Ellen Page, star of the hit movie “Juno,” has come out as transgender and now identifies as Elliot, using the preferred pronouns “he” and “they.”
Page shared the news in a lengthy post published to Instagram Tuesday.
“I want to share with you that I am trans, my pronouns are he/they and my name is Elliot,” wrote Page. “I feel luck to be writing this. To be here. To have arrived at this place in my life. I feel overwhelming gratitude for the incredible people who have supported me along this journey. I can’t begin to express how remarkable it feels to finally love who I am enough to pursue my authentic self.”
The 33-year-old actor continued: “I’ve been endlessly inspired by so many in the trans community. Thank you for your courage, your generosity and ceaseless working to make this world a more inclusive and compassionate place. I will offer whatever support I can and continue to strive for a more loving and equal society.”
Page is known to many in the pro-life community for starring in “Juno,” a 2007 drama about a young teenage girl who becomes pregnant and, rather than aborting the baby, decides to give her child up for adoption.
Later in Page’s post, the celebrity wrote: “I love that I am trans. And I love that I am queer. And the more I hold myself close and fully embrace who I am, the more I dream, the more my heart grows and the more I thrive. To all trans people who deal with harassment, self-loathing, abuse and the threat of violence every day: I see you, I love you and I will do everything I can to change this world for the better.”
Page’s transgender announcement highlights the left’s continued push toward redefining tolerance as full acceptance and embrace. In the announcement, the actor condemned lawmakers who disagree with the progressive perspective on LGBT issues, pointing to the deaths of other transgender people. Such politicians, Page said, “have blood on [their] hands.”
As Christians, we know those searching for a home — for purpose, for meaning, and for fulfillment — cannot find ultimate satisfaction in anything this world offers. Page, like so many others, is searching and believes to have discovered “authenticity” in transgenderism. While the feelings Page has expressed are real, giving in to those sentiments, whether deeply rooted or shallow, will likely only offer temporary relief.
Believers have a responsibility to come alongside people like Page who are searching — those dealing with gender dysphoria or any other sexual desire outside what is prescribed in Scripture — because we know the only home that satisfies is in the arms of Jesus. Rather than pass unconcerned judgements on Page and others, we have a duty to protect them from bullying and abuse, lovingly pointing them to the redemption found only in Jesus.