Primer on Sex and Gender



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Primer on Sex and Gender

Jeremy, I'm uncomfortable with the use of "self- selects" and "self-chosen" in the discussion of gender identify issues. I appreciate the first statement that gender-identify is the "deeply held belief" as to one's identify. I think we allies have gained some ground in helping to build the understanding that none of us ever DECIDED to be straight or gay. While we are learning that we can chose how we wish to be referenced, my limited (cis-gendered, heterosexual female) understanding is that persons who are trans did not CHOOSE to identify in a way distinct from the sex assigned at birth on the basis of the sex assigned at birth, based on external genitalia. I'd like for us to have better language, by which to diffuse the arguments of those who are up in arms over trans inclusion.

Ellen Bachman more than 4 years ago


First of all, there is really no debate because no one can debate God. You either respect God's Plan of Created Order or you don't. Matthew 19:4 Jesus answered, "Don't you know that in the beginning the Creator made a man and a woman?" The Christian response to those with sexual confusion is for them to accept their God-given gender and move on with their life. It is harmful to reinforce any confusion. Jesus healed others and that's the example to follow.

Skipper Anding more than 4 years ago

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