Sexual Ethics

The disturbing rise of genderless babies

"In a piece in this month’s issue of The Cut, the author, Alex Morris, explores the idea of raising babies who are 'theybies': neither boy nor girl. As the "theybe" grows, the baby will determine his or her own gender, choose it when the baby wants, and then live that way — at which point, the parents will go along." W. Examiner

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Mental health experts question claims in Defense Secretary Jim Mattis’ transgender study

"The Pentagon’s claim that the scientific evidence is at best 'unclear' for treatment of gender dysphoria, the condition of being unhappy in your current gender, and that treatment may not relieve serious risks such as suicide is not the current medical consensus, according to the American Psychiatric Association and American Psychological Association." W.Examiner

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#MeToo Invites Us to Consider More Than Just Behavior

The #MeToo movement brought needed light to the darkness of sexual abuse and assault, and underscored a dark principle of human nature: people will often try to get away with whatever they think they can. The public unveiling of sexual selfishness and other evils that typically accompany this brand of egocentrism invites all of us to consider what is good, and why we should do it.

Plato tells a parable of a man who discovers a ring that makes its wearer invisible. With this newfound power, the man kills the king and takes the queen for himself. The ring represents the ability to do whatsoever a person would like to do without accountability (visibility). The point of the parable is that a person will do whatever is in his or her self-interest if there is no accountability. J.R.R. Tolkien later borrowed the ring of invisibility metaphor, offering an alternative interpretation. The power of no accountability (invisibility) was supremely corrupting, but there was a source of goodness that would lead some to destroy the temptation to do wrong when no one was watching, and so [spoiler alert] the one ring to rule them all was destroyed in the fires of Mt. Doom. But what is that source of goodness?

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Calif. bill threatens Bible-based therapy

"A proposed law in California could outlaw helping people with unwanted same-sex attraction or gender-identity confusion. If passed, the bill, introduced last month by Assemblyman Evan Low, would be the most expansive ban on therapy related to sexual orientation and gender in the country." BPNews

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Kelvin Cochran victory: judge rules for fire chief who lost his job for teaching Christian sexual ethics outside of work

The court ruled that Cochran's termination was unconstitutional but stopped short of declaring that his freedom of religion had been violated. CPost

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