Christiana Holcomb, legal counsel for Alliance Defending Freedom, appeared on Monday's edition of CBN News' Faith Nation to discuss President Biden's executive order and if it will end women and girls' sports. Faith Nation is seen weeknights on the CBN News Channel.
Less than one day after President Joe Biden signed an executive order mandating all educational institutions receiving federal funding permit biological males to join female sports teams, use ladies’ locker rooms and restrooms, and be eligible for women’s scholarships, the hashtag #BidenErasedWomen began trending on Twitter.
The executive action stated, “every person should be treated with respect and dignity and should be able to live without fear, no matter who they are or whom they love.” It continued: “Children should be able to learn without worrying about whether they will be denied access to the restroom, the locker room, or school sports.”
Several social media users, including journalist and author Abigail Shrier, who wrote “Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters,” pointed out how inherently sexist the policy is.
Shrier argued the order “unilaterally eviscerates women’s sports,” adding, “A new glass ceiling was just placed over girls.”
On day 1, Biden unilaterally eviscerates women's sports. Any educational institution that receives federal funding must admit biologically-male athletes to women's teams, women's scholarships, etc.
A new glass ceiling was just placed over girls.https://t.co/cGWZqDpxl8
— Abigail Shrier (@AbigailShrier) January 21, 2021
Pro-women until women have their safety and equality eroded.
Anti-conspiracy until the interchangeability of the sexes becomes mainstreamed.
Pro-unity until one governs according to deep blue sentiment.
Pro-science until biology is dismissed. https://t.co/lQvLlqjqVb
— Andrew T. Walker (@andrewtwalk) January 21, 2021
On day one, Biden reduced womanhood to nothing more than a feeling inside a man's head, an insulting set of stereotypes, undeserving of female-only spaces and fair, safe sports categories. American women have absolutely nothing to celebrate today.#BidenErasedWomen
— Ellie (@_RosesAreRoses) January 21, 2021
It’s not possible to provide protections for women if a man can declare himself a women and access the same protections. That’s not an opinion. That is a logical fact.
Evolution endowed the sexes differently. Protections for women are just and must be defended.#BidenErasedWomen
— Bret Weinstein (@BretWeinstein) January 21, 2021
I get called TERF because I believe women have a right to our own sports, prisons, refuges & spaces and because I believe children should be protected from people who seek to sexualise them and to confuse them about who they are. Happy to stand for what I do. #BidenErasedWomen
— Sonia Poulton (@SoniaPoulton) January 21, 2021
Allowing male-bodied athletes to compete with ♀️ female athletes takes away valuable opportunities for women and girls to participate in and win sporting competitions.
Demand fair play.
— Independent Women's Forum (@IWF) January 21, 2021
What is so remarkable is the fixation on Harris' stereotypical feminine qualities as the basis for female inspiration.
Female empowerment is strictly understood in terms of gender stereotypes and a firm separation of sex until the issue of gender identity is introduced. pic.twitter.com/YiIpa6jzWw
— Chad Felix Greene (@chadfelixg) January 21, 2021
There were, of course, those on the left who were all too quick to gaslight critics of the policy into believing that the executive order is in no way actually harmful to biological women.
One transgender activist, Charlotte Clymer, tweeted “transphobes are claiming this attacks the rights of cis women,” meaning biological women. Clymer said that’s not the case and instead accused those concerned of invoking “tragic logic” and “sad bigotry.”
To recap: President Biden signed an executed order banning discrimination on the basis of gender identity or sexual orientation. Transphobes are claiming this attacks the rights of cis women. It does not, of course. It's just tragic logic and sad bigotry.#BidenErasedWomen
— Charlotte Clymer (@cmclymer) January 21, 2021
In addition to the new order being obviously detrimental to women, as Christians, we know God created male and female in his image and likeness. He designed us to be in relation with one another, to have dominion over the earth together, and to “be fruitful and multiply,” according to Genesis 1.
That was the order in which God designed us to live and He called His creation “very good.”
Everyone, of course, doesn’t have to subscribe to that same belief system. However, there is serious concern about the executive action from Biden, because it forces all of us — including Christians and those of other faiths — to adopt a practice that is counter to Scripture.
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