I want to invite you to read this article and I want you to realize that you have before you a definite responsiblity toÂ stand for and teach the truth.Â Things are not exactly right in this world.Â Tolerance can be taken too far.Â We do need to be kind to all.Â We need to love the person that we disagree withÂ but the moment that they cross the line of what God designed, planned, and wants on this earth we will have toÂ stop and say that we can not vote for nor accept what is Biblically and morally wrong.Â
Read this article.Â Realize that we are getting to the point that you choose what you are gender wise no matter how you were born physically.Â What is right?Â If you are not careful you will allow theÂ idealogical drift to take you places you never thought that you would go.Â
By DAMIEN CAVE
Published: November 7, 2006
Separating anatomy from what it means to be a man or a woman, New York City is moving forward with a plan to let people alter the sex on their birth certificate even if they have not had sex-change surgery.Â
Under the rule being considered by the cityâ€™s Board of Health, which is likely to be adopted soon, people born in the city would be able to change the documented sex on their birth certificates by providing affidavits from a doctor and a mental health professional laying out why their patients should be considered members of the opposite sex, and asserting that their proposed change would be permanent.
Applicants would have to have changed their name and shown that they had lived in their adopted gender for at least two years, but there would be no explicit medical requirements.
â€œSurgery versus nonsurgery can be arbitrary,â€ said Dr. Thomas R. Frieden, the cityâ€™s health commissioner. â€œSomebody with a beard may have had breast-implant surgery. Itâ€™s the permanence of the transition that matters most.â€
If approved, the new rule would put New York at the forefront of efforts to redefine gender. A handful of states do not require surgery for such birth certificate changes, but in some of those cases patients are still not allowed to make the change without showing a physiological shift to the opposite gender.
In New York, the proposed change comes after four years of discussion among health officials, an eight-member panel of transgender experts and vital records offices nationwide. It is an outgrowth of the transgender communityâ€™s push to recognize that some people may not have money to get a sex-change operation, while others may not feel the need to undergo the procedure and are simply defining themselves as members of the opposite sex. While it may be a radical notion elsewhere, New York City has often tolerated such blurring of the lines of gender identity