top of page

The LGBTQ activists have masterfully divided the Christian community into two camps: the Truth Tellers and the Lovers. One group emphasizes Love over Truth, the other, Truth over Love. Both create a false, one dimensional, view of God. The Truth tellers often come across as “haters,” while the Lovers often enable broken people to continue in their delusions. Furthermore, the Truth Tellers and the Lovers often end of fighting each other.

As much as possible, our responses on every cultural issue need to reflect the entire nature of God—not just one aspect. That requires great wisdom—and prior thought.

I recently wrote a blog on Dylan Mulvaney, Budweiser and Jesus. My goal was to keep God’s attributes of Love and Truth in balance. However, it generated numerous questions, so today’s blog is about answering some of those questions. Many Christians are still confused about what the various transgender terms mean. Others simply are asking the question, “As a follower of Jesus, how do I respond in a way that reflects both God’s truth and His love?”


We’ve all been a part of conversations where we hear terms slung around, and we’re not completely clear as to what they mean. The transgender movement has certainly spawned a new vocabulary. So, let’s just talk about some of those terms for a moment.

You probably know what transgendered means. But do you know what “cis-gendered” and “non-binary” mean? Initially, I was never sure if a transgender woman was a man or a woman. Ditto for a transgender man. And then there was all the other new jargon as well.

Let’s start with the term “cis-gendered.” If you ask someone over 50 what it means you’ll often get a blank stare or a shrug of the shoulders. If you ask a 10-year-old what it means they’ll likely say it means a person is a “hater.” We’ll talk more about that in a moment.

But what does cis-gendered really mean?

If you identify as the gender shown on your birth certificate, you are cis-gender. In Latin, the prefix “cis-” means “on this side of.” In contrast, if you identify as the gender opposite of what is on your birth certificate you are Trans-gender. The prefix “trans-“ in Latin means “on the other side of.” In other words, “Cis” means “same as.” “Trans” mean “the opposite of.” “Cis” and “trans” are antonyms (opposites).

So, a trans woman is the opposite of a woman—a man who believes he is a woman. Conversely, a trans man is the opposite of a man—a woman who believes she is a man. When you hear trans, think “opposite.”

However, in public education today, cisgender is not used as simply a descriptive term. It is portrayed as a pejorative term—a label of shame. It is the modern Scarlet Letter. Therefore, if you go into a public school and ask all the 4th graders to raise their hands who identify as cisgender, often, not a single child will raise their hand. Why, because if you identify as cisgendered, you will be labeled a hater, because that is what is taught in the public school classroom. If you have a child or grandchild in public school, ask them if they are cisgendered. See what they say. Then when the opportunity presents itself, ask their friends as well.

There is still one more broad category: “non-binary persons.” Basically, a non-binary person is a transgender who believes they are either both genders, neither gender, of a fluid gender (meaning they can change genders from day to day). There are numerous variations and terms under this category, but basically it is a catchall category for an ever-evolving alphabet soup of terms. It is the “+” on LGBTQ+.


But here’s the rub. In order for a man to claim he is a woman, or for a woman to claim she is a man, or a person to claim they are neither or both, they have to deny both God and science.

In Genesis 1:27, God created two genders: male and female. God said the two genders, the way he created them, are designed in His actual image.

Furthermore, God states, in Deut 22:5, that a man should not dress like a woman, and a woman should not dress like man. In other words, a drag queen. But that’s not the worst of it. Some people claim this verse is just biblical civil law, not moral law. Therefore, it doesn’t pertain to us today. However, the command concludes with these words: “God detests anyone who does this.” Through Moses, God gave the Israelites over 600 regulations. This is only one of a handful where God specifically emphasizes His personal revulsion. Does that sound like civil law to you?

So, either self-proclaimed transgenders must maintain that God said, “Oops!, I made you a man, but I meant to make you a woman,” or they must completely deny the existence of God. Either way, they are God deniers; they either deny his words or his existence.

They are also science deniers. Science has proven that a pregnant person is a female. A person with an XY chromosome will never get pregnant. No exceptions. Science has proven that a menstruating person is a female. A person with an XY chromosome will never have a period. Science has proven that a person who produces sperm is a male. A person with an XX chromosome is incapable of impregnating anyone. These are all undeniable scientific facts. In the words of Barak Obama, it’s “settled science.” If you don’t believe the science, you are a science denier.

