On October 31st, Christian student senator Isabella Chow, the daughter of Malaysian-Cambodian immigrants, decided to abstain from a vote at the University of California, Berkeley, that would have affirmed transgenderism as “good, normal and true.” According to CitizenGo in a petition, Chow stated at the time:
“I cannot vote for this bill without compromising my values and my responsibility to the community that elected me to represent them. As a Christian, I personally do believe that certain acts and lifestyles conflict with that is good, right, and true. I believe that God created male and female at the beginning of time, and designed sex for marriage between one man and one woman. For me, to love another person does not mean that I silently concur when, at the bottom of my heart, I do not believe that your choices are right or the best for you as an individual.”
Students responded by ousting her from the party and by holding protests around campus to call for her resignation or a recall vote.
You can read more about this on the petition at CitizenGo.
The petition is actually a letter to Isabella Chow showing support for her. It reads as follows:
We are writing to you to express our deep gratitude to you for your faithful witness on Berkeley Campus. We’ve heard about your courageous decision to abstain from affirming harmful and unbiblical lifestyles. And we’ve heard about your even more courageous decision not to give in to pressure.
Isabella, you are a role model for us. If we are honest, sometimes we are tempted to cave to the culture. Sometimes it seems like it’d be easier to just keep our mouths shut and say nothing. But, the Bible makes very clear, we cannot be silent.
We cannot be silent because God’s law is lovely and altogether good for all people at all times in all places. Individuals who live outside of God’s intended design suffer for it. How cruel would it be if we who had the words of eternal life kept them to ourselves?
As you have said yourself, the Church must lovingly accept those who have been harmed by the sexual revolution. As Jesus did, we must welcome sinners and show the world a better way. In that, we must be careful to never compromise what God has revealed in his word.
We are thankful for you and we are praying for you. Please do not waver! Be faithful until the end!
I have signed and encourage you to do the same.