The Native American Two-Spirit Paradigm

I give you a new commandment: love one another. As I have loved you, so you also should love one another.

 (St. John XIII, 34 King James Version)

קם ישראל

Two Spirit

Two-spirited persons, who are two-gendered people, are special because these hold within both the male and female aspect giving them a keen perspective on life. In Indigenous American culture, this is referred to as the Berdache Tradition. Two-spirits are more than the ordinary and have a deeper understanding of reality. Being two-spirited has little to do with biology but with how one operates in their community: males identifying with feminine qualities physically, mentally, or spiritually. 

A human being holding this quality can transcend both the physical and spiritual world as a conduit between the two realms. It’s a gift to be recognized because the two-spirit can see beyond what just a mere male or female can see, but further, because they see in both directions. Transgendered not only have exhibited these features but have achieved godlike status in this tradition.


In the Indigenous American perspective, sexuality, and gender both lie on a rotating sphere, unlike the European thought in which it lies on a static plane of being either straight or gay, male, or female. Taking this plane and connecting the ends, thus forming the sphere is the human being’s way, leaving an infinite number of changeable points on this sphere. In this paradigm, one resides varyingly during one’s lifetime without being confined to one way of existence. This is the spiritual way of life, a role to be modeled. Unlike calling oneself gay, which is based solely on the physical, is a contrast like night and day. The choice is made wholeheartedly within.

 In European society, everything is scripted for straight white people: what to do, how to see, where to go, and how to be. When you’re of a different race and sexuality, you’re faced with the task of self-thinking and assuming your own place in the world. This gives one a completely distinct set of operation skills, an ability that becomes automatic in determining what feels best in terms of gender as well as sexuality. This is the work of a Two-Spirited person.


Sexuality between two loving people is not a damnable sin. This understanding is based on the words of Jesus Christ and on the relationship between David and Jonathan. King David was a man after God’s own heart and he and Jonathan had a love affair that surpassed the love of women. 

1 And it came to pass, when he had made an end of speaking unto Saul, that the soul of Jonathan was knit with the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul. 

3 Then Jonathan and David made a covenant, because he loved him as his own soul. 

4 And Jonathan stripped himself of the robe that was upon him, and gave it to David, and his garments, even to his sword, and to his bow, and to his girdle.

 (I Samuel XVIII, 1, 3-4 King James Version)

The Hebrew word בְּרִית ‘berit‘ for ‘Covenant’ means a binding pact, a strong, solemn agreement between two parties that joins, and the two are identified with each other as in marriage which also is a covenant.

These two souls became united because of the love they had for each other and afterward, their love agreement was consummated when Jonathan stripped himself of all his garments before David, submitting himself naked before him, a clear sign of consent to relations, unlike a ‘deep’ or ‘brotherly’ relationship.

2 But Jonathan Saul’s son delighted much in David… 

 (I Samuel XIX, 2 King James Version)

4 …Jonathan unto David, Whatsoever thy soul desireth, I will even do it for thee.

(I Samuel XX, 4 King James Version)

Jonathon said he would do whatever David would say.

So, these two were in total agreement with the pledge they took earlier for they both greatly pleased each other. So much to the point that whatsoever the two desired of each other, it was done.

16 So Jonathan made a covenant with the house of David, saying, Let the Lord even require it at the hand of David’s enemies.

17 And Jonathan caused David to swear again, because he loved him: for he loved him as he loved his own soul. 

23 And as touching the matter which thou and I have spoken of, behold, the Lord be between thee and me for ever.

 (I Samuel XX, 16-17; 23 King James Version)

David and Jonathan swore to forever never part souls. They solidified their commitment of love toward each other for all generations, even at the expense of their enemies with The Lord Almighty’s seal. These two surpassed the notion of being simply good friends for they had a genuine and passionate love for each other, even down to the spirit. What they did together was between them two and their God for all times. Their passionate love affair was eventually exposed by Saul, Jonathan’s father when they sat at meal. 

30 Then Saul’s anger was kindled against Jonathan, and he said unto him, Thou son of the perverse rebellious woman, do not I know that thou hast chosen the son of Jesse to thine own confusion, and unto the confusion of thy mother’s nakedness?

34 …for he was grieved for David, because his father had done him shame.

(I Samuel XX, 30, 34 King James Version)

Did Saul just accuse Jonathan of having relations with David? The evidence points to yes. 

Black Love

41 …and they kissed one another, and wept one with another, until David exceeded.

42 And Jonathan said to David, Go in peace, forasmuch as we have sworn both of us in the name of the Lord, saying, The Lord be between me and thee, and between my seed and thy seed for ever…

(I Samuel XX, 41- 42 King James Version)

They both had a secret love that was between them and God only. Even their offspring will share the love they shared as the two kissed holding no emotion back.

16 And Jonathan Saul’s son arose, and went to David into the wood, and strengthened his hand in God.

17 And he said unto him, Fear not: for the hand of Saul my father shall not find thee; and thou shalt be king over Israel, and I shall be next unto thee; and that also Saul my father knoweth.

 18 And they two made a covenant before the Lord: and David abode in the wood, and Jonathan went to his house.

 (I Samuel XXIII, 16-18 King James Version)

Jonathan encouraged David, strengthening each other. Again, they revisited their agreement made before God: when David became King of Israel, Jonathan would be by his side always.

Why would The Lord choose to reveal himself to a perceived sexual deviant and not to an ardent heterosexual? Now the truth is evident.  Even Jesus Christ had not preached against same-sex love and all of Christianity is based on His teachings. There is a loophole in the Levitical law of homosexuality:

22 Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination. 

(Leviticus XVIII, 22 King James Version)

13 If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.

(Leviticus XX, 13 King James Version)

These two scriptures are the crux of the homosexual argument: lying with mankind as one lies with womankind. The loophole is that sex with a man is anal and sex with a woman is vaginal. This could be grounds for not having anal sex with a woman because of the sacred nature of sex between men and transgender.

God standeth in the congregation of the mighty; he judgeth among the gods…

They know not, neither will they understand; they walk on in darkness: all the foundations of the earth are out of course.

 I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High.

But ye shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes.

(Psalms LXXXII, 1, 5-7 King James Version)

Children are the offspring of their parents, and the children of God are themselves, gods. With access to the true knowledge of God being hindered by the works of the wicked, darkness has befallen the world causing the earth to be out of course. Lies are being sold as facts. We children of God are not mere men but gods that shall one day die like ordinary men. With that said, let us read what the Lord Jesus Christ has to say about the matter in the gospel of Saint Matthew.

36 Master, which is the great commandment in the law?

37 Jesus said unto him,

Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.

38 This is the first and great commandment.

 39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

 40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

(St. Matthew XX 36-40 King James Version)

Jesus Christ summed up the whole matter of man’s duty according to the law of God which is to love one another as you love yourself. He never once spoke against same-sex affection, in fact, He condoned it in the gospel of Saint John.

34 A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.

35 By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.

(St. John XIII 34-35 King James Version)

The new commandment given directly from the mouth of Jesus Christ is about love, not condemnation. Just as Moses, the servant of the Lord, made a marriage amendment to the Law allowing for divorce, so too did Jesus Christ. A new commandment to love one another as a true disciple of Christ. This order was given by the One and true power of the universe. 

18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying,  

All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.

(St. Matthew XXVIII, 18 King James Version)

Saint Paul and Saint Peter

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