Recently, I read an article about a parent in Canada that decided to mark their child as genderless. The article stated that this is the world’s, first gender-free baby. The parent’s main reason for opting into this was on the basis of human rights claiming it would be a violation to assign a sex.
As I quote Imagine Dragons
“Welcome to the new age” or shall I say “new phase.”
This new phase of the continuation of the Sexual Revolution from the 1960s, non-binary movement of gender, is the latest social movement of the conquest for LGBTQ community and progressives in America. Interestingly, In a matter of a few short years, same-sex marriage has become highly morally acceptable according to recent data (link below). Now what people thought would take years or even half a decade to normalize, has been on the rise in many instances.
Essentially, this non-binary movement is making a change in how we perceive gender. What does it mean to truly be a “man” or “woman” simply has no real meaning anymore if it depends on personal preference, expression, identity, and opinion. In such a way, this movement has managed to create a clear chasm between “gender” and “sex” with large numbers of social scientists, doctors and even religious leaders in support.
However, if we take gender as it’s being masqueraded to its fullest extension, which is personal identity and expression, it creates many problems for men and women. For example, a male with male genitals wears female underwear; what good would that do when his anatomy isn’t shaped or designed to be supported for a female’s underwear?
Similarly, when women that have female genitals wears boxers or male underwear; what good does it do when they don’t support her design? I’ve heard from too many women that in order for them to feel like a man, they usually wear an artificial male penis. Unfortunately, this doesn’t make them a male.
Furthermore, have these particularl women noticed the slit or opening in the boxers that are designed for male genitals? The same could go for bras, or jeans designed to cater to women’s shape. Must we remember basics of biology, female and male puberty for adolescents entail very different transformations?
We’ve seen many stories about “man having a baby” or at the beginning of this year the transgender boy that won a woman’s wrestling tournament. What interesting about the wrestler’s case is the student was born female, identifies as male, but the league wouldn’t allow him to wrestle guys. Why? Because the league has obedience to natural law than personal preference. Moreover, regarding the pregnant man, the only reason this person could conceive is that anatomically and according to reproduction, the “he” was born a female.
In fact, if we use the parents logic from Canada, the science of biology is in error and violates human rights for its rigid and narrow-minded view of how sex is determined. To claim the baby doesn’t have a gender is out of touch with reality.
I read an article by Fr. Tad Pacholczyk, Ph.D. that touched on the implications of a severe bio-ethical concern this issue creates for our society. In his article, he provides a comparison that drives home the point regarding identity engineering:
“Suppose a man were to declare that his real identity, in his innermost self, was that of a pirate and that he had always been aware of it from his earliest childhood. If he were to decide, in order to more fully conform to that inner identity, to have his hand surgically removed so that he could have a hook installed in its place, this would surely indicate a serious mental condition on his part, and counseling, along with other psychiatric interventions, would be appropriate, rather than encouraging medical mutilation.”
If medical experts would recommend such interventions for this person, why create blurred lines for individuals who are convinced they’re in the wrong body?
“Male and female He created them” (Genesis 1:27). Today’s speculation about a gender spectrum is totally unaligned to our Christian worldview. In sum, those that live in this particular lifestyle need love and not discrimination or harassment. As Christians, we have an amazing opportunity to show others how important it is to have our ultimate identity in Jesus Christ. Through this identity and being a new creation, healing, internal transformation, peace, and comfort are available to the end of the age.