Is Gender Meaningless and Valueless?
California law since year 2008 has protected cross-dressers like it does racial minorities–ignoring biology, reality and common sense.
Notes from a 2008 Article in Trumpet Magazine, by Joel Hilliker
Some imagine an ideal world would be a place where gender is meaningless.
A group of lawmakers, judges, lawyers and educators in America, Britain, Canada and elsewhere want to engineer a world free from oppression and hate. They want to introduce a golden age of tolerance and understanding. They seek a society where everyone is accepted, where no one is condemned, where everyone feels emotionally validated, where no one’s feelings are ever hurt.
That might sound like a noble dream—but their version of it is a nightmare.
They are creating a world where the line between male and female doesn’t exist. Where not only is it just as common to be homogenderual or bigenderual as heterogenderual.
It is their intention that every person has the choice—with society’s full, unflinching support—to act, dress or even biologically exist as either male or female, or anything in between. Where a school teacher, police officer, priest or president can be a man who likes wearing dresses and high heels, and anyone who expresses discomfort over the idea can be silenced with the full force of the law.
This utopian world removes pressure on singles to marry, pressure on married people to remain together, pressure on parents to make sacrifices for their children, and pressure on children to view their parents as authorities. In other words, it undermines the pillars of family life.
Proponents of this vision overlook, ignore, dismiss and ridicule any evidence that exposes the flaws in their thinking. There are many flaws. Evidence shows biological, emotional and mental differences between men and women. Evidence shows us the benefits of traditional marriage to both husband and wife, as well as society at large—and the high costs associated with its dissolution. Evidence shows the enormous advantages to children—in personal safety, academic performance, financial well-being, emotional stability, self-respect, and assimilation into law-abiding adult life, among other things—of growing up under the same roof with both biological parents, a living arrangement built upon a strong, stable relationship between a sperm-cell-producing adult male and an ova-producing adult female.
Nevertheless, “politically correct” individuals refuse to acknowledge this evidence and some occupy several of the most powerful offices in Western civilization.
Our society after decades of determined chipping away at the foundation of traditional family, is beginning to break apart morally, financially, politically, and socially. Views that once inhabited the shadowy fringes are stomping their way into courtrooms and legislative chambers. Bit by bit, activist leaders are codifying their twisted vision into reality, aggressively introducing new laws and filling the judicial record with new precedent, giving them the legal power to stamp out dissent.
Legally Protecting Gender Confusion
California’s governor signed four bills into law, three of which criminalize behavior deemed discriminatory against cross-dressers, bigenderuals and homogenderuals (the fourth law enables homogenderual couples to share a last name as if they are married). Specifically, one law strips state funding from any program guilty of such discrimination, another mandates that no instruction in public schools “promotes a discriminatory bias,” and a third demands that all public schools prominently display anti-discrimination policies.
The “discrimination” in these laws is broadly defined, including any bias against anyone based on “gender.” If you are unfamiliar with what this term has come to mean, allow the new California law to explain it to you. “Gender … includes a person’s gender identity and gender-related appearance and behavior whether or not stereotypically associated with the person’s assigned gender at birth” (emphasis mine). In other words, if Burt wants to wear lipstick and panty hose and call himself Bertha, the law now obligates everyone to pretend as if this is perfectly sane behavior, and everyone knows it’s a ridiculous pretense!
Illegal discrimination now includes anything “perceived” as different treatment because of behavior “perceived” as not stereotypically male or female. It includes anything that might suggest that a child living with biological Dad and Mom is advantaged over someone living with a single homogenderual man or woman who has multiple partners. It could include a business treating a cross-dressing job applicant different from anyone else. It could include a reference to family in a school textbook that fails to mention it’s just fine if it involves a homogenderual couple. You can be sure that zealous lawyers are itching to test the new laws by putting such “crimes” on trial.
California is now amongst several states with explicit non-discrimination laws for transgender individuals. Thus, against all common sense, gender confusion is protected by law. Put another way, you will live the lie or suffer serious consequences.
The implications of these laws are enormous. Universities nationwide are hosting gender-neutral student housing, bathrooms and locker rooms; transgender law advocates are pushing for student health insurance plans to include hormones and “gender-reassignment surgery.” Last year, New York City’s homeless shelter system, which segregates men and women, began allowing people to decide which shelters to use based on whether they “feel” male or female. Some people are pushing to open women’s public toilet facilities and locker rooms to Burts-turned-Berthas everywhere. Thus, to protect the right of a man who says he feels more comfortable as a woman, the law is preparing to trample on the right of women who feel more comfortable in public bathrooms devoid of perverted men who might perpetrate a violent crime therein.
That is the truth of the matter. If you think these social engineers are preaching a doctrine of tolerance, reconsider. Theirs is a deeply intolerant world view. They demand that the world conform to their thinking. Freedom to even debate such issues is taken from us and to even bring up the discussion can cost you your employment!
The push for transgender rights is a religious mission, aimed at converting the hearts of men. Its missionaries want the nation to repent of its archaic attachment to the traditional family, and to become devotees to the cross-dressing, multi-gender cause. The only victory is complete victory. Until transgender crusaders achieve this utterly impossible goal—every individual a true believer—they will continue their battle, using every tool of coercion they can summon. Meanwhile, other societies in Europe particularly think the “political correctness” of America and American law is completely wrong and the society appears lost!
