Single Status Update
Yesterday I had mandatory training on LGBT diversity. All federal employees are receiving training on the subject. The main idea is that we should never assume sexual orientation. Then I thought : it always can get worse! Until when my dear God?
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I want to correct myself on the article - it is from the Kingdom Ministry of 1976
*** km 9/76 pp. 3-6 Doing Work with a Good Conscience Before God and Men ***
Wow, that was a long time ago, and I refer to it often, so it might be a real help for the brothers to update it.
As christians we treat everybody the same way. There is no question about that. We have to witness to them. What I found interesting is that according to the training we should avoid gender defining expressions such as wife, husband, mother or father. We should use instead spouse or parent. We should not ever assume that anybody is heresexual. That is a significant change. Basically they are trying to change the way we perceive sexual orientation. For us is obvious what is going on, we will comply with equal treatment however this way of thinking is distorted and does not reflect what is right according to what Jehovah thinks.
When I'm not sure, I may use partner instead of husband or wife, because not so many couples are married these days anyway. But to go further and to avoid using gender specific expressions is going way past what it needs to. That oversteps equality. Humans are made man/woman/mother/father/etc, and it's getting too bizarre. Jehovah teaches us in our training to be mild, and not to make this an issue at work, and to show ourselves by our equal treatment of all that we are following him and Jesus.