A new billboard in Saline County has once again ignited controversy, this time with a clear and unapologetic message: “God Created Only Two Genders.” The sign, prominently displayed off I-30, has drawn both support and criticism from the community.
Transgender woman Jessica Disney, upon seeing the billboard, expressed her initial sadness, reflecting the division the message has stirred.
Saline County Republican Committee Chair David Gibson revealed that a group of Christian conservatives was responsible for the billboard, emphasizing that the committee shares and endorses its message. He outlined two key reasons behind their stance. “Number one, we are called to go and tell,” Gibson explained. “Number two, what we’re doing, we’re doing in love. Just because someone disagrees with you doesn’t mean they’re hateful.”
Both Disney and Gibson rooted their arguments in the first book of the Bible, Genesis.
Disney referred to the complexity and beauty of the world created by God, encompassing not only the two genders of men and women but also day and night, land and sea, flying birds, and swimming fish.
Gibson, however, saw the issue in simpler terms. “Genesis 1:27 speaks to this,” he asserted. “It’s the foundation of what we’re saying today – that God created man and woman.”
When asked whether their respective stances represented the prevailing sentiment in the state, both Disney and Gibson answered affirmatively.
Gibson additionally encouraged Christians to boldly stand up for their beliefs, signaling a call for more assertive advocacy.
The billboard’s unequivocal message has once again highlighted the deep divides and passionate convictions on this issue, signaling that this debate is far from over.