Documentary to help Christians develop compassion for transgender people

By Mark Ellis

When David Kyle Foster was a young actor in Hollywood, he also was living a secret life as a male prostitute, sleeping with three or four men a night.

Then he had a powerful encounter with Jesus that felt like “liquid love” as he read the first chapter of John. In 1987, he founded Mastering Life Ministries to equip the church to minister to those trapped in sexual sin and brokenness.

During his former life in the streets of Hollywood he met transgender people that grabbed his heart.

“I would hang around with transgender people,” Foster recounts. “I had a great deal of compassion for them because they had a level of brokenness that I had not gotten close to.”

As the transgender issue exploded in public awareness following Caitlyn Jenner’s dramatic disclosure, Foster realized the issue was not being addressed properly by the church. He also wanted to help transgender people find healing at the deepest level.

In his new documentary film, “TranZformed” former transgender individuals join with numerous experts to dispel the confusion and bear witness to what Jesus Christ can do for those who struggle with gender dysphoria.

“We are trying to reach Christian leaders who are not trained in sexual brokenness in seminary and the people who are broken themselves,” he says. “The typical pastor when approached by a transgender person doesn’t have a clue.”

Foster laments the fact that quick diagnoses are made for sex change operations on children and adults that are not really transgendered. “They are using them to make money and it’s reprehensible,” he charges.

“If there is one population that should not be taken advantage of, it is transgender people because of their brokenness.”

Foster spent two years making the film, visiting 10 cities and speaking to many former transgender people. “I interviewed 17 people for the film and every single one of them had been sexually abused as a child. That doesn’t mean every transgender has that, but it does mean there is a very high incidence of it, as a causal factor, one of several,” he maintains.

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