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Gay, homosexual, lesbian or any of the multitude of binary categories is never mentioned in the Creator’s manual! Sodomites are mentioned along with male and female. Romans Chapter One tells us all we need to know concerning what the Creator thinks of sex outside the relationship of one man and one woman. However, in spite of what the Creator’s manual tells us, society continues down the road of self-destruction!
‘One of the benefits of the political upheaval of the past several years is that no one is surprised anymore when the legacy media act more like partisan activists than objective journalists. In fact, such bias is what most of the public has come to expect from the news industry and is also why the vast majority of people disapprove of it.
Still, the lengths to which the media are willing to go to advance their own ideological agenda can sometimes shock even the most weathered press watchers.
The best example of this from the past year is the media’s deliberate distortion of Florida’s Parental Rights in Education Act, which is more commonly known as the “Don’t Say Gay” bill. The very fact that the bill is known as such proves my point. Leftist activists didn’t like that Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) was cracking down on the gender ideology agenda in public education. They came up with a dishonest nickname for the bill, and the media made sure it stuck.
Every single mainstream outlet, from Time magazine to the Washington Post, referred to this legislation as the Don’t Say Gay bill repeatedly, even after Florida officials made it clear that the bill in no way prevented students or teachers from saying the word “gay.” The word doesn’t appear in the text of the bill once.’https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/restoring-america/patriotism-unity/year-in-review-the-medias-biggest-lie-in-2022
‘A Norwegian woman is under investigation by authorities in Norway and is facing criminal charges and possible prison time for saying that men cannot be lesbians.
If charged and convicted, artist Tonje Gjevjon, who is herself a lesbian, could face up to three years in prison.
On November 17, Gjevjon was told that she was being investigated by the police over allegations of “hate speech.”
She came under investigation over a Facebook post that criticized men who said they were lesbians.
Gjevjon has faced intense pushback for publicly standing up for women’s rights.
In her post, she also criticized transgender activists who try to prosecute women for refusing to comply with “woke” gender ideology.
“It’s just as impossible for men to become lesbian as it is for men to become pregnant,” Gjevjon wrote.
“Men are men regardless of their sexual fetishes.”
In the post, translated to English by Facebook, Gjevjon wrote, “men with fetishes have been protected as a vulnerable minority through the foolish and constructed concept of gender identity is koko. [sic]”
Gjevjon said she posted her Facebook message on purpose to bring attention to Norway’s hate speech law.
The law was changed in 2020 when the country’s parliament voted to outlaw speech against people who identify as transgender.
Gjevjon is also not the first to be confronted with charges over saying men cannot be lesbians or mothers.
Last year, Gjevjon asked Anette Trettebergstuen, a politician in the Labour Party, what she was going to do to safeguard the rights of women and girls.
She also asked if she thought that men could be lesbians.
“I believe it is absolutely necessary to place biological sex as the basis in all contexts where sex has legal, cultural, or practical relevance, and that equating sex with gender identity has harmful, discriminatory consequences for women and girls – especially lesbians,” Gjevjon said in her question.
“Will the Equality Minister take action to ensure that lesbian women’s human rights are safeguarded, by making it clear that there are no lesbians with penises, that males cannot be lesbians regardless of their gender identity, and by tidying up the mess of the harmful gender policies left behind by the previous government?” She asked.
Trettebergstuen replied, “I do not share an understanding of reality where the only two biological sexes are to be understood as sex.
“Gender identity is also important.”
Gjevjon has also described being pushed out of the art community over her views, even though she was a prominent member of the music and art establishment for over 15 years.
“I have stated that women are female, that lesbians do not have penises, that children should not be responsible for decisions they do not have the capacity to understand the scope of, and that no-platforming is harmful to democracy,” Gjevjon wrote in Klassekampen, a Norwegian outlet.
“For these opinions, I have been canceled several times.
“I was not prepared for the extent of how queer organizations, politicians, and activists would demonize a lesbian artist who was not in step.
“Trans activists contact people I work with, portraying me as hateful and warning against being associated with me,” she said.’
‘Good morning! Hard to believe Christmas is less than two weeks away! And The Iowa Standard is officially in its fifth year of existence now.
Much of the last week or so was spent dissecting the Respect for Marriage Act. Sen. Joni Ernst has been censured or formally condemned by at least seven Republican county central committees. That number is expected to increase. We’ll publish a story today where Ernst essentially plays the victim and says people are upset at her because they haven’t read the bill.
Ernst is asking us to trust our religious liberty to Sen. Susan Collins and Sen. Chuck Schumer. No thanks. Actually, just no.
She wants us to ignore the warnings from respected conservative advocacy groups such as the Family Research Council, Liberty Counsel, Alliance Defending Freedom and others. She wants us to ignore conservative senators who have warned against the bill. And she wants us to ignore conservative House Republicans who, unlike Ashley Hinson and Mariannette Miller-Meeks, didn’t support it.
