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Transgender persons and transsexuals.
2017: Why are some people transgender?

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Mike Walsh comments on The Blaze about a "gender-confused boy" who is "being poisoned and abused:"

He wrote, in part:

"Yesterday I came across one of the most disturbing and heartbreaking videos I’ve ever seen in my life. ... It shows a mother surprising her healthy 14-year-old son [Corey] with a gift: a package of estrogen patches. ..."

"... the boy’s quack doctors had no problem prescribing him medication usually taken by grown women. It was determined by all involved — mother, child, reckless medical professionals who should be fired and imprisoned — that Corey ought to be deprived of the opportunity to grow into a healthy man all because he likes to wear pink and play with dolls. His mother marked the happy occasion by giving him the women’s hormones on camera for all the world to see."

"... Corey is simply acting like an adolescent who’s grown up in an environment utterly devoid of guidance and clarity. ...  It’s not his fault our culture has legitimized the mental illness of gender confused people."

"... there’s [sic] still some five or six shows on TV celebrating and normalizing gender confusion." 1

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Tony Perkins' Washington Update on the Family Research Council wrote about the sexually confused in the military:

Perkins, and/or his senior writers, discussed:

"Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James, [who was] one of the first to call for the integration of the gender confused..."

"Does the integration of men and women confused about their gender make us better prepared to defend our nation? 2

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The Committee on Moral Concerns responded to California state bill A.B. 2142:

Way back in the years 1999 & 2000 this bill was introduced to defined "gender" in California to mean:

"a person's actual sex or the perception of a person's identity, appearance, or behavior, regardless of whether different from that traditionally associated with the person's sex at birth."

The Committee on Moral Concerns in California commented on the bill, saying:

"[M]isunderstanding something as basic as one's own gender is as serious a mistake as a person could make. Giving extra legal protection to gender confused individuals is dangerous and unwise. A person with a chromosome defect that may cause biological gender-related malformation is covered under the existing legal category of disability. Gender misidentity, as addressed by this bill, is a serious mental confusion. These poor souls need help, not legal affirmation."

Bill 2142 was approved by the Assembly, but was stalled in the Senate Judiciary Committee, and never became law. 3,4

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Right Wing News commented on kids movie "Finding Dory:"

William Teach, writing for Right Wing News commented on a rumor that the movie would feature Disney's first transgender character. He wrote:

"... Disney pushes far left insanity. ... A children’s movie is the perfect place to push a leftist political message. A perfect place to expose them to people who are confused to their body parts. Can’t we just let kids be kids? Where is the propriety? Liberals do not care. To them, Other People’s kids, and sometimes their own, are just little laboratories to inundate with deviant ideas.

So, perhaps skipping Finding Dory might be in order.

Of course, that’s pretty much the most Christians will do." 5

Right Wing News, as its name implies, is a conservative information web site. It was originally started by Campaign Life Coalition (CLC), a Canadian national pro-life organization that opposes women's' access to abortion.

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MercatorNet article about "gender-confused kids."

This is an Australian non-profit group who view their political and religious philosophy as neither conservative nor liberal. However, their "Our Ideals" essay indicates that they do believe in God and "oppose moral relativism, scientism, crass commercialism, utilitarianism, and materialism."

Mary Rice Hasson wrote an essay titled: "Gender-confused kids need parents who think straight," concerning puberty-blockers. She said:

"Twelve-year-old children in the United Kingdom who feel confused about their gender now can opt to receive puberty-blocking drugs while they make up their minds whether to be male or female. ... Gender-confused teens 16 and over already have access to the medication. But this latest decision by the UK ethics board allows younger children, even 12 year-olds, to receive the hormone blockers. ... The baby’s body reveals an unequivocal truth about who that child is -- male or female. And a young child’s confused protests to the contrary can’t change that. ... Instead of trying to clear up the poor lad’s confusion--teaching his parents to affirm his biological sex while counseling him towards self-acceptance -- the “gender identity” evangelists prefer to validate his confusion. ... Parents who know how to parent can tell the difference between personality traits and gender confusion. And they also know that even confused kids can be “un-confused” with unconditional love, strong direction, and a little time. ... Children confused by identity issues are vulnerable. But it’s worth considering whether their problems are caused by the parents’ own issues -- or by clueless parenting made worse by flawed advice from gender experts." 6

Walt Heyer also wrote an essay on MercatorNet about transgender children. He discussed the 2017-JAN issue of National Geographic which is devoted to the topic of gender. His essay is titled: "A nine-year-old boy is spreading a 'contagion of mass delusion'." He criticizes National Geographic because it does:

"not include any interviews with individuals who have had their lives destroyed by the long-term consequences of cross-dressing and gender confusion."

The author explained his life as a transgender girl starting at the age of nine and continuing for decades. He wrote:

"... after many decades of trying to comprehend the gender confusion that persisted even after my sex transition, I came to understand that my grandmother’s cross-dressing of me was emotional child abuse. " 7

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LifeSiteNews' article about the transgender suicide epidemic:

This group "... emphasizes the social worth of traditional Judeo-Christian principles." Fr. Mark Hodges wrote an article titled: "The transgender suicide epidemic: is accepting their confusion really the answer?" He said:

"People who suffer from gender confusion are encouraged by the current cultural climate to 'be themselves,' meaning reject the gender they were born with." 8

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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, "This Gender-Confused Boy Is Being Poisoned and Abused, And We’re All Applauding," The Blaze, 2015-SEP-30, at: http://www.theblaze.com/
  2. Tony Perkins, et al., "Fundamentally Trans Forming the Military," Family Research Council, 2016-JUN-07, at: http://www.frc.org/
  3. "California bill re-defines 'gender'," World Net Daily, 2000-MAY-22, at: http://www.wnd.com/
  4. "Assembly third reading AB 2142," Official California Legislative Information, 2000-APR-04, at: http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/
  5. William Teach, "Good News: Finding Dory To Have A Gender Confused Character!," Right Wing News, 2016-JUN, at: http://rightwingnews.com/
  6. Mary Rice Hasson, "Gender-confused kids need parents who think straight," Mercatornet, 2001-MAY-04, at: https://www.mercatornet.com/
  7. Walt Heyer. "A nine-year-old boy is spreading a 'contagion of mass delusion'," Mercatornet, 2017-JAN-13, at: https://www.mercatornet.com/
  8. Fr. Mark Hodges, "The transgender suicide epidemic: is accepting their confusion really the answer?," Life Site News, 2015-AUG-18, at: https://www.lifesitenews.com/

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Copyright © 2017 by Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance
Originally posted on: 2017-JAN-18
Most recent update: 2017-JAN-30
Author:
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