Two thumbs up for the Nebraska Bishops who recently came out with a statement on student participation in sports urging the Nebraska Schools Activities Association (NSAA) to support a policy that children participate in activities according to the sex listed on their birth certificates. Frankly, it's just common sense. Why should boys who generally have greater size and strength be allowed to participate in girls' sports. It's unfair to the girls who work hard to excel to have to compete against boys. How many girls could beat a 6'2" guy (like Bruce/Caitlyn Jenner) in a layup playing on the girls' basketball team? And what kind of injuries could a guy in a girl's uniform do to his opponent on the girl's wrestling team? Somebody needs a reality check!
That these issues are even being discussed seriously shows how dystopian our culture is. Gender disorder is just that, a mental disorder. Many people don't feel comfortable in their bodies: fat people, skinny people, people with eating disorders, people with handicaps. It's time for somebody to say, "Get over it or get treatment, but don't expect the world to cater to your imaginary world. Your feelings, no matter how sincere and intense, do not trump reality!"
Those with gender identity problems have a mental disorder. I don't care what the American Psychiatric Association says. They dropped homosexuality as a disorder not based on any scientific or health considerations but because of politics, and the same thing is happening with these other disorders. You're born either a boy or a girl except for "extremely rare" instances of hermaphroditism. It's in your DNA and no amount of "feeling" or pretending or surgical and chemical mutilation is going to change it.
Kindness and respect is due to everyone, but that doesn't equate to participating in their delusions or implementing policies that treat others unfairly or compromise their safety. As the Nebraska bishops write:
Any person who experiences gender dysphoria is entitled to the respect and dignity that is the right of every human person, as well as genuine concern and the support needed for personal development and well-being. Such support, however, must be provided with due consideration to fairness and the safety, privacy, and rights of all students.Pray that the NSAA adopt the policy requiring students to participate in activities based on the sex recorded on their birth certificates. Anything else is engaging in a policy of let's pretend.