Is the church engaged in the ‘gender Ideology’ battle?

By Samuel KWIZERA

In recent years, there has been a growing push for gender ideology in Rwanda, with various forces working to entrench this non-Christian, non-traditional ideology in the country.

From the pride march that took place in 2021 and one being prepared in July 2023, the publication of a book by Plan International, the case of Moses Turahirwa changing his sex on his passport, the talk on changing the “male and female” language in our constitution which took place on 10/05/2023…We need to understand that there are great forces behind this ideology, ready to spend money in lobbying all over the world.

On the other hand, there is a great multitude of Rwandans who know close to nothing about the implications of this gender ideology on their families, business, faith and social life. It’s a pity that there are no Christian radios, TVs engaging in cultural apologetics and soon the masses will be ‘drinking’ this ideology.

One thing true about organizations that endorse and promote the opposition of the God created genders, the organizations which ask the acceptance of these other genders whose number we can’t know is that they are organized, they have objectives and ready to sponsor bills and talks like the one taking place in the Rwandan parliament right now.

A few questions cross my mind as I write this; is the Rwandan church ready or engaged? are our church leaders empowered to fight the raging battle? are we brave enough to talk about these things? are we ready to stand behind the truth and proclaim the truth about God’s creation as he intended? Do we have Christian TVs or Radio Talk shows talking about these things?

The truth is we can no longer live as if there is no drastic change in the Rwandan society and Church taking place right in front of our eyes and the calling to give a biblical case for what the church believers about the gender issue lies on both Pastors and the congregants.

“God created humankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them, male and female he created them” Genesis 1:27