When a nation or a school board disagree on the two genders you know the nation is in trouble. ‘A Christian physical education teacher has been placed on administrative leave after declaring in a speech that he would not “lie” to his students and “defile” God by affirming that “a biological boy can be a girl and vice versa,” Fox News reported.’https://www.theblaze.com/news/christian-teacher-suspended-after-opposing-transgender-policies?utm_source=theblaze-breaking&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20210528Trending-AutoTrendPM&utm_term=ACTIVE%20LIST%20-%20TheBlaze%20Breaking%20News
‘A student who was suspended from his public university’s education program for an Instagram video in which he stated “a man is a man and a woman is a woman” has been reinstated by administrators.
Owen Stevens confirmed Wednesday to The College Fix that SUNY-Geneseo has allowed him to continue his education.
“Universities should be a market place of ideas, not an assembly line for one type of thought,” he told The College Fix via email. “Instead of policing speech on social media platforms, they should be engaging in educating future world leaders.”
SUNY-Geneseo media affairs division did not respond to repeated emails and phone calls Wednesday and Thursday from The College Fix seeking comment.
The crux of the controversy centers on a one-minute November 22, 2020, Instagram video in which Stevens stated in part:
“A man is a man. A woman is a woman. A man is not a woman. And a woman is not a man. A man cannot become a woman and a woman cannot become a man. If I am a man and I think I am a woman, I am still a man. If I am woman who thinks I’m a man, I am still a woman. Regardless of what you feel on the inside is irrelevant to your biological status. It doesn’t change the biology.”’https://www.thecollegefix.com/student-suspended-for-saying-a-man-is-a-man-a-woman-is-a-woman-reinstated-by-university/
Oh, I know you don’t want me to quote the Bible but the Bible does say there are only two genders and those two are different! Duh! Well, now ‘The U.S. Army is considering reversing its new “gender-neutral” physical test after 65 per cent of women failed to pass the grueling physical exam. In contrast, 90 per cent of men managed to pass.
Following the negative results for a military force seeking to increase the number of women among its enlisted ranks, the U.S. Army may now redo the Army Combat Fitness Test (ACFT) to have different evaluations for men and women.
“Research showed that the Army Combat Fitness Test, which is the same for male and female soldiers, was leading to lower results for women with a knock-on effect for promotions,” the Telegraph reported over the weekend. “An early Pentagon study showed that women were failing the ACFT at a rate of 65 per cent, while only 10 per cent of men did.”
A similar report in 2020 found that 54 per cent of women failed the test compared to only 7 per cent of men, according to the Washington Post.
The report stated that Congress, which is now run by the Democrats, stopped the new gender-neutral program from being fully implemented, and the army is now reviewing whether it is fair. Congress does not want to see the test implemented, as it is currently designed to factor into opportunities for advancement.
“In the ACFT there are six events – the maximum deadlift, a standing power throw, hand-release push-ups, a sprint, drag and carry, leg tuck, and a two-mile run,” the report stated. “To pass the test those taking it must score at least 360 points out of a possible 600, and those who achieve higher scores are more likely to be promoted. However, average scores for women so far are said to have been 100 points lower.”
“All they are going to see for evaluation is which percentile the soldier falls into,” an Army official told Military.com in February. “The gender identity will not be included in that information. If anything, it’s a more gender-neutral assessment process because it doesn’t show the raw scores.”
Efforts to politicize the military came to the forefront of the public discourse after Fox News host Tucker Carlson criticized President Joe Biden for prioritizing diversity and the inclusion of female enlisted soldiers, over combat preparedness and the standing threat of Chinese military aggression.
In contrast to the United States military’s priorities, China has bragged about the masculinization of its armed forces and has emphasized physical and mental fitness over political correctness.’ https://www.rebelnews.com/us_army_considering_cancelling_gender_neutral_fitness_test_after_study_finds_65_percent_of_women_fail?utm_campaign=rb_3_16_21&utm_medium=email&utm_source=therebel
Am I or is the Left confused?
Watch the mental issue become more prominent with this non-sense.
‘After years of lobbying and lawsuits, nonbinary and intersex people may finally be getting passports that reflect who they are: LGBTQ+ advocates have been in talks with the Biden administration about executive action to add “X” gender markers to all federal documents, including passports and social security cards, according to the ACLU.
The White House declined to offer a timeline for the rollout or comment on how the policy might be implemented. But Matt Hill, a spokesperson at the White House, said President Joe Biden remains committed to issuing nonbinary IDs, a promise he made during his campaign.
“President Biden remains committed to advancing state and federal efforts that allow transgender and non-binary Americans to update their identification documents to accurately reflect their gender identity, especially as transgender and non-binary people continue to face harassment or are denied access to services because their identifications documents don’t affirm their identity,” Hill said in a statement to The 19th. ‘https://19thnews.org/2021/02/biden-administration-suggests-it-will-add-x-gender-markers-to-federal-documents/
Does Joe even know what he is signing?
