You don’t have to be a Christian to see the insanity of today’s world.

For most everybody, it’s plain to see that developments like ever-changing pronouns, drag queen story hour, and hormone therapy for teenagers are disturbingly abnormal. “You don’t have to be religious to see how dangerous this is,” some might say.

And that’s true. You don’t have to be a Bible-reading, church-attending saint to say it’s wrong to perform genital surgery on a minor.

But you do if you’re going to effectively fight against this insanity.

Why? Because your well-placed aversion to the insanity is based on a standard of some kind.

You know it’s wrong – but do you know what’s right?

In saying gender therapy is wrong, you’re inevitably appealing to a higher standard. But unless you’re accepting God as that higher standard, you don’t have a leg to stand on. It’s just one person’s word against another’s.

Here’s the hard part: when you appeal to God’s standard, you have to accept the whole thing. Divorce, fornication, porn, lust, male/feminine roles… either He gets to rule on sex and gender, or He doesn’t.

That leaves many wanting a compromise position. Maybe they want to roll things back about 7 years, right after Obergefell made gay marriage the law of the land. Nobody was putting men in women’s sports, and bathroom choices were a fringe issue.

Others might go past that to bring back a 90s standard of sexuality – a man was a man, a woman was a woman, homosexuals were acknowledged but not given much room (“don’t ask don’t tell,” DOMA, etc.). “What people do in the privacy of their bedroom is their business.”

But compromises just slide right back down the slippery slope, for two reasons.

First, because of the principle the compromise was built on. During those “conservative” 90s nobody batted an eye at Jerry & Elaine & Ross & Rachel’s fornication. Why not? Because we had already established that there’s little other standard beyond “do what feels good” and “as long as it doesn’t hurt anybody, who cares?” YOU are in control, and neither God nor anyone else can say otherwise.

With that principle in place, why *wouldn’t* we end up at monkey pox, drag queen story hour, genital reassignments, and everything else we’re seeing today? If 1 man + 1 woman for life is not the standard, then we don’t have one. And if we don’t have one, anything goes.

Second, because pluralism is a lie. Either a man, a woman, and their children is the normative way to construct a family, or every alternative family is equally legitimate. A society can only believe one of these two options at any given time. That’s why we went from every TV show depicting the nuclear family, to slowly introducing homosexuals into sitcoms, to “Queer Eye,” and “Will and Grace,” to pride parades on “Blues Clues.”

So as you’re seeing the insanity unfold, realize it’s pushing you back toward God and His ultimate standard. Confess His Lordship over all things – sex and gender included – repent of your sins, and be baptized into Christ.