Commonwealth Policy Center

One of the most famous Hollywood lines comes from the movie A Few Good Men when An military officer on trial played by Jack Nicholson yells at the prosecutor Tom Cruise, “You can’t handle the truth!” Ever think about where truth comes from? Lia Thomas is a male, but he won a women’s collegiate swimming championship. Rachel Levine is another man in a high government position and just named by USA Today as a Woman of the year. So what is the truth? Should individual human beings define their own gender? Some argue that dignity comes from self-definition. But true dignity comes from being made in the image of God–the same God who creates us male and female, and the truth is we thrive when we live within the created order He’s defined.