The Horrific Consequences of the Transgender Agenda

Transgenderism has consequences

Those who think biblically (building their worldview on the Bible—beginning in Genesis) know that despising God’s design of male and female (Genesis 1:27), ignoring biological reality, and heavily emphasizing these things to children will have real-world consequences. We’ve already detailed some of those consequences in previous articles and blog posts—for example,

But there are also horrific consequences for those who buy into this lie that a man can be a woman and a woman can be a man.

But there are also horrific consequences for those who buy into this lie that a man can be a woman and a woman can be a man.

More and more “detransitioners” (those who transitioned in the past and have now returned to their actual gender/sex) are speaking up and decrying the movement that has brought them misery, mental and physical pain, and no actual help. (Of course, these stories don’t line up with the narrative of “transition your child or they will commit suicide,” so they are repressed by the media.)

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“Virtual Children”—the Future of Parenthood?

What will the future look like? Skies filled with flying cars? Virtual reality travel? “Tamagotchi kids”? Well, according to a recent article about a new book coming from an expert on artificial intelligence, “Tamagotchi kids” will be the “new thing” in parenting (or, rather, so-called parenting!).

Okay, what’s a Tamagotchi kid? This phrase, borrowed from the Japanese digital pet toys that were wildly popular in the ‘90s, refers to “cheap and cuddle-able digital offspring” in the “metaverse.” According to this AI expert, “within 50 years, technology will have advanced to such an extent that babies which exist in the metaverse are indistinct from those in the real world.” Apparently, these children will look like their “parents,” who are able to play with and cuddle them, as well as enjoy “simulated emotional responses as well as speech.”

Now why would anyone want a digital child? Well,

Think of the advantages: minimal cost and environmental impact. And less worry – though you might want a bit of that programmed in for a more authentic parental experience.

Don’t want a teenager? “Then put it off,” as parents of digital offspring will likely be able to decide if and when their child grows up. Get tired of “raising” your Tamagotchi? Cancel your monthly subscription!

It shows an incredible disdain for the value of human life, placing ease, financial considerations, and the environment over the life of a child.

This whole notion of replacing a real child with a digital child is, well, horrifying! It shows an incredible disdain for the value of human life, placing ease, financial considerations, and the environment over the life of a child. Not only that, it assumes that a preprogrammed, digital child is a worthy replacement for a flesh-and-blood, made-in-the-image-of-God-with-an-eternal-soul child!

In a culture that increasingly views children as a burden, both to their lifestyle and pocketbook (as well as the environment), digital children might seem like fun. But only because such children (because they don’t actually exist!) require none of the self-sacrifice that parenting demands! It’s a self-centered and selfish idea that makes “parenting” an experience you pay for and “children” a commodity for a monthly subscription. (But in a society that largely already sees babies in this commodified way, to be had or discarded at will, this is not surprising.)

How should Christians view virtual children? Well, first we must understand that the first recorded statement God said to Adam and Eve in Genesis 1, after he created them, was:

And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it, and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” (Genesis 1:28)

And God has never revoked this!

Second, we must understand the heart that will be driving the creation of this technology. It’s not about developing something fun that people can play around with (like Tamagotchi toys). It’s about subverting the family and God’s created order and letting creation (the environment) have dominion over man instead of the other way around as it should be (Genesis 1:25). It’s another ploy of the Devil to try to destroy the family.

Third, Christian wisdom says that, as with any technology, Christians must be aware of the time commitment that such a product would be. It’s very likely the experience will be highly immersive and even addicting (consider how much time people spend just on social media in a day!), taking away hours each day that could be spent with family, serving the Lord, or doing the everyday tasks God has called us to be faithful in—and all for what? A non-existent AI-driven hologram with no eternal value whatsoever that will fade away with this earth.

The world may embrace digital children as the way of the future, but we as Christians know a child made in our image is no replacement for a child made in God’s image.

Lastly, parents, let this ridiculous article (that also reminds me of Romans 1:22, “Claiming to be wise, they became fools”) remind you of the importance of the job God has given you. The world may embrace digital children as the way of the future, but we as Christians know a child made in our image is no replacement for a child made in God’s image. He has entrusted these children to us—thankfully without a monthly subscription cost!—and we’re to dedicate time, resources, and energy to raising these children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord (Ephesians 6:4 KJV). It’s a very difficult job but a wonderful blessing from the Lord!

