The New York Post and the Associated Press reported recently that Oregon will become the first state to allow residents to mark their gender as “not specified” on applications for drivers’ licenses, learner permits and identity cards. Drivers will mark “X” instead the customary M for male or F for female.
Oregon’s Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Commissioner Sean O’Hollaren said, “It’s fitting that this is before us during Gay Pride Week in Oregon and Gay Pride Month around the country. It’s something that we should do because it’s the right thing to do.”
Hayley Gorenberg, deputy legal director of Lambda Legal said, “There’s a little more truth and justice in the world today.” Lambda Legal is the oldest and largest national legal organization that advocates for the civil rights of lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender (LGBTQ) people.
Oregon DMV Administrator Tom McClellan choked up as he read letters of support to the commission, including one from someone who encountered an embarrassing situation while going through a body scanner at an airport, and the security officer didn’t know whether to push the blue button for a male passenger or a pink one for a female one.
Nancy Hogue, co-executive director of Basic Rights Oregon, the state’s largest nonprofit LGBTQ advocacy group said, “It’s exciting to see Oregon’s DMV adopt this change. We know gender is a spectrum and some people don’t identify as male or female.” She went on to point out that India, Bangladesh, Australia, New Zealand and Nepal also recognize non-binary genders. (And we certainly want to be like them)
And wouldn’t you know it: In California, the state Senate by a 26-12 vote passed a bill on May 31 to add a third gender option on state IDs, sending it to the State Assembly. However, they’ve had opposition from the California Family Council, a conservative Christian group, who opposes the bill; arguing that “government documents need to reflect biological facts for identification.”
According to the LGBTQ crowd, it is discriminatory to apply biological facts when it comes to gender identification. And what is even more troubling . . . more and more of our political leaders and even religious leaders are falling for the same lie.
Everybody conveniently overlooks the fact that God did not make gender-neutral people. Genesis 1:27 says, “So God created mankind in His own image, in the image of God He created them; male and female He created them.”
Any person who is ignorant enough to believe otherwise is calling God a liar . . . and that is not a very smart thing to do. And that’s a fact.