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4 Ways Christians Can Navigate Cultural Confusion around Gender in the Coming Decade

Three Basic Foundations of Transgenderism The question of transgender identity looks set to be significant for Christians both in matters of public life and pastoral care for the foreseeable future. The furor surrounding everything from school bathroom policies to womens sports to the respective rights of parents and children guarantee its presence in politics. And... Read more

The Why Behind Rapid Cultural Shifts in Gender Politics

An Underlying Condition One of the most shocking things for many traditionalists and religious conservatives has been the dramatic speed at which the sexual revolutionspecifically in its political form relative to the LGBTQ+ movementhas taken place. Twenty years ago, most Americans disagreed with gay marriage. Now, to disagree with gay marriage almost puts you on... Read more

Government challenges trend towards ‘gender neutral’ toilets

The Government said it was a regulatory requirement to ensure provision of separate toilet facilities for men and women.ReutersThe Government has launched a review into the provision of public lavatories that will "help women be assured of the necessary provision of toilets". It comes as evidence shows that increasing numbers of public toilets are being... Read more

Calls for international pushback to defeat harmful sex ed and gender ideology in schools

(Photo: Unsplash)There were calls this week for greater unity among conservatives and other critics of harmful sex education and gender ideology in schools.  Judith Nemeth, Director of the Values Foundation, told the Marriage, Sex and Culture Group's autumn conference that the Department for Education had been "completely captured" by LGBT lobby groups like Stonewall, and... Read more

Judicial review begins into puberty blockers for young people with gender dysphoria

(Photo: NHS)The High Court has today started hearing evidence in a judicial review into puberty blockers and other medical treatments for young people suffering from gender dysphoria.  The legal challenge has been brought against the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust in London by Keira Bell, 23, who claims that a gender clinic put her on... Read more

Schools should cut ties with groups that promote ‘harmful’ gender stereotypes

The All About Me resource said gender identity "can best be understood as being a spectrum". It was withdrawn after The Christian Institute threatened legal action.The Christian Institute is urging schools to cut ties with groups that promote radical ideas around gender identity. It follows the introduction of new government guidance on the Relationships and Sex... Read more

Police neutrality on Pride and gender identity has been ‘betrayed’ – report

(Photo: Unsplash)Police have "betrayed their commitment to neutrality" through partnerships with LGBT lobby groups like Stonewall, a report by free speech campaigners has said.  'Through the Looking Glass', by Fair Cop, accuses the police of "craven kowtowing" to Stonewall and other LGBT lobby groups instead of serving the wider public. British police have, the report says,... Read more

Japan Airlines to replace ‘ladies and gentlemen’ with gender neutral greetings

Japan Airlines has announced it will no longer greet passengers with "ladies and gentlemen" as it follows the trend for gender neutrality.  The airline has said it will replace the conventional "ladies and gentlemen" with terms that leave out any references to gender, like "good morning" and "good evening".  The changes are to take effect... Read more

NHS to launch review into gender identity services for children and young people

(Photo: NHS)The NHS is to launch an independent review of its services for children and young people suffering from gender dysphoria.  The review will be led by Dr Hilary Cass, former President of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health.  The NHS said the review would be "wide-ranging in scope" and seek to understand why... Read more

The Government is right to reject gender self-identification

(Photo: Unsplash/Rui Magalhes)The Christian Institute, which has a long track-record of opposing plans to allow people to self-identify their gender, has welcomed today's written statement by Liz Truss that there will be no fundamental change to the Gender Recognition Act: Liz Truss' announcement today that there is to be no fundamental change to the Gender... Read more

Government scraps gender self-identification plans

ReutersThe Government has formally abandoned plans to allow people to "self-identify" as their chosen gender.  The controversial plans were drawn up under former Prime Minister Theresa May and would have amended the Gender Recognition Act 2004 to drop the requirement for a medical diagnosis of gender dysphoria. The Government's long-awaited response to a public consultation on the... Read more

22 Percent of Evangelicals Believe in ‘Gender Fluidity,’ Report Finds

22 Percent of Evangelicals Believe in 'Gender Fluidity,' Report Finds A new survey showing that one in five evangelicals believes in gender fluidity suggests that many Christians are following the culture instead of Gods Word, according to a prominent Christian college president.The LifeWay Research State of Theology poll, conducted for Ligonier Ministries and released Sept.... Read more

Schools in England Are Now Required to Teach about Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity

Schools in England Are Now Required to Teach about Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity All England schools will be required to teach an LGBTQ-inclusive curriculum, according to CBN News.The policy from the England Department of Education includes topics such as sexual orientation, gender identity and healthy relationships, which will be discussed at the high school level.... Read more

Most evangelicals disagree with the concept of gender fluidity – study

(Photo: Unsplash/Rui Magalhes)Most evangelicals do not support the increasingly popular view that gender identity can be chosen, according to a major study by Ligonier Ministries. The State of Theology 2020 report, published Tuesday, revealed that only one in five (22%) US evangelicals believe that gender identity is a choice. Over two-thirds of evangelicals (67%) "strongly... Read more

