DALLAS, Texas — What is a human being? And what does it mean to be a human being?
Those were the central questions considered at The Christian Post’s conference, “Unmasking Gender Ideology: Protecting Children, Confronting Transgenderism,” where several professionals from various fields with experience fighting gender ideology came together to share their insights.
A crowd of more than 170 people attended the event co-sponsored by First Baptist Dallas on March 23 for the conference, which tackled a number of topics, including the dangers of gender ideology and its impact on the Church, the indoctrination and medical abuse of children in the name of “gender-affirming care,” and the plight of incarcerated women who are required to share prison cells with men due to gender self-ID laws.
The event was hosted by CP’s award-winning social commentator and podcaster Brandon Showalter, who underscored the urgency of facing gender ideology in the Church.
Showalter pointed to the very origins of mankind in Genesis 1:27 — where God made both man and woman in His image — as an illustration of transgender ideology’s “grave assault” on the Gospel itself.
“These are not secondary or tertiary doctrinal matters,” said Showalter. “They are primary.”
Mary Rice Hasson, J.D., a fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, was among the speakers in the event’s first panel and warned this ideology is a “global event” that is shaping our world from language to the fields of law and healthcare.
Calling the movement a “danger to women,” Hasson pointed to the decline of religion as playing a key factor in the spread of the trans movement.
And because of the subjectivity of gender identity, Hasson said the transgender movement poses a dire threat to women in particular.
“All of sudden, you had a culture that was still looking for meaning but didn’t have an answer and was much more willing to believe,” said Hasson. “So now we’re facing a situation where a basic concept like sex — we know what it is, it’s the difference between male and female, it’s a biological term — sex in the law is being redefined to mean gender identity.”
The article is written by Ian M. Giatti, Christian Post Reporter; Read more here: https://www.christianpost.com/news/unmasking-gender-ideology-panel-warns-women-lose-rights-if-trans-ideologues-win.html