The Left’s Anti-Science Agenda on Sex
One would think re-affirming women would gain a leader praise. In this instance, the leader is vilified.
One of the most obvious things about people is that they come in two forms: male and female. Because of successful propaganda from the LGBT movement, though, leftist politicians dare not say that. They want to be known as tolerant and inclusive of so-called protected classes. LGBT activists are making great strides in shoving their way into recognized class identities worthy of “civil rights.” Recently, all Democrats in the House of Representatives voted for a badly-named “Equality Act” which would actually punish anyone who refuses to recognize transgenders as a protected class falling under the protection of the Civil Rights Act (CNS News). That law, first enacted to prevent discrimination against blacks, has become a highly-desirable big tent under which additional groups want cover. Anyone successfully gaining recognition under that law can sue persons or groups who “discriminate” against them. The effect is that people with sincere religious or scientific beliefs that will not kowtow to the protected class can be severely punished financially or even imprisoned – a fate already occurring in some states and Canada, and in other countries caving in to the LGBT activists. No matter how much the person or institution tries to accommodate the aggrieved person, their rights must bend to the complainant’s new “rights” under anti-discrimination statutes. Often the complainant’s rights lead to serious erosion of the rights of other protected classes. What then? Whose rights are allowed to prevail?
Dark Clouds on the Horizon
In Anchorage, Alaska, a man tried to enter a homeless shelter for women right before closing time. Family Research Council described how the staff at the shelter tried to refer him to a more suitable place for him. He came back claiming he was really a transgender “woman” even though he was clearly a biological male. Now, the shelter is facing powerful opposition from LGBT lawyers, including a court-ordered injunction compelling the Hope Center to let him in. The court even prohibits litigants from talking about the case! They are not allowed even to publish the policy so that the public can know what is going on. The women, however, are horrified at the prospect of having a biological man sleeping in their quarters, where the beds are just three to five feet apart. One woman said she would rather sleep in the woods, even in the harsh Alaskan winter, than have to sleep next to a biological man. LGBT activists care nothing about women having to endure “transgender women” (biological men) entering their most private safe spaces, including restrooms, dressing rooms and showers. A “transgender woman” need not have taken hormones or undergone sex-change operations in order gain access. He need not have any scientific support for his claim. He can look entirely masculine, but just use the magic words that he “identifies” as a woman that day. The potential for abuse is clear.
The progressive Left keeps pushing these agendas against popular opinion by using a smorgasbord of propaganda tactics (see our Baloney Detector). Scientifically, cases of gender dysphoria do exist, and are well known, but they represent a tiny fraction of the human population. Those with “ambiguous genitalia” or chromosome abnormalities have the strongest case for assistance and accommodation, yet they represent less than 0.1% of newborns. Many achieve happy lives by siding with one sex or the other. Children psychologically suffering from “gender dysphoria” usually grow out of it by their teenage or young adult years. Even adults can change their minds, as in the case of Jamie Shupe. He was the first to classify himself as “Non-binary” but later changed his mind (The Daily Signal). Now, as a contented man, he is sorry for what he did, calling it a sham, even though the Leftist media celebrated his “brave” declaration at first.
The point is: if only a tiny fraction (about 0.06%) have to deal with sexual ambiguity, why must the >99.9% suffer with punitive loss of their rights, when accommodations are available? For instance, more businesses are offering one-person bathrooms for use by parents with infants and transgenders. Why, then, must all men’s bathrooms and women’s bathrooms be modified as well, and why must transgenders be allowed to offend men and frighten women by going into the bathroom of the opposite biological sex? Society accommodates the needs of the handicapped with placards and privileged parking spaces, but businesses don’t have to modify every parking space in the process. This is not good enough for the hard-core LGBT activists. Transgender “women” must be allowed to shower and sleep with women, or else be prepared to face punitive damages. Everyone must learn 70 new gender pronouns and when to use the appropriate one, or face loss of their jobs. It was not good enough for one teacher to use a transgender student’s preferred name when addressing her. Because he refused to refer to the biological girl with the masculine pronouns “he” or “him,” he was fired. As with the label “gay” all history books and fiction that used the word suffer confusion. Undoubtedly, LGBT revisionists will scorn any historical book that fails to conform to the new terminology.
A Backlash Coming?
The LGBT activists may have gone too far. Recently, after a biological man walked away with all the prizes in women’s weighlifting, the female contestants complained that they couldn’t be expected to compete against a man’s body, with its extra muscle mass and testosterone. The school subsequently rescinded his prizes (Breitbart News), but such unfair competitions have also occurred in track and field. So far, most schools and colleges recognize different competitions for men and women, and the Olympic committee has not done away with the distinction – yet. Some women, even liberal and left-leaning women, are vocal in their opposition to this obvious unfairness. As Everett Piper, President of Oklahoma Wesleyan University, has argued, feminists should be outraged at the LGBT program, because it amounts to the denial of the existence of women. What is a women’s college if men can join? What is women’s sports if men can compete in their events? Women are real, he says: that is the foundation for feminism. For his outspoken position in support of female realism, Piper has been subjected to bitter denunciations by the Left.
