‘Transgender’ Deception is ‘Child Abuse’

transgender_1George Orwell famously wrote, “In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”

For those tethered to biological reality, the self-evident truth that, prior to birth, people develop either “XY” or “XX” genetic markers and, as such, are objectively, and shall forever remain, either male or female, is as plain as blue is blue or pink is pink.

Indeed, notwithstanding the politically driven “LGBT” agenda that pretends otherwise, those who suffer with “gender dysphoria” disorder will stay, as born, either male or female, whether or not they play dress up, sterilize themselves and destroy healthy reproductive organs.

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Hence, it’s of little surprise that, tragically, of those who put themselves through this imaginary “transition,” 41 percent will subsequently attempt suicide.

Still, this “progressive” socio-political scheme moves quickly from merely pitiable and delusional to ghastly and abusive when children are the targets – when selfish adults exploit sexually confused young people by feeding their “gender” delusion and pumping them full of dangerous hormones, or otherwise surgically mutilating and sterilizing them for life via so-called “gender reassignment surgery.”

In order to address the growing momentum of this harmful, gender-bending, pseudo-scientific quackery, a number of America’s leading medical experts on the subject have finally weighed in. “The American College of Pediatricians (ACPeds) urges educators and legislators to reject all policies that condition children to accept as normal a life of chemical and surgical impersonation of the opposite sex. Facts – not ideology – determine reality,” they warn.

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This child-health advocacy group has released a report that determines, among other things:

1. Human sexuality is an objective biological binary trait: “XY” and “XX” are genetic markers of health – not genetic markers of a disorder.

“The norm for human design is to be conceived either male or female. Human sexuality is binary by design with the obvious purpose being the reproduction and flourishing of our species,” they observe. “This principle is self-evident. The exceedingly rare disorders of sexual differentiation (DSDs), including but not limited to testicular feminization and congenital adrenal hyperplasia, are all medically identifiable deviations from the sexual binary norm, and are rightly recognized as disorders of human design. Individuals with DSDs do not constitute a third sex.”

2. No one is born with a gender. Everyone is born with a biological sex. Gender (an awareness and sense of oneself as male or female) is a sociological and psychological concept; not an objective biological one.

Let’s take it a step further. The “gender” phenomenon is, in the larger sense, an artificial and anti-theist-tainted social construct. It’s an overt act of fist-shaking rebellion against the laws of nature and nature’s God.

And it’s dangerous.

Johns Hopkins Hospital was the pioneer in “gender reassignment surgery.” It now refuses to perform these discredited cosmetic procedures. Dr. Paul R. McHugh, the hospital’s former psychiatrist-in-chief and current distinguished service professor of psychiatry, is among those who participated in the ACPeds report. He has noted in the past that, as even the left-leaning APA reluctantly acknowledges, transgenderism is a “mental disorder” and that the idea of a “sex change” is “biologically impossible.” “People who identify as ‘feeling like the opposite sex’ or ‘somewhere in between’ do not comprise a third sex. They remain biological men or biological women,” determines ACPeds.

3. 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,” notes the report. “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). The psychodynamic and social learning theories of GD/GID have never been disproved.”

4. Puberty is not a disease, and puberty-blocking hormones can be dangerous.

“Reversible or not, puberty-blocking hormones induce a state of disease – the absence of puberty – and inhibit growth and fertility in a previously biologically healthy child,” notes ACPeds.

5. According to the DSM-V, as many as 98 percent of gender confused boys and 88 percent of gender confused girls eventually accept their biological sex after naturally passing through puberty.

And so what do we call a physician or a parent who takes a gender-confused boy, with a 98 percent chance of full recovery, and severely and irrevocably harms that child with dangerous hormones or sterilization surgery?

We should be calling them what they are: criminals.

To its credit, the ACPeds report goes on to identify this so-called “gender ideology” for exactly what it is: “Child abuse.”

6. Children who use puberty blockers to impersonate the opposite sex will require cross-sex hormones in late adolescence. Cross-sex hormones are associated with dangerous health risks including but not limited to high blood pressure, blood clots, stroke and cancer.

So much for the Hippocratic Oath: “Practice two things in your dealings with disease: either help or do not harm the patient.”

