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Fights for “transgender rights” are ratcheting up across the nation, met with opposition by those who say our sexuality is a biological reality that can’t be changed with a scalpel. The problem is this war against transgenderism has already been settled. The definition of human sexual identity was already changed — by our society’s acceptance of the homosexual identity as a legitimate sexual identity.
The landmark case Obergefell v. Hodges, which declared marriage redefined to include same-sex couples, presupposed the sexual identity of homosexuality and all rights attached to that identity. This was a necessary presupposition to the ruling. If homosexuality were only a behavior, then people who engage in same-sex relationships would not have rights as a “homosexual,” because homosexuality would not be an “identity” with all the dignity an identity deserves. It would be an action born of desires and feelings, which don’t have rights attached to them.
As stated in our founding documents and the principle on which all American rights rest, our rights do not come from men, including the individual man or woman regarding himself. They come from God, from an objective source. Our rights come from God because our identity comes from God. We are human beings designed with dignity as the image-bearers of God. We are not mere animals. Because we have a human identity — and our male and female sexual identities are part of that — we have certain rights. This is what the whole fight for legitimacy by the LGBT movement is about: identity.
Society has determined homosexuality — through reconstruction of what’s considered normative — and the Court recognizes it as a human sexual identity with all rights derived from being human. This recognition is based on a false premise: that our feelings, our desires, and our actions that follow those desires determine our identity as human sexual beings.
The fact is, our identity is based on a created biological order — we are human beings made male or female for specific purposes determined by our biology and the Creator of our biology. Our sexual identity is determined not by feelings, but by our bodies (from our genes to our organs) for particular purposes. They fit together for particular purposes. They are united for particular purposes. They function for particular purposes born of a fixed order of being.
Homosexuality, however, says our sexuality, our bodies, the teleological nature of our sex organs and the relationships that create sexual unity are not fixed or determined by our biology or God’s order. Our sexuality, instead, is born of our affections and desires, psychologies, self-perceptions, and expressive individualism. Our use of body parts is for masturbatory pleasure rather than procreation and cohesiveness of the male and female bodies, and our physical selves are expressed — not designed — for artificial gratification rather than organic unity.
The United States as a culture and within its legal and political spheres agrees. This is the established precedent regarding how human sexual identity is defined.
The path to get to this point didn’t come suddenly. For decades, American conservatives have engaged in behavior that has disrupted God’s ordered purposes for sex and erotic relationships. With the sexual revolution and ease of contraception, sex became detached from procreation within marriage and morphed solely into entertainment, self-gratification, and pleasure. Marriage became unmoored from covenantal commitment and was essentially redefined according to personal satisfaction instead of mutual commitment, thus increasing the divorce rates and bolstering the establishment of no-fault divorce.
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Each of these has moved the needle from objective truth about sexuality toward subjectivism, to the point that behavior and function regarding sex within a normative relationship isn’t all that has been corrupted, but sexual identity itself.
Now we have transgenderism. Like homosexuality, transgenderism defines sexual identity not according to biology, to a fixed teleology regarding our physical forms as male and female, but according to feelings, desires, psychologies, self-perceptions, and expressive individualism. The difference between homosexuality and transgenderism is only one of scope. The person with same-sex attractions chooses to keep his body parts intact but use them contrary to their fixed biological purpose. The person with “non-binary” self-perceptions chooses to use technology to change his body parts contrary to their physical manifestation.
The two are different in application of their sexual identity, but both base their identity on mutable feelings and perceptions rather than on fixed biological and teleological realties. They’re both subjective rather than objective. Legally — and culturally — this is problematic for anyone who wants to deny transgender people their “rights.”
If sexual identity is based on a subjective identity rather than an objective identity as a human sexual being, then we cannot deny one rights while giving the other rights. Both must be honored if we have accepted a subjective and self-determined premise about what human sexual identity is.
This logical conclusion is called living with unintended consequences. Conservatives, libertarians, and Christians — anyone on the “right” — who are now up in arms about transgender laws must accept how far down the rabbit hole we have gone. They must face the logical conclusions of premises they have already accepted and even advocated. You can’t recreate the nature of human sexual identity and then deny that new reconstruction to others who simply use technology to take it to the next level of nature’s perversion.
Just as Nietzsche forced his own godless society to accept the brutal consequences of living with the reality that “God is dead,” so we, as a society that has rejected God’s natural design of human sexual identity, must accept the consequences of living with the reality that objective human sexuality is dead.
