Why We Cannot Ignore the War Against Gender

LGBT activists want to demolish the gender binary. We cannot collaborate with a disorder — but we can compassionately walk alongside those who struggle.

By Michael Brown Published on March 25, 2016

Since 2004, I have given careful attention to the rising tide of gay activism, and I have watched as that activism has expanded from “gay, lesbian, and bisexual” to “gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender” and beyond.

I have documented that expansion in detail in two books, published in 2011 and 2015, and I have written countless articles and devoted numerous radio shows that focus on these issues as well.

Can anything more be said at this point? Is there anything beyond witnessing Bruce “Caitlyn” Jenner being crowned Glamour Magazine’s woman of the year? Is there anything beyond laws being passed which require schools to allow boys who identify as girls to share the girls’ bathrooms and locker rooms? Is there anything beyond Facebook offering 50 different ways to describe your gender, and when that’s not enough, giving the option of “Fill in the Blank”?

The answer is absolutely yes, and that’s why I and other concerned leaders continue to raise our voices: We must not surrender the foundational nature of what critics deride as the “gender binary,” namely, the dividing of human beings into categories of male and female.

This does not mean that we do not have compassion on those who do not fit neatly into either category (such as those born with ambiguous or dual genitalia), but we see this as a handicap rather than something to normalize.

And while we certainly feel pain for biological boys who believe they are girls and biological girls who believe they are boys, we do not turn the world upside down on their behalf, imposing their struggles on the rest of their classmates and friends, and we certainly do not celebrate their struggles as something praiseworthy.

In contrast, LGBT activists want to demolish the gender binary, claiming that gender is not what’s between your legs but what’s between your ears, meaning that, ultimately, gender is whatever you perceive it to be. Not only so, but according to LGBT activism, the rest of the world must recognize whatever you perceive to be your gender reality, regardless of how farfetched that perception might be.

What prompts me to bring this up yet again is a story that appeared on ABC News about a “gender fluid” 12-year-old in Australia. As reported in the Daily Mail headline, “‘Some days Annie is a girl, some days Annie is a boy and some days she’s both’: The 12-year-old whose gender changes on a daily basis depending on how they feel.”

The story continues, “A gender fluid child who at 10-years-old decided they did not identify as a girl or a boy says their identity can change throughout the day causing a lot of ‘doubt’ in their mind.”

Now, forgive me if I find these lines objectionable, but I will not go along with this for one split second. This confused child, to whom my heart goes out, is not both male and female, her gender does not change by the day, and she is not “they.”

With all respect to the child’s mother, I must categorically reject her statement that “some days Annie is a girl, some days Annie is a boy and some days she’s both.” I mean no disrespect in all this, and I have often asked myself what I would do if my own child (or, now, grandchild) struggled deeply with gender identify confusion.

At the same time: 1) it is playing games with reality to state that Annie is a boy one day, a girl the next, and both on other days; 2) it is trashing the English language (and common sense) to refer to Annie as “they”; and 3) it is an assault on the sensibilities and rights of others to think that teachers, classmates, and schools should give special privileges to “Annie,” depending on how he/she/they feels/feel on a given day.

I have cautioned those who advocate for perception being reality, urging them to be careful what they wish for, and I have pointed out how, once this door is opened, there is no way to shut it. The bigger problem, however, is that the more we let the Annie’s of this world define reality (let alone celebrate their perception of reality) the less we are able to help them.

True love requires us to refuse to collaborate with a disorder but rather to recognize it, get to the root of it, and help correct it. And so, rather than accepting Annie’s struggles as reality, compassion calls us to come alongside and help make her whole.

Perversely, LGBT activists call that attitude bigotry. Reality calls it love.

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  • 6thinclass

    Today I read Psalm 25:26 in the New Living Translation, “If the godly give in to the wicked, it’s like polluting a fountain or muddying a spring.” IMO, ‘wicked’ is referring to non-believers, atheist, agnostics. And this verse makes me think of the conflict on abortion, same-sex marriage, homosexuals, & transgenders. And why Christians should maintain their objections! Feedback, please!