She wants us to ignore the fact that passing the Respect for Marriage Act filled Nancy Pelosi’s heart. And it was celebrated by Joe Biden.
If all those people are happy about something, conservatives should be concerned about it.
So, all of us who were told to “vote red” to “save America” since about October — do you feel like you saved America? Republicans hold every congressional office in Iowa (once Zach Nunn joins the House in January), yet 66 percent of the Iowa congressional delegation either did support the Respect for Marriage Act or said they would have (Nunn).
I think we were played. We’re being told by Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition to be thankful for Sen. Chuck Grassley and Rep. Randy Feenstra who voted against it. Well, Grassley said he supports federal recognition of same-sex marriage and may have voted for it if the religious liberty protections were stronger. Feenstra hasn’t issued any statement at all.
How embarrassing and insulting to Iowa’s grassroots conservatives. And don’t look for the Republican Party of Iowa to stand up for conservatism. They’re more concerned with defining “censure” and the process of censure than they are the fact 4 of the 6 congressional Republicans from Iowa just voted to redefine marriage against the wishes of the RPI platform.
What a mess.
There is good news, though. Ernst is feeling the heat. Newsmax cited The Iowa Standard in an article about her vote. Iowa media did as well. She was asked about being censured.
All of that happened because of our combined efforts. It happened because seven courageous, conservative county central committees had the spine to do what is right and we were fortunate to amplify their voice.’https://theiowastandard.com/
‘Cambridge Dictionary has been accused of giving in to “woke activists” by changing its definition of “woman” to be inclusive of those who identify as transgender.
The updated definition for the word “woman” now states in its secondary characterization that the term describes “an adult who lives and identifies as female, though they may have been said to have a different sex at birth.”’https://www.faithwire.com/2022/12/13/cambridge-dictionary-bows-to-woke-activists-changes-definition-of-woman/?inid=5f29ebc0-7f5b-eb11-b823-005056af0da1
All too many political figures are against what used to be the normal such as marriage between one man and one woman. The Victorian Premier, Dan Andrews, is such a person.
‘Dan Andrews wants you and your views about marriage and life cancelled.
He thinks you are a bigot.
In an extraordinary attack on the pro-life and pro-marriage views of millions of Australians of all faiths and none, the Victorian Premier said these views were “bigotry”.
He was commenting on the appointment of Andrew Thorburn as the Chief Executive Officer of the Essendon Australian Football Club.
Thorburn’s “crime” is that, like millions of Australians, he attends a church that is pro-life and believes that marriage is for heterosexuals.
His church’s views are identical to those of millions of mosque-going Muslims and church-going Christians.
Yet Andrews thinks these Australians are all “bigots”.
“Those views are absolutely appalling. I don’t support those views; that kind of intolerance, that kind of hatred, bigotry is just wrong,” Andrews said.
“All of you know my views on these things. Those sort of attitudes are simply wrong, and to dress that up as anything other than bigotry is just obviously false.”
Andrews and the intolerant left are hell bent on punishing those who do not comply with their social views.
Port Phillips deputy mayor Tim Baxter, a prominent Essendon member, quit the club over the Thorburn’s appointment and urged a wider boycott.
Baxter said Thorburn should not be in a leadership position.
Thorburn is chair of the church, City on a Hill.
The persecution of socially conservative beliefs has escalated since the same-sex marriage debate in 2017 and the change in law, despite promises that there would be tolerance of traditional views.
It appears Thorburn is being discriminated against for his church’s religious beliefs.
Federal Labor under Prime Minister Anthony Albanese says it will legislate to protect religious freedom but it is hard to see this happening when senior Labor leaders like Andrews simply dismisses social values based on religion as “bigotry”.’https://familyfirstparty.org.au/pro-life-pro-marriage-you-are-a-bigot-says-dan-andrews%ef%bf%bc/
‘Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds submitted an opinion piece to the Des Moines Register earlier this month. It was about the Register’s efforts to defend the Linn-Mar School District keeping secret gender plans from parents of students in grades 7-12.
The policy has been highly controversial. And Reynolds wanted to respond to the Register’s editorial in defense of the policy.
The Register’s opinion editor, someone we believe to be a biological male called Lucas Grundmeier, planned to publish it in last Sunday’s edition. With one “substantive change…”
“This sentence: Biological males will be allowed to share restrooms, locker rooms and sleeping quarters on overnight trips with girls.
“Became: Children assigned male at birth will be allowed to share restrooms, locker rooms and sleeping quarters on overnight trips with girls.
“I will not revert to the original, but if you’d prefer a different edit I will use it instead. Please let me know this afternoon.”
The Governor’s office asked Grundmeier if the statement “biological male” is factually incorrect. Keep in mind this is an opinion piece, meant to convey the opinion of the author.
