USA - Stamford, CT Eliminates Gender Pronouns

Arno Froese

The Board of Representatives voted to remove “he/she” and “his/her” from its rules of order, replacing them with specific titles, including president and clerk, the Advocate newspaper reported.

The measure passed unanimously with one abstention.

The change was proposed by three Democrats elected to the 40-member board in November, including Raven Matherne, the state’s first openly transgender elected official. It does not change the way the rules are followed or carried out, she said.

“It’s an act to acknowledge the members of this board, just as in each of our districts and the city at large, cannot always be described as he or she,” Matherne said.

Stamford is the state’s third most populous city, with about 130,000 residents, according to the city’s website.

The move gives Stamford the opportunity to set the bar in updating its language to be LGBTQ inclusive, board members said.

“It’s a modernization,” said Democratic board member Benjamin Lee. “Gendered nouns are no longer used as often in legal documents or legislative documents.”

-www.stamfordadvocate.com, 10 January 2018

Arno's commentary

This is progression of the zeitgeist (spirit of our time); the twisting of fundamental human morals is the accepted thing and continues to increase globally. Same-sex marriage, unthinkable 100 years ago, is now sweeping the globe. Not too long ago, the prefixes Mr., Mrs., and Miss were put into question, and Miss was eliminated.

What does the Bible say? In the first book of the Bible, we read: “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth” (Genesis 1:27-28). God created male and female, and that in the image of God. They were to be “fruitful and multiply,” and have dominion over planet earth; that includes the fish in the sea, the fowls of the air, and the animals on earth. That too is now being attacked by various animal rights groups, some going so far as to recognizing animals as persons with equal rights.

It is of interest, however, that countries with the most liberal laws are the most successful on earth. The borders between male and female, clearly identified in Scripture, are being erased. That is what the world calls progress.

Take the Ten Commandments, the basic principles for any functioning government. While the Ten Commandments were specifically given to the Israelites, who came out of the land of Egypt, they are applicable to all nations of the world. For example, honor your father and mother; children’s rights now forbid father and mother from dispensing corporal punishment. Think of the next four: thou shalt not kill, thou shalt not commit adultery, thou shalt not steal, thou shalt not bear false witness against your neighbor. While no government encourages the breaking of such laws openly, they in actual fact do so by permitting a culture to develop that encourages and glorifies adultery. There are hundreds of thousands if not millions of specially trained people with the aim to steal knowledge from another company, and bearing false witness is the first instruction a lawyer will give a client: deny everything. When we come to the tenth commandment, the entire industrial, commercial, and financial institutions of the world are encouraged to have more; to covet is now called entrepreneurship.

The world is racing toward the final society under one leader, Antichrist.

Arno Froese is the executive director of Midnight Call Ministries and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed prophetic magazines Midnight Call and News From Israel. He has authored a number of well-received books, and has sponsored many prophecy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. His extensive travels have contributed to his keen insight into Bible prophecy, as he sees it from an international perspective.

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