LETTER TO THE EDITOR: USA moving to deconstruct gender

A RECENT article from Fox News reports on one of the USA's largest public school systems which is preparing to include gender identity to its classroom curriculum including the revelation "that there is no such thing as 100% boys or 100% girls".

The children will be taught that individual identity "occurs over a lifetime " and includes a component on sexual orientation and gender identity.

The article is in more detail but in short it shows that the system is moving towards the deconstruction of gender. This is an ideological concept and not a scientific one and will only add to the confusion that young people already have to deal with as they transition from youth to adulthood.

We have a history of trying to keep pace with our northern neighbours but we need to pause a moment here and ask how the ensuing confusion brought down upon the upcoming generation is going to play out in the not too distant future.

We may already be overreaching ourselves regarding what constitutes marriage in this country. Do we need to add further by blurring the lines between male and female, which contributes to the stability or otherwise of our society as a whole. Should we not be more circumspect as we move toward the unknown?

I am reminded and heartened by the Biblical statement found in 1 Corinthians 14:33 that says, "For God is not the author of confusion..." I suggest that we follow His lead and go softly into that which lies ahead.

A. Byrnand

Wandal



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