Homosexuality, Bisexual and Transgender/Transsexual topics:
Still more negative comments on the
issue on gender identity.
Part 6 of seven parts
This topic is continued here from the previous essay
Still more negative responses to the National Geographic magazine about gender identity on other web sites:
Baptist Press published an article titled: "Transgender child on Nat. Geographic cover." Diana Chandler wrote:
"A 9-year-old boy who considers himself female is featured on the cover of the January 2017 National Geographic. The entire issue is dedicated to subjective gender identity primarily through the eyes of children while excluding biblical authority. Two different covers of the Jan. 2017 issue of National Geographic feature several children and young adults said to be classified under a range of descriptors related to the two genders. But the idea of transgenderism [sic] or gender fluidity is itself a fallacy void not only of Scripture but also of science, Christian commentators told Baptist Press. 1
She quotes the opinions of three conservative Christians:
Glenn Stanton is the director of family formation studies at Focus on the Family. He said:
"It's just simply absolutely false and pure ideology that gender is fluid. Across human culture and history there are males and females. ... There is no science whatsoever that has determined a 3rd or 4th or 5th gender. 1
Webmaster's comment [bias alert]:
He appears to misunderstand the concept of gender fluidity. He seems to imply that transgender individuals and their religious and medical supporters believe that there are many genders: male, female, in addition to as many as three other genders, which he does not define. In reality, all of the transgender persons with whom I have had contact recognize only two genders: male and female. Most adult transgender individuals fit into one of two groups: MTF (male to female) who were identified as male at birth, and now identify permanently as female, and FTM (female to male) who were identified as female at birth, and now identity permanently as male. However, a minority of transgender persons are gender fluid. They recognize the same two genders, male and female. To my knowledge, none have created a third or fourth gender with which they identify. They may:
- switch between the two genders from time to time, or
- identify as being a blend of the two genders, or
- identify as being of neither gender; to them, gender has no personal meaning.
But they don't define any new genders beyond female and male.
"Advocates for sexual confusion have quickly moved from using adults to promote their agenda to exploiting children as the face of their cause.
Susan Goldberg, the National Geographic editor, should be ashamed of herself for using a young child in such an abusive manner. The overwhelming majority of doctors and psychiatrists label what this child is going through as 'gender dysphoria' and National Geographic is praising it as 'beautiful.'
Webmaster's comment [bias alert]:
Prior to 2012, the terms "Gender Identity Disorder" and "GID" were
the internal conflict experienced by transgender and transsexual persons between their birth-identified gender and current gender identity. This term has since
stigmatizing because of the presence of the
word "Disorder." The new, generally accepted term is
Dysphoria." "Dysphoria" is a
that means: "a state
dissatisfaction with life."
I suspect that National Geographic is not referring to Avery's Gender
Dysphoria as beautiful. What is more likely regarded as beautiful is her acceptance of her gender identity. She sometimes refers to having some "boy parts," but accepts that as OK.
One Million Moms has prepared a petition for its readers to send to the National Geographic editor stating:
"I am offended by your choice to place a young child that is struggling with gender dysphoria on the cover of your January edition. Out of all of the 'transgender' adults you could have chosen as your feature, you chose to exploit a young boy. Your entire feature focuses specifically on children, which is exploitation at its worst.
From the beginning of mankind there have been only two sexes: male and female. No child should be used to push an unnatural social agenda. I am asking that you publicly apologize for taking advantage of these children in this manner and commit to avoiding similar actions in the future." 3
The following information sources were used to prepare and update the above
essay. The hyperlinks are not necessarily still active today.
Diana Chandler, ""Transgender child on Nat. Geographic cover," Baptist Press, 2016-DEC-22, at: http://www.bpnews.net/
Diana Chandler, "National Geographic cover features transgender child," Godreports, 2016-DEC-28, at: http://blog.godreports.com/
"National Geographic attacks most vulnerable," One Million Moms, 2016-DEC-21, at: http://www.onemillionmoms.com/
"AFA: Maybe it's not wise to celebrate mental illness?, One News Now, 2-16-DEC-20, at: https://www.onenewsnow.com/
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Original posting: 2016-DEC-27
Latest update : 2016-DEC-31
Author: B.A. Robinson