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Homosexuality, Bisexual and Transgender/Transsexual topics:

2016-DEC & 2017-JAN:
More negative comments on the
National Geographic Magazine's
issue on gender identity.

Part 5 of seven parts

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negative response More negative comments on National Geographic's issue:

  • The Blaze web site's article by Matt Walsh (Continued):

    By DEC-25 that article had received 296 comments, A few of them are listed below:

    • Ivanpaa posted:

      "SO, SO ridiculous!!!! When a baby is born the doctor says…..”It’s a boy!” OR ”It’s a girl!” When did we ever hear a doctor say anything else? Neither God or science has changed. When people choose to change their identity from one sex to the other they are going against God and Mother Nature. 1

    • To which I, the the author of this essay, posted:

      "Of course, doctors sometimes say something other than boy or girl. Sometimes the newborn is intersexual and it is not obvious from their body whether they are male or female. As I vaguely recall reading, in about 1 in 2,000 births the newborn’s genitals are so ambiguous that the doctor has to call in specialists to determine the newborn’s biological gender." 1

    • Cat4Christ777 posted:

      "... the Bible addresses all the ’mental illnesses’ that the Left pushes upon our culture in their attempt to ’normalize’ sin to make it more appealing -- which is just what their father, the Devil, wants them to do. ..."

      "All of it is about their hatred of their Creator, so they do everything in their power to try to encourage–or even force–the population at large to agree with their hateful rhetoric. They will make any excuse–to the point of making up ridiculous 'phobias' or 'disorders' -- to persuade the public that their fallacies are real, when they’re not."

      "... the problem: Liberal parents are watching their children, and when they see their child do or say anything that does not fit into what their mentally ill minds think their child’s biological gender should be doing or saying, they make erroneous assumptions about their child’s psychology and try to ’fix’ their child’s body to fit into what they assume is ’better’ for them. Instead, they should just leave their child’s body alone, and allow them to mature and grow up into the adults they’re meant to be. Once an adult -- if the parents have not irrevocably harmed their child’s psychology with their own mental illness -- the child can seek psychological help to get over their parents’ influence.

      It’s unfortunate that people have become so weak-minded and mentally ill that they’d interfere with their own child’s development over their own inability to see the truth.

      This is why it’s so important to return Bible teaching to our elementary school systems. For those who may disagree with this, America’s first textbook was the Bible, and back in those days, people did not do the ridiculous things they do now -- after it was removed from our education system." 1

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  • The Now The End Begins (NTEB) web site is devoted to discussing the End Times. "NTEB" is also known as "The End Of The World As We Know It" or (TEOTWAWKI). It is a common belief of conservative Christians. Geoffrey Grider is the site's editor in chief. His lead article for 2016-DEC was titled "Anichrist Obama to Devote Last Month in Office to the Destruction of the Jewish State of Israel." They also feature an article: "National Geographic Magazine Now Promoting Transgender Lifestyle To Very Young Children. 2 The implication of the title seems to be that any child can be convinced that their gender is opposite to their birth-identified gender. All it takes is a little exposure and promotion of the concept to them.

    The article begins with a quotation from 2 Timothy 3:1 in the Bible: "This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come."

    Grider refers to National Geographic's 2017-JAN issue as the "National Geographic’s Outrageous 'Gender Revolution' Issue" and asks: "Is National Geographic Complicit in a Form of Child Abuse?"

Some comments posted by readers of the NTEB article are:

  • Alexandra1973 posted:

    "These guys are crazy. Gender is not a spectrum, and I don't think it's the boy who's the activist but his crazy parents. If it's this bad now, it makes you wonder how bad Sodom and Gomorrah were! My son just turned 15 yesterday. I'm glad he's 'all boy.' He's on the autism spectrum but he knows male from female. What kind of parents dress up their boy as a girl and color his hair pink!?"

  • Deb Moore posted:

    "Lets talk about who is really stupid here!!!! A 9 year old is NOT old enough to make a life changing decision like this!!!! Education has NOTHING to do with this. I certainly hope you don't breed, I wouldn't want to see what you allow your offspring to do!!!!!!!!"

  • RoaDe posted:

    "Vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked, I can't hardly wait till our Lord burns it all!"

  • Josey posted:

    "I think this is all used by the New World Order to promote this lifestyle. No child outside of curiosity would even think along these lines. These kids are being exploited by the sodomite agenda and parents would have to consistently put within the mind of a 3 o4 yr old that they are not the sex they were born with if they are their real parents, they could be handlers sent in as imposter parents to these kids. They shall pay dearly for these acts of mental abuse against these little ones when they are judged."

