You Cannot Say There Are Only Two Sexes

Source: Alex Griswold, “Denver Post Columnist Fired After Arguing There Are Two Sexes,” The Washington Free Beacon, 20 January 2020. Often there are multiple reasons a person is fired from a job, but that this issue is included is a sad comment on the lack of tolerance for opposing views, especially when those views happen…

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No Evidence People Are Born Gay or Transgender

Source: Tyler O’Neil, “Johns Hopkins Research: No Evidence People Are Born Gay or Transgender”, PJ Media, 23 Aug 2016. Source: Dr. Lawrence S. Mayer and Dr. Paul R. McHugh, “Sexuality and Gender,” The New Atlantis, No. 50, Fall 2016. “The understanding of sexual orientation as an innate, biologically fixed property of human beings — the…

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Two Genders

by Terry Wane Benton Male and female made He them (Genesis 1-2). God said it and did it. That settles it. There is no third and fourth gender option. I was not able to “decide my gender.” That was fixed at the moment of conception. I operate under the fact of my gender assigned by…

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Should the church accommodate transgender members?

Question: What is the church’s position on those who are transgender? Are there three genders: Male, Female, and Transgender? If someone has transitioned from male to female or female to male, would they be welcomed at your congregation? For example, would Bruce Jenner (now Caitlyn) be welcomed or does she have to go back to…

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Trapped in a Lie

https://www.lavistachurchofchrist.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/TrappedInALie.mp3 by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: James 3:8-14   I.         I ran across an article titled, “The Philosophical Contradictions of the Transgender Worldview” by Ryan T. Anderson             A.        The transgender movement claims “that people are what they claim to be, regardless of contrary evidence.”             B.        The lengths the promoters of transgenderism go to deny the obvious is mind…

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If It Feels Right then Go with It

by Edward O. Bragwell, Sr. If “it feels right then go with it” is the prevailing philosophy of too many in our time. Along with this, we are told by “experts” that it is unhealthy to suppress one’s feelings. Folks are encouraged to let it all out. The idea of exercising self-control and discretion to…

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Does Galatians 3:28 support gender diversity?

Question: Hi Mr. Hamilton, I’ve found out that a large number (possibly a majority) of my friends are LGBTQQIAA+. Some are genderqueer, transgender, gay, lesbian, pansexual, and asexual. A very large percentage of my year group is not straight or cisgender. I know that having homosexual sex is wrong. Should I rethink my friendship with…

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How should transgenders be treated in business?

Question: I am an HR manager I must uphold laws that protect transgender rights. As a Christian can I do that? Answer: “Therefore, whatever you want men to do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets” (Matthew 7:12). As best that I can tell, the laws basically demand…

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Statement Against Encouraging Transgenderism

Source: “Gender Ideology Harms Children”, American College of Pediatricians, 2016 The American College of Pediatricians issued a statement in 2016 stating that not accepting your biological sex is a disorder that should not be encouraged in children because of the harm it can do. Feelings do not change the truth regarding who a person is,…

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Withdrawing is too judgmental

Question: You said, “Because he is persisting in his sin, he must be withdrawn from. For a church not to do so is to given permission to sin,” in A man now attends church as a transgender female. Should he be withdrawn from? I think that is way off. That seems judgmental to me. God…

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