Back in September of last year, I wrote an article called “Holy Gender mix-up, Batman!” concerning educational institutions trying to force students and faculty to buy into and promote and further the transgender delusion.
It would seem that the delusion has only gotten deeper and that the fight has now gone from determining the words people use to describe gender for them, to forcing people to use the bathroom with people who are pretending to be something they are not and potentially placing people (especially women) at a greater risk for rape and other dangerous acts.
The fact is, transgenderism has not only been labeled as a mental disorder but it has also been found that parents who engage in either forcing or encouraging their children to be “transgender” are in fact causing their children great harm. This wasn’t some Christian organization that came out with this information, but rather it was the American College of Pediatricians back on March 21, 2016 (see HERE for the summary report).
They make some excellent arguments in this article, one of which is the following and possibly one of the most important aspects of their argument (point 3 from the article):
A person’s belief that he or she is something they are not is, at best, a sign of confused thinking. When an otherwise healthy biological boy believes he is a girl, or an otherwise healthy biological girl believes she is a boy, an objective psychological problem exists that lies in the mind not the body, and it should be treated as such. These children suffer from gender dysphoria. Gender dysphoria (GD), formerly listed as Gender Identity Disorder (GID), is a recognized mental disorder in the most recent edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the American Psychiatric Association (DSM-V).5 The psychodynamic and social learning theories of GD/GID have never been disproved.2,4,5
So let’s call transgenderism what it really is….Gender dysphoria…or Gender Identity Disorder….they are confused…it is a mental disorder. They are not in fact something that they are not. Their “thinking” doesn’t override their biology. It’s scientifically an improbability.
Yet we are being told that this is normal. That they are just stuck in the wrong body. That they just need to be encouraged to “be themselves”.
Parents have been sold a bill of goods by the liberal progressive left. They have been convinced that they are somehow doing what is best for their child by encouraging and allowing them to engage in transgender behavior. When in reality, they are harming, damaging, and causing considerable trouble for their child instead.
This is saddening to me. Deeply saddening. And sickening.
As a parent myself…with 4 children, I want the best for my kids. I want them to succeed in every area of life. In fact, as a Christian father, I tend to lean on the following scripture for everything I do with my kids:
Proverbs 22:6 NLT – Direct your children onto the right path, and when they are older, they will not leave it.
IF I as a parent want to put my children on the right path so that as adults they won’t depart from it, why would I then encourage them and move them on to the wrong path to begin with? Doesn’t this seem counterintuitive to the parenting process and setting your children up for failure?
Hear me when I say this, I do not think parents are trying to be evil and intentionally setting their kids up for failure. I think they are acting on what they think is the right thing for their children based on evil ideology given to them by other people who have another agenda.But they have been sold a lie and are headed down a dangerous path.
The enemy is a great deceiver. The enemy has gotten a stronghold in the medical and psychiatric communities and poisoned doctors minds, who are now poisoning parents minds with simply wrong, unscientific, and ungodly ideas on how to deal with their child who may be struggling through something that is otherwise a mental disorder.
I can understand and empathize with parents who have children this way. Not because I have kids this way, but because I know that the instinct of the parent is to want what is best for your kids. To protect them. I’m sure it’s not an easy thing to watch and that this likely causes these parents a great deal of consternation. But parents, if you want the best for your kids, you need to be aware of what you are doing to them and setting them up for when you are encouraging and leading them down the transgender path.
I would highly encourage you parents who are engaged in these actions to seriously read through and consider the points made by the summary report from the American College of Pediatricians. They are releasing the full report in the summer, so I would encourage you to pick that up as well when it comes out.
I am simply getting tired of seeing this in the news day in and day out. If it is any representation of anything, it shows just how fallen and depraved man has become. That we are willingly leading our children into destructive behavior that will ruin their minds and lives as they grow older. We are placing society under legislation that is treating mental disorders as normal and forcing others to accept it as well.
Every time I go to the bathroom in a city that has an ordinance or SOGI law allowing transgender people to use a restroom that is opposite of their biological identity, you are telling me a) that my comfort is irrelevant, b) that my beliefs are irrelevant, and c) that I need to accept that what this person thinks they are will somehow nullify what they really are.
These fools are creating confusion for parents, for children, and for families like mine that have to explain these kinds of things to my children who I am attempting to bring up in the ways of God. These fools are creating unnecessary chaos and cultivating a culture of hatred and division that wouldn’t otherwise exist because transgenderism would be treated for what it is, rather than what these fools are trying to make it out to be.
Thankfully not all states and cities have lost their minds. In North Carolina, we have a governor taking a strong stand. Telling companies that their business isn’t welcome if they do not value their citizens and children the way they do. Why can’t all states be this way? At what point has the almighty $$ become what makes the laws rather than morality and what’s just and right? The governor of Georgia is doing exactly the opposite. He has caved to the god of mammon. He isn’t upholding truth and justice. He’s allowing mammon to be his god rather than the one true God.
The states who cave will eventually find themselves in deeper trouble than the states who hold the line for truth.
My state, South Carolina, is now looking to pass laws to keep SOGI laws from being passed. I’m praying our legislature keeps their spine and follows through. We have gotten so much wrong, but perhaps we can get this one right.
What sort of future do you want your children to have?