Editor’s note: This column first appeared in the Tupelo, Mississippi, Daily Journal.
May 2021 – Flashback to 2014 when the Obama administration sent guidance to all school districts in the nation encouraging them to implement policies that embrace gender confusion. This letter intimidated many districts to initiate dangerous policies despite the fact that the Obama administration had no legal authority to force such policies on school districts.
For years, Democratic politicians and liberal special interest groups have promoted confusion when it comes to human sexuality. They say that there is nothing unique about being a male or a female. They claim that someone who is born a male can somehow identify in his mind as female. This behavior once was considered gender dysphoria by medical professionals but is now being hailed as normal behavior.
During the 2020 presidential election, some political commentators described Joe Biden’s policy positions as moderate. What many have known and others have now learned is that President Biden is no moderate. As a matter of fact, I would argue that Biden is more dangerous than Obama when it comes to policy.
Fast forward to 2021, Biden has issued an executive order that will allow men and women, boys and girls who identify as the opposite sex to use the restroom or locker room of their choice on federal property, including public high schools and universities that receive federal funding.
While the Democrats claim to support such insanity in the name of inclusivity, the result of these policies is harm done to young people across the country. Instead of pointing young boys and girls in the right direction when it relates to human sexuality, the Biden administration is causing more confusion.
Gender dysphoria is real. People do struggle with their sexual identity, but the last thing America needs is more confusion. We need clear thinking. We need sanity.
Science is clear. There are only two sexes – male and female. You can’t change your biological sex; it is determined at conception. God created each of us male or female, and there are unique differences between the two.
In early March, the Mississippi Legislature passed the Mississippi Fairness Act that is aimed at protecting our children and teenagers from the dangerous policies of the Biden administration. This legislation states that biological males cannot compete on athletic teams or share facilities with biological females.
Twenty years ago, would you have even thought that we would need legislation to declare the obvious? Boys compete in male sports, and girls compete in female sports. While I would prefer this legislation not be needed, it is. Mississippi is following science. We are leading the nation in protecting our most vulnerable from the anti-science policies of Democrats.
America needs more sanity, more reality, and more states that are willing to defend the obvious.
God created each of us in His image, and we need to embrace this scientific truth.
American Family Studios has created an excellent resource for pastors, parents, and persons who struggle with sexual identity. Encourage others to view the 90-minute documentary titled In His Image at inhisimage.movie for free.
Related resources in the AFA online store (afastore.net) include:
▶ Critical Conversations: A Christian Parents’ Guide to Discussing Homosexuality with Teens, a book by Tom Gilson.
▶ AFA Cultural Institute: The Bible and Homosexuality Series, two DVDs by Dr. Robert Gagnon.
▶ What Does the Bible Really Teach About Homosexuality, a book by Kevin DeYoung.