    • Tigdi

      I think your take on the cited scripture is absolutely correct.

    • Lee Kellhofer

      GOD’S ways are not our ways and our ways are not HIS. I believe that no matter our feelings, thoughts, etcetera, part of following JESUS and being HIS disciple is denying ourself, and taking up our cross. What does this mean?? Very simply, not my will, but THY will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. I submit or surrender and exchange my thoughts and ways for HIS.
      We have been corrupted at our very core by sin and rebellion, and need desperately to be redeemed. When we receive JESUS as our Savior and Lord, this process starts from the inside out and we are made into a new creature. Born again by the Holy Spirit. The greek word used for “new creature” in 2 Corinthians 5:17 is where we get our word for metamorphosis.
      We can be transformed by the renewing of our mind by taking on GOD’S thoughts and ways in exchange for our own. Roms 12:1-2.
      Hope this helps.

      • 6thinclass

        I am a senior citizen & I strive to remember how it was handling the raging hormones (of youth) so I can empathize with these young people struggling. It’s tougher to relate to Caitlyn (Bruce) Jenner – when gender would seem to be less important at age 60! I am open to listen.

  • John W.

    Why did God destroy Sodom and Gomorrah? It wasn’t because some of their citizens tolerated, accepted or even celebrated gays and lesbians along with other forms of unnatural sexuality. It was because their society would not tolerate anyone who did not accept and approve of their self-invented “enlightened” morality (see Genesis 19.)

    Fortunately, as a society, we’re not yet to that point. God did not destroy Sodom and Gomorrah till there were less than ten righteous or traditionally moral people left (Genesis 18:20-33.) Nevertheless, the slippery slope in the past few years has become very steep.

    On the other hand, unfortunately, because we live in a free and open democratic society, God won’t have do anything in terms of direct judgement. Democracies which lose their moral foundation tend to implode. That’s why John Adams wrote, “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people.” In other words, Adams was saying, if we don’t have a religious or moral citizenry our form of government won’t work. Democracy, Adams observed, “never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide.” It looks like that’s where we’re headed.

    Christians are more than partly to blame here. Jesus told his disciples, “You are the light of the world…” (see Matt. 5:13-16). This is the mission of common grace. Besides preaching to the lost we’re commanded to be a moral influence on our society. We’ve been failing here—failing miserably. Is it too late? I pray to God it isn’t.

    • 6thinclass

      John W, thank you for this reminder. I re-read Genesis 19 in the NLT and here is

      Genesis 18:19 I [the Lord] have singled him [Abraham] out so that he will direct his sons & their families to keep the way of the Lord by doing what is right & just. THEN I will do for Abraham all that I have promised. (I added the brackets).

      Each Christian is Abraham. Each Christian is a missionary in whatever ‘field’ they are planted. And the field is open!

  • Sabretruthtiger

    It’s all really rather simple, it’s a basic divide and conquer agenda by the ‘elite’. Confusing gender roles, promoting feminism and the gay lifestyle as mainstream, masculinising women and feminising men serves to destroy male/female relationships as there are no yin and yang gender roles to compliment each other and thus this leads to less marriage and less families.

    Families are the basis of social cohesion and destroying the family structure is fragmenting society’s structure making the population easier to control and less able to unite against the ‘elite’.
    This also leads to less parental influence, particularly from fathers meaning boys are more feminised and kids are more subject to State propaganda influence.
    It also serves to weaken society and make it more servile by subjugating and feminising men and masculinising and increasing female dominance in society, as men are more likely to challenge totalitarian authority and women are more likely to view it as a ‘protector’. Women tend to think more emotionally and are more easily emotionally manipulated and as propaganda works primarily via emotion, a female-dominated society will be much more easily manipulated.

    There is an added facet to this agenda, by promoting LGBT, women and minorities as victims you can condition the public to having their free speech curtailed by ‘hate crime’ legislation which is of course outright racism and sexism against white men.

    It’s all social engineering by the central banking oligarchy to make society more divided, weakened and easily manipulated.

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