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  • The American College of Pediatricians (ACP) is a tiny group of about 200 members that takes many conservative positions, including opposition to same-sex couple adoption, same-sex parenting generally, abortion access, and comprehensive sex education in schools. They have been described as an anti-LGBT hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center. They are often confused with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) which has over 60,000 members. 3

The president of ACP,Michelle Cretella MD, was interviewed on the web site of LifeSiteNews, a conservative news source. She said that the National Geographic magazine issue dealing with transgender children is:

"... promoting a political agenda over science and the wellbeing of innocent children. ... 'Affirming’ so called transgender children means sterilizing them as young as 11years old. Puberty blockers plus cross-sex hormones causes permanent sterility. And biological girls who ‘transition’ to male by taking testosterone may have a double mastectomy at age 16. The life-time use of cross-sex hormones also puts these children at risk for stroke, heart disease, diabetes, cancers and more. ..."

"When academic, medical and other public institutions propagate the lifetime use of toxic hormones and the surgical removal of healthy body parts as healthcare for children they are engaged in institutionalized child abuse." 4,5

Two readers to the article in TheBlaze posted contrasting comments:

  • "MissContessa" posted:

    "For those criticising parents, please spare a thought. In Australia, parents lose the right to discourage this type of behaviour at age 16. Psychologists won’t treat it as a mental condition, but rather will only help these teens in the transition process. The government has recently introduced information programs to children who are starting high school making them 100% aware of what their rights are. I’m in this situation right now and my attempts to seek help to get this sorted has caused all sorts of massive issues to our family. We are simply not allowed to try and stop this! Speaking out against it to the professionals is basically seen as child abuse. I’m not sure how to or even if I can stop it without losing my teen." 5

  • "RollTide315" posted:

    "How dare these doctors add science, medicine, and logic to the discussion! Don’t they know that they are countering the current PC narrative? They must get with the program and be silent!"

  • "RememberCTR" posted:

    "I have seen no FDA studies deeming it safe for minor children to take hormones. Hormones are carefully prescribed to adults with warnings that breast tissue, body habitus, increased hematocrit, increased estrogen, aggression, mood and well being can all be altered negatively. Some estrogens increase risk of breast cancer. Testosterone can increase PSA levels risking prostate cancer. Why mutilate a child like this, who may change their mind in adulthood about their identity. I believe this is blatant malpractice. A child of mine would have to wait until age 18 for this surgery and/or hormone therapy. Child abuse is calling your kid IT, when they are male or female. Johnny can’t choose his gender, he’s 5 for hellsakes! That said I don’t care if they play with Tonka trucks AND Cabbage Patch Kids." 5

  • To which the author of this essay posted a response using the acronym "ocrt:"

    "On the other hand, many transgender children are like Avery Jackson in the National Geographic issue. They identify as being of the gender opposite to their birth-identified gender at a very early age, and continue to be transgender throughout their childhood. If puberty blockers and the possibility of sex reassignment surgery (a.k.a. SRS, gender confirmation surgery, gender reassignment surgery, genital reconstruction surgery, sex realignment surgery) is off the table, then the potential for suicide is drastically increased. It is better to be infertile than dead. 5

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This topic continues in the next essay:

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References used:

The following information sources were used to prepare and update the above essay. The hyperlinks are not necessarily still active today.

  1. Matt Walsh, "Let’s start calling them 'biology deniers'," The Blaze, 2016-DEC-22, at: http://www.theblaze.com/
  2. Geoffrey Grider, "National Geographic Magazine Now Promoting Transgender Lifestyle To Very Young Children Now The End Begins, 2016-DEC-17, at: http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/
  3. "Meet the Anti-LGBT Hate Group that Filed an Amicus Brief with the Alabama Supreme Court," Southern Poverty Law Center, 2015-NOV-13, at: https://www.splcenter.org/
  4. Sadé Patterson, "Pediatricians condemn National Geographic over 9-year-old ‘trans’ child on January cover," LifeSiteNews, 2016-DEC-23, at: https://www.lifesitenews.com/
  5. Sara Gonzales, "Pediatrician group speaks out against National Geographic’s 9-year old ‘trans’ cover," The Blaze, 2017-JAN-03, at: http://www.theblaze.com/

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Copyright © 2016 and 2017 by Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance
Original posting: 2016-DEC-24
Latest update : 2017-JAN-03
Author: B.A. Robinson

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