‘He Redeemed My Life': Man Who Lived as Woman for Years Now Shares Christ With Transgenders

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‘He Redeemed My Life’: Man Who Lived as Woman for Years Now Shares Christ With Transgenders

By Heather Clark | christiannews.net

Heyer-300x300LOS ANGELES, Calif. – A California man who obtained a sex change operation in the 1980’s to live as a woman and later reverted back to his biological gender is sharing his story of how God redeemed his life and gave him hope.

Walt Heyer lived as Laura Jensen for eight years and even had a job with the U.S. government while living as a transgender, but says that having a physical operation did nothing to resolve the mental and emotional struggles that he faced.

Heyer told the Daily Mail recently that he believes his problems stem from his childhood, when he was sexually abused by one relative and cross-dressed by another.

“[M]y grandmother, when I was being babysat by her, started dressing me in female clothing. She even made me a purple chiffon evening dress,” he recalled. “And when dad found out what grandma had been doing, and dressing me up like a girl, it did change everything.”

“[My father’s] adopted brother Fred began to sexually molest me,” Heyer said.

His mother’s strong disciplinarian personality was also difficult to cope with as well.

“Mom’s discipline got even more severe,” Heyer explained, “and I would learn much later in life that on one occasion, her discipline was so tough she thought she had almost killed me.”

He said that the insecurity he felt over the circumstances soon led him to believe that he was a girl trapped in a boy’s body, and he began becoming more recluse. Although Heyer went on to marry and have children, at the age of 37, he decided to obtain a sex change operation to become a woman.

He said that he divorced his wife just before the operation because he did not want to put her through the ordeal. However, his children were not happy with how the situation was destroying their family.

“When a father does that, you’re betraying your children, and what came to my mind later on was I saw myself as much more important than my kids,” Heyer explained. “That is probably the most self-centered, narcissistic thing a person can do. It’s just nonsense to place yourself over a couple of kids, who needed someone to be there for them.”

He lived as Laura Jensen for eight years and worked for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. But one day while studying psychology at the University of California, Heyer had an epiphany: He wasn’t a transgender. He was a man with a psychological problem that trying to live as a woman wasn’t going to fix. Heyer also learned that his answer wasn’t within himself; it was in Christ.


So, eight years after obtaining the operation, Heyer reverted back to living as a man, and now says he doesn’t believe that people are born transgender.

“Gender dysphoria is a psychological condition where you are dissatisfied with your gender,” he told the Daily Mail. “Nobody’s ever born a transgender. They’re manufactured as a result of something, a developmental childhood issue that has yet to be determined for many people. In retrospect, I can see that changing genders, quite frankly is just pure foolishness.”

Heyer says that those who struggle with the condition are not receiving proper care, and many medical professionals are too quick to agree to surgery.

“All of them have some level of depression, and we’re not treating them,” he lamented. “We’re just cutting off body parts and giving them a new name and a new gender.”

“[But] biologically, no one can transport to the other gender, it’s not even possible,” Heyer stated. “All they do is pump people full of hormones, put in breast implants and declare that they’ve manufactured a female. It’s biologically impossible to make a man into a woman.”

The now 74-year-old man has since made amends with his children and runs a website to compassionately help others who struggle with gender identity or are expressing regret over having a sex change operation.

“God designed man; He designed women,” he said in a video recorded last year. “God will redeem the lives of people who struggle with gender identity issues just like I did. He redeemed my life, and I’ve been free from it as a result of that.”

19 Comments on “‘He Redeemed My Life': Man Who Lived as Woman for Years Now Shares Christ With Transgenders”

  1. What a great testimony!!! It’s one that I would call a SNAPSHOT of God’s hands upon one’s life. What a SNAPSHOT!!! THANKS FOR SHARING 🙂

  2. Praise God for this man coming forward with his testimony. Thank you Jesus for delivering from so he can assist You in delivering others. Amen, amen, amen to his story.

  3. We know that there are a lot of people who want to give there true testimony of what God can do in there lives, but it is the political correct persons who waiting to criticize anyone who stand for truth , I come to tell you the devil is a lie. He the father of many lies. (Amen). He wants you to be ashamed of were God is bringing you out of. Pastor Lewis keep on posting the God News. The Good News of Jesus the Chirst. The enemy doesn’t have control over ever one.

  4. Praise God Mr. Heyer heard God’s call on his life and he answered. Thank God his children have been able to heal. I pray he will be able to reach others. May God continue to bless him.

  5. A resounding AMEN to this article and this man’s testimony. It is unfortunate that more often than not we have to endure such heartache in order for God to use us. But what satan means for evil, God turns around for good. He is the one who transforms our mess into a GOOD message. I know that as long as Mr. Heyer continues to avail himself to the Holy Spirit God will use him mightily to turn many transgenders to Christ. Bless you, sir!

  6. I am happy for this man but, it isn’t fair to apply his situation to every case. Each person has been uniquely created by G-d. That is why G-d gave Man Intelligence; so we can make the distinction for each person’s unique situation.

    1. Genesis 1:27 So God created man in his own image,in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. This isn’t fair to GOD ( or anyone) to do this to themselves, it’s self destruction, when HE said what HE made was ” very good.” If man’s intelligence is self destruction then it is not very intelligent at all. Did you see how happy this man was simply because he accepted GOD’S will in his life. True intelligence is from the FATHER, and if applied right can give you unspeakable joy! Give it a try!

    2. So what are you really trying to say? It sounds like you’re not a believer or your nominal at best. God is able to deliver and heal anyone who calls on Him through His Son Jesus Christ! This man’s testimony isn’t unique, it’s just that he decided to go public with it at this stage in his life. It seems as if you have issue with acknowledging who “G-d” is because you’re marginalizing His name and existence to two letters and a hyphen like the Jewish people who do not accept the Lord Jesus Christ as their Messiah. Granted, the Father is more than a name…but He is the Name above ALL names and can do all things whether you try to put Him in the box or not. God is the same yesterday, today, and forever and if your ashamed of Him, He will be ashamed of you.

  7. I love it!!! God is real and he is a deliverer. This further confirms that no matter what youve been through or what youve done, God can restore!! what a Testimony!!

  8. This is awesome. Lord continue give him all that he needs to share this testimony of how you alone can heal save and deliver the soul out of the deep dark places. You truly can set the capitive free when they cry out to you for salvation. Thank You for loving us so much

  9. WOW. Praise God! I thank God for this man. God can use anyone as His instrument, even when you are in a state of confusion. Oft times, the lost won’t hear someone they cannot identify with. I will pray for this soldier in Christ and pray his message will reach thousands! He needs our prayers of encouragement and protection. The LGBT community can be vicious to those who leave the lifestyle, turn to God, and influence others to do so. We all know and love people who are deceived, caught in the LGBT lifestyle. Be encouraged. More people are being delivered than you know.

  10. A couple of years back I watched how Oprah had a little kid on her show that believed that he was gay. Oprah was trying to show the world that gay people don’t become gay but rather that they born gay. I bet if that little boy had to be interviewed and asked the right questions that he would have told a story similar to this one in that he too was molested when he was young.
    I have a gay relative that also recently admitted to being molested as a young boy, and this is the trend that the devil follows, he gets them while their young and influencable and then steals their manhood from them at a young age. When they grow older they believe hat they’re gay due to the devils machinations.

    Gods word tells us that when he created them he made them male and female. Many times also God makes a clear distinction between men and women throughout his dealings with mankind.
    God had to even destroy an entire nation (Sodom) due to homosexuality. We really only awaiting Gods day to bring the peace that only He can bring. Hallelujah.

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