July 22 was one of the most memorable days of 2014 for me. I got up, grabbed a cup of coffee, went out to my front porch and had a time of prayer and devotion. This was my usual routine, but the rest of the day – not so usual. I came inside, checked my email and decided to post a few thoughts on my Facebook page. Little did I realize my thoughts that morning would go viral garnering well over 400K likes. But unfortunately, it would also bring out some not so nice people. Not only was my Facebook page taken down due to bogus complaints of violence and nudity against me, but also came threats of violence and vulgar name calling on all my different social media. But it didn’t end there. Those whose feathers I ruffled even tracked down the various places I worked and was contracted demanding my job and threatening them for having association with me.
So what caused such an enormous amount of support as well as mindless spewing of violence and vulgarity? What is my offense? Well, I’ll let you read it for yourself. But before I do, I want to explain that my reason for exposing the reality of those who call themselves “tolerant”, professing they love and tolerate “all” people including those different from themselves, is not to gain anyone’s sympathy or pity. Rather, I want to talk about it because if you are a follower of Christ, eventually this same mindset and treatment will make its way to you as well. I write about it with the hope of encouraging those who stand firm in the Word of God to press on. Even in the midst of such vileness, know that God’s Word is true. What He has said is trustworthy. In the end, you will know that the effort will be worthwhile. When you have done all you can to stand even in the face of such hatred, stand some more.
So now on to the thoughts of July 22nd, 2014. What was the terrible thing I dared to say. Well, it was a response to the decision of Bruce Jenner to call himself a woman. I dared to disagree with him. As a woman, I dared to voice a different point of view. And for this, the self-proclaimed tolerant revealed their true intolerant colors. So, below you can read my original post. I wish I could say it was all my own idea. Me, my thoughts, my ideas and insight. But I cannot. All I can do is draw on the truth of God’s Word. He tells us full well how he has set up the world to work and operate. I know there is no lack of people who wish it to be different, but as much as we desire the world be different, we cannot change it. It is the way it is. I didn’t make up the rules. I just realize that there are certain truths we cannot ignore nor dismiss. One of those things is the role, purpose, and definition of the male and female genders. They are what they are. And as many names and threats you may want to hurl at me, it will not change.
My Facebook thoughts on July 22, 2014 re: Bruce/Caitlyn Jenner
“I’ve heard you say you “identify as a woman”. But I find that highly unlikely and insulting. You see, Mr. Jenner, there is more to being a woman than beautiful gowns and fake boobs. There is more to being a woman than makeup and pretty hair. This is something we mothers begin teaching our young daughters at an early age.
As a woman of nearly 50 years, I can tell you what it is truly like to be a woman. You may be able to understand or even empathize, but you are definitely NOT able to “identify”. For instance, you will never know what it is like to wake up every 28 days with searing stomach pain so bad it doubles you over, yet still trot off to work or school as though everything is fine. You will never know what it is like to have your car break down on the side of the road and when a couple men stop to help your prayer is that their intentions are good because there is no way on earth you have the ability to physically hang let alone overpower them. You have no idea what it is like to long to have a child only to have your third miscarriage, yet still manage to be able to share in the joy of all the other young mothers in your life. You will never know what it’s like to get pregnant, gain 40 lbs (1/3 your total body weight), hurl all morning long for 4 months straight, yet still care for your other two toddlers, and not drive your husband to the brink. You will never know what it is like to give birth to a 10 lb. baby boy with absolutely no medication!!! You will never know what it is like at the age of 50 to be walking down the streets of Phoenix and popping in the Dairy Queen for a cool refreshing treat only to be gripped at that moment with your fourth hot flash of the day.
I have, in my life, met many women who have been widowed. For me to walk up to them and say I identify with them would be ludicrous. Like I said earlier, I can empathize with them, but I cannot identify myself as one of them because I don’t know what that is like – I can only imagine. And let’s not even talk about women who have worked through their double mastectomy.
No, Mr. Jenner there is more to being a woman than you could ever experience or even imagine. And lesson #1 for all true women is this – botox injections, plastic surgeries, designer clothing, and public approval is NOT what makes a woman. A real woman is one who in spite of the stretch marks, age spots, dirt under her nails and tired eyes, and even with 1/2 plastic photoshopped supermodels as her competition, she has carried herself in such a way that her family, husband, and children, see her real beauty and find her far more valuable than rubies or diamonds and they rise up and call her blessed.
Mr. Jenner you are a privileged white male living in the U.S.A. In fact, you are so free and so privileged, you can even spend your massive amounts of money to change your outward appearance to whatever you wish. That is NOT something most woman around the globe are free to do even if they wanted. MOST women in our world don’t even have access to a high school education. So, Mr. Jenner, I find your claim to identify as “a woman” disingenuous, uneducated, and honestly – quite offensive.”
“Have you not read that He who created them from the beginning made them male and female. For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife. And the two shall become one flesh.” Matthew 19:4&5