The U. S. Commission on Civil Rights is recommending that civil rights be made “preeminent” in American jurisprudence. Specifically, that civil rights claims–for example, those regarding sexual orientation and gender-identity–should always trump religious freedom claims. There would thus be no religious exemptions, because newly-coined rights would have priority over constitutional rights. [Read more…]
The Frankenstein fear of reproductive engineering so far has been the future possibility that women could have babies without men, rendering males obsolete. But now scientists are working on making ordinary cells function as eggs, so that they can be fertilized by sperm. They have already made this work with baby mice.
So maybe women, with the further invention of artificial wombs, will become obsolete instead. Not only that, this new technology, should it work, would allow two men to conceive a child. If we get rid of either women or men, same-sex marriage might be the only kind left. Perhaps the fluid gender movement is a preparation for the time when human beings will have no gender and no sex at all!
Carl Trueman reflects on an interview with a member of “the ethical non-monogamy community.” That is, a married mother who has sex with men she isn’t married to and who argues that her promiscuity is good for her children because it makes her a better mother. (Should this be another protected sexual identity?)
She claims to be “sex positive”–that is, that she has a positive attitude towards sex–but Prof. Trueman shows that she is really “sex negative.” [Read more…]
Liberal Baptist theologian and LGBT advocate David Gushee says that there is no middle ground when it comes to acceptance of LGBT rights. Churches and individuals must either accept them or not, and if they don’t they will face dire consequences.
He says that affirmation of LGBT issues is already mandatory in government, education, medicine, corporations, the entertainment industry, sports, and nonprofits. The only holdouts are conservative Christians and their institutions, which are digging in and trying to invoke religious liberty. But if they don’t change their tune, they will be forced to close down or be treated with the same contempt that racists receive today.