I thought that I could not be shocked anymore until I saw this link sent to me by a close friend regarding Duke University providing the money for transgender operations:
Duke University plans to raise its student fees in order pay for students’ sex reassignment surgery.
Duke University recently made the decision to raise student fees in order add sex-reassignment surgery to their healthcare plan.
The private university, located in North Carolina, follows Brown and other universities in offering coverage for the controversial operation.
Administrators say they will cover the cost of the reassignment surgery up to $50,000 that will be covered with a 0.3 percent increase to overall student fees.
LGBT advocates on campus immediately celebrated the university’s decision.
“The addition of sexual reassignment surgery with a $50,000 cap makes Duke’s student health care plan one of the most, if not the most, transgender-inclusive plans in the country,” Sunny Frothingham, the outreach chair for Blue Devils United told the Duke Chronicle last week.
The official plan is in-line with a Student Government Resolution passed last March that called upon the school to cover sex change operations. The school previously covered mental health care, hormone therapy and breast augmentation and reduction surgery to students who wished to change their gender.
There are 37 universities in America that cover sex change operations, according to TransgenderLaw.org. Emory University is the only other college in the Southeast, besides Duke, to offer sexual reassignment surgery to students.
Here is the link: click here.
Consider the implications of this. First, what happens if the person wants to return to his original gender? From my research, it cannot be done.
Second, what will that do to Duke’s enrollment for those who are straight, which is upwards of 97%? Will they want to attend classes at a school that promotes such? That is not prejudice since that has to do with favoring some because of color, but it is a moral problem, changing one’s sexual orientation when born a different gender. God created us male or female (Gen. 1:27), not with the idea of changing so that one can practice sex from the opposite point of view. If would seem that if one is a man, changes to a woman, yet he is still a man but with different “plumbing.” His sexual relationship as a “woman” with a man would be homosexuality, which is forbidden. If one wanted to repent of his transgender operation because he/she had come to Christ, how would he/she do it? We as Christians must not abandon them, but minister the Lord’s grace. I would suggest that they do not change back, if that is even possible, but they must not have sex with anyone. If they are “married” to a person of the opposite gender of their new gender, they must separate, for the “marriage” is not legitimate in the first place. In other words, they were never married as far as God is concerned.
Third, it would seem that having children would be impossible, but would they be allowed to adopt? Given the direction of our culture, Yes, they would, and given how this would affect the children morally and affect society as a whole, our culture will slide into complete self-destruction.
Fourth, if one had changed from man to woman, and wanted to clone to have children, would not the gender be male, thus indicating they were still a man? Would the new artificially injected hormones make any difference?
Fifth, suppose a woman becomes a man but is not sterilized? Can “he” become pregnant? If so, how in the world will it be done, by artificial insemination?
Sixth, can one’s gender actually be changed? I remain skeptical. It seems that what is changed is the outward “plumbing” to look like the opposite gender, but the hormones, personality, and so forth are still the original person. Chromosomes are stubborn, and one cannot change them from male to female or the reverse. The fact is that if a man becomes a woman “she” cannot produce the monthly egg and have a period. It just won’t work. They can pretend, and that is what it is. They can construct boobs, but they will not produce milk for a baby, which they cannot have anyway. You can change the “plumbing,” but you can’t change the gender. If we use the argument reductio ad absurdum (the bottom line), if everyone adopted that lifestyle, in a generation, at the most two, we would disappear.
Of course some argue that they were born with a tendency toward the opposite sex of their “plumbing,” and thus it is God-ordained and ok. But they forget about original sin, that some are born with Down Syndrome, which does not make it right. There will come a time when the human race will not have defects, at the resurrection, but until then we must not make them the norm.
Once one denies creation, especially that we are made in His image and made male and female, the only limit to degradation is how far God will let them go to self-destruct before He judges them into oblivion. Remember Sodom and Gomorrah. For the most part, transsexuals really want weird sex, and all the other arguments are just so much fluff to justify giving themselves over to perversions. The dominoes fall. First, it was homosexuality (LGBT). Now it is same gender orientations, and there will be another step down after LGBT has been accepted—pedophilia, which is already being justified by the “intellectuals.” Bestiality may be bottom line, but who knows? Peter Singer at Princeton is already promoting bestiality, and as one author stated, he has made Princeton not only unsafe for your child but also for your beagle!
But I don’t want to minimize the agony of those who struggle with their feelings versus their “plumbing”; I’m sure it is horrible. Yet the grace of God is sufficient to see them through. But as Christians, let us minister to those who have sexual problems. Many come to know Christ, and their lives are changed, giving up their same sex orientations, giving up their LGBT, and are joyful in their relationships with Christ. Once when I was teaching New Testament Greek in my home, there were storms that kept most from class. We only had a handful so we decided to share how we came to know Christ. One young man said he had been gay, dressing up like women, and having sex with men, often anonymously. Yet he was miserable. He heard how that Jesus loved him, died for his sins, raised Himself from the dead, and that he could have forgiveness of sins and victory over his sexual problem. He trusted in Christ, and that night with tears in his eyes and great joy, he said, “I knew there was a God in heaven when, after my conversion, I saw a nude man and did not desire him.” He was engaged to a fine Christian girl, and they got married. This the power of the gospel! AMEN.