Gender blurring is nothing new

what is gender blurringBathrooms are just the beginning: A scary look into the Trans Movement’s End Goals.

Claire Chretien writes: “The battle over men accessing women’s bathrooms and vice versa has little do with bathrooms or even transgenderism, a well-known LGBT activist admitted … It has everything to do with re-working society and getting rid of the ‘hetero binary structure’ in which we live – eliminating distinctions between ‘male’ and ‘female’ altogether.

“Riki Wilchins, who has undergone ‘sex change’ surgery and is a far-left social change activist, wrote in the gay publication The Advocate … that social conservatives and many LGBT activists are missing the point when it comes to the transgender bathroom debate. The title of Wilchins’ article makes the points succinctly: ‘We’ll Win the Bathroom Battle When the Binary Burns.’

family-relationships“People should be able to enter whatever bathroom ‘fits their gender identity,’ Wilchins wrote, but the fact that we even have ‘male’ and ‘female’ bathrooms reflects something about society that needs to change. There are many ‘genderqueer’ or ‘non-binary’ people, Wilchins wrote …

“In the eyes of LGBT advocates, the notion of only two genders … is antiquated. But transgenderism inherently acknowledges and actually reinforces the binary nature of gender. Transgenderism presumes that a man can be ‘trapped’ inside a woman’s body and a woman can be ‘trapped’ inside a man’s body.”

Family Research Council Senior Fellow Peter Sprigg told LifeSiteNews, “The long-term goals of many LGBT activists are actually not just access to the restrooms of their preferred gender identity, but actually destroying the concept of gender or the separation of the genders altogether.”

Rob Dreher at The American Conservative website observes: “This is not simply about accommodating minors who think they are transgendered. It is about radically changing the meaning of what it means to be a man, a woman, and a human being … Transgenders and their advocates are getting out ahead of society now, and trying to alter the way we think about the meaning of gender, of human nature, indeed of reality itself.

“Transgenderism is far more radical than homosexuality. But it’s already passing into the culture very quickly, driven by federal courts, the Obama administration, and popular media … They want to destroy the concepts of male and female entirely. This is what they’re after, and they’re not going to stop until it is accomplished.”

Dreher warns that parents need to consider how much of the current culture they’re willing to subject their children to, deciding what the tipping point for them will be—the point at which they pull their children out of public schools to protect them from what’s happening.

Stella Morabito, senior contributor to The Federalist, told LifeSiteNews: “Once you basically redefine humanity as sexless you end up with a de-humanized society in which there can be no legal ‘mother’ or ‘father’ or ‘son’ or ‘daughter’ or ‘husband’ or ‘wife’ without permission from the State. Government documents are already erasing the terms. In such a society, the most intimate human relationships take a hit. The family ends up abolished.”

Crossdressing in ancient pagan worship

Crossdressing existed in ancient pagan worship—prominent being that of the Babylonian Ishtar, goddess of love, war, fertility and sex, called Inanna in Sumerian. The Israelites in their apostasies worshipped this goddess under the name Ashtoreth and by the title “Queen of Heaven.”

easter-ishtar-eostre-the-springtime-goddessIshtar was the prototype for the Greek Aphrodite and Roman Venus and a host of other deities—and was identified with the planet Venus as the morning and evening star. The Bible equates the worship of pagan deities with the worship of demons (Deuteronomy 32:16-17; Psalms 106:35-38; 1 Corinthians 10:20). And it’s intriguing to see that Scripture refers to Satan in his rebellion as Lucifer, the morning star (Isaiah 14:12). The devil is the real personage behind the false deity.

The Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary mentions the androgyny or gender ambiguity of Ishtar in its note on Deuteronomy 22:5 (2009, Vol. 1, p. 493), citing an enlightening source we now turn to— Gender and Aging in Mesopotamia: The Gilgamesh Epic and Other Ancient Literature by Rivkah Harris (2000).

Ishtar, Harris explains, “is androgynous, marginal, ambiguous … She is betwixt and between … Central to the goddess as paradox is her well-attested psychological and physiological androgyny. Inanna-Ishtar is both female and male … [in one place stating] ‘Though I am a woman I am a noble young man’” (pp. 160, 163).

She shattered all gender and socioeconomic distinctions—being both a royal queen and “the harlot of heaven … set out for the alehouse” (p. 166). And in all this she was the role model for her followers. Among her powers was this from a Sumerian poem: “To turn a man into a woman and a woman into a man are yours, Inanna” (p. 160).

In the Descent of Ishtar we are told of some participants in her cult: “The male prostitutes comb their hair before her … They decorate the napes of their necks with colored bands … They gird themselves with the sword belt … Their right side they adorn with women’s clothing … Their left side they cover with men’s clothing …” (p. 170). The revel and competition ended in a bloody spectacle of self-cutting (compare 1 Kings 18:28).

Harris states: “Their transvestitism simulated the androgyny of Inanna-Ishtar. It was perhaps the inversion of the male/female binary opposition that thereby neutralized this opposition. By emulating their goddess who was both female and male, they shattered the boundary between the sexes” (pp. 170-171). This was seen as a way of rising above the prison of the flesh.

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