Gender ideology is anathema to good medicine and sound science.

7. Rates of suicide are 20 times greater among adults who use cross-sex hormones and undergo sex reassignment surgery, even in Sweden which is among the most LGBQT–affirming countries.

“What compassionate and reasonable person would condemn young children to this fate knowing that after puberty as many as 88 percent of girls and 98 percent of boys will eventually accept reality and achieve a state of mental and physical health?” the report asks.

8. Conditioning children into believing a lifetime of chemical and surgical impersonation of the opposite sex is normal and healthful is child abuse.

“Endorsing gender discordance as normal via public education and legal policies will confuse children and parents, leading more children to present to ‘gender clinics’ where they will be given puberty-blocking drugs. This, in turn, virtually ensures that they will ‘choose’ a lifetime of carcinogenic and otherwise toxic cross-sex hormones, and likely consider unnecessary surgical mutilation of their healthy body parts as young adults.”

There you have it. “Gender ideology” is child abuse – empirically and irrefutably. Isn’t it high time, at least where minors are concerned and as a matter of public policy, that we begin treating it as such?

If such abuse were associated with anything other than the “LGBQT” political special interests, we already would have.

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  • https://www.facebook.com/jamie.shupe.trans.female Jamie Shupe

    Same offer, different day: provide me with a gender-neutral bathroom and I self-deport out of the female bathroom, every time.

    • http://www.americanclarion.com/ Bob Ellis

      If you were born male, just use the male restroom. It’s pretty simple.

      • Cwhandleme

        You’re right this is a very simple issue but you’re suggestion complicates this very simple issue. I’m certain that you’re never going to take the time to understand the truth of this subject and that you’ll hold fast to articles like this that are complete fabrications. But if you’re going to take the time to read this article and then post a comment, you can also take the time to fact check the statements made here…

        • http://www.americanclarion.com/ Bob Ellis

          I have taken the time to thoroughly understand the truth of this subject, and it very simple. If you were born with a penis, you’re a male and should use the male facilities. If you were born with a vagina, you are a female and should use the female facilities.

          In virtually all cases, we don’t even need complicated scientific tests to figure it out. We can just look between our legs and know which sex we are. We then just behave accordingly. If there is any confusion at that point, professional help to adjust to reality should be sought.

          • Cwhandleme

            Lol, “complicated science!” If the reading the summary of scientific tests and studies is complicated for you then you absolutely have zero understanding of this issue. What’s also funny is that in state after state, arguments like yours continue to be rejected. Not only do you and your fellow hate mongers not understand science, you obviously don’t understand the law either.

            • http://www.americanclarion.com/ Bob Ellis

              Though I doubt few people outside that particular scientific discipline would have the skills to run and analyze a genetic test which can reveal whether one is male or female (what I was talking about when I mentioned “complicated science”, because the procedure is highly technical), the issue itself really isn’t complicated at all, because except for a tiny number of people born with a birth defect, it is amazingly obvious for everyone (except liberals) to look between a new baby’s legs and tell whether it’s a boy or a girl.

              I seem to recall that some of the scientific realities presented by Galileo were resoundingly rejected by the so-called authorities of his day. Their denial of scientific fact, or their refusal to even consider it, did not change the reality of those scientific facts one iota, just as calling a person born with a penis a “female” does not change the reality of his malehood one iota.

              Law should always be based on fact and reality, not fantasy and feeling. A society that would be insane enough to try to base law on fantasy is a society eager for complete collapse.

              • Cwhandleme

                You’re head is so far up your @ss that the s hit has replaced your brain! Galileo??? You dummy, the authorities of his time we’re all religious authorities! Heliocentric vs. geocentric!?!? They were the flat earth folks, just like you! You, by mentioning Galileo, prove my point, not yours!

                DNA has nothing to do with peeing in a stall! Chromosomes have nothing to do with gender! You sir, are special.

              • http://www.americanclarion.com/ Bob Ellis

                Okay,. since you not only can’t obey the rules about gratuitous profanity, but also are embarrassingly bereft of both scientific (a person’s genetic makeup reveals whether they are male or female) and historical (the ideas the so-called experts of Galileo’s day-both secular and religious-placed their faith in SECULAR scientific ideas, not theological ones-look it up later) mastery, you’re now blacklisted here.

