I know what I’m about to share isn’t going to be popular with a majority of the world. I know not everyone shares my Christian values, although if you are following a Christian blog, I assume you do. But I have to be honest and speak from my heart. It’s my duty as a man and as a father. As the old adage says, you must stand for something or you will fall for anything and my heart breaks for what this world is becoming — in the name of becoming more tolerant, we are losing everything that makes us civilized.
With that said, I have to talk about an article that came out a couple of weeks ago regarding Canada issuing a baby a health card without a gender designation.
For those of you that may not have time to read it, let me summarize.
A parent named, Kori, who considers themselves non-binary transgender, refused to submit a gender for their baby when registering for a birth certificate.
Kori stated that, “I do not gender my child. It is up to [them] to decide how they identify when they are old enough to develop their own gender identity. I am not going to foreclose their choices based on an arbitrary assignment of gender at birth based on an inspection of their genitals.”
While the birth was registered, the Canadian Vital Statistics Agency refused to issue a birth certificate and Kori promptly filed for a judicial review of the decision.
However, in June, a health card was issued and next to gender, a letter “U” was listed, which presumably stands for unspecified or unknown.
Is this what we have come to as a society? That we are afraid to call a male a male and a female a female? Do we care so much about a child’s right to choose everything for themselves that we have given up the responsibility of actually parenting?
A child is a gift that God has given you to nurture, to guide and to instruct. So that when it is time for them to go out into the world, they have the skills that are needed to be productive adults. Taking away the very foundation of who they are because YOU feel those “labels” are unfair, is, in my opinion, selfish. Just because someone is born male and are taught what that means, it does not somehow inhibit them from becoming an individual. All men are not the same. I have many male friends and none of us fit into a one-size-fits-all mold of maleness.
We, as a society, are raising a generation of children that have no foundation for life, of who they are. They are taught that nothing is absolute and that there is no right or wrong. This way of thinking causes confusion and these children will wander around in chaos.
In an article for Parents Magazine Fran Walfish, Psy.D., a psychotherapist based in Beverly Hills, California said, “Every boy and girl child must make a strong identification as a male or female person. Without it, the child feels lost and confused about [his or her] own identity. Gender and sexuality are only aspects of a person’s identification. The goal is for clarity. Without male or female gender, clarity the child is not a full person.”
It boggles my mind why someone would want to become a parent but not want the responsibility of actually parenting.
Parenting is not a game. It’s not something to be taken lightly. Children can be taught to be tolerant and loving without adding confusion to their lives.
Matt Walsh, a Christian columnist for The Blaze, responded to Kori’s story this way, “We need to understand that this child is being actively deprived of something essential to health and survival. Not food or shelter, hopefully, but something even more fundamental: identity. A child needs to know who he is. Don’t tell me he’ll “choose.” Sex cannot be chosen. And, anyway, small children lack the knowledge, foresight, or wisdom to choose even the things that can be chosen.”
If you choose to take on the role of a parent then you must embrace all that entails. To be a parent means to take care of, protect, love and guide a child.
Children are a gift to be cherished and cared for, not a social experiment!