Letter to the Editor

America's new pastime

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Dear Editor:

Since the early 1960s, America has been moving away from biblical morality and the values that once made the United States the most exceptional nation on earth.

As we move further and further away from God and the moral boundaries established in the Bible, we are watching the fortunes of America slip away, including our standard of living, and pursuing the American dream of previous generations.

The celebration of sin appears to be a growing pastime for many Americans as we pursue the agenda of secular humanism in this country. The latest infatuation with sin is the celebration of gender reassignment. We should not forget that Scripture declares that God "Hath made every thing beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end." (Eccles. 3:11).

The gender for every person is set and determined by a sovereign God. God makes no mistakes. The male and female gender bears the original design of the Creator and each are provided with the physical body parts to complement the gender determined by God.

We cannot attempt to change the original design of God based on human opinion, personal feelings, or anything else. Gender reassignment is not biblical.

If we want to find favor with God and we are foolish if we do not, then we will never seek to change something that He designed for the benefit of His creation. The gender reassignment of Bruce Jenner by way of hormonal therapy and other means is not something to celebrate, rather to be pitied. How does it appear rational for a person born male to want to become a female when he has found women to be so attractive? He has been married to three different women and has children by each of them.

It is a sad day for America when television networks and newsprint celebrate the sin of gender reassignment. If we continue to pursue this kind of evil, it will soon be fashionable to eliminate every sin enumerated in the Bible by simply asserting that "I was born this way" or that I am simply acting out my genetics.

We would all be doing ourselves and our children a real favor by returning to the biblical definition of sin, finding the pathway to repentance, and respecting God's original design in every aspect of His creation. Any other pathway is marked with pain, sorrow, and eventual judgment.

Dan Gayman