‘President Joe Biden is signing two executive orders on Monday, establishing a White House Gender Policy Council and evaluating existing Title IX guidelines for sexual assault investigations on college campuses.
According to USA Today, the gender council will work with other governing bodies to develop gender equality in domestic and foreign policies, address discrimination and sexual harassment, as well as work toward expanding female participation in the workforce.’https://www.faithwire.com/2021/03/08/biden-creating-a-gender-council-expanding-trans-rights-on-international-womens-day/?utm_source=FWNL
What and who next?
Follow the science so say the Leftist! Oh, but on gender follow your feelings! As Rome fell so will the West as we have known it. Now, ‘It seems that one of the most controversial questions you can now pose in Australia is to ask for a definition of a woman. Even using the word ‘woman’ is considered an act of tyranny by trans activists.
Other questions with historically obvious answers have also become awkward and less obvious:
- Should women and girls be made to share change rooms and toilets with males?
- Is it okay for biological males to compete against women at the 2021 Olympics?
- If a male sex offender identifies as a woman, should they be put in a women’s prison?
- Should women’s refuges be forced to accept males who identify as women?
In Sydney this week, McIver’s Ladies Baths at Coogee were targeted by a loud and very aggressive minority group who have labelled them as haters. McIver’s Baths, which we are told has been revered as a sacred women-only space by the Aboriginal landowners, has been a ‘women and children only’ facility since 1922.
You may think that the problem that they are being targeted for is apparent discrimination due to their gender specific ruling. This is not the case. Rather, it is because their website states that transgender women are welcome, but only once they have undergone gender-reassignment surgery. Not good enough for the extreme trans activists. For them, if a male wants to identify as female, even if it’s just for a dip in a beautiful pool, they must be allowed.
There is a lot at stake here. The first and most important casualty is truth. From creation humanity was made man and woman. It may be getting harder to speak the truth, but it has never been more important.
This truth is backed up by science: there are two sexes, XX and XY.
Anything outside of that is a genetic abnormality that can still be classified as male or female based on the presence or absence of the Y chromosome. There is no Z, there is no W. Surgery and cross-sex hormones can’t change us into the opposite sex. They can affect appearances. They can stunt or damage some outward expressions of our reproductive organs. But they cannot turn someone from one sex into the other.
Changing sexes is a biological impossibility. Transgendered men do not become women, nor do transgendered women become men. All become feminised men or masculinised women. To assert anything else is a cruel lie that will never provide the long-term wholeness and happiness that people seek.
Secondly, this case is yet another example of hard won women’s rights and resources being eradicated by extreme trans activism that seeks to silence women and even feminist organisations.’ https://www.acl.org.au/blog_wf_onlytwosexes
During the China virus fiasco all the Left could say is “Follow the science”. However, when it comes to gender they shout diversity or something to that effect! Now, there are those who even seek to change what the Bible says about God. ‘A recent UK Times story reported on a Populus survey conducted for the Movement for Reform Judaism, saying that ‘[nearly] three quarters of Christians think that God is male, compared with less than half of the general population.’
However, the newspaper report was slightly misleading, as the wording in the actual poll asks simply how the respondents had thought about God most recently. And the only way they were able to get ‘less than half of the general population’ not believing in a solely male God was to exclude the religious from the general population (62% of respondents last thought of God as male, compared with 73% of Christians and 48% of those who did not consider themselves to belong to any religion). Only 1% of respondents thought of God as female, the rest being divided between both male and female, neither, or ‘none of the above’ (the latter category left undefined—perhaps for the best!).
The radical feminist assault on Christianity
Many feminist writers and theologians claim that the concept of a male God is rooted in a patriarchal culture which by its very nature is oppressive to women, and that the Bible contains a female portrayal of God’s nature that has been suppressed by the Church.2 Having moved past this ‘archaic’ and ‘misogynistic’ view of women, they argue that society should accordingly revise its view of God to include the female characteristics they claim are found both in Scripture and Jewish and Church tradition.
Christians believe that it is only possible to know the information about God that He reveals to us Himself through Scripture. Of course, God is Spirit (John 4:24), so is biologically neither male nor female, and He does not have a sexual nature. Rita Gross objects: ‘If we do not mean that God is male when we use masculine pronouns and imagery, then why should there be any objections to using female imagery and pronouns as well.’ The simple answer is that God is described in male terms because that best describes how God relates to His creation; God has revealed Himself to humanity in male terms; and God became incarnate as a man, not a woman.’ For the entire article go to https://creation.com/whats-in-a-pronoun-the-divine-gender-controversy?utm_campaign=infobytes_au&utm_content=God+self-identifies+as+%27male%27.+He+is+not+our+%27Mother%27%21&utm_medium=email&utm_source=mailing.creation.com&utm_term=Fortnightly+Digest+-+2021.01.22
Is there a real definition of man and woman in a world that wants fluid gender?
‘The easy bit is that the word “man” refers to an adult human male, and a “woman” is an adult female human. But can we actually give a testable, provable meaning to the traditional words “male” and “female”, or are they just roles allocated for convenience which can be abandoned as life evolves?