Earlier this year, President Trump started reversing policies instigated by former President Barack Obama who, by executive order, opened the floodgates for transgenders to enter the military. Defense leaders had tried to oppose this move, knowing that it would put team cohesion and morale at risk. Obama’s use of the armed forces for a controversial social experiment, furthermore, had nothing to do with the military’s purpose, which is to fight and win the nation’s wars. Risking the hatred of LGBT activists and their Leftist defenders in the mainstream media, Trump made his decision anyway in a decision upheld by the courts (Reuters). This week, the Trump administration also reversed Obama’s policy of requiring health care centers to acknowledge “transgenders” as a protected class (Chicago Tribune).
In addition, the Civil Rights arm of the Department of HHS (Health and Human Services) is trying to return to the “plain use of the word sex” in line with what lawmakers originally intended, reports Family Research Council.
Also this week, HUD Secretary Ben Carson reversed Obama policies that required housing services to accept transgenders into housing for the opposite sex (Breitbart News). It would have forced shelters like the Hope Center to take in that biologically-male “transgender woman.” Already Carson is taking intense heat from media flamethrowers denouncing the move – even though the new policy is just a return to the old policy as it was a couple of years ago. Progressives tend to think that new is better. But is it? The arc of history is just as often downward as upward—perhaps more so, because wisdom takes more effort than folly. Sometimes wisdom demands reversing direction to avoid driving over a cliff.
Who Is Anti-Science?
As stated earlier, biological sex is one of the most obvious things about an individual, and it has been ever since Adam and Eve. There have always been small minorities of homosexuals, tomboy girls and effeminate men, but no confusion over the biological sex of even those individuals. (Even now, some journals use the convoluted term “men who have sex with men [MSM]” instead of homosexual [example], but what does that phrase mean if “men” is not a real category?) In the kaleidoscopic leftist vision of gender, you are whatever you declare you are, even if it changes day by day. The confusion that will come – and the suffering of the majority that will inevitably follow – can only be stopped if pro-science people, true feminists and logical-thinking voters have the courage to slam this Pandora’s Box shut in time.
It’s Memorial Day weekend in America. Did our American heroes pay the ultimate sacrifice for this? Some of them would be turning over in their graves if they knew what is going on now in their beloved country. Every Democrat in Congress is pushing the LGBT program, while condemning the Trump administration for its common-sense, pro-science steps to recognize the reality of biological sex. Here’s a question: why don’t scientists talk about transgender bears, transgender kangaroos, or transgender fruit flies? Biological sex is always clearly recognized in zoology, yet even the scientific journals are falling in line with the LGBT bandwagon, condemning Trump at every turn, and vowing to fight “discrimination” – a formerly useful word that has been co-opted by the Left to challenge anything they don’t like. Where’s the science in that?
Leftists have gone stark-raving crazy in their agendas. California is pushing kinky sex in kindergarden classrooms, and inviting “drag queens” to read stories to them! The schools do not allow parents to know what is going on. Parents are neither notified nor allowed to opt out. Meanwhile, a statue of Kate Smith, the beloved singer of “God Bless America,” has been taken down. George Washington, the father of our country, has been deemed too offensive to grade school kids! What has happened to America? Leftists are destroying our country and erasing its history. They want a Revolution (think October 1917).
Even under a conservative administration, the only thing standing in the way of the LGBT juggernaut in many states is the work of groups like the Alliance Defending Freedom, the Liberty Counsel, the Thomas More Law Center and similar organizations who specialize in the legal defense of of our religious freedom and constitutional rights. We must support them financially, because they and their clients face intense opposition from the ACLU and other well-funded leftist groups who use the intimidation of lawsuits to crush the liberties of the meek who are only trying to live according to their consciences. Leftists are totalitarians. They don’t believe in freedom of speech, religious liberty, freedom of association and freedom of conscience guaranteed by the First Amendment. They use pressure and propaganda to force acceptance, or they will punish them! I have seen the hatred and intolerance of leftists on social media. Believe me, it is scary. The heads-on-fire wrath of these people, laden with profanities and lies, cannot be stopped by appeals to science, logic, or facts. These mindless robots of the Left could easily become the brownshirts that willingly fulfill the orders of the next dictator. They will have zero mercy for Christians or conservatives. In fact, they will congratulate one another on their ferocity, claiming that their enemies deserve even worse.
From a wider perspective, we must recognize this as spiritual warfare. Political solutions are only short-term. If Trump succeeds in his efforts to return the country to biological normalcy, there is no doubt that the next Leftist administration will quickly reverse all his policies. It’s important to vote, and make your voices heard; never give up on that. But unless these lost people hear the gospel and become born again, they will march on to fulfill Paul’s warning in II Timothy 3:1-5:
But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people.
Right before this, he had said in II Timothy 2:254-26:
And the Lord’s servant must not be quarrelsome but kind to everyone, able to teach, patiently enduring evil, correcting his opponents with gentleness. God may perhaps grant them repentance leading to a knowledge of the truth, and they may come to their senses and escape from the snare of the devil, after being captured by him to do his will.
Alexandr Solzhenitzen, looking back over the decades of suffering his countrymen endured under totalitarian communism, had a simple explanation: they had forgotten God. It’s time for America to return to our motto, “In God We Trust.” For a country whose young are never even hearing God’s word, we need to go back to the beginning, and acknowledge that we have a Creator. The one who invented human beings decides the meaning of sex. He said, “And God made man in His own image; in the image of God He made him; male and female He created them” (Genesis 1:27). Those are the only two categories.