From the desk of Wisconsin Family Action president Julaine Appling:
“Male and female created He them.” That’s what God’s Holy and definitive Word says about gender in the book of beginnings, Genesis.
It’s pretty clear that God created and intended for there to be only two sexes. He didn’t allow for more, make exceptions for more, discuss more, create more or anything of that nature. God’s divine standard for gender is two—male and female—each distinctly different from the other. God is not, I repeat, He is not confused about gender.
However, God’s clarity on the issue and His equally clear written revelation on this issue don’t stop mere mortals from thinking they know more than God.
Recognizing, protecting and promoting so-called “genders” other than male and female has become very popular in the United States. It’s part of the fallout from not believing God’s Word, not having any intention of obeying it, and even mocking it as myth. Once we depart from the Truth of God’s Word, we eventually end up hopeless confused, terribly wrong, and headed for serious trouble.
But that doesn’t stop modern society from raising their proverbial angry fists at God and insisting on going their own deluded,dangerous way.
With the push to normalize homosexuality comes a host of other issues, gender identity among them, as people attempt to excuse or justify their quirks and lust. Admittedly, because young people are today are early-on exposed to these very wrong ideas and lifestyles, some are genuinely confused—not because they inherently are gender-confused, but because they have been convinced by people they trust that gender is complex, confusing, and much more multi-faceted than male and female.
In Wisconsin we’ve had some attempts in the last year to add “gender identity” to nondiscrimination laws in local communities. Fond du Lac considered such a proposal late this last year. The public became involved and eventually the City Council voted it down. But the openly homosexual City Council member who originally introduced the proposal says he will bring it back again because it’s only fair that people who don’t identify with their biological gender should have special protections.
Last week Facebook joined the gender identity bandwagon. On Facebook’s Diversity Page, the following statement was posted by Facebook personnel:
When you come to Facebook to connect with the people, causes, and organizations you care about, we want you to feel comfortable being your true, authentic self. An important part of this is the expression of gender, especially when it extends beyond the definitions of just “male” or female.” So today, we’re proud to offer a new custom gender option to help you better express your own identity on Facebook.
We collaborated with our Network of Support, a group of leading LGBT advocacy organizations, to offer an extensive list of gender identities that many people use to describe themselves….
The new custom gender option is available to everyone who uses Facebook in U.S. English.
And then people are referred to another site for more information. I followed the instructions given and it’s true. There are now over 50 different gender identities someone can choose from to define their sex. This is beyond extraordinary. It’s wrong. It leads to further confusion for teens. It creates potential legal issues that we shouldn’t even have to think about and who knows what else.
If Facebook is pushing this gender-identity issue, you can be sure other social media are as well, along with schools. It’s imperative that parents talk to their children from the time they are little about being distinctly boys or distinctly girls—the gender that God made them as reflected in their physiology and biology. We need to build into them a respect for their own sex and that of the opposite sex, recognizing, respecting and appreciating the differences.
Gender should not be confusing for children—or for anyone else for that matter. If we teach children to know and love God’s Word and to believe Him and trust Him, then they will immediately distinguish truth from falsehood. They’ll know that male and female is two genders, not over 50.
After God created male and female, He pronounced His plan “good.” The created being is beyond foolish to think that he with his finitemind can improve on what the Creator has done.