In order to believe that a man can be a woman, you have to deny both science and God.

Think of it this way:

If you are white, but you think you are black, then you are white.

If you are 5’ 4”, but you think you are 6’ 2”, then you are 5’ 4”.

If your eyes are blue, but you think you have brown eyes, then your eyes are blue.

If you are male, but you think you are female, then you are male.

Facts are facts. “My Truth” supersedes scientific fact approximately 0% of the time.

So, if your feelings, your Truth, don’t reflect objective reality, where is the real problem? The problem is not with God, science, or nature. The problem is in your head.

But let me take this one step further. I am going to ask a series of questions which will help clarify where the problem is:

- If a man is addicted to porn, is the problem in his pants or in his head?

- If a man can’t keep his zipper up outside the marriage bed, is his problem in his pants or in his head?

- If a man is sexually attracted to other men, is the problem in his pants or in his head?

- If a man thinks he is a woman, is the problem in his pants or in his head?

The answer to all four questions is: in his head.

In light of that, can anyone explain to me:

- how can dressing like a woman help correct the problem, if the problem is in his head?

- how can changing clothes in the girl’s locker room at school help correct the problem, if the problem is in his head?

- how can having a sex change operation help correct the problem, if the problem is in his head?

This is not helping; this is enabling. It’s no different than enabling an alcoholic, a drug addict, or a glutton.

The first step in correcting a problem is that you must be honest: brutally honest with yourself; gently honest with others. Dishonesty, or avoiding it altogether, is not loving. Again, that is enabling. It may keep the peace, but it is not love. It condemns the person to ongoing imprisonment inside their delusion or addiction. A Transgender’s problem is not in their pants, it’s what’s in their head. They are not mentally disturbed. They are mentally broken.

This is simple enough for a child to understand. So why is there some much confusion on this issue? Why would a person deny both science and God?


There is a core assumption behind the transgender aberration: God is not the ultimate authority. Science is not the final authority. My experiences, My Truth, is the supreme authority. My experiences, my desires, my perceptions determine what is true.

That is what the term, “My Truth,” means. It implies, I am the Supreme Authority in the universe. It insinuates, “I’m smarter than God.” It even connotes, “I am god.” If you listen to Dylan Mulvaney who has been the center of controversy recently, you will hear Dylan say, “My Truth” as if that settles it.

If My Truth is the Supreme Authority, then scientific facts and God’s truth are truly irrelevant.

Welcome to postmodernism, which demotes science and God. For the postmodernist, my opinion equals ultimate truth. My Truth eclipses God’s truth. My Truth supersedes scientific fact. I conform both God and science to My Image.

This is really nothing new. The Old Testament expresses it this way: “Every man did what was right in his own eyes.” Today, we call it “My Truth.” The terminology has changed, but postmodernism has been around for thousands of years.

This is the core choice we all face every day: either my experiences will determine how I see God, or my view of God will determine how I see my experiences. When it comes to transgenders, their experiences are the fountainhead of all truth. Therefore, their experiences govern how they see God. Consequently, their experiences also define how they perceive the world and themselves.

The watershed issue is, who (or what) determines what is real? In postmodernism the debate is not God vs. science. The debate is God and science vs. Me. Transgenders cry, “Me!”

But this goes well beyond the transgender issue and touches every area of life. The reason the mobs on campus try to drown out free speech rather than engaging in argument, is because in post-modern culture, where the individual determines his or her own Truth, reason is irrelevant. Once reason dies, the volume inevitably crescendos.

This is also why narrative (story) is so powerful in modern culture. Without reason, only narrative can sculpt our experiences into understandable patterns. Facts alone cannot order themselves. Without reason, only narrative remains to shape how we see the facts. Narrative determines which facts we acknowledge and which facts we ignore. What we are seeing today is the logical result of cancelling God, and therefore reason, from culture and education.

