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  • Gender X

    Growing up on a farm taught me pretty quickly and easily, that there are only two genders, male and

    female. When I read the Bible, it taught me the same thing (Gen. 1:27; 2:18-20, 23). But now, some have

    the idea that gender is derived from the brain (what they think and feel they are), and not from biology

    (what their body shows they are). Furthermore, a growing chorus tells us we must recognize their

    delusional thinking as an accurate description of who they really are. And, if we do not, we are labeled as

    biased haters (read Galatians 4:16).

    The Washington State Department of Health has enacted new rules allowing a person to select a third

    gender choice on the WA state birth certificate. Starting January 27, 2018, a person can designate their

    gender on their birth certificate as male, female or X. Gender X is defined as “a gender that is not

    exclusively male or female, including, but not limited to, intersex, agender, amalgagender, androgynous,

    bigender, demigender, female-to-male, genderfluid, genderqueer, male-to-female, neutrois, nonbinary,

    pangender, third sex, transgender, transsexual, Two Spirit, and unspecified” (“Rule-Making Activities,”

    doh.wa.gov). That sounds like a lot more than three to me. (I never saw any gender X on the farm!)

    “Gender dysphoria is a condition where a person experiences discomfort or distress because there’s a

    mismatch between their biological sex and gender identity. It’s sometimes known as gender identity

    disorder (GID), gender incongruence or transgenderism. Biological sex is assigned at birth…” (nhs.uk).

    “People who have gender dysphoria feel strongly that their gender does not match their biology”

    (WebMD).

    Nature teaches two genders; so does Jesus, and the Bible (Matt. 19:4). Our children and grandchildren

    are being taught falsehood as the truth (1 Tim. 6:20-21). Christ is the Light, who leads the lost out of sin’s

    confusion into God’s mercy (Eph. 4:17-19; Jno. 1:4-9; 8:12; 1 Pet. 2:9-10). - Joe R. Price