If we are going to be consistent, transgenderism is here to stay, with all rights, recognitions, and privileges given to homosexuality, including all other human sexual identities being constructed in this world of self-creation — identities limited only by an expressive individual’s imagination.
‘The Purge’ by Big Tech targets conservatives, including us
Just when we thought the Covid-19 lockdowns were ending and our ability to stay afloat was improving, censorship reared its ugly head.
For the last few months, NOQ Report and the American Conservative Movement have appealed to our readers for assistance in staying afloat through Covid-19 lockdowns. The downturn in the economy has limited our ability to generate proper ad revenue just as our traffic was skyrocketing. We had our first sustained stretch of three months with over a million visitors in November, December, and January, but February saw a dip.
It wasn’t just the shortened month. We expected that. We also expected the continuation of dropping traffic from “woke” Big Tech companies like Google, Facebook, and Twitter, but it has actually been much worse than anticipated. Our Twitter account was banned. Both of our YouTube accounts were banned. Facebook “fact-checks” everything we post. Spotify canceled us. Medium canceled us. Apple canceled us. Why? Because we believe in the truth prevailing, and that means we will continue to discuss “taboo” topics.
The 2020 presidential election was stolen. You can’t say that on Big Tech platforms without risking cancellation, but we’d rather get cancelled for telling the truth rather than staying around to repeat mainstream media’s lies. They have been covering it up since before the election and they’ve convinced the vast majority of conservative news outlets that they will be harmed if they continue to discuss voter fraud. We refuse to back down. The truth is the truth.
The lies associated with Covid-19 are only slightly more prevalent than the suppression of valid scientific information that runs counter to the prescribed narrative. We should be allowed to ask questions about the vaccines, for example, as there is ample evidence for concern. One does not have to be an “anti-vaxxer” in order to want answers about vaccines that are still considered experimental and that have a track record in a short period of time of having side-effects, including death. One of our stories about the Johnson & Johnson “vaccine” causing blood clots was “fact-checked” and removed one day before the government hit the brakes on it. These questions and news items are not allowed on Big Tech which is just another reason we are getting canceled.
There are more topics that they refuse to allow. In turn, we refuse to stop discussing them. This is why we desperately need your help. The best way NOQ Report and ACM readers can help is to donate. Our Giving Fuel page makes it easy to donate one-time or monthly. Alternatively, you can donate through PayPal as well. We are on track to be short by about $4100 per month in order to maintain operations.
The second way to help is to become a partner. We’ve strongly considered seeking angel investors in the past but because we were paying the bills, it didn’t seem necessary. Now, we’re struggling to pay the bills. We had 5,657,724 sessions on our website from November, 2020, through February, 2021. Our intention is to elevate that to higher levels this year by focusing on a strategy that relies on free speech rather than being beholden to progressive Big Tech companies.
During that four-month stretch, Twitter and Facebook accounted for about 20% of our traffic. We are actively working on operating as if that traffic is zero, replacing it with platforms that operate more freely such as Gab, Parler, and others. While we were never as dependent on Big Tech as most conservative sites, we’d like to be completely free from them. That doesn’t mean we will block them, but we refuse to be beholden to companies that absolutely despise us simply because of our political ideology.
We’re heading in the right direction and we believe we’re ready talk to patriotic investors who want to not only “get in on the action” but more importantly who want to help America hear the truth. Interested investors should contact me directly with the contact button above.
As the world spirals towards radical progressivism, the need for truthful journalism has never been greater. But in these times, we need as many conservative media voices as possible. Please help keep NOQ Report going.
They’re Trying to Shut Us Down
Over the last several months, I’ve lost count of how many times the powers-that-be have tried to shut us down. They’ve sent hackers at us, forcing us to take extreme measures on web security. They sent attorneys after us, but thankfully we’re not easily intimidated by baseless accusations or threats. They’ve even gone so far as to make physical threats. Those can actually be a bit worrisome but Remington has me covered.
For us to continue to deliver the truth that Americans need to read and hear, we ask you, our amazing audience, for financial assistance. We just launched a GiveSendGo page to help us pay the bills. It’s brand new so don’t be discouraged by the lack of donations there. It’s a funny reality that the fewer the donations that have been made, the less likely people are willing to donate to it. One would think this is counterintuitive, but sometimes people are skeptical because they think that perhaps there’s a reason others haven’t been donating. In our situation, we’re just getting started so please don’t be shy if you have the means to help.
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