AFA Urges Christians to ‘Be Compassionate and Loving’ But to ‘Never Abandon the Truth In Order to Be Popular’
October 4, 2021
TUPELO, Miss. — A recent report by the Christian Post highlights the ongoing controversy surrounding British medical journal, “The Lancet,” whose September 25 journal cover labeled women as “bodies with vaginas.” People around the world are expressing their outrage, with one critic commenting, “This framing makes it sound like a coincidence that ‘bodies with vaginas’ have been neglected by medicine, as if it were not the product of a discrimination and oppression specific to the female sex… Medical misogyny exists—and refusing to acknowledge women perpetuates it.”
Richard Horton, editor-in-chief at The Lancet, officially apologized, saying that the journal “conveyed the impression that we have dehumanised and marginalised women” and that they “apologise to our readers who were offended by the cover quote and the use of those same words in the review.” Many critics are unsatisfied with this response, arguing that this choice of words erases women and bows to transgender ideology.
American Family Association (AFA, www.afa.net) Executive Vice President Ed Vitagliano responded to this issue, stating, “This is one of the most absurd examples of the lengths the ‘woke’ crowd will go to in order to impress one another and stay out of the crosshairs of the transgender lobby. But for people in the medical community to do this is a travesty. We all know that medical professionals should know better; the sad part is that they do, but too often set the truth aside for the sake of political correctness.”
Vitagliano continued, “Christians must remain courageous about telling the truth concerning sex and gender. We can be compassionate and loving toward those who are struggling with these issues, but we can never abandon the truth in order to be popular.”
For over 40 years, AFA has operated within the mission to inform, equip and activate individuals to strengthen the moral foundations of American culture and give aid to the church here and abroad in its task of fulfilling the Great Commission. Founded in 1977, AFA has long been on the front lines of America’s culture war. Today, AFA is one of the largest and most effective pro-family organizations in the country, with nearly a million online supporters and approximately 160,000 subscribers to the AFA Journal, the ministry’s monthly magazine. Find AFA Action Alerts here. In addition, AFA owns and operates nearly 180 radio stations across the country under the American Family Radio banner.