On the 2018 Labour Get together Convention in Liverpool a feminist referred to as Kellie-Jay Eager-Minshull, founding father of marketing campaign group Standing for Girls, put up a poster utilizing the dictionary definition of a girl – “Lady, wʊmən, noun, grownup human feminine”. There was ‘outrage’. What a heinous crime! Liverpool mayor Joe Anderson promised to “take away stickers and work with the police to determine these accountable”.
Quick ahead (backwards?) to the Labour Get together Convention 2021. This week the get together chief Sir Keir Starmer was requested on the Andrew Marr present: “is it transphobic to say that solely ladies have a cervix?” His response? “Effectively..it’s one thing that should not be stated..it isn’t proper.”
The Shadow Chancellor Rachel Reeves, when requested the identical query on LBC, struggled to reply. She stated that the query was unhelpful and unproductive, that she did not even know learn how to begin answering such a query (which was blindingly apparent) and that individuals ought to be capable to determine with the gender they really feel snug with.
The Shadow Justice Secretary David Lammy advised the convention that those that argue that solely ladies have a cervix are “dinosaurs”.
The message is obvious. A lot of the Labour get together, like lots of the cultural gatekeepers in our society, are hopelessly confused about what a girl (or a person) is. For many who are unaware of biology, it’s a scientific undeniable fact that solely ladies have a cervix. Repeat: no man has a cervix. No man has a womb. No man has XX chromosomes. However arguing with trans ideologues is like arguing with flat-earthers.
Think about if Andrew Marr had requested Starmer “is it flat-earthphobic to say that the earth is spherical?” and Starmer had responded, “Effectively, it’s one thing that should not be stated. It isn’t proper.”
As we saw last week, this challenge has achieved prominence on the Labour Get together Convention due to one Labour MP – Rosie Duffield, who felt she couldn’t attend as a result of she had acquired a lot abuse due to making exactly this assertion.
Though Starmer stated she was secure to attend, it’s clear from his phrases, and people of his colleagues, that Duffield was appropriate. If the management is ready to disclaim fundamental science in an effort to accommodate such an illiberal ideology, then Duffield was smart to remain away.
In yet one more signal of simply how deep this insanity has gone, the most recent version of the medical journal, The Lancet featured a entrance cowl with the phrases “Traditionally, the anatomy and physiology of our bodies with vaginas have been uncared for”. Be aware this isn’t even folks with vaginas. These are our bodies.
And that is the place Christian theology is available in and helps us see what’s going on. What Richard Horton, the editor of the Lancet, and the transgender ideologues (I’m not satisfied that the Labour Get together management have really thought of this – they’re simply shopping for into the memes) are doing is denying the humanity of human beings, by separating us from our our bodies. It’s the historic heresy of gnosticism, dressed up in twenty first Century jargon and gobbledygook, and it’s but extra proof that trendy Western society isn’t progressing, however somewhat regressing right into a Greco/Roman/Pagan view of the world.
The denial of the truth that our our bodies are an integral a part of our individuals was a part of the gnostic heresy. The Gnostics separated the fabric from the non secular. The bodily is evil, the non secular is nice. In twenty first Century phrases it would not matter what your physique is, it is what you are feeling that counts. In case you have a person’s physique, however really feel you’re a girl, then a girl is what you’re. If you’re a teenage lady influenced by social media, who feels that you’re a boy trapped within the unsuitable physique, then somewhat than cope with your thoughts, our society will freely mutilate your physique in an effort to accommodate your emotions. Bodily matter is unhealthy, spirit (or in twenty first progressive language ‘thoughts’) is nice.
A consequence of this within the first century was that girls had been exploited and abused by males. In any case, if the physique did not actually matter, what you probably did to it did not actually matter. Likely The Lancet would not intend to go that far – however concepts have penalties. Particularly when they’re so irrational and so emotionally enforced by ideologues.
Why do you suppose that The Lancet had no drawback in referring to “ten million males presently residing with a prognosis of prostate most cancers”, however ladies are lowered to “our bodies with vaginas”?
On this Courageous New Progressive World, ladies’s wombs at the moment are on the market, as are their our bodies (males conveniently name it ‘intercourse work’), moms are ‘birthing mother and father’ (in line with the NHS), and breastfeeding is now ‘chestfeeding’. The marginalisation and exploitation of girls continues apace – aided and abetted by intellectuals who do not suppose, and politicians who do not perceive the place their advantage signalling in help of the most recent progressive trigger will lead.
Gender ideology is a brand new faith. Not like Christianity it has no provable doctrines, no historic foundation and no discernible good. Nevertheless it does have its personal dogmas (transwomen are ladies), its personal monks and its personal heresy hunters. Put up a put up saying solely ladies have a cervix and the heresy hunters will get you.
The devotees of this new gender ideology faith – which apparently now consists of the Labour management and the editor of The Lancet – make an absolute schism between thoughts and physique. All of us one way or the other have this inside data (gnosis) – even little youngsters can simply ‘know’ that they’re trapped within the ‘unsuitable’ physique. This disconnect from the fact of the bodily is exacerbated by the affect of the Web – the place we are able to type for ourselves any id we would like. On-line we may be whoever we wish to be. Life is only one massive laptop sport.
Fortunately Christianity can carry us again to actuality. Simply because the early Church handled the heresy of historic gnosticism, so we are able to cope with the fashionable model. We train the reality of Scripture (backed up by all scientific remark), that women and men are completely different – however equal. We all know that our our bodies matter. That the bodily isn’t disconnected from the thoughts or the spirit.
Above all we train the reality of the Incarnation. That Jesus was born of a girl. That he got here in a human physique and died in a single. And that now the mud of the earth sits on the throne of heaven. Due to that our our bodies matter. They actually matter. We must always not abuse, mutilate or deny them. Thoughts, physique and spirit come collectively in joyous concord in the true world. What God has joined collectively let no politician put asunder.
David Robertson works as an evangelist with church buildings in Sydney, Australia. He blogs at The Wee Flea.