Recently an ad for Dr. Ralph Abrahama appeared in the inbox. It was catchy but he’s seeking the GOP gubernatorial nomination in Louisiana. Should he win he will challenge Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards. The race wasn’t local so the email got the delete button.
The follow on
Well, probably the next day a piece by MSNBC anchor Chris Jansing came to the inbox. It referred to the doctor’s belief there are only two genders as incendiary. Logically it seems Mr. Jansing is asserting the candidate offends the LGBTQ community.
Jansing told viewers, “We’ve got an important question now… What does it mean to be a mainstream Republican? It is the question that some Republicans have been asking in the age of Donald Trump, and increasingly, it seems the answer might be to make incendiary comments about women and members of the LGBT community… In Louisiana, the Republican candidate for governor, Ralph Abraham, is out with a new TV ad this week making incendiary comments about gender.”
Let’s go to the tape for the replay
So let’s go back to the ad. Here is the content of Dr. Abrahama’s ad:
“Here’s the truth. Life begins at conception. Government is too big. Our taxes are too high. And our car insurance is too expensive. President Trump is doing a great job. Facts matter more than feelings. The Second Amendment is self-explanatory. And as a doctor, I can assure you there are only two genders.”
The PC position
The idea that gender exists on a spectrum has gained popular acceptance in recent years. It is popular with progressives and many LGBTQ activists. But what does biology tell us? Do you want your doctor treating you for what you are and what you have? Or do you want to be treated for what you think might be and what you think you might have? It’s a legitimate question. Is there objective truth or not?
Some presidential candidates, such as socialist Elizabeth Warren, are listing their preferred gender pronouns. Warren identifies as a “cisgender female” with the pronouns she/hers. Cisgender refers to people identifying their gender with their birth sex. The fact that Lieawatha Faucahontus thinks it is okay is not persuasive. Sometimes people assert things that are not actually true. Passing legislation granting credence to their position does service to no one.
Because you go to the doctor complaining of a pain radiating down your arm does not mean you have an arm problem. You might want the doctor to investigate heart attack. Maybe when the doctor tells you there are two genders it just means… there are two biological genders. Regardless how many we perceive there are, or we wish there were… biologically there are two. The extras are, perhaps entertaining on the debate stage, but still, all in your mind.