TCC/CCI input to SOGI independent expert report on "Gender, sexual orientation and gender identity

Pro-life, pro-family organisations join forces

On behalf of several pro-life and natural family organisations, TCC/CCI provided input on the report on "Gender, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity" by the Independent Expert on Protection Against Violence and Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (IE-SOGI):

Reading the background, the objectives of the report and the key questions and types of input sought for the report fills us with concern. From the first sentence on gender is introduced as theory, which wording contains the claim of verifiable science. It portrays gender as a social construct or socially created. We believe that gender theory is an ideology. On a scientifical basis we believe that sexes are based on biology. We also believe that God created human beings male and female, according to the Bible in the book Genesis 1:27: “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.” That has not changed. We also acknowledge that all human beings are captive to their sinful nature in which they are fallen, and are in need of redemption. That is possible because of the coming in the world and the saving sacrifice of Jesus Christ, Son of God.

It is from this background that our response is critical and asks for a rethink and we hope that it may contribute to your report. Our input is also in the recognition of the inherent dignity of every human being as an image bearer of God, which entails a political, economic and social framework that respects the right of each individual to live, as far as feasible, in liberty.

Far from claiming to be complete, but in this spirit, we provide you with the following input, starting with an introduction, followed by some points on policy, gender ideology, women protection, comprehensive sexuality education and concluding remarks.

Read the full input submitted by TCC/CCI here. 

Co-signed by: 

1 Christian Council International, CCI (USA)

2 European Educators' Christian Association, EurECA (Swiss)

3 Vereniging Gereformeerd Schoolonderwijs, VGS (NL)

4 Zorg voor het Leven, NPV (NL)

5 Gezinsplatform (NL)

6 Bijbels Beraad M/V (NL)

7 Reformatorische Oudervereniging Nederland, ROV (NL)

8 Reformatorisch Maatschappelijke Unie Nederland, RMU (NL)

9 Wilberforce Foundation, WI (Albania)

10 Kenya Christian Professionals Forum (KCPF) (Kenya)