F. LaGard Smith on Transgender, Transracial, and the Importance of Moral Absolutes

Here we go.  Is being transracial the new transgender?  Perhaps you’ve read about George Washington University’s Jessica Krug who recently confessed she had spent her teaching career pretending to be black, despite being Jewish and white.  Or maybe the more high-profile case of Rachel Dolezal, whose white parents were shocked that their daughter self-identified as black (artificially bronzing her skin) and had even become an NAACP chapter president!

Then, of course, there’s former presidential hopeful, Elizabeth Warren, who (despite an ambiguous DNA test) adamantly claims Native American ancestry.  Says she just feels Native American!  Who, then, possibly could object…other than perhaps Native Americans!  Outraged blacks are saying to Krug and Dolezal, “You haven’t experienced what we blacks have experienced, so don’t pretend you’re black!”  It’s facts, not subjective feelings that matter.

Courtesy of F. LaGard Smith

Unless, of course, you want to change your gender because you feel more comfortable the other way, in which case the enlightened among us will happily celebrate your being transgendered.  It’s what you subjectively feel that counts.  Never mind that you want to be a woman without ever having menstruated or shared any other uniquely female experiences — as sensibly protested by many feminists, along with “Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling (pilloried by the trans lobby for daring to point out the obvious).  The inspiring line, “You can be whatever you want to be” clearly no longer means what it used to mean!  And not just you.  It can be whatever you want it to be.  If you want the baby, then it’s a baby.  If you don’t want the baby, then it’s not a baby!

If you’re wondering where all this madness is coming from, I’m reminded of the Law and Morality seminar I taught at Pepperdine three decades ago.  “Are there moral absolutes?” I asked.  To which even some of my Christian students replied: “Absolutely not!”  Then, “Is there no such thing as inherent evil?”  Again, an insistent “No!”  With the hook now baited, “What about the Holocaust?  Was the slaughter of six million Jews not inherently evil?”  Quite incredibly, one of my Jewish students answered, “Certainly, I wouldn’t want that happening to me or my family, but…[hang on!]…I can’t impose my values on anyone else.”  Wow!  Having denied moral absolutes and inherent evil, logic demands a spine-chilling conclusion.

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SOURCE: Christian Post, F. LaGard Smith

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