Once God was cancelled, it was only a matter of time until science was cancelled as well—as we see with transgender ideology. The scientific method was birthed on the assumption that there is order and reason in the universe because the Creator was a Being of order and reason. In light of that, it makes sense that we would cancel science as well, which is based on the assumption of order and reason in the universe.

The result is that there is no longer any perceived overarching ordering principle in the universe. All that is left is, “survival of the fittest,” which, by default, makes it all about the almighty “Me.”


Determine you are going to be like Jesus: love more; tolerate less. Let me state it another way: never compromise God’s love, and never compromise God’s truth.

Like Jesus said to the woman at the well, “Your sins are forgiven. Go and sin no more.” He never condemned her, but He never excused her sin either. He never said, “That’s okay.

We’re all human. We all make mistakes.” He forthrightly acknowledged her sin, forgave her, and then gave her a second chance to make right choices.

Like Jesus, we start by extending God’s forgiveness. We are a culture drowning in guilt and shame, in dire need of God’s love and forgiveness. But that means we must be honest. We cannot downplay sin. God is not tolerant, but He does forgive. But it also means that you have to invite people into real relationship, just as Jesus did. Relationship changes hearts.

Let me ask you, why do people resort to violence? Because of pain and hurt right? No psychologist can take away their pain. Only God can. All a psychologist can do is offer coping mechanisms. That’s why we have to extend relationship as the arms of God on earth, in the hope that we can be a bridge to God himself.

At the same time, we must never compromise the truth. We don’t use truth as a bludgeon, but we don’t cancel it either. We need to make the conversation about what God thinks, not what I think, or what you think, because God is the authority. God alone is the Judge. At the end of the day what I think doesn’t matter.

Following are some examples of what this might look like:

When you hear someone use the phrase “gender affirming care,” how do you respond? I would ask,

“I think we can both agree that God loves every child. So, do you think a loving God smiles when we castrate a child whose gender He created? Isn’t that implying that God said ‘Oops! I made a mistake?’”

When an acquaintance says, “Children should be able to have sex change surgery,” reply in a compassionate voice, “Do you think the all-knowing Creator said, ‘Oops! I got the gender wrong again?’ Could you ever trust such an inept God?”

When a co-worker says, “Trans women should be able to choose the locker room they want to use,” compassionately respond,

“Do you think a loving God would force a 14-year-old girl to be confronted with a man’s penis while she undresses in the girls’ locker room? Do you think God loves a man who identifies as a woman MORE than a 14-year-old girl?”

The three previous examples all employ questions to make their point. Generally, questions are the best way to soften to blow in order to engage a person in real conversation. However, sometimes you need to draw a line in the sand, especially if others who are persuadeable are listening in. In such cases, you must take the perceived moral highground. In this case, you can do that by defending women, and then concluding with a question about what God thinks:

Any man who dresses up as a woman is guilty of gender appropriation, demeaning all women.

Any man who identifies as a woman so he can compete against them is a misogynist. He is stealing their scholarships. He is taking away their medals. He is robbing them of opportunities to achieve. He is intentionally doing real harm to real women.
“Do you really think God loves men who identify as women MORE than biological women?”

Again, the point is to utilize powerful emotive arguments, making it about about how God feels, not about how you feel.

Modern culture ignores logical argument but is stopped in its tracks by powerful emotive argument. These are powerful emotive arguments. Use them. But always use a compassionate voice, and end by making it about how God feels.

Womanhood is not a mental disorder. It is a God ordained, scientifically verifiable, undeniable genetic trait—just like ethnicity. When God created women as women and men as men, He did not say “Oops!”

Remember, be more like Jesus: love more, tolerate less. Never compromise God’s love, and never compromise God’s truth.

God is the issue—in every issue.

By Brad Bright

Copyright © Brad Bright, 2023. All rights reserved.

46 views0 comments

They had never met before. The dislike in her eyes was palpable.

She was in the elevator when my wife stepped in. Kathy smiled at her and said, “Good morning!” The woman stared coolly at her and said nothing in reply. Undeterred, Kathy looked for a way to engage in conversation. The woman wore animal print tennis shoes and my wife commented warmly that she liked her shoes. “…they’re very cute.” she said with a smile. The woman, a hotel employee, sniffed in indignation. Then silence. When the doors opened the employee slowly exited the elevator without a backward glance, carrying her animosity with her.