How Everything Became About Race, Gender, and Identity – Tim Challies

You cant read the news, you cant scroll through Twitter, you cant browse a bookstore, you probably cant even talk to a neighbor without realizing that somehow everything has become about race, gender, and identity. In a short period of time weve been introduced to a whole new vocabulary that conveys a whole new set... Read more

School district policies say parents don’t need to know if their child has gender dysphoria

(Photo: Unsplash/Annie Spratt)Gender-bending sex-ed curricula used in some public schools, along with corresponding school district policies, don't meet established standards set forth in law, activists and scholars warned at recent Heritage Foundation panel. As part of the Protecting Children in Education Summit hosted virtually at Heritage on Aug. 12, advocates detailed several efforts parents are undertaking... Read more

Texas Judge Gives Mom Who Wants to Transition Her Son’s Gender Sole Rights

Texas Judge Gives Mom Who Wants to Transition Her Son's Gender Sole Rights A Dallas judge ruled last week that a mother of an 8-year-old boy may solely decide to allow her child to transition from a boy to a girl against the fathers wishes.According to the Save James Facebook page, Judge Mary Brown ruled... Read more

Gender transition treatment is a ‘medical scandal’ – JK Rowling

JK Rowling(Photo: Reuters)The medical treatment being offered to children and young people with gender dysphoria is the next "medical scandal", JK Rowling has said. The Harry Potter author has continued to challenge the prevailing transgender ideology despite a backlash against her views. Over the weekend, she linked to an academic article on Twitter that was exploring the... Read more

Most Brits oppose relaxing gender recognition laws

(Photo: Pexels/Magda Ehlers)Most Britons are opposed to relaxing the law so that it is easier for transgender people to change their legal gender, a YouGov poll has found.  The findings of the survey, published by The Times, showed that only 28% of UK adults agreed that it should be easier for people to change their... Read more

Netherlands to remove gender from ID cards

(Photo: Pexels/Tim Mossholder)The Dutch government is set to remove gender from ID cards.  The change is due to come into effect five years from now and is partly being made to reduce costs, Dutch news website Trouw reports.  Education minister Ingrid van Engelshoven laid out the plans in a letter to parliament, in which she said... Read more

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Publishes Handbook on Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Publishes Handbook on Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America has published its handbook on sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression.According to the Christian Post, the handbook, Lutheran Introduction to Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Gender Expression, was created by ReconcilingWorks, a Lutheran ministry... Read more

Supreme Court: Employment Law Protects Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

What just happened? In the case of Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia, the Supreme Court ruled on Monday that employers who fire someone for being gay or transgender violate Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. What was the case about? The court was asked to decide in three cases considered together if... Read more

Government U-turn on gender self-identification welcomed by campaign groups

(Photo: Pexels/Tim Mossholder)News that Boris Johnson is planning to scrap changes to gender recognition laws has been welcomed by campaigners.The Sunday Times reports that the details are contained in a leaked paper setting out the Government's response to a public consultation on the plans, which would make it easier for transgender people to change their legal gender... Read more

The Government is right to be re-thinking gender self-identification

PixabayA leaked Government paper confirms what had been expected for a while, that the Government is planning to scrap plans drawn up under Theresa May to allow people to 'self-identify' as the opposite sex. The idea was to allow transgender people to change their birth certificate without a medical diagnosis, but according to The Sunday Times... Read more

Boris Johnson to scrap gender self-identification plans

(Photo: Pexels/Magda Ehlers)The Prime Minister is preparing to drop proposed changes to the law that would make it easier for people to change their legal gender, it has been reported.The Sunday Times reports that the U-turn is detailed in a leaked paper setting out the Government's response to a public consultation on reforms to the Gender... Read more

What Christians Should Know About Gender Ideology

Its an axiom for carpenters, mechanics, and lovers of the tool section at Home Depot: you need the right tool for the right job. I once spent an hour trying every saw in my possession to trim one inch off of a door jamb to accommodate new hardwood flooring. None worked. Then I realized theres... Read more

TGC Q&A Podcast: Identification, Intercourse, and Gender

[ad_1] Ray Ortlund begins the dialogue by saying that it's dangerous for anybody to make elements of their fallen nature their major id. He goes on to say that all of us have tendencies towards this, as we frequently take elements of our earthly life and make that the last word lens by means of... Read more

What Christians Ought to Know About Gender Ideology

[ad_1] Its an axiom for carpenters, mechanics, and lovers of the instrument part at Residence Depot: you want the fitting instrument for the fitting job. I as soon as spent an hour making an attempt each noticed in my possession to trim one inch off of a door jamb to accommodate new hardwood flooring. None... Read more

Speaking to Youngsters About Gender in a Gender-Confused Age

[ad_1] Given the medias option to largely ignore the story, you could have missed the small print a couple of latest court docket case in Dallas centered on the custody of a 7-year-old boy. The boys mom stated he ought to be recognized as a woman, claiming he made that call himself at age three... Read more