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.
Great Britain, ‘great’ in many ways, is also ahead of America in the disintegration of gender. Transgender (Talking Points series), by Vaughan Roberts, reflects this greater experience. It understands gender dysphoria from a Christian Creation-Fall-Redemption framework.
As the weather heats up, along with the controversy surrounding gender issues, Affirming Gender is hitting the road for a season of speaking and presentations. This year, we are choosing audiences of a particular kind of influence to address. I am veritably gay (in the old sense of the word—you remember, like how Maria used it in West Side Story) at the thought of talking to these influencers.
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.
I am a woman who has struggled intensely with lust and sexual sin for most of my life, while also battling deep shame in the context of a church that always speaks about sexuality as a man’s struggle. The painful lie is that something is disgustingly wrong with me, that especially in church, I can’t talk about it.
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.
If we look past some of the sexism of 1940s England, we see a valuable picture. The story presents us with the way a marriage in that incredibly stressful situation has to work if victory would be achieved. Winston Churchill was, of course, a leader. He led. But we see, in the few poignant scenes including Clementine, how she needed to be quite as strong as he for him to be able to lead. And she was.