Hate boils over, infecting every corner of culture:

- Radicals vandalizing Pro-life centers.

- Children shooting other children.

- White supremacists vomiting hate. Angry blacks spewing hate in response.

- Trans folks publicly advocating vengeance.

- Self-righteous Christians condemning pagans for acting like—pagans.

- Politicians stoking hate, verbally beating up fellow Americans as fascists, Nazis, racists, misogynists, or deplorables.

- College students physically assaulting visiting speakers.

- There is plenty of blame to go around. We see it every day.

A lot of people ask, what is the answer to all the venomous hate swirling around us? I think the better question is, what is God’s solution to hate?

More Laws?

More Programs?

More Strategies?

More Preachers?

More Churches?

No, my friends, God’s solution to the hate is YOU!

God gave YOU the power to be the solution.

God gave YOU the power to change the course of history!

And yes, I literally mean to change the course of history.

I don’t care whether you are white, black, brown or green. I don’t care if you are the President, a waitress, a PhD, or a janitor. Your skin color or your day job makes little difference. If you follow Jesus, you are God’s answer to hate.

On Good Friday, two thousand years ago, the future of the small band of Jesus’ disciples looked grim. Hate had nailed their beloved Rabbi to a cross and threatened all who followed Him. They were scared and fled into hiding. Three days later, the resurrection changed everything. Empowered by the Holy Spirit, those men and women began to change the course of history.

But how did that small group grow to the point that Christianity ultimately came to dominate the Roman Empire? Was it the preaching of the gospel? Most Christians think so. But they are wrong.

Christianity spread relationally, virally, person to person. Scholars have now shown this to be the primary method of transmission. The evidence is so overwhelming that even pastor, Tim Keller, said, “The gospel was spread in the early church by personal conversations and life examples. Not through programs, not even through preachers.”

God’s solution for secular culture is YOU! But in order to understand how you are the solution, we must go back the beginning when Jesus first gave us God’s strategy.

Jesus’ parting words in Matthew 28:18-20 were:

“’All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.’” (NIV)

Who was Jesus talking to? His disciples.

What did he tell them to do? Go make more disciples.

How were they supposed to do that? Baptizing and teaching “everything I have commanded you.”

And what did he just command his disciples to do? Go make disciples.

In other words, every true disciple of Jesus is a discipler of disciplers. Every disciple of Jesus is a discipler who disciples disciples to be disciplers. The goal is not to create a disciple; the goal is to create a discipler. I call this discipleRship; the goal is to always create more disciplers. Discipleship is multiplication! That was and is God’s strategy for changing the course or world history. Whether you are a Christian or a Bolshevik, there is no more effective strategy on earth.

Let’s look an example of what this looked like in Acts 19:8-10:

“Paul entered the synagogue and spoke boldly there for three months, arguing persuasively about the kingdom of God. But some of them became obstinate; they refused to believe and publicly maligned the Way. So Paul left them. He took the disciples with him and had discussion daily in the lecture hall of Tyrannus. This went on for two years, so that all the Jews and Greeks who lived in the province of Asia heard the word of the Lord.” (NIV)

Did you catch what happened?

Paul preached for three months, and then discipled the believers in Ephesus for two years. During those two years, “every Jew and Greek” in the province of Asia heard about Jesus. The province of Asia was about the size of the state of Connecticut. But, as far as we know, Paul never left Ephesus. So how did Paul do it?

First, we know Ephesus was the second largest city in the Roman Empire. was a port city. It was where all trade transitioned from land to sea (or vice versa). It sat astride the chokepoint of all east/west trade, stretching from the city of Rome to China.

It seems clear that the people Paul discipled were business people. Traders. After Paul discipled them, they fanned out across Asia, talking about their relationship with Jesus wherever they went. Paul replicated and multiplied himself through his disciples to the entire Roman province of Asia.

But, it didn’t stop there. It kept spreading virally. History tells us what happened. By 300 AD, two-thirds of the city of Rome were Christians. By 350 AD, fifty-two percent of the Roman Empire identified as Christian. By 380 AD, Christianity became the official religion of Rome.

