A man who identified himself as a woman on documents at California Baptist University was subsequently expelled from the university. He is now suing the university for damages, including loss of scholarships.
Domaine Javier was accepted into the university, which is affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention. School administrators allegedly got wind of his appearance on an MTV show where he stated he was born male, but considered himself female. They then allegedly proceeded to kick him out of the school.
His attorney stated, “Domaine did not lie about her gender identity. She identifies as female. She also identifies as Christian. CBU may believe that because it is a private, religiously affiliated institution, it has the right to expel transgender people without having to pay for the damages it has caused… CBU also does not have a policy regarding transgender people or gender identity issues. Domaine followed all the university’s rules and did not violate any university policies, so she should be treated like any other student.”
What these people and those who defend them fail to understand is that one’s gender is not based on wishful thinking. It’s based on one’s chromosomes and one’s physical makeup in the womb which is verified at birth. He can call himself female all he wants to but he will always be male, even if he goes through the charade of surgically altering himself.
The other fact to note is that he calls himself “Christian.” A Christian is someone who has faith in God through the Lord Jesus Christ and then makes it their life endeavor to obey him. The fact that he wants to call himself a she just shows that he really doesn’t have faith in God or in God’s word. Jesus clearly states, “…from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female.” Two separate genders. He wanted them to be distinguished and different from each other, not interchangeable.
The differences in genders is something that was pleasing to God. He wanted the distinctions clear which is why the laws on morality established in the Old Testament law (moral principles which last even into the New Testament) clearly state, “The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman’s garment: for all that do so are abomination unto the Lord thy God.” [Leviticus 22:5]
Institutes of higher learning have been traditionally given freedom as to who they admit or keep out. Discrimination is their MO. If they have a specific moral code that enrolled students have to live up to, that’s their choice. That’s why students who party too hard or who download child porn or who drug girls at parties to violate them are usually expelled and deserve to be. If this guy wins his case, then it sends the message that colleges and universities don’t have the freedom to uphold a standard of morals.
It’s unfortunate we live in an age where people (especially Christians) will avoid talking about these issues and avoid calling the transgender mentality sin for fear of the enemies of the cross or for fear of falsely being called haters. But the evil hearts of mankind can only genuinely be changed when we speak the truth in love to confront sin and stand firm on God’s word. That’s why I use my real name in my posts. I’ve found that compromising God’s truth for the sake of being accepted is highly overrated and really doesn’t offer genuine peace.
Source: Michael Gryboski. California Baptist University Sued by Expelled Transgender Student. The Christian Post. christianpost.com. February 27, 2013.
Harry A. Gaylord