NBC did a recent major story about parents raising “theybies” (07/19/2018) that is, parents who do not tell their child, or anyone else, what the gender of their child is. They leave it up to the children to decide what their gender is as they grow up. In what area of parenting do we “let the children decide”? Supposing we started to let them decide when to go to bed? Or whether or not they should eat their vegetables? The only way raising “theybies” could make sense to parents if is if they believe that being a boy or a girl is not real.
I recently was interviewed by a bright young student studying queer theology. She was trying to figure out what she believed about it. What is queer theology, you ask? Well, as always, people try to adopt Christianity to cultural movements. This isn’t necessarily bad, as God sometimes brings up important truth through the culture. But to do it in a faithful way you must have a firm grasp on the Bible’s truth so you don’t end up damaging or losing the Faith.
My name is Peter and I once marched in some of those parades during what I call “my former life,” when I self-identified as gay from my mid-20s to early 40s, in the 1980s and ’90s.
A highlighting of the very fine cultural engagement work carried out every weekday by the President of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Albert Mohler.
Last week, two Wisconsin citizens sued their state Department of Health Services for not covering their sex-change operations under Medicaid, stating that science backs them up. What does the science really say?
The Endocrine Society’s position statement on transgender health promises that “considerable scientific evidence has emerged demonstrating a durable biological element underlying gender identity.” The Society uses these results to advise insurance companies to cover sex changes operations. I am still waiting to see the “considerable scientific evidence” of a biologically based gender identity apart from one’s biological sex.
With the passing of California Assembly Bill 2943 last Thursday, I will soon become an outlaw in the state of California and my book will be illegal to sell there.
Of the seventeen new fantastic role model Barbies, including Conservationist Barbie, Boxing Champion Barbie, and Mathematician Barbie, most are not available for sale. Instead Mattel will focus sales on a Barbie line that highlights baking and cooking based on “proven play patterns.”
People have a hard time suppressing all of God’s truth. There is usually some of His common grace operating wherever you see relationships. When you come to recognize the Biblical principles of gender, you can see the good happening even when dressed in some gaudily bad outfits.
If there was an anthem for the last ten years of gender minimization, it would be the sentence, “I was born this way.” The proclamation would stop conversations, halt dialogues, silence critics. Now the chorus is dying away and, like most pop songs, it will soon be forgotten.