U.S. House adopts gender-neutral terms
March 2021 – On January 4, the U.S House of Representatives adopted rules disallowing “offensive” words such as he and she, claiming an effort to “honor all gender identities.”
In addition to striking gender-specific pronouns and terms such as seamen and chairman, the resolution specifies unacceptable familial relationship terms. In clause 8(c)(3) of rule XXIII, the following terms are rejected: father, mother, son, daughter, brother, sister, uncle, aunt, nephew, niece, husband, wife, father-in-law, mother-in-law, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, stepfather, stepmother, stepson, stepdaughter, stepbrother, stepsister, half-brother, half-sister, grandson, or granddaughter. Acceptable replacements are: parent, child, sibling, parent’s sibling, sibling’s child, spouse, parent-in-law, child-in-law, sibling-in-law, stepparent, stepchild, stepsibling, half-sibling, or grandchild.
Franklin Graham responded to the nonsensical rules: “God ‘created them male and female’ (Genesis 1:27). This is shaking a fist in the Creator’s face, trying to deny His authority.”
washingtontimes.com, 1/2/21; christianheadlines.com, 1/6/21