It is hard to think of a more damaging movement than the transgender militantism being pushed by all major cultural, corporate, and political power structures today. It combines the most evil aspects of the most significant fights in which we have historically engaged.
The movement completely desecrates the sanctity of human life. This week I read the heartbreaking story of a young man who died in the middle of a vaginoplasty because of complications caused by the puberty blockers he had taken since he was very young as part of a study to support that type of unscientific and inhumane surgical “affirmative care” intervention. Others did not die but paid a heavy price.
It defiles families. A new bill in Washington seeks to legally hide runaway children from their parents if they do not consent to their child’s “gender transition.” No other allegation of abuse or neglect is required. They are doing this even as stories of parents devastated after schools begin to transition their children without their knowledge mount.
In education and the early sexualization of children, this horrific force is pushing to eradicate innocence. From “Drag Queen Story Hours” to sexualized drag performances in front of children to immoral activist teachers to the complete indoctrination in curriculums, the assault is never-ending.
Women’s safety and dignity are also under assault. Trans-identified males are winning in female sports. They are intruding in female-only private areas. They even get “first women” recognitions. According to the powerful, men make even better women.
Spiritually speaking, this ideology is not just an assault on religious liberty. It is an attack on God because it is an attack on Truth. It is interesting how personal and inward the self-definition is anchored so as to deny any outside force. But the Word of God reaches our most inner parts. It is described as “piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart” (Hebrews 4:12). Take a look at what David writes in Psalm 51: 6, “Behold, you [GOD] delight in truth in the inward being, and you teach me wisdom in the secret heart.” God demands truth even in the most intimate thoughts of our hearts. There is no costume boisterous enough to hide us from our Maker. We must be truthful, even there. If we are not, we should not be surprised to see the consequences of our rebellion take over, bringing great unrest, as we are witnessing.
So let us pray for truth – especially on the inward parts. It is the only thing guaranteed to free us again (John 8:32).