Mary Gonzalez, a Texas Legislator, is trying to trying to change people’s minds about gender diversity. Mary is a pansexual.
Pansexual? Yes. In 60+ years on earth I’ve never heard of a pansexual. I guess I live too sheltered a life! So, of course, I googled it.
A pansexual, or pan for short, “is not limited in choice with regard to biological sex, gender, or gender identity.” The Urban Dictionary says that pansexuals are ‘a group that is open to members of all sexual orientations or gender identities including straight, gay, lesbian, bisexual, transsexual, or transvestite.”
Gonzalez laments that “The media labeled me [as a lesbian]. I always identified as queer or LGBT-identified or pan. When I first came out in politics, I used to say I was LGBT-identified and the media took that [as], ‘Well she must be lesbian’ as opposed to having a more complex understanding of our sexual community. And so, because of that I had to clarify that and say, ‘No, not lesbian. I identify as pan and talk about what that means.” She says she’s trying to dispel misinformation about her identity.
Does that clarify it for everyone?
Me? I’m still a little confused. But not as much as Bruce Jenner who now says he’s a she! And to call him Caitlyn! Of course, the liberal, left-wing media from Vanity Fair to the New York Times is tripping all over themselves to call Bruce brave and courageous. I would call Bruce bizarre and confused.
The Bible says that in the beginning God created the first pair “male and female.” He pronounced a blessing upon them and said, “Be fruitful and multiply.” (Gen 1:27-28). Later when Jesus was asked by the Pharisees a question relating to marriage, he responded this way.
“Have you not read that He who made them at the beginning ‘made them male and female,’ and said, ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’? So then, they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate.” (Matt 19:4-6)
Bruce Jenner and others like him can grow their hair long, wear lipstick and shop in the women’s section at Dillards, but that will not change their God-given gender!
The Bible does not give us free rein to choose our sexual preferences whether Bi-sexual, Pansexual, Transsexual or Homosexual! The Bible identifies all sexual activity outside the relationship of a married man and woman as immoral (Eph 5:3; 1Cor 6:9; Gal. 5:19; Heb 13:2).
Our culture has taken something simple, and obvious and made it so complex and complicated that it goes beyond the absurd! Yet, “enlightened” educators, politicians, journalists and sadly some church leaders, nod with some kind of knowing empathy that everyone is entitled to their own beliefs, feelings, behavior and sexual identity or preference.
Our societal problem is that we have forgotten what God said about gender and sexual behavior. Our culture has lost its way. There is a crisis of values today. One writer said we are experiencing “truth decay.” People don’t value Truth. They value pleasure and convenience. Our world is influenced by individualism, secularism and relativism.
Individualism is the deification of self. It says, “I can only judge for myself what is right or wrong. What is right for you, may be wrong for me. And what is right for me, may be wrong for you.”
Secularism seeks to remove religion from public life. It basically denies the need for God. And spiritual values are replaced with secular values and human self-sufficiency.
Relativism ironically proclaims there are no absolutes! Everything is relative to what you choose to believe is Truth! Moral standards become obsolete.
Mary Gonzalez says, “Changing minds by exposing people to the diversity of gender isn’t easy, but it can be done. Mary may be right. But I fear that because the direction our culture is going, it’s going to be more difficult to convince people this is a bunch of foolishness as well as sinful.
–Ken Weliever, The Preacherman