Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Facebook Expands to 50 Gender Options, Where Will This Lead?

An interesting article from about Facebook and Transgendered people. This follows this previous post about Transgendered people.This follows this post about pain and related addictions. For a free magazine subscription or to get the books recommended for free click HERE! or call 1-888-886- 8632.

Facebook officials have announced that it is expanding its gender description options to 50 different choices after consulting with a group of leading lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender advocacy organizations.
This represents a major new development in the ongoing controversy regarding the cultural ramifications of what in the past was considered deviant sexuality. But it is only a beginnng. It will likely cause a ripple effect into many other areas of life—job applications, loan papers, sports, legislation, court cases to name a few.
Will applications need to replace the simple M/F choice to “see attached schedule?” What about public restrooms? Obviously, it won't be possible to expand to 50 different restrooms. So we are likely to see the traditional male or female restrooms with unisex restrooms, a trend that has already begun and may be legally mandated.
What about dressing rooms at swimming pools, schools and professional sports? How will parents feel about having their daughters in dressing rooms and showers where they know others are present who are sexually attracted to females despite their female anatomy? Or will at some point will the fact that sexuality is being redefined by sexual preference mean that children and adults will share the same dressing room and shower with the anatomy of the opposite sex? Are we really ready for that?
The question of how professional athletes will deal with these dilemmas is already on the radar with the public announcement from draft prospect Michael Sam that he is gay, which has been the main topic of sports talk shows. Everyone is careful to be political correct in their comments lest they be branded as homophobic and lose their job or be suspended from their team. It remains to be seen how this will go when the season begins.
This is only the tip of the iceberg of an ongoing trend that is leading us into uncharted waters. Sexual diversity is nothing new. It has been around for a long time. The “don't ask, don't tell” approach resulted in a “what they don't know won't hurt them” situation regarding the reactions of others with whom transgender individuals came in contact. But the growing trend of such individuals “coming out of the closet” seeking full acceptance and approval has posed a relatively new challenge in our culture.
The Bible clearly reveals that God created humankind male and female (Genesis 1:27). Since that time heredity and/or environment has created a virtual “Heinz variety” of sexual identities. Where it will lead, God only knows. Many, especially in older generations are asking, “What is this world coming to?”

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