Supporting Healthy Human Sexuality and Identity

Human sexuality is a gift from God and is a visible expression of the invisible reality of the kind of unity, fellowship, union, intimacy, and commitment that exists within the nature of the Triune God. Therefore, any expression of sexual intimacy outside of the union and commitment reflected in the marriage between one man and one woman is a distortion of God’s design.

Apart from this theological underpinning, however, prudence would suggest restraint because of the relational, physical, and emotional harm that generally follows acts of marital infidelity, promiscuity, and homosexuality, and from the substitution of pornography for sexual expression within marriage.

When it comes to an individual’s identity, current secular society is pressing for us to use the term gender identity and to equate that term with the historically understood term “sex.” However, according to Merriam-Webster, gender is a grammatical term, not a biological one. Therefore, the terms are different and distinguishable. FACT prefers to use the term sex to indicate biological differences.

Pornography

Pornography (including strip clubs euphemistically called “gentlemen’s clubs” or “adult-oriented entertainment”) is not a victimless activity. It is a tool that destroys marriages, affects the brain negatively, breeds disease and crime, and is used in sex trafficking.

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Identity

Though our culture is currently debating gender dystopia, “transgenderism,” “gender-neutral” pronouns, and the fluidity of gender expression in order to legitimize and legislate a new identity based on gender that is not concurrent with Scripture, the Bible makes it very clear at the beginning of God’s Word in Genesis that He made us “male and female” (Genesis 1:27).

How Many ‘Transgenders’ in the U.S.

According to data from the National Survey of Family Growth, the 2009 California Health Interview Survey and the Decennial Census or the American Community Survey that was analyzed by Gary Gates, a distinguished scholar at the Williams Institute of the UCLA School of Law, there are nearly 700,000 “transgender” individuals in the U.S., or 0.3% of the adult population.

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Gender Reassignment Surgery Has Potential to Harm Individuals

Research from scientists and psychologists who favored gender reassignment surgery suggest that “transgenders” who undergo hormone therapy and surgery are no happier than before they make the changes. In fact, they may be worse off. More than 60 percent of “transgenders” suffer from psychiatric disorders and more than 40 percent of “transgenders” attempt suicide.

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