An Important, Overlooked Question
These relentless efforts—which are only the latest and most extreme in a drive over the past half century in particular to equalize the sexes—have completely obscured an important question.
Why are people male and female?
It is a conundrum that both creationists and evolutionists must wrestle with. For the person who doesn’t believe in a Creator, it requires explaining how, by natural means—by accident and not by design—humanity (and so many other living creatures) came to exist in two distinct groups, different yet the same, mutually dependent upon the other for procreation. But even for the creationist, the question can be equally puzzling. Why did God make male and female?
Can those who push transgenderism on the public acknowledge the possibility that gender is not an accident of evolution, nor an arbitrary ornament on creation, but a conscious, deliberate choice with design and intent made by a super-intelligent Creator? Are they completely unwilling to consider the reasoning, the logic, in His decision? This God who reveals Himself in the Bible claims that His thoughts are higher than our thoughts (Isaiah 55:8-9). Is it possible many have allowed their mind to be prejudiced against His superior thinking by simple peer pressure—the intellectual bullying of a society that is almost wholly hostile toward its Creator?
Indeed, can anyone hold such transgender arguments if they claim that God, Creator of The Universe, is a myth?
Scripture shows that in creating humankind in His own image and likeness (Genesis 1:26), God made a conscious decision to make us male and female (verse 27). Why?
The push to replace biological gender with “gender identity,” and to consider genderual orientation an individual choice, in effect treats this essential component of creation as if it were mere decoration—even a mistake on God’s part.
But, the real biology of brain and body indicates genders do differ. Any good neurophysiologist can tell you that.
You don’t need to listen only to me. Visit YouTube and hear what other lecturers say. Start here:
Part 1: https://youtu.be/c2WqB2dAkgc
Harvard University Professor Dr. Steven Pinker discusses the psychology:
All of this science is to be expected in a world that suddenly will dismiss a professor from his position simply for even mentioning Intelligent Design!
Before the late 1800’s the world view was considered and The Bible was considered first and then these Bible believers used science to attempt to explain what they observed. For example, a scientist might observe astrological motions of “lights in the sky” and then seek to understand what they were, how close or far, cool or hot, and how they produced that light.
Now, Scientists in America are expected to operate on a “pure science” basis completely dismissing God as mythological nonsense. If anyone dare write a paper mentioning God and Intelligent Design as part of a physics discussion, he would likely lose his job!
This year March of 2018 we lost Dr. Steven Hawking, the famous University of Cambridge theoretical physicist. There with just days to survive he admitted many of the measurements of the universe were with tolerences of a millionth of a millionth of a millionth, and this implied that indeed someone or something designed and created the universe! It was too late to fire and punished him, so the university just said nothing and let the man die in peace.
At the time of Dr.s Max Planck and Albert Einstein one could say there was strong evidence that a brilliant intelligence created the universe and survive. Not now!
Stephen William Hawking CH CBE FRS FRSA was an English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and author, who was director of research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology at the University of Cambridge at the time of his death Wikipedia
There have been other cases in different universities and at the Smithsonian Institute where highly regarded scientists lost their position even for the mention of the possibility of Intelligent Design.
This fascinating movie discusses this loss of communications freedom in academia: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HErmp5Pzqw Ben Stein Expelled No Intelligence Allowed
It’s becoming the same way with the transgender movement. If you won’t agree to transgenderism you’ll likely lose your place teaching! If you openly state that God is real and not mythology you’ll also discover what God-Fearing persecution is about.
A proper approach to transgender behavior must start with a scriptural understanding of this question. There is a reason God says in Deuteronomy 22:5, “The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman’s garment: for all that do so are abomination unto the Lord thy God.” Our world provides a growing body of testimony to the confusion that results when God-given laws like this are ignored. (These are ultimately strong words. When God says something is “an abomination” I don’t one can find a label any more lothesum.
On the surface, preventing society from badgering poor, gender-confused individuals may sound like a worthy goal. But this cure is far worse than the disease. Rather than helping people overcome thoughts and tendencies that lead to self-destructive, depressive, anti-social behavior, the transgender crusade encourages and inflames them—and forces everyone else to play along. In purporting to solve a problem, it multiplies it many times over.
Study after study proves that family as God intended it to be is the ideal situation for everyone involved—and for society in general.
That is reality no matter how much people want to pretend otherwise to try to avoid hurting people’s feelings. True, in our unhappy world, for a variety of reasons, many people do not have that ideal and cannot attain it. But the fact remains, it is in everyone’s best interest to promote the ideal as much as we can.
If you study to understand the biblical view—the God-given reasons for male and female, for marriage and family—you will come to understand a wonderful truth: that gender is not meaningless. In fact, it has tremendous meaning and beautiful significance.
The truth about gender, when understood in all its richness, contains a dynamic hope that will fill the life of anyone who embraces it with a deep appreciation for our God-given purpose.
Our best advice is, believe God, not some newly arrived misguided social engineers. Believe the One who engineered gender in the first place. He is about to usher in a true utopia—one where strong families are right at the heart of this final and forever enduring “New World Order.” It will be the restored Kingdom of God! You should be one of the citizens there. Look into more about becoming one of them at the source of the notes for this article Here>, https://www.thetrumpet.com/
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