Former President Barack Obama used to remind us that "elections have consequences." This was harshly impressed upon us again, as President Biden used his first day in office to initiate the Democrat's radical, transsexual agenda via one of his many executive orders.
It was a disturbing day for our children and a sad day for women's sports in America!
By twisting the historic meaning of the word "sex" in the Title IX education amendment of 1972 to include something other than biological "male or female," Biden has created a monster!
Under this socially-radical and disturbing Democrat decree, any educational institution that receives federal funding must now admit biologically-male athletes to women's teams, compete for women's scholarships, share locker rooms and other biologically-separated spaces, including forcing female members of our military to shower with biological men.
Alliance Defending Freedom legal counsel Christiana Holcomb wrote that this reckless action will "gut legal protections for women by denying female athletes fair competition in sports, ignoring women's unique health needs, and forcing vulnerable girls to share intimate spaces with men who identify as female."
Parsing the consequences as simply as possible author Ryan Anderson explained: "Boys who identify as girls must be allowed to compete in the girls' athletic competitions, men who identify as women must be allowed in women-only spaces, health care plans must pay for gender transition procedures and doctors and hospitals must perform them."
Emilie Kao, an attorney with the Heritage Foundation, says America's new 46th president—despite all his talk about "unity"—has shown he is "committed to advancing a radically divisive transgender agenda and has set women back decades." There is nothing "equal" in pitting biological boys against biological girls.
The lunacy of this extreme, "progressive" political policy denies acknowledged reality from all of human history and "established science" that only two sexes—male and female—exist in the human race" (Matt. 19:3; Gen. 1:27, 5:2)—one or the other, not both. Chromosomes don't lie, nor are they confused.
These gendered individuals may express their biological masculinity or femininity in varied and diverse ways, according to their unique physical and emotional makeup. They are each unique individuals of equal worth, purpose and value to our Creator God.
The Bible clearly states, "But from the beginning of the creation God 'made them male and female'" (Mark 10:6).
Christian author and Bible teacher Larry Tomczak correctly clarified, "People can protest all they want, yet the Scriptures and scientific fact prove that men and women are different and men possess larger bones, lungs, bone density, muscle fiber and something called testosterone. This explains why the fastest female sprinter in the world, Allyson Felix, has a lifetime best in the 440-meter that was handily beaten by 300 high school boys in recent statistics."
Sensuous and confusing times like these were described by the apostle Paul in key verses of Romans 1:
Refusing to know God, they soon didn't know how to be human either—women didn't know how to be women, men didn't know how to be men. Sexually confused, they abused and defiled one another, women with women, men with men—all lust, no love. And then they paid for it, oh, how they paid for it—emptied of God and love, godless and loveless wretches (Rom. 1:26-17, MSG).
Unfortunately, many are reluctant to confront these radical, gender-ideologies and social changes directly for fear of being called hateful and hurtful names. They don't want to truthfully and objectively say that LGBTQ ideology and high-risk, sexual practices are harmful and destructive beliefs and behavior, based on junk science and sensual lust.
In the name of "equality," this executive order claims (without any scientific evidence) that there is no difference physically between biological boys and girls. It marginalizes women, confuses children and feminizes boys.
In an op-ed in The Washington Post last year, three current or former female athletes—Doriane Coleman, Martina Navratilova and Sanya Richards-Ross—asserted: "The evidence is unequivocal that, starting in puberty, in every sport except sailing, shooting, and riding, there will always be significant numbers of boys and men who would beat the best girls and women in head-to-head competition. Claims to the contrary are simply a denial of science."
There is nothing "equal" or "fair" in pitting biological boys against biological girls.
Chromosomes don't lie nor are they confused. This binary pair of individuals may express their biological masculinity and femininity in varied and diverse ways, according to their unique physical and emotional makeup. These gendered expressions are neither identical nor interchangeable but essential to God's creational plan. These physical differences are to be embraced as divine design.
This is why males and females are (uniquely) equipped sexually to physically reproduce (Gen. 1:28, 2:20). They are biologically and emotionally equipped to fulfill a mutually-complementary and covenantal relationship before their Creator God (Eph. 5:21-33).
This is why the apostle Paul challenges homosexual partnerships as deviating from the natural relations or natural function of male-female sexual intercourse (Rom. 1:26-27), as designed and ordained by our Creator God.
The Bible clearly teaches that men should not act sexually as women (Lev. 18:22, Rom. 1:18-32, 1 Cor. 6:9-10) or dress like women (Deut. 22:5), and when men or women approve of or engage in other-gendered expressions of identity, it is a disgrace (1 Cor. 11:14-15).
We do not have an inalienable right to do whatever we want with our physical selves. We are all made in the image of God and are to glorify Him in our bodies and in our spirits, which belong to Him, as our Creator (1 Cor. 6:12-20).
The apostle Paul taught that God's wrath is revealed against those "who suppress the truth through unrighteousness" (Rom. 1:18). Tampering with God's created order will not go well—whether for common sinners nor politicized legislators and presidents.
Gary Curtis served in full-time ministry for 50 years, the last 27 years of which he was part of the pastoral staff of The Church on The Way, the Van Nuys' California Foursquare church. Now retired, Gary continues to write a weekly blog at worshipontheway.wordpress.com and frequent articles for digital and print platforms.
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