Published May 30, 2023One of the most astonishing developments of late modernity has been the mainstreaming of transgenderism. In retrospect, the path to our current moment is clear enough (see Carl Trueman’s Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self). Nevertheless, I don’t think I’ll ever get used to seeing grown men in earnest behaving like a cartoonish caricature of an adolescent girl. And yet examples of this kind of thing are proliferating, and anyone refusing to go along with this risks all manner of social and perhaps even professional ostracism and recriminations. It is like Americans have gotten a really bad fever with no indication in sight that the fever will ever break.
The worst part of this social contagion is how it has impacted minor children. The purveyors of this ideology have aggressively gone after the most immature and most impressionable among us. Your local gender clinic is all-to-ready to shoehorn your child into a transgender identity upon any expression of atypically gendered behavior. Are you a young girl who likes “boy” things? You are no longer a “tomboy” female. No, you are no longer a female at all, but a boy. At least that is what the ideologues have been selling. As a result, there has been an explosion of minor children who have undergone interventions which have permanently damaged them, including sterilizing them for life. It’s really horrific.
That is why Andrew Walker and I have submitted a resolution to be considered at the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention in a couple weeks. Our hope and prayer is that the committee would take this up and bring it out for a vote and that Southern Baptists would make it known loud and clear that we are not going to go along with the madness. We will stand with our face to the wind and say “no” to destroying the healthy bodies of minor children. The resolution speaks for itself, and you can read it below.