I have tremendous empathy for young people who live in confusion in a chaotic, messy culture. I believe that if I was young today being called “sir,” I might wonder if I was supposed to be a boy. I have empathy for these kinds of teenagers and young adults.
California is currently considering a bill that would require retailers to create gender-neutral spaces for clothing and toys. This is yet another example of the government inserting itself into the private business practices of the retail sector. Worse, this abuse of power is rooted in an agenda to de-gender gender.
To ignore biological reality in the context of punishment and rehabilitation is not wholly different than a doctor or nurse treating a patient according to a perceived identity that conflicts with biological reality. Such medical care would not be helpful or loving. It would be malpractice.
Just as a plane is made to fly, a book is made to be read, and a fish is made to swim, our purpose is to image and glorify God. If we hope to thrive as individuals and as a society, we must live in alignment with that design. Otherwise, we are fighting, not just against God, but against our very natures.
Three Christian schools are attempting to intervene in a high-profile federal lawsuit that is seeking to force faith-based colleges, universities and seminaries to recognize gender identity and sexual orientation as normal. The suit was filed by 33 LGBT students.