Matthew 10:16: “Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.”
The homosexual movement in the United States has made remarkable progress in a very short time. Just two generations ago, homosexual behavior was commonly viewed as unspeakable. One generation ago, the notion of a same-sex “marriage” was only beginning to enter the national consciousness. Now, same-sex “marriage” is—according to the Supreme Court—a constitutional “right,” Christian bakers, florists, and photographers are bombarded with years-long legal battles if they decline to participate in same-sex ceremonies, and businesses risk wrath and reprisals from the left if they dare to donate funds to Christian charities with orthodox views of sexuality. The unspeakable is now not just affirmed, but institutionalized.
The left is quite adept at using the media to normalize that which is abnormal. As Christians, we must be on our guard against media portrayals that are designed to promote sin. One such media portrayal is a November 18 human interest story authored by Jane Ridley for the New York Post.
Here’s the gist of the story. A woman with gender dysphoria undergoes so-called “sex change” surgery. Following the surgery, she takes on a masculine appearance—complete with a thick beard—and calls herself “Seth.” The woman forms a romantic partnership with a woman named Leah, and they obtain a marriage license. The two women desire to have a child. The first woman undergoes a reversal of the “sex change” surgery so that she can produce eggs; she then resumes her masculine identity. Those eggs are harvested and used in the process of in vitro fertilization. One of the fertilized eggs is implanted into Leah, who gives birth to a son. The baby’s name is Arlo. The other embryos are frozen and stored in a Syracuse, New York fertility clinic. The two women plan to defrost another embryo and attempt another pregnancy. At age four, Arlo does not know about sex, but he does know that the egg of the person he knows as his father was used to create him. The article completely ignores the confusion that Arlo will encounter when he eventually realizes that the person he knows as his “father” is not even a male. The piece ends with the first woman declaring that this process is “a beautiful way to make a family.” Clearly, the main intent of the piece is to normalize “transgender” identities.
At New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms, we exhort our friends throughout the state not to be taken in by stories of this type. There is nothing praiseworthy about undergoing hormone treatments or “sex change” surgery.