Like arrows in the hand of a warrior
are the children of one’s youth.
Blessed is the man
who fills his quiver with them! (Psalm 127:4–5)

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Children—Capable of Making Life-Altering Decisions?

An attention-grabbing title recently appeared in The Washington Post’s op-ed section, “Why do we let children buy firearms?”—a shocking title meant to generate traffic, no doubt. As you may surmise, the article is in response to the unthinkably horrific fatal shootings of nineteen students and two teachers in Uvalde, Texas, and ten people at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York.

Now, before I begin, please know this blog post isn’t about gun control or what can or should be done here in America in relation to that. That’s a complicated issue and demands careful consideration from lawmakers and others. I’m not even commenting on the efficacy of the author’s overall point that the US should raise the minimum age at which guns can be purchased. What I want to point out is a glaring inconsistency within Marcus’ secular worldview.

In the article, the author, Ruth Marcus, argues that in America we allow children to buy “deadly weapons” when their “prefrontal cortexes, responsible for impulse control, don’t finish developing until the mid-20s,” asking “what rational society allows that?”

But she’s not writing about eight-year-olds buying firearms. She’s bemoaning that eighteen-year-olds (hardly “children”) can purchase firearms at a time in their life when their brains aren’t finished developing and when many make poor decisions driven by “anger and aggression.”

We live in a nation where children—actual children—can completely alter their future by taking hormone blockers and cross-sex hormones to “transition” from one gender to another.

Now here’s the inconsistency within the secular worldview: we live in a nation where children—actual children—can completely alter their future by taking hormone blockers and cross-sex hormones to “transition” from one gender to another. Such decisions are vigorously applauded by most secularists and, in many instances, actively encouraged. And yet those making the choice are often very young children, whose brains are far from finished developing.

It’s a blatant inconsistency. For those with this secular worldview, apparently children are wise and developed enough to make decisions about their gender and sexuality, often without parental knowledge or consent, but young adults are not yet developed enough to make other decisions.

Now, obviously Marcus isn’t going to bring gender transitions into an article about gun control, but it really is worth taking her line of reasoning and applying it to the sexualization of children that’s raging in our nation: if, by her reasoning, young adults shouldn’t be allowed to purchase guns because they might make horrific choices, why is our society steeping children in the LGBTQ worldview and doing everything they can to encourage impressionable children to make irreversible decisions about their biology at extremely young ages? To quote Marcus, “What rational society allows that?” (But would Marcus speak out against this? Very likely not. And she would probably object to what we’re saying in this article—but any objections would be totally inconsistent.)

Our hearts aren’t basically good—we are evil and depraved and in desperate need of a Savior.

Marcus misses what so many in our culture miss: the problem is the depravity of our hearts. Our hearts aren’t basically good—we are evil and depraved and in desperate need of a Savior. Our nation has divorced morality from the absolutes of God’s Word, taught children they’re just animals and that right and wrong are relative, stripped away the meaning and purpose of life, taught them this life is all there is, and torn down the family unit that God designed as the first and most fundamental human institution—and then they wonder why sinful human beings act on their sinful tendencies! It really is a spiritual issue. But we need to be reminded, “The natural person does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned” (2 Corinthians 2:14).

While Marcus misses the big picture in her article, she’s right that children and, to an extent, even young adults are not mini-adults, capable of all the responsibility and appropriate decision making we expect from adults. They need to be discipled and trained in the ways of the Lord so they can know right from wrong and have the right worldview to properly view themselves, others, and God. “When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up childish ways” (1 Corinthians 13:11).

We live in a sin-cursed world and must wrestle with hard questions in the wake of tragedies, including those caused by evil people acting on their depravity. As the current national conversation centers around the horrors of what happened in Texas, let’s not forget that it is the biblical worldview and the gospel that is the ultimate answer to sin and evil (though certainly other practical considerations must be thoughtfully weighed) and that, someday, all evil will be destroyed and every wrong made right.

The Lord preserves all who love him, but all the wicked he will destroy. (Psalm 145:20)

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