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Featured In far-reaching executive order, Biden redefines 'sex'

Discussion in 'Current News & Events (Articles Required)' started by JimR-OCDS, Jan 22, 2021.

  1. JimR-OCDS

    JimR-OCDS God Cannot Be Grasped, Except Through Love

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  3. JimR-OCDS

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    Bostock v. Clayton County was a Supreme Court decision from last year which held that the Civil Rights legislation prohibiting "sex discrimination" also prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, etc. (It specifically focused on Title VII)
     
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  7. JimR-OCDS

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    Yeah he did.

    Not everyone was chosen to be his Apostle.
     
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    Lot's of commentary but no link to the EO.

    But form the article:
    “Redefining ‘sex’ to mean ‘sexual orientation and gender identity’ isn’t equality, and it isn’t progress,” he said. “The reason for that is that biology is not bigotry. When the law does not respect biological differences between men and women, it creates chaos and it hurts women and girls.”

    I have to admit that I do not know much about the issue, but biology also includes brain chemistry, hormones and all that goes into gender dysphoria. What is needed most is compassion for those who suffer from it.
     
  9. Maria Billingsley

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    I am affraid you need the definition of discrimination:
    "The unjust or pre- judicial treatment of different categories of people especially on the grounds of race , age or sex. "
    I do not think He was "unjust".
     
  10. JimR-OCDS

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    But eliminating the terms, she, he, father, mother etc, doesn't discriminate against those with gender dysphoria, who BTW are a very small part of the human population.
     
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    Jesus Christ of Nazareth mandated us to spread the Good News of the Gospel of the Kingdom of God. He did not mandate us to persecute the very people the Gospel is meant for. The sinner. I wish Christians would get that fact. Be blessed.
     
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    Matthew 15:24 24 But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.

    He refers to the Canaanite woman in Matthew 15:21-28 as a dog ( imagine someone from the right saying that today).

    He had 0 use for saddusees and spoke very negatively to them and about their position in eternity . He pulled no punches telling them they had no hope. They were too prideful and puffed up and still are today..
     
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    JimR-OCDS God Cannot Be Grasped, Except Through Love

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    And so Jesus meant to eliminate the terms mother and father ? Gee, I'll have to check but
    I don't recall Jesus eliminating those terms in 4th Commandment to Honor Thy Father and Mother.

    In today's language it would be, honor your parent.
     
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    I read this EO. It is brief. It makes a lot of claims that I think most Christians (and any people of good will) would agree with. "Equal protection under the law" is not a controversial idea to Americans, nor even to most Westerners. It's closer to being obviously-true than controversial, I would think. For example, section 1 of the EO begins with this line, "Every person should be treated with respect and dignity and should be able to live without fear, no matter who they are or whom they love." I really think that this statement is uncontroversially true to all moderates, conservatives and liberals.

    For the sake of transparency, I generally identify with the Left politically (abortion and the refusal to force the rich/corporations to pay more in taxes being the only real hangups I have with the Left).

    "The elimination of male and female to something else ?"

    I think it would be an expansion beyond binary, not an elimination. Right? It's not an eradication of previously existing gender identities but an expansion beyond to be welcoming and inclusive of those (few) who find themselves outside of the well entrenched gender categories of male and female (e.g., trans, middlesex, etc).

    However, even though I'm fairly left of center, I still can't get here: "Children should be able to learn without worrying about whether they will be denied access to the restroom, the locker room, or school sports" IF the administration means by this statement that boys can simply make a simple claim of female gender-identity and thereby compete against females in sports. That, I agree with CNA, is an affront to females. If it becomes a norm where male student athletes who merely "self identify" as female routinely dominate their biological female counterparts in sports, that would be quite regressive, not progressive, as far as I can tell. What an awfully unjust thing to do to our female athletes. I can't imagine that we as a society would tolerate such unjust treatment of our female children. But, equal protection without fear? All day long.. It's a defense of universal human dignity, if nothing else.
     
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    How long before the left demands Churches compromise their doctrines and dogmas regarding issues such as these?
     
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    I'm more worried that the church will marginalize itself into irrelevance by not continually evolving with the wider culture. The church and the wider secular society are strange bedfellows. But, they need each other. Neither can afford to ignore the other. For example, on the issue of usury, the Catholic church has had intense and strong opinions in the past (even threatening anathema). At its core, the critique against usury is an attempt to prevent those with power/wealth from abusing the needy. So, the church is probably right in its criticism of usury and the wider culture (e.g., predatory lending) is wrong. However, on the issues of slavery, the church was behind the wider society, if anything. Quakers were at the forefront of abolitionists in the U.S., but the Catholic church was not. It lagged behind and eventually caught up. But, I often wonder what it might have been like if we the church had led the way against slavery... Could have been a powerful witness to the world.
     
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    I demand that Biden re-define "affluence".

    If I perceive that I have more money than Bill Gates, George Soros, Elon Musk, and Warren Buffet put together, then I should be allowed to spend whatever I want on anything I want----after all, I have the money. My actual bank account has nothing to do with it; I believe that I am a filthy rich person who was born in a poor man's body. And everyone else has to agree with me on this, or else they're hate-filled bigots and I can sue the daylights out of them.
     
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    Why must you always wail?
    words like 'sex', 'gender', 'women' are agents of division and should not be allow exist is the first place.

    Females should just be treated as slightly weaker humans. And the fact that they are in skirts is nobody business.


    All humans are humans.
     
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