Chuck Colson

While these ideas didn?t hold much sway among ordinary Americans, they?ve become articles of faith on college campuses and among elites. They?ve been added to another staple of postmodern thought, identity politics, which views membership in a particular group as the basis for all action. The result is separate dorms for ?transgender students??that is, men who choose to be feminine and women who choose to be masculine.

If this sounds absurd to you, you?re not alone. Phillip Johnson tells a story in his great book The Right Questions about a fellow faculty member at Berkeley who taught his students the postmodern line. Then his son began crossdressing, and dad, despite his proclamations, was embarrassed to introduce him at a dinner party. All the young man was doing, of course, was following his father?s teaching.

Even postmodern academics can be awakened when they see where their worldview leads. On some level they still understand that transgender, as it is called, is not only a violation of the moral order, but also a violation of the biological order. It takes a lot more to overcome ?male and female He created them? than checking a box on a college housing form.


For further reading and information:

Fred A. Bernstein, ? On Campus, Rethinking Biology 101 ,? New York Times, 7 March 2004 . (Archived article; costs $2.95 to retrieve.)

Lotem Almog, ? ResCouncil passes co-ed housing resolution ,? Brown Daily Herald, 21 February 2003 .

Jim Brown, ? Another First for American Education: ?Gender-Blind? Dorms ,? Catholic Exchange, 16 June 2003 .

Donald P. Myers, ? A Changed Man ,? Newsday (biographical article about George Jorgensen).

BreakPoint Commentary No. 040209, ? Gender Blender: Adolescent Girls and ?Heteroflexibility? .?

BreakPoint Commentary No. 030808, ? Questionable Purposes: The Harvey Milk School .?

BreakPoint Commentary No. 010516, ? Prom King Thinks He?s a She .? (Archived commentary; free registration required.)

BreakPoint Commentary No. 961016, ? Blurred Biology: How Many Sexes Are There? ? (Archived commentary; free registration required.)

Phillip E. Johnson, The Right Questions: Truth, Meaning, and Public Debate (InterVarsity, 2002).

John Colapinto, As Nature Made Him: The Boy Who Was Raised As a Girl (HarperCollins, 2000).

Mike S. Adams, ? A queer theory of free speech ,? Townhall.com, 15 January 2004.


Chuck Colson

Chuck Colson was the Chief Counsel for Richard Nixon and served time in prison for Watergate-related charges. In 1976, Colson founded Prison Fellowship Ministries, which, in collaboration with churches of all confessions and denominations, has become the world's largest outreach to prisoners, ex-prisoners, crime victims, and their families.
 
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