10 Reasons Why Transgenderism Is the Family’s Worst Enemy
What the transgender revolution wants is self-destructive, tyrannical, unscientific, immoral, abusive, and unhealthy.
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1. Transgenderism Is Tyrannical
On May 13, 2016 the Obama administration issued a sweeping diktat, ordering all public schools to allow members of one biological sex to use the showers, locker rooms, and restrooms of the opposite sex. In one fell swoop the federal government imposed transgender bathrooms on all public schools in the nation. States that opposed the measure have been threatened with severe penalties such as the loss of federal funds.
The legitimate concerns of parents for their children were brushed aside. The right to privacy and the importance of guarding our children’s innocence were likewise trampled upon. The transgender movement, like Islam, is only satisfied with total submission. Under this new tyranny, schools, universities, businesses and even Churches are no longer free to follow their moral principles. Christian morality is not tolerated.
2. It Fuels Child Abuse
Transgenderism is especially harmful to children. According to the American College of Pediatricians, the public promotion of transgenderism constitutes a form of child abuse:
“Conditioning children into believing that 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 [themselves] 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.”1
This form of child abuse must be vigorously opposed.
3. It Contradicts Biology and Science
Gender ideology contradicts basic biology. The same progressive movement that once worshipped at the secular altar of science, to the exclusion of God and metaphysics, has turned against its own science-is-everything dogma. Now, all scientific evidence that disproves the transgender narrative is discarded.
However, the American College of Pediatricians is clear: “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. This principle is self-evident…. Individuals with DSDs [disorders of sex development] do not constitute a third sex.”2
4. Biological Sex Cannot Change
Those who embrace the transgender ideology pretend that men can morph into women or that women can morph into men. But their claim is false.
“It is physiologically impossible to change a person’s sex, since the sex of each individual is encoded in the genes—XX if female, XY if male. Surgery can only create the appearance of the other sex,” explain Dr. Richard P. Fitzgibbons, M.D., Philip M. Sutton, Ph.D., and Dale O’Leary in a well-documented study. These doctors affirm that sexual identity “is written on every cell of the body and can be determined through DNA testing. It cannot be changed.”3
5. It Warps Manhood and Womanhood
Transgender ideology claims that biological reality does not determine one’s sex—feelings do. Therefore, the differences between male and female, much like the clothing we wear, are separate from our identity and are constantly in flux. Manhood and womanhood are mere labels used to describe what we see but lack any substantial basis.
Feminist ideologue, lesbian, and writer Simone de Beauvoir affirmed that “one is not born, but rather becomes, a woman.” The whole point of feminism is not so much to eliminate the so-called “oppressive” male class but to abolish every difference between the sexes.
Here we see how the homosexual, transgender, and feminist movements are allied. They share the same final goal: the destruction of male and female, manhood and womanhood.
6. It Destroys Reason
A fundamental part of logic and reason is the idea that things have a purpose. The purpose of our eyes, for example, is to provide us with sight. The wings of a bald eagle exist to provide it with flight. Our lungs exist in order for us to breath and absorb oxygen, and our ears exist in order to hear. Likewise, the primary purpose of human sexuality is procreation.
However, transgenderism, like homosexuality and feminism, deny this principle, and therefore attack human reason itself, which is a form of deliberate madness.
7. Transgenderism Is Self-Destructive
The homosexual movement shatters lives. Regret, despair, and suicide is common among those who adopt the “T” of the LGBT lifestyle.
Walt Heyer, a man who regrets having lived like a woman for many years, said: “I knew I wasn’t a real woman, no matter what my identification documents said. I had taken extreme steps to resolve my gender conflict, but changing genders hadn’t worked. It was obviously a masquerade.”4
“Transgenders not only annihilate their birth identity,” Heyer explained, “they destroy everyone and everything in their wake: family, wife, children, brothers or sisters, and career. Certainly this demonstrates the behavior of someone hell-bent on total self-destruction and self-harm.”5
The stress involved with living a lifestyle that violates nature is apparent. According to American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, 41% of those who identify as transgender in America have attempted to commit suicide.6 That’s twenty-five times higher than the national average.
