Waiting Until Kindergarten to Assign Your Child's Gender Identity

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What will be the next step in the evolution of the gender revolution? Well, try to imagine a day when parents wait until their child goes to kindergarten before assigning their gender identity.

"It will never happen," you say. Don't be so sure. Gender-neutral parenting is already seen by some parents as the only fair way to raise a child these days.

These headlines over the past few years reveal a shocking development:

"5-Yr-Old Child Given OK to Start Sex Change in Australia"

"US Parents Accept Child's Transgender Identity by Age Three"

"Furious Parents Slam 'Damaging' BBC Sex Change Show Aimed at 6-Year Olds"

"Child, 4, World's Youngest-Ever 'Sex Change' Patient"

"Gender-Neutral Parenting Ignores Science: Brains of Boys and Girls Are Different"

"Why I'm Raising My Kids to Be Gender Neutral"

"Gender-Neutral Parenting: Letting Kids Choose"

These headlines may sound like a science fiction plot or even a horror movie, but it's not make-believe. Some little children today are actually being led down such a pernicious path.

Consider how gender-neutral parents might respond to the following questions:

During pregnancy: "What did the ultrasound reveal? A boy or a girl?"

Answer: "We are going to wait four or five years to decide."

The day the child is born: "What did you have?"

Answer: "To be honest with you, it's sort of in flux."

At age two: "What is your child's gender?"

Answer: "We prefer the term 'gender identity.' And we don't have a clear sense of our child's gender yet. Once we come to that conclusion, we will make the necessary assignment."

At age three: "How old is your son?"

Answer: "Our child is three years old, but we are not sure whether he is a boy or a girl. We want our child to have some say in it before we assign his or her gender identity."

At age four: "Does your daughter go to preschool?"

Answer: "Our child is in preschool, but we are still waiting to decide about his or her gender."

At age five: "Is your youngster about ready to start kindergarten?"

Answer: "Yes, finally. She can't wait." Or, "Yes, finally. He can't wait."

You and I cannot begin to fathom the confusion within the heart and mind of a young child whose parents refuse to affirm their God-given gender. These parents create an atmosphere where an immature mind is left to fend off the wolves of gender misinformation.

What chance does a child have in the midst of such an abusive onslaught?

Child abuse takes a number of forms, and sometimes it is more psychological than physical. When a child is deprived of the truth about his or her gender, all hell breaks loose in the child's self-perception. And when you mess with a young mind in such a nefarious manner, there is a high probability the child will never recover.

Sex assignment is defined as "the determination of an infant's sex at birth. In the majority of births, a relative, midwife, nurse or physician inspects the genitalia when the baby is delivered, and sex and gender are assigned."

In the case of gender-neutral parenting, however, the choice is made to throw evidence, science, and common sense out the window. Instead, parents make it up as they go along. Feelings are given more priority than facts, and gender confusion replaces the obvious genitalia evidence. Chromosomes are ignored, as progressive parenting demands gender neutrality.

In reality, females have an XX pair of sex chromosomes, whereas males have an XY pair. Science confirms what Scripture reveals: "Male and female He created them." (Genesis 1:27)

It is only when children are told the truth about their gender that they become grounded in reality, rather than in the latest fads and fetishes of the society around them. In our day, "gender identity" is viewed by some as a choice you get to make depending upon your mood. It's just a "sense" that rises up within a person at some point in his or her life.

And while some parents will wait until kindergarten to assign their child's identity, their catastrophic decision doesn't change the chromosomes. It only messes with the child's heart and soul, and sets him or her on a destructive path of misery, confusion, and inner turmoil.

Parents who have bought into this destructive ideology would be wise to open up the instruction manual and come back to reality. Our Creator gave wise instructions in the Bible for parents, and Scripture clearly spells out the natural distinction between male and female.

Any departure from God's design is just a tragic attempt to pretend feelings and emotions carry more weight than chromosomes and biology.

When actors and actresses finish filming a movie, they get to go back to their real lives. In the dark world of gender-neutral parenting, however, children don't know how to get back to their true identity once their parents have finished editing their trendy homegrown project.

Dan Delzell is the pastor of Wellspring Church in Papillion, Neb. He is a regular contributor to The Christian Post.