Director, Commonwealth Policy Center

One of the most objective, self-evident truths is that of gender. We're either born male or female. There are clear biological differences. However, in a secular culture without a fixed reference point, this most objective of realities is being blurred. And there are consequences. A University of Louisville professor was recently fired for advising children to embrace their birth sex. Professor Allen Josephson spoke on a panel where he said that classifying people by their psychological gender identity over biological reality is “counter to medical science.” And that parents should “use their collective wisdom in guiding their child to align with his or her biological sex.” Josephson chaired the university’s division of child and adolescent psychiatry and psychology for nearly 15 years but his comments unfortunately led to his termination.