8. Where Will Transgenderism Lead Us: Trans-Species
If a man can pretend to be a woman, why can’t he also claim to be non-human? Such a relativistic conclusion is regretfully here: it’s called trans-species—also know as furries or otherkins. People with Species Identity Disorder consider themselves non-human and are featured at homosexual parades. The arguments used by the trans-species movement to question their human status are essentially the same as those of the transgender movement.
When feelings replace reality, logic dies. The intellect, the highest part of man, is degraded. The animal rules. And our Godless culture pressures us to play along with these depraved fantasies.
Once these disorders are regarded as normal, what can possibly resist the unbridled passions from introducing greater forms of depravity? What will protect human reason from further destruction?
9. Transgender Ideology and Religious Persecution
Favored by secularism, Transgender Ideology may spark the worst type of religious persecution as it imposes a perversion of the mind, beginning with small children. Those who oppose it are targeted by this new religion of equality, which obliges children to attend sensitivity training and gender indoctrination. Indeed, those http://www.tfp.org/tfp-home/fighting-for-our-culture/equalitys-next-victims-transgendering-our-children.html who cheer the homosexual movement—whether they know it or not—are de facto servants of a new religion.
Its doctrine: Transgender Ideology. Its false god: Radical equality and reckless liberalism. Its ministers: Leaders of the homosexual movement. Its acolytes: Liberal media, immoral politicians and, sadly, dissident members of the clergy. Its “inquisition”: Anti-discrimination laws that threaten order and peace. Its “excommunication”: Anyone who speaks the truth is labeled a “homophobe” or a “transphobe.”
10. It Offends God
The desire to change one’s biological sex not only denies reality, but also offends God. Nobody is born male or female by chance, but in accordance with a plan of Divine Providence: “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I dedicated you, a prophet to the nations I appointed you” (Jer. 1:5). God created male and female (Gen. 1:27). Therefore, to intentionally contradict the biological nature of mankind is an act of revolt against our Creator.
Charity calls us to help those afflicted or confused about their own sex, not to increase their confusion by offering them a false solution. Charity “does not rejoice over wrongdoing but rejoices with the truth” (1 Cor. 13:6). Therefore, mercy can never stand in opposition to the truth, for only the truth can set you free (John 8:32).
What Can We Do to Save the Family?
We must follow the angelic example of Saint Michael the Archangel.
“Put on the armor of God so that you may be able to stand firm against the tactics of the devil. For our struggle is not with flesh and blood but with the principalities, with the powers, with the world rulers of this present darkness, with the evil spirits in the heavens. Therefore, put on the armor of God, that you may be able to resist on the evil day and, having done everything, to hold your ground” (Eph. 6:11-13).
- The American College of Pediatricians, “Gender Ideology Harms Children,” www.acpeds.org/the-college-speaks/position-statements/gender-ideology-harms-children.
- The National Catholic Bioethics Center, “The Psychopathology of ‘Sex Reassignment’ Surgery: Assessing Its Medical, Psychological, and Ethical Appropriateness” by Richard P. Fitzgibbons, M.D., Philip M. Sutton, Ph.D., and Dale O’Leary.
- The Public Discourse, “I Was a Transgender Woman” by Walt Heyer, www.thepublicdiscourse.com/2015/04/14688/.
- The Federalist, “Transgender Characters May Win Emmys, But Transgender People Hurt Themselves” by Walt Heyer, http://thefederalist.com/2015/09/22/transgender-characters-may-win-emmys-but-transgender-people-hurt-themselves/.
- The Williams Institute, “Suicide Attempts among Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Adults” by Ann P. Haas, Ph.D., Philip L. Rogers, Ph.D., and Jody L. Herman, Ph.D. http://williamsinstitute.law.ucla.edu/wp-content/uploads/AFSP-Williams-Suicide-Report-Final.pdf.