North Carolina.

“In my journey, the voices of support have been mixed with a few powerful voices of condemnation. Early on in my transition, a pastor told me that his heart was breaking for me because of the apparent step I had taken away from God’s plan for my life.

As he was talking, all I could think was, “I’m sorry that your heart is breaking for me, but my heart is just beginning to heal.”

Those fragile pieces of my heart which I feared had crumbled to dust, leaving me as empty as I felt, were being brought to life again by a God I had never felt was this real or this close until She breathed life into a body that I never thought was mine.”

Read the full Op-ed here: I’m a transgender Christian in North Carolina. My faith should not stop at the bathroom door.