Sex, gender and gender identity: a re-evaluation of the evidence

Jul 22, 2020 by

Paper written by Lucy Griffin, Katie Clyde, Richard Byng and Susan Bewley: Summary. In the past decade there has been a rapid increase in gender diversity, particularly in children and young people, with referrals to specialist gender clinics rising. In this article, the evolving terminology around transgender health is considered and the role of psychiatry is explored now that this condition is no longer classified as a mental illness. The concept of conversion therapy with reference to...

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The distinction between the sexes is real. And the Government must uphold it.

Jul 16, 2020 by

by Danny Kruger, Conservative Home: The politics of sex and gender is a minefield, made more dangerous by a great confusion of language. But at root the issues are straightforward, and the Government should gently but clearly assert the truth. Two facts need stating. First: gender is no business of the state. Gender is the complex, psycho-social construction we build on the foundation of our immutable sexual biology. For most of us, our gender conforms to our sex. A small number of people,...

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Maybe we are all ‘non-binary’?

Jul 15, 2020 by

by Debbie Hayton, UnHerd: Today marks International Non-Binary People’s Day. Scheduled ingeniously 128 days after International Women’s Day (on 8 March) and 128 days before International Men’s Day (on 19 November), today has been set aside for people who identify as non-binary. But while it is easy to create identities, it is rather more difficult to define who qualifies. Authority on these matters seems to have been entrusted to lobby groups like Stonewall UK who define non-binary as “an...

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Sex and the Word of God

Jun 11, 2020 by

by Keith Sinclair, Church Society: We are all here because of sex. A man and a woman have sex (married, perhaps) and we came along. Sex, like death, like life, is universal. We need no apology for speaking about it. This edition of Crossway should be a resource for the Mothers’ Union, Youth Groups, school lessons, home groups and sermons. In this article I want to consider the sweep of the word of God, as it talks about sex and marriage and love, to see how the Spirit of God wants to speak to...

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Statements on Human Sexuality

May 29, 2020 by

by Justin Taylor, The Gospel Coalition: The publication of The Report of the Ad Interim Committee on Human Sexuality to the 48th Presbyterian Church in America General Assembly does not sound like thing of headlines or bedtime reading. But praise God for the Presbyterians and their orderly, parliamentarian ways. This committee—which includes Tim Keller, Kevin DeYoung, and Bryan Chapell, among others—has put together a very thorough and careful and important study in response to an overture...

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A basic Christian primer on sex, marriage and family life. Article 13 – Birth control and infertility treatment.

May 25, 2020 by

by Martin Davie: God’s command to have children. As we have noted repeatedly in the course of this series of articles, for human beings to live rightly means for them to live in the light of the fact that they have been created by God as men and women, in his image, and after his likeness (Genesis 1:26-27). In the final article in this series we shall look at what this means in relation to the two issues of birth control and infertility treatment. Having declared that human beings have been...

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