Supporting Healthy Human Sexuality and Gender Identity
Human sexuality is a gift from God and is a visible expression of the invisible reality of the kind of unity, fellowship, union, intimacy, and commitment that exists within the nature of the Triune God.
Therefore, any expression of sexual intimacy outside of the union and commitment reflected in the marriage between one man and one woman is a distortion of God’s design.
Apart from this theological underpinning, however, prudence would suggest restraint because of the relational, physical, and emotional harm that generally follows acts of marital infidelity, promiscuity, and homosexuality, and from the substitution of pornography for sexual expression within marriage.
Though our culture is currently debating gender dystopia, “transgenderism,” “gender-neutral” pronouns, and the fluidity of gender expression in order to legitimize and legislate gender definitions that are not concurrent with Scripture, the Bible makes it very clear at the beginning of God’s Word in Genesis that He made us “male and female” (Genesis 1:27).
Pornography (including strip clubs euphemistically called “gentlemen’s clubs” or “adult-oriented entertainment”) is not a victimless activity. It is a tool that destroys marriages, affects the brain negatively, breeds disease and crime, and is used in sex trafficking.
- Pornography’s Social Cost
- National Report on Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking
- Each year the National Center on Sexual Exploitation comes up with their “Dirty Dozen” list of companies that profit from sexual exploitation to inform the public and pressure those companies that are endorsing porn and sex trafficking to stop the exploitation.
How Many ‘Transgenders’ in the U.S.
According to data from the National Survey of Family Growth, the 2009 California Health Interview Survey and the Decennial Census or the American Community Survey that was analyzed by Gary Gates, a distinguished scholar at the Williams Institute of the UCLA School of Law, there are nearly 700,000 “transgender” individuals in the U.S., or 0.3% of the adult population.
Gender Reassignment Surgery Has Potential to Harm Individuals
Research from scientists and psychologists who favored gender reassignment surgery suggest that “transgenders” who undergo hormone therapy and surgery are no happier than before they make the changes. In fact, they may be worse off. More than 60 percent of “transgenders” suffer from psychiatric disorders and more than 40 percent of “transgenders” attempt suicide.
- Read the latest report on issues with gender reassignment surgery
- Read the American College of Pediatricians report on the harm that gender reassignment surgery and medications can have on our children