“We need to move beyond the gender binary.” So espoused a student at a recent public high school event for teachers designed to create empathy for so-called transgender students. By gender binary, the student meant the classification of sex and gender into the two distinct categories of male and female. She was responding to a question from a drama teacher who asked if requiring students to write screenplays with solely male and female characters is too restrictive. Yes, it is, the student replied. And, by doing so, this student revealed the seldom publicly-announced end-game of the LGBTQ community. That’s short for lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender, and now – questioning people.
You see, this group doesn’t merely seek the right for gays to marry or form civil unions. In fact, many in this community view such goals as capitulations to an oppressive heterosexist culture. Instead, the LGBTQ community increasingly is advocating the complete demise of heterosexual – or binary – society. They want a society where people pick and choose which biological and psychological gender traits they wish to keep or reject; and, as two post-genderists write, where “individuals of any sex reproduce in any combination they choose.”
This is where the gay agenda is leading and Christians need to recognize it. Many of us are uncritically accepting this agenda, not realizing how completely incompatible it is with Christianity, nor what the logical conclusions of its premises are. As it’s currently packaged, gays simply are trying to achieve human rights and guard against bullying. As people who believe all humans are made in God’s image, Christians naturally sympathize with these aims.
But, think for a moment about the basic premise on which the LGBTQ worldview is based. Many think this community believes that sexuality is static –that we’re “born with it.” But, that view is quickly falling out of vogue and replacing it is so-called “queer theory.” This ideology espouses that all sexual difference and behavior is a product of social conditioning, not nature. God did not make people male and female; they simply evolved into the current binary gender structure. But, as society recognizes how overly restrictive this structure is, it will embrace a polymorphous range of sexualities: not simply hetero- and homosexuality. That’s why lesbian and gay has morphed into LGBTQ. But, it doesn’t end there.
You see, if gender is arbitrary and people are animals, then bestiality is next. In fact, a Florida newspaper recently published an article announcing bestiality as the next sexual rights movement. I’m sure before too long, schools will be hosting events to create empathy for so-called “zoophiles.”
Christians, we need to wake up and resist the LGBTQ agenda. We must become worldview missionaries – doing what Francis Schaeffer termed “taking the roof off”: compelling people to face the logical conclusions of their faulty premises. And then, we must lead them to the sanity that can only be found in Christianity.