The Transgender Revolution Marches Forward

A new law goes into effect in California that allows new “privileges” for transgender children.

It’s no surprise that Christian parents and other cultural conservatives would be against this new law. But I am curious to know if parents who identify as liberals are okay with this. Isn’t there a limit to how far they will push the envelope when it comes to their own children? Do they really trust the school system to sort out which boys have a female gender? Are these parents okay with biological males being permitted into the same bathrooms and locker rooms as their daughters?

 

A new law goes into effect in California today that allows new “privileges” for transgender children. The Washington Times reports:

[The law] is intended to permit transgender students to choose by themselves which bathrooms and locker rooms they will use, and which sports teams they will join.

California schools are already required not to discriminate against transgender students, and they currently work with students and their families to address pertinent issues. However, gay-rights groups and some transgender students said the old policy was not sensitive enough.

If you are unfamiliar with transgender, it is the “T” in LGBT. A transgender person is someone whose perception of their gender does not match their biological sex. So this new law means that if a 17-year old biological male decides he feels like a female, he will be allowed to use the girls’ restrooms and locker rooms at school. 

It’s no surprise that Christian parents and other cultural conservatives would be against this new law. But I am curious to know if parents who identify as liberals are okay with this. Isn’t there a limit to how far they will push the envelope when it comes to their own children? Do they really trust the school system to sort out which boys have a female gender? Are these parents okay with biological males being permitted into the same bathrooms and locker rooms as their daughters?

Maybe those parents will be fine with this. But I do think that anyone with a modicum of wisdom can see how this law might be abused. You don’t have to agree with a biblical view of sexuality/gender to see that a whole spate of teenage boys may have ulterior motives for identifying as transgender. Are liberal parents really okay with biological males being allowed into the same rooms where their daughters are undressing?

The moral insanity of the sexual revolutionaries is on full display in this law. The opportunities for abuse are rife. This simply defies common sense.

Denny Burk is Associate Professor of New Testament and Dean of Boyce College, the undergraduate arm of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminar. He blogs on matters concerning politics, theology and culture. This article is used with his permission.