How SOGI Laws are About To Change Your Life

Do you know what SOGI laws are? That stands for Sexual Orientation Gender Identity laws, and they are about to change your life. They concern securing gay identity and chosen gender identity as legally protected classes, while promoting penalties for people with convictions that we are created male and female and that male and female are created for each other. …

Defining a New Humanity, Whether Intersexed Folks Want it Or Not

After the recent decision of New York State to create a third category of birth certificate, which I wrote a about in the post, “3 Questions to Ask About Intersex Birth Certificates,” World Magazine asked me  a reasonable question: If “a birth certificate is an historical record of the facts as they existed at the time of birth” and hermaphroditism …

What is wrong with the term, “Same-Sex Marriage”?

Words Matter. We need to understand what happens when we elect to refer to two men entering into an intimate legal union as “Same-sex Marriage.” Of course, people need to be able to understand each other. So common terminology is good, right? And doesn’t this seem like a value-neutral term? Like “heterosexual marriage?” You are not passing any judgements in …

National Geographic Gender Minimizing Masquerading as Science

Today we have a guest to AffirmingGender.com, Nicholas Black, Education & Resources Director of Harvest USA. Nick gives us a very thoughtful and helpful analysis of one of the articles in the recent National Geographic issue on gender. Here’s Nick…   Ever since I was a kid I have been a long-time reader of the National Geographic magazine. So I …

Why You Should Believe Gender is Real if You Are a Christian

Nearly all Christians have a firm belief that humanity is made up of male and female, based on what they read in Genesis 1:27. “…male and female [God] created them.”  But what about the concept of gender? Here they are fuzzy. Masculinity and Femininity are hard to define, and passing through Western schools is liable to convince you that these …

Should Girls Lift Weights? The Bible Tells Us

Today, another “Scenic Overlook.” Again, I am using historical and archeological study to try to imagine what a particular Bible story really might have been like. The game is to try and guess which Biblical character is being described before you get to the end and find out. Can you guess?       He was coming. She pushed down …

Three Questions You Should Ask About Intersex Birth Certificates

New York State issued the nation’s first intersex birth certificate last week. NBC News reported on it here. I encourage you to read the report on 55-year-old Sara Kelly Keenan who got the state to change the sex on the birth certificate to the non-binary term. Intersex is a current term used to refer to the mercifully rare condition of …