"Oh Billy, we want you to wear it,
that dress looks much prettier on you
than it did on Tommy anyway."
The Synod Fathers - do they know this stuff?
The Synod on the Family embraces the challenges to family life all over the globe, although in many places around the world there may not be as much confusion regarding sexuality and gender issues as there is in the 'decadent' West. Yet what is played out in media finds its way into the furthest reaches of every culture, no matter how remote, sooner or later.
So. Do the Synod Fathers even know about gender ideology? It is one thing to accept the homosexual person "with respect, compassion and sensitivity" insuring that "every sign of unjust discrimination in their regard" is avoided - but what about the wider repercussions of this general acceptance. In 2003 the CDF still regarded "homosexuality (as) a troubling moral and social phenomenon, even in those countries where it does not present significant legal issues..." In a relatively short time, homosexuality now presents 'significant legal issues' - with unexpected consequences...
Zeam Porter speaks about being forced
to play basketball on the girls team.
Last week on local news I saw the story of a Minneapolis high school junior, Zeam Porter, who identifies as genderqueer, making an appeal to change rules to permit transgender students to play on the teams they believe they belong on. Confused? Me too.
Zeam Porter, a high school junior who identifies as “trans genderqueer,” spoke about the psychological struggles of being “forced” to play on girls’ basketball teams. Porter stopped playing basketball after last season.Porter, who broke down while speaking, said it hurt listening to those opposed to the gender identification of transgender people.“It’s like, ‘I respect transgender people, but ...’ ” said Porter, who declined to name the high school in Minneapolis. “The ‘but’ is what I’ve been hearing my whole life. All I hear is, ‘You are problematic; you’re wrong.’ ”Porter supports the policy, calling it “a great start” and believes it will be approved Thursday. But a policy might not bring Porter back to the court.“I am not sure; it would be hard to be the only trans member on the team,” Porter said. “Sports were also very traumatic for me, although I still love basketball and do play pickup games.”While Porter and other supporters said the policy would affirm transgender athletes by sending a message that the high school league recognizes their challenges and aims to provide a positive experience, opponents criticized the proposal as too vague. - StarTribune
Earvin Johnson III with boyfriend.
That same evening I saw a story on Magic Johnson's son. It was an interview - I only watched it a few seconds. The son identifies as gay - so far, at least - but I'm thinking 'genderqueer' is a better fit. I may be wrong of course.
These people have parents/family who accept and approve their children's condition as normal. It goes beyond transgender - obviously - it also goes beyond the classical understanding of homosexuality and same sex attraction.
It affects every aspect of society and culture - and family. Across the U.S. it is having its impact upon schools, businesses, the workplace, calling for new regulation and legislation, and so on.
The consequences of redefining marriage and family, sexuality and gender, are here.