I have written about Jeanne d’Arc, the brave warrior of France fighting off yet another power grab by the English in the 1400’s.
I did not know her true name was Jeanne. Why have they persisted in calling her Joan? To confuse those looking for her? To make it difficult to do any research with the confusing names? One has to wonder at the deliberate changing of her name.
There is a troubling new depiction of Jeanne…that she was transgendered! Once again, the evil ones are hard at work to make holy women the object of scorn and ridicule, just like they did with Mary Magdalene, portraying her as a prostitute. I saw this again watching Rick Steves’ travels in Europe. This episode, repeatedly focusing on the statue of David, over and over again during this short segment, a naked man with his phallis on display, but they call it art, so you are supposed to ignore it, right?
So as you may know, the phallis worship is a part of satanic worship, secret societies stuff.
Anyway, during this episode of showing the statue five or six times, Steves shows a horrible artwork with Mary Magdalene looking like she is starved and about ready to pass out. He then states that this was when “she was a prostitute…” OMG. Really? If you are a world traveler, I would expect you to do a little research and present facts, not conjecture. The Pope deliberately portrayed this Disciple of Jesus as a prostitute, when she most certainly was not. She was born of a wealthy family. She had no need to prostitute her body.
So when I read a comment recently that Jeanne d’Arc was a transgender, I thought, well, here we go again….
She was a VIRGIN who was raped by the guards who called themselves Christian but were far from God.
I knew this, but this article confirms it. Jeanne wore pants to try to thwart the rape attempts by the creeps guarding her, and went back to wearing dresses when she felt safer to do so.
Her resumption of male military clothing was labeled a relapse into heresy for cross-dressing, although this would later be disputed by the inquisitor who presided over the appeals court that examined the case after the war. Medieval Catholic doctrine held that cross-dressing should be evaluated based on context, as stated in the Summa Theologica by St. Thomas Aquinas, which says that necessity would be a permissible reason for cross-dressing. This would include the use of clothing as protection against rape if the clothing would offer protection. In terms of doctrine, she had been justified in disguising herself as a pageboy during her journey through enemy territory, and she was justified in wearing armor during battle and protective clothing in camp and then in prison. The Chronique de la Pucelle states that it deterred molestation while she was camped in the field. When her soldiers’ clothing was not needed while on campaign, she was said to have gone back to wearing a dress. Clergy who later testified at the posthumous appellate trial affirmed that she continued to wear male clothing in prison to deter molestation and rape.
Joan referred the court to the Poitiers inquiry when questioned on the matter. The Poitiers record no longer survives, but circumstances indicate the Poitiers clerics had approved her practice. She also kept her hair cut short through her military campaigns and while in prison. Her supporters, such as the theologian Jean Gerson, defended her hairstyle for practical reasons, as did Inquisitor Brehal later during the appellate trial. Nonetheless, at the trial in 1431 she was condemned and sentenced to die. Boyd described Joan’s trial as so “unfair” that the trial transcripts were later used as evidence for canonizing her in the 20th century.