Just a few years ago we would have laughed at the idea that men would think they could become women and vice versa. We would have ridiculed the idea of a man competing against women in sports and occupying women’s locker rooms and showers.
The thing that moves it from a laughing matter to righteous indignation is when those in education or government begin to promote gender confusion to our children.
When little Johnny comes home from kindergarten and tells his mother that his teacher calls him Joanne and says that he is a girl inside, suddenly things have gone way over the edge.
It’s bad enough when they put the picture of a man who thinks he is a teenage girl on a beer can, but when they start marketing girls’ clothes to boys and boys’ clothes to girls and celebrating LGBTQIA+ Pride Month in your children’s elementary school, things have gone way too far!
When they told us that we should just leave them alone and let them live their lives the way they want to, we said, “Oh, okay. We don’t agree but it’s up to you.” But now they tell us that not only do we have to accept their perverted lifestyles, we also have to agree with it and celebrate it and allow them to sexualize our children!
When Florida passed a law that prohibits schools from teaching sexuality in Pre-K to third grade, you would have thought that Florida had legalized the death penalty for gays and lesbians. Florida has also outlawed Drag Queen shows when children are present. The opposition portrays it as violating the rights of transgender “women.” The question of why it is so important for the transgender community to influence children remains unanswered.
How should Bible-believing Christians respond? We can scream at the darkness but how do we shine a light in the middle of this darkness?
David Closson serves as the Director of the Center for Biblical Worldview at Family Research Council. He researches and writes on life, human sexuality, religious liberty, and related issues from a biblical worldview.
David is the author of FRC’s Biblical Worldview Series, which seeks to help Christians and Christian leaders apply the teachings of the Bible to difficult moral questions.
While in seminary, he served as a Teaching Assistant for courses including Introduction to Christian Ethics, Systematic Theology I, Personal Spiritual Disciplines, and Southern Baptist Heritage and Mission. He also served as an assistant to the Dean of the School of Theology at Southern Seminary for two years.
David has served as a Program Leader for Covenant Journey, leading trips to Israel designed to strengthen Christian college students in their faith through an experiential journey of biblical and modern Israel. He has served on staff or as an ordained deacon at churches in Florida and Kentucky. He also interned for the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention.
His writing has appeared at Fox News, Real Clear Politics, National Review, The Council for Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, Decision Magazine, WORLD Opinions, The Gospel Coalition, Townhall, and Christian Post. David is the co-author of “Male and Female He Created Them: A Study on Identity, Sexuality, and Marriage” (Christian Focus, 2023). David is a regular guest on Washington Watch, FRC’s national television and radio program heard on over 800 stations in forty-eight states.
Currently, David is completing a Ph.D. in Christian Ethics at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. David is a graduate of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div., Th.M.) and the University of Central Florida (B.A., political science, cum laude).
David lives in Washington, D.C. and is a member of Capitol Hill Baptist Church. David and Abby Ross were married on April 1, 2023.
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