Grundmeier wrote it isn’t a question of accuracy. And that while the Register isn’t bound by the AP Stylebook, it is “the starting point” of how the Register handles “topics” where “language itself is part of the political debate.”’https://theiowastandard.com/crazy-people-running-des-moines-register-refuse-to-print-governors-op-ed-over-term-biological-boys/
‘Consider this: If a militant transgender promoter was murdered and can no longer promote their claimed sexuality, DNA tests on any cell in their body will reveal that they never were a male who could be a female, or vice versa. Gender is definitely biological. It is not a cultural construct imposed on people. It is built into our bodies at conception, and nothing that happens afterward by accident or deliberate interference will change it.
It will help in answering this question to go back to the creation of human gender, where we are told: “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.” (Genesis 1:27) and then in verse 31 the Creator declares this state to be “very good.”
This specific statement about male and female at creation indicates gender matters to God. Furthermore, in Genesis 2 we are told how God made them male and female – by two related acts of creation. Adam, the first man, was made from raw materials (“dust of the ground”); Eve, the first woman, was made from tissue taken from Adam which is why the Bible also regards male and female as “one flesh.” So from the start, gender was built into our biology, and God liked it that way.
For all succeeding generations down to you and I, gender has been determined by two chromosomes (collections of genes) named X and Y. Males have one X and one Y chromosome. Females have two X chromosomes.
The way gender is inherited is as follows:
When reproductive cells, i.e. male sperm and female ova (egg cells), are formed in the father and mother, the pairs of chromosomes in a normal cell are split up. This means each male sperm will have either one X or one Y, and each ovum will have one X.
The gender of any offspring is determined at conception, when a sperm cell from the father unites with an ovum from the mother. If the sperm carries an X chromosome, this will combine with the mother’s X, and the resulting offspring will be female. If the sperm carries a Y chromosome the resulting offspring will have the XY combination, and be male. This means the new human life being formed is male or female right from the very beginning of life, and will remain so for the rest of his or her life, as all the cells in the body are derived from this first cell.
Maleness and femaleness are embedded in every cell in every tissue of the body, not just the reproductive organs. Therefore, there is no such thing as a sex change. Interfering with the body organs by surgery, drugs or hormone treatment will not change the chromosomes. It will only deform the body and usually renders it incapable of reproduction. Therefore, any attempts to defy what God created will not work, and even more seriously will provably displease the God who made human beings distinctly male or female.
Why say that? We know the Creator God has revealed Himself as One who disapproves of any attempts to blur the sexes, or pretend them to be the opposite. This is seen in the Law of Moses given to a society which could not even pretend to give people a sex change except in their attire. Therefore, we read the following God given instruction: “A woman must not wear men’s clothing, nor a man wear women’s clothing, for the Lord your God detests anyone who does this.” Deuteronomy 22:5
This does not mean men and women can never wear the same kinds of clothes, e.g. jeans and t-shirts, where it is appropriate. In Old Testament days the outermost garment was a cloak that was similar for both sexes, but the similar garments were constructed so people were clearly identifiable as male or female. So this rule does mean your outward appearance should be either male or female, according to your body gender, and other people should be able to see what you are. Furthermore, it means no-one should deceive others by dressing in the opposite way in order to claim they can go to the opposite sex toilet because they think they are a different sex, or demand the right to intrude into facilities provided for the privacy of the other sex, e.g. bathrooms, changing rooms, etc.
Our society is currently being bombarded by claims about sexuality made by two loud lobby groups. One group, the homosexuals, are claiming their behaviour is caused by genes and cannot be changed, even though no such genes ever have been found. The other group, the transsexuals, are claiming they can be whatever sex they choose, in spite of the fact that gender is clearly determined by genes. It is interesting that the atheistic secular media is prepared to promote both lobby groups despite the glaring contradiction.
What about people struggling with “gender confusion”?
There are two issues here – one of people with improperly formed reproductive organs, and one of people who have normal male or female bodies but believe they should be the other sex.
Occasionally babies are born with improperly formed reproductive organs which happens as a result of something going wrong during embryonic development, just as can happen with other body structures, e.g. cleft palate, club foot, hole in the heart, etc. People with improperly formed reproductive organs may need surgical and/or hormone treatments, and these may not succeed in making them fully fertile males or females when they grow into adult life. However, the aim should be to help them be as close to their genetic potential as is medically possible. In general, these people are not the ones claiming to be transgender.
Those people who have normal body organs but believe they should be the other gender should be helped to be what their body, and therefore their genetics, indicates they are. Genetic tests for gender are widely available, and can be easily done. The overall principle should be to help people in a gracious, supportive way to be what their genetics indicate they are, and therefore, what their Creator wants them to be.
Our society has become a case of “Everyone does what is right in their own eyes” as was also recorded in the book of Judges 21:25. However, as in the times of the Judges, the result is chaos and confusion. Being deceived into believing you can be whatever you choose in defiance of God’s instructions has been a source of sin and judgement many times in the history of man. The bottom line truth here is that only by living according to the Creator’s design and instructions can anyone find true fulfilment in life.’https://askjohnmackay.com/transgendering-is-it-possible-to-change-your-gender/