                We love to help people understand and gain new knowledge here, but you’ve shown contempt for that, and I don’t have time for people who repeatedly give the middle finger to reality.

        • DCM7

          “articles like this that are complete fabrications”

          Seriously? You can type that with a straight face? What on earth do you think you have that even begins to counter the straight facts cited in the article, much less shows it to be a “complete fabrication”? At best, you might be able to dig up some so-called “expert opinions” (i.e., resorting to an “appeal to authority” fallacy), since ones can be found that appear to prop up all manner of claims that go against simple, observable reality.

          A lot of people have been raised to believe that “truth” is whatever they want to believe it is — and then taught to claim, contradictorily, that their personal version of “truth” is “objective, scientific fact.” Are you in that category?

          BTW, this article seems to apply to the subject at hand:

          • Cwhandleme

            Ive tried posting the articles your asking for, but the moderator will not allow them. Obviously they don’t want truth to get in their way. The truth is easier to find than this garbage, if you WANT to see it for yourself, your going to have to look it up on your own. This site/moderator cater only to those interested in selling lies. Good luck…

            • DCM7

              Given the hard, factual nature of what you’re disputing here (even calling it “garbage”), and the crude and uninformed nature of some of your other posts here, it might have been amusing to see what kind of things you’ve convinced yourself are “truth.” And it might have provided some interesting insight (beyond what I’ve already seen) into the extent that otherwise intelligent people can go toward rationalizing reality away. But I have zero reason to believe it would have done any more than that.

    • Thisoldspouse

      You understand that that solution is not “good enough” for the more militant transgenders, right?

      • https://www.facebook.com/jamie.shupe.trans.female Jamie Shupe

        I also understand it’s not going to to be “good enough” for the more militant side of the right. It’s a start. Right now there’s mostly no solution. We can either start creating one, or we can just continue with our current stalemate. I have a female birth certificate. There’s nothing you can do to remove me from the female restroom, but I’m offering to gladly leave when your side gets smart enough to start changing building codes and creating a third solution. And if you look at what’s happening in colleges, the younger generation is thinking a lot like me.

        • http://www.americanclarion.com/ Bob Ellis

          There is a solution: males use the male facilities and females use the female facilities. It’s worked perfectly throughout our history.

          Were you born with a penis? Then I guarantee that you were not issued a birth certificate at your birth that said you are a female. Any so-called “birth certificate” that you have since been issued which is in contradiction to your male genetic profile is fraudulent, and no amount of imagination, wishful thinking or body mutilation will change the biological and scientific fact that you were born a male, and will always be male.

          A rational, healthy society does not elevate fantasy over reality.

        • DCM7

          “we can just continue with our current stalemate”

          There will always be “controversies” and “stalemates” as long as there are conflicts between how the real world works and how a given subset of people wish it worked.

        • Thisoldspouse

          What’s good enough is what we’ve ALWAYS had - separate restrooms for anatomical men and women, no controversy at all.

          • DCM7

            It’s amazing how many people have positions that motivate them to do battle against basic, uncontroversial reality — and then demand that the resulting “controversy” be settled in their favor.

  • Thisoldspouse

    What level of insanity does it take to mutilate perfectly healthy, functional bodies just to make them appear a certain way? It’s no different than a person viewing their ears as eating organs and having their esophagus surgically rerouted to their aural canals.

    • DCM7

      The only difference, quite literally, is that the “esophagus” scenario hasn’t actually played out in real life (that we know of).

      • Thisoldspouse

        I could call you a “bigot,” but you’d get the point :)

  • DCM7

    “as many as 98 percent of gender confused boys and 88 percent of gender confused girls eventually accept their biological sex after naturally passing through puberty.”

    That’s the most startling thing in the whole article, and the only point anyone could realistically express any skepticism about. The current insistence that any gender-confused child MUST pursue their false “perceived” gender, even to the point of mutilating themselves, already has to be one of the most evil things ever to emerge from the pit of hell. But if the 98% and 88% percent numbers are accurate, it stands revealed as somehow being even MORE evil than many of us may have realized.

    • Thisoldspouse

      Satan always goes after children, largely because they are the future, but also because they represent innocence.