This is a battle being fought hardest in school classrooms to conquer the minds of the next generation. Consider the following actual events:
A woman teacher was caught up in a staff room debate about who could use the girls’ toilets and change rooms at her schools. A transgender supporter claimed ‘We can be whatever gender we choose and therefore we must be allowed to use whichever toilet suits our choice’. The frustrated lady teacher retorted: “Why don’t we just look between their legs – that should settle it!”
Second event – November – 2020! Two Christian parents spend several frustrating hours with a Government school principal and deputy. What’s the problem? Their daughter has reported to them that their school class has been ordered to call one boy she.
Mum and dad ask why the school is forcing their child to lie. ‘But that’s just your opinion’ retorts the deputy. ‘If the boy feels he’s a girl we have to accept that. It’s the law!’
But my wife and I are both scientists, state the parents. We can give you a testable definition of what a male or female is. All the creatures we work with have very observable features of male and female. The boy is the one with the testicles who makes sperm. And in every case they are provably different from the females who make ova and babies. And we humans are the same.
So why are you teaching my daughter to lie? And why are you lying about this yourselves? Did you intend to tell us as parents that you had ordered the class to call this boy a girl?
“No,” replied the increasingly embarrassed principal, while a very emphatic “NO!” was uttered by an obvious radical feminist deputy. Government policy is that we must accept whatever gender the students feel they are, and this student feels they are female no matter what your opinion is.
The result? Despite being long-term participants and active supporters on school councils, both parents advise the Principal that because you’re teaching our children to lie and you are lying about it, our children are out of here today – not this afternoon, but right now!
Of course, the school authorities are rightly concerned about what they should tell students’ parents, especially other Christian parents in the school.
How should we react when atheist governments and education are actually lying about gender and sex? How do we define boy or girl, male or female, man or woman? And can we go deeper than that and have a meaningful scientific and legally enforceable definition?
Male and Female
Let’s start with the obvious differences between what we traditionally call gender. Being male or female, whether infant or adult, is provably determined by a person’s chromosomes, and indicated by the resulting reproductive systems and naturally produced hormones. At different stages of a person’s life reproductive systems and related hormonally induced changes to body structures will go through maturation and degenerative processes, but an individual remains either male or female throughout his or her life, from conception, through childhood and adulthood, to death.
The chromosomes that determine whether a person is male and female are named X and Y. A male has an X and a Y, usually written as XY, a female has two Xs, usually written as XX. These are inherited at conception and remain in every cell in the body, with one notable exception for each sex* (see below) for the rest of a person’s life.
Therefore, it doesn’t matter what manipulation is done to the body or mind after conception – a person is male or female throughout life. It doesn’t matter what bits they may get cut off or added on, or any alterations caused by the chosen addition of alternative sex hormones or by blocking their own hormones. In spite of efforts by transgender activists to drive a wedge between gender and sex, neither gender nor sex are determined by an individual’s choice, or by feelings, by externally administered drugs or hormones, or by social acceptance of someone’s choice.
*The only cells in the body that do not have the XY or XX chromosome identity are the reproductive cells, i.e. sperm in a male and ova (eggs) in a female. When these cells are formed the chromosomes are separated and each sex cell gets one of the sex chromosomes. Therefore, sperm will have either an X or a Y, ova will have one of two X’s. But such cells are still male or female, as only males can produce sperm and only females can produce ova?
Where Did Male and Female Come From?
Each human being is formed from the union of one sperm, carrying an X or a Y chromosome, and one ovum, carrying an X chromosome. An X carrying sperm will give rise to a female when its X combines with the X in the ovum. Y carrying sperm give rise to a male when it combines with the X in the ovum. This process can be traced back through the generations to the first human beings – Adam and Eve. Sex is not something you can evolve. It has to be right first time or you die out!
Adam was created male. Therefore, he had an X and a Y chromosome. Eve was created from tissue taken from Adam. All the components needed to make a woman were already in Adam. To make a female from male tissue God took out the Y chromosome and duplicated an X. From then on human beings have reproduced by the process described above.
Adam and Eve were created individually by God. Adam was made from “dust of the ground” i.e. raw materials, and Eve was made from tissue taken from Adam. They were not derived from any other living creature. Human beings are unique and separate creations, and therefore it is irrelevant if other living things, such as fish or plants, can change sex in certain circumstances.
So, theistic evolutionists take note: Those who want to believe in evolution but defend God’s word on men and women, and marriage, will find themselves on shaky ground. If evolution is true, human ancestry goes back to creatures with no distinct sexes and/or interchangeable sexes, and those who oppose God’s rules can claim that blurring the sexes is just part of the natural world, and Christians should not impose their views on it.
It is time to humbly accept that in the beginning God created humans male and female just like He said He did.’https://askjohnmackay.com/mand-woman-is-there-a-real-definition-of-man-and-woman-in-a-world-that-wants-fluid-gender/