What is most telling (and surprising) is, if you go through the graveyards of the Roman Empire from around the year 400 AD, most of the gravestones bore Christian names. When a person became a follower of Jesus, the took on a Christian name. Fifty percent of the men had Christian names. However, eighty-five percent of the women had Christian names.

Does that give you a hint as to how to turn America back to God? It’s not through preaching; not everyone can preach. It’s through relationship; everyone can build relationships. However, woman are especially adept at relationship building—because of their intrinsic God-given wiring from the womb. Women were God’s primary vehicle for spreading the gospel in the Roman Empire.

Does that mean men aren’t necessary? Of course not! But men have to be more intentional because building deep relationships doesn’t usually come naturally to most males.

Let me show you the power of this strategy, which Jesus gave us. Let’s say that you introduce one person to Christ this year, and disciple/mentor him or her in how to follow Jesus. Then next year you both repeat the process with two more people. By the end of the second year there are four of you. The third year, each of the four lead someone to Christ and disciple them, resulting in eight people. Using this strategy, how long will it take you to reach and disciple everyone in America for Jesus Christ? Twenty-eight years.

However, assuming 1,000 Christians started following Jesus’ strategy today, how long it would it take to reach and disciple everyone in America? Only 18 years. The point is it can happen in your lifetime!

In Ephesus, it all began with Paul discipling (mentoring) the small band of believers. Have you ever been fully discipled to the point you could do what Paul’s disciples did? If not, I am going to make a suggestion at the end of this article.

You see, the problem in America today is not that there is too much darkness. The problem is not that there are too many haters. The problem is that there is not enough light. That’s where you and I come in. It’s not your pastor’s job to shine the love of Christ in your neighborhood. It is yours. It’s mine.

Do you want to help change America? Do you want your sons and daughters and grandchildren to experience the full blessings of a land of opportunity? You can—if you do it the way Jesus commanded. God’s solution for HATE is you.

Unfortunately, most Christians in America are not shining their light in the darkness. The problem is not fear—or busyness. The stumbling block is that, unlike the Federal Government, you can’t give away what you don’t own. Let me explain.

Do you let your circumstances determine how you see God, or does your view of God determine how you see your circumstances? Your answer will affect how brightly your light will shine in the darkness. How you see God is the difference between peace or fear, joy or depression. How you see God controls how brightly your light can shine.

Do you know what the primary purpose of the Bible is? It is to teach us who God is. The Bible is God’s revelation of Himself to us.

The first step in discipleship/mentorship is to discover who God really is and why it matters in your life every minute of every day. If you have never done a study on the character and nature of God, let me strongly encourage you to do so. Preferably with a friend or a group of friends. Your faith will never exceed your view of God. If you have a small view of God, you will have limited faith. As your view of God grows, so does your faith. It is simple cause and effect.

A number of years ago, my dad wrote a book on the attributes of God entitleed, God, Who Are You Anyway?I encourage you to order a copy either on Amazon or at

Read the book with at least one other person (if possible) and ask the “so what” questions. Questions like:

Why do I even want God to be holy? If God is holy is there any hope for me?

Why do I want God to be perfectly just? Why doesn’t He grade on a curve?

The Bible says, “God is love.” What does that really mean?

I’d love to hear from you afterward, to hear how it made a difference in your life.

A number of years ago I gave my dad’s book to a highly successful attorney who came up to me after a meeting and started recounting to me about all the awful decisions he had made in his personal life. Mired in guilt, he was desperate for a lifeline. I gave him a copy of my dad’s book on the character and nature of God. Six months later I ran into him at another meeting. He was beaming from ear to ear. He went from being part of the problem, to being part of the solution.

You too can be a vital part of the solution. You can become God’s solution to Hate. The problem is not your behavior; the problem is with what you love. Jesus said, love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength. Only then will you develop the capacity to love your neighbor as yourself. It all begins with discovering more deeply who God really is. Once you do, you will find yourself transforming in response. I promise.

Ask God to help you know Him better every day. Then spend the next year helping someone else do the same. Together, let’s turn up His light!

Remember, God is the issue—in every issue.

