Friday, March 8, 2013

Has Sports Illustrated Lost It?


Mrs Fallon Fox
THE DEPTH OF THE CONFUSION in our culture is truly shocking. Sports Illustrated just ran an article  on a "transgendered" professional Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) athlete. Fallon Fox was once a male. After sex change surgery in Thailand, she is now  a female. There is one problem. She has a male body, a male skeleton, and a man's muscle mass, but she is competing with females. 

You would expect Sports Illustrated to object this to competitive advantage. You would also expect Sports Illustrated to highlight the ludicrousness of this situation. Guess again. The author, Loretta Hunt, actually praises Mrs Fallon for her moral courage. "Like many of her fighting peers, Fallon was not without her own set of challenges growing up the middle child of a conservatively Christian, ethnically-mixed family in Toledo, Ohio. The ability to overcome great obstacles is one of the key characteristics that all fighters share. It's what gives them their backbone and the courage to pursue a dream that offers no guarantees. Fallon Fox has courage to spare."


Her's was the courage to admit that she was a female trapped in a male body. 


Have we lost our minds? Is there any limit to the insanity of political correctness? Has any culture ever descended this far? The moral confusion is leaping from one degree of absurdity to another. Our moral confusion is a symptom of God's judgment.  "God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies amongst themselves...for their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature; and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women..." (Rom. 1:25-27). 


How should we respond? First, with the deepest compassion for those snared by this confusion. Second, resolved to never let ourselves succumb to the pressure of political correctness. Third, with renewed efforts to evangelize our neighbors. Fourth, with hearts broken for the desperate condition of our culture. "O that my head were a spring of water, and my eyes a fountain of tears, so that I might weep day and night for the slain of my poor people" (Jeremiah 9:1). 

1 comment:

  1. Along a similar vein, there is a great article by Andree Seu Peterson at the link below:

    http://www.worldmag.com/2013/03/a_great_delusion

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