News reports came out last week that the transgender athlete Rachel McKinnon has, for the second year in a row, won the women’s bicycling championships in Manchester, England.
McKinnon is a biological male competing as a female. That has left some female athletes upset.
McKinnon pushed back in a statement we should listen to closely:
“All my medical records say, female. My doctor treats me as a female person. My racing license says female, but people who oppose my existence still want to think of me as male. So, if we want to say that I believe you’re a woman for all of society except for this massive central part that is sport, then that’s not fair.”
McKinnon has a point.
If people offer the delusion that a biological male is a female in other dimensions, it’s inconsistent to deny that same designation in sport.
We’re watching a secularizing world mired in inconsistency, and whenever that inconsistency is pointed out, it’s our responsibility to see it for what it is. But this is where Christians also have to recognize that the last thing we should hope for in this world is for the world to be even more consistently wrong.