By Brad Bright

©2023 Brad Bright. All rights reserved.

32 views0 comments

Dylan Mulvaney and Budweiser have been in the headlines recently. You may have noticed.

However, for those of you who missed it, Dylan is a man who thinks he is a woman. He is a Tik Tok influencer with a huge following. Last week, Budweiser decided it would be a great idea to make a digital ad with Dylan to promote Budweiser. A huge backlash erupted. Since then, Budweiser has been in full damage control mode. That’s where we are today.

Amidst all the uproar, Dylan made a fascinating statement. He said, “God never makes mistakes.”

I couldn’t agree more. Dylan and I agree on that one point.

God never says, “Oops!” Unfortunately, we as humans often do.

But what Dylan clearly meant is, God created him schizophrenic; God created him a man who believes he is a woman. Unlike Dylan, I don’t blame God for that. I blame Adam & Eve, and the Serpent.

Furthermore, Dylan is a science denier. Science says Dylan is a man. Dylan’s mind tells him he is a woman. The problem is not with his biology. That’s settled science. The problem is in his head. Those are facts, not judgements.

I’m sure a lot of trans activists will call me a hater because I believe science and the Bible. They are often like 3-year-olds who throw a temper tantrum when they don’t get their way. They will vomit their anger all over me and call me names because they are incapable of rationally justifying their ideology based on science or the Bible. Watch and see if I am right. It should be interesting.

But Dylan is broken. It seems pretty clear that he knows it. He’s a lost soul who needs our prayers and compassion, not our condemnation.

Let me ask you, if a blind man steps on your toe does it hurt? But are you offended? Of course not, unless you’re a complete jerk. Most of us, after our eyes stop watering, will ask how we can help. Dylan is blind. Never forget that.

So how do we respond as followers of Jesus to Dylan and Budweiser?

I believe we should start with this principle:

never compromise TRUTH, and never compromise LOVE.

State what is true, but don’t berate Dylan. He’s horribly broken. Pray for him. Above all else, he needs our prayers. If you feel like you have to comment online, instead of calling him a name, acknowledge his deep hurt, then offer the hope of Jesus. He may not respond, but someone else may.

Jesus modeled what this looks like in his interaction with the woman caught in adultery in John chapter 8. He never said, “That’s okay. I understand.” Rather, he said, “I do not condemn you. Go. From now on sin no more.” He clearly acknowledged she had blown it, but he did not condemn her. He extended forgiveness. He offered a path forward. We should do the same with Dylan and the Dylans in our lives. Don’t enable the goofy thinking. Don’t downplay the bad behavior. But don’t condemn either. Instead, love as Jesus loved. Extend compassion. Offer forgiveness.

I remember chatting one day with a very successful man who had blown it in his marriage. For a couple minutes he went on about what a mess he had made. I stopped him and said, “You really have blown it. Big time. But there’s hope….” I acknowledged the truth, but I didn’t beat him up for it. Then I immediately gave him hope and explained how to start taking steps in the right direction. Six months later our paths crossed again. He was beaming from ear to ear. He was a changed man.

Sinners don’t need our condemnation. They need forgiveness. They need to know how to escape from the sin that imprisons them. Like a blind man, they need our help.

On the other hand, we have Budweiser. Budweiser is not a person. Budweiser is a powerful soulless corporation whose primary purpose is to make money for its investors.

Hold Budweiser accountable.

If you drink beer, never drink Budweiser again. If you have friends who drink beer (most of us do), encourage them to drink something other than Budweiser. If you own Budweiser stock, sell it today! If you have a 401(k) or 403(b), contact your administrator to find out if Budweiser is part of the investment portfolio. If so, insist they require the investment firm to divest of all Budweiser stock. Don’t take “No” for an answer. Ask your co-workers to go with you. There is power in numbers. Be respectful but be firm. Hold Budweiser accountable.

Jesus always showed compassion to lost sheep, but he was never afraid to speak truth—especially to power. Jesus never compromised truth, and he never compromised love. Be more like Jesus!

And never forget, God is the issue—in every issue.

Copyright © Brad Bright 2023. All rights reserved.

58 views0 comments
bottom of page