A basketball player in Europe named D.J. Cooper was suspended last week.  He tested positive for pregnancy.  He.  Is pregnant.

        This story is not going where you think it’s going.  Stick with me.

        Part of latching on with a new team is passing a drug screen.  Evidently Mr. Cooper thought he would not pass, so he substituted his urine for that of his girlfriend.  And she, evidently, has a bun in the oven.  The hormones associated with that blessed event are running rampant through her body.  Including her excretory system.  Since men don’t have those hormones, the authorities determined he had falsified his test, so he got the boot.  It could not possibly have been his urine.

So I guess, in a way, the story was going where you thought after all.  Men are men.  Women are women.  We have certain similarities, and those similarities can be enhanced through a variety of processes — some mild, some drastic.  But we are, in the end, male and female.  Just like God made us (Genesis 1:27).  And there is nothing we can do to change that.  Nothing. 

The question is, why would we want to?

What is so outstanding about a man that a woman would want to become one?  And vice versa?  Each has his (or her) glories.  Each serves a purpose, both in the family (Ephesians 5:33) and in society at large.  Envying is counted among the deeds of the flesh (Galatians 5:19-21) and leads to “disorder and every evil thing” (James 3:16), and surely this must be the most pointless and self-destructive form of envy. 

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