We're all gay, now...
(Tim) Many of the current changes in English usage are motivated by the hatred of sex that is a defining feature of the postmodern. He opposes distinctions, particularly that hardwired distinction between man and woman we used to call "sex."
At times, his hatred is directed against God Himself. Consider the decline of naming God "Father" in preaching, teaching, and prayer. Among pomos, this change often is the most direct way of ascertaining faith or unbelief. If when "we cry out 'Abba! Father!'" the "Spirit Himself testifies with our spirit that we are children of God," those who refuse to name Him "Father" are not indwelt by the Spirit, but remain lost in their rebellion against God. Jesus commanded us to "Pray like this: Our Father which art in Heaven, Hallowed be Thy Name." Names have always been important to God. When we think to alleviate our own (or others') pain by avoiding addressing God as "Father," He yet remains the Father (pater) from whom all fatherhood (patria) gets its name. No other name will do.
Turning from God to man, the postmodern's attack on sex is a mishmash. The enemy can breach the wall as well by stealth and confusion and radar jamming as a ramrod smashing against the gates. Postmoderns are fuious that God made Adam first, then Eve; that He decreed Adam to be our federal head; and that He named our race "adam" rather than "adam-eve" or "eve," and this fury has led to changes in English usage which, in turn, have motivated thousands of deletions of the original Hebrew and Greek in our latest Bible products. It's not by frontal attack as much as by a thousand cuts: here a 'he' cut, there a 'him' cut, everywhere a 'father,' 'brother,' and 'son' cut. It's a tsunami of appeasement.
Then too, pomos obscure the nature of sex, itself. There's lots of talk about being sensitive to the queer...the transgendered, and the hermaphrodite. Aren't they people, too? They have feelings. Why marginalize them with talk anchored in biological bifurcation? That's dualism and dualism is real bad karma. Things are always more complicated than yes or no, good or bad, woman or man.
Remember Chesterton warning against the modern and morbid habit of sacrificing the normal on the altar of the abnormal? We're so concerned to avoid hurt feelings that men are, like, gone. Everyone's a woman now. That's the heart of postmodernism.
When feelings trump truth, manhood dies and men go soft. Limp-wristed. Gay.
But then preachers always were. The French used to say there are three sexes: men, women, and clergymen.