When we look at the confusion and lack of moral compass and common sense displayed by more and more young people today, perhaps we have to look no further than “Higher Education” to see the cause. This morning we cover a news story about how secular Universities are pandering to students who are “searching and confused” about their sexual identity. Just when you thought things couldn’t get more bizarre.
Let the pronouns begin!
We also check in with Dr. Charles Ware, President of Crossroads Bible College in Indiana to discuss Christian leadership, character, reason and racial reconciliation as we look to God’s Word to guide us.
It used to be so simple – you were either a man or a woman, a girl or a boy; you were attracted to the opposite gender; and you called yourself a “he” or a “she.” But such pronouns as he, him, she, and her evidently are now passé – a development that likely would have ruffled the feathers of the late journalist, Edwin Newman (an avid defender of the English language).
According to various (non-family-friendly) websites, there are now at least 56 general sets of pronouns and hundreds of theme-based pronouns. Examples? You may be “nocturnalgender” – a gender that feels more intense during the night, but weak or nonexistent when the light is out. To be “orbgender” is to have a gender which feels round, without any edges. Some are “felisgender” – a small, catlike gender.
“It’s easy to mock it; it’s easy to laugh at it – but the problem is that young people are buying into it,” says Peter LaBarbera with Americans for Truth About Homosexuality. “It’s detached from reality. It’s detached from nature and detached from God.”
…In other words, there are no rules – but you must follow them.