What is this I think is a “girl” talking about? This is scary that these “people” have a platform to spread their idiocy!
‘In 2007, America had one pediatric gender clinic; today there are hundreds. Testosterone is readily available to adolescents from places like Planned Parenthood and Kaiser, often on a first visit—without even a therapist’s note.
How did we get to this point? How is it that we are all supposed to pretend that the only way you can know I’m a woman is if I tell you my pronouns? How did we get to an America in which a 13-year-old in the State of Washington can begin “gender affirming” therapy without her parents’ consent? How did we get to an America in which a 15-year-old in Oregon can undergo “top surgery”—elective double mastectomy—without her parents’ permission? And what can we do about it?
To understand how we got to this point, it is useful to begin by considering gender dysphoria—the feeling of severe discomfort in a person’s biological sex. Gender dysphoria is certainly real. It is also exceedingly rare. It afflicts about 0.01 percent of the population, most of whom are male.
For nearly 100 years of diagnostic history, gender dysphoria typically began in early childhood, between the ages of two and four, and usually involved a boy who insisted that he was not a boy but a girl. Children afflicted are insistent, consistent, and persistent in the feeling that they are in the wrong body. It is by all accounts excruciating—I’ve talked to many transgender adults, most of them biological males, who describe the relentless chafe of a body that feels all wrong.
Historically, this has been the classic presentation of gender dysphoria. When these children were left alone—when no one intervened medically or encouraged what we today call “social transition”—over 70 percent of them naturally outgrew their gender dysphoria. Most of those who outgrew it became gay men. Those who did not outgrow it became what used to be known as transsexuals. They did not believe they were women, but they felt most comfortable presenting themselves as females.
Today, however, we don’t leave these children alone. Instead, the moment children seem not to be perfectly feminine or perfectly masculine, we label them as “trans kids.” Teachers encourage them to reintroduce themselves to their classes with new names and new pronouns. We take them to therapists or doctors, nearly all of whom practice so-called affirmative care—meaning they think it is their job to affirm the diagnosis of gender dysphoria and help the children medically transition.
The typical first step in treatment administered to these kids is puberty blockers, which shut down the part of the pituitary gland that directs the release of hormones catalyzing puberty. The most common of these drugs is Lupron, whose original purpose was the chemical castration of sex offenders. To this day, the FDA has never approved this drug for halting healthy puberty.
One has to wonder why a parent or a doctor would take measures to stop a child’s puberty, given that even a child with genuine gender dysphoria would most likely outgrow that condition if left alone. Some argue that it is traumatizing to let children go through the puberty of the sex to which they do not wish to belong. But in many cases, puberty seems to have helped children overcome gender dysphoria. The truth is that there is no satisfying answer, given that scientists have no way of predicting which children will outgrow the dysphoria on their own and which won’t.
Proponents of “affirmative care” also argue that allowing puberty to occur is dangerous, because suicide rates for trans-identified youth and trans adults are very high. Therefore, they say, we need to start treating children with gender dysphoria as soon and as dramatically as possible.
Yet there are no good long-term studies indicating that puberty blockers cure suicidality or even improve mental health. Nor are there studies that show puberty blockers are safe or reversible when used in this manner.
What we do know is that puberty blockers prevent the development of secondary sex characteristics, sexual maturation, and bone density. Indeed, because of the inhibition of bone density and other risks, doctors don’t like to keep children on puberty blockers for more than two years.
We also know that in almost every case when a child’s healthy puberty is medically arrested, placing the child out of step with his or her peers, that child proceeds to cross-sex hormones. And when puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones are administered to a girl, she becomes infertile. She may also have permanent sexual dysfunction given that her sex organs never reach adult maturity.
Given this, the claims made by so many doctors and gender activists today that these medical transition measures for children are safe and reversible—that they are a “pause button,” without serious downsides—are not only dishonest, but destructive. We would not accept this sort of glib salesmanship in any other area of medicine.’ The entire article may be read at https://imprimis.hillsdale.edu/gender-ideology-run-amok/?utm_campaign=imprimis&utm_medium=email&_hsmi=145088617&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-82LxjuQXabEfThs88_P4in1JgaJKTK7mGlLyfuzWBVDVMjbRtFsK1rj0V1FiJBxOdb8mEvh3cARry8p3AAR49b0XQ8Jw&utm_content=145088617&utm_source=hs_email
Can a man put on a dress and ‘say’ they are a woman and walla they are? What nonsense! Well, ‘The Tasmanian Anti-Discrimination board have made it clear that the attacks on women aren’t slowing down anytime soon.
Anti-discrimination commissioner Sarah Bolt has ruled that lesbian events must admit men who claim they are women into their events.
The Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual alliance tried to organise an event that would exclude “trans-women” – biological men – but was denied by Ms Bolt.
“Many lesbians feel uncomfortable having transgenders in their spaces, because they are not female; they are biological males,” organiser Jessica Hoyle said.
“We are forced to have them in our groups but none of us want to date them … I feel discriminated against by Sarah Bolt on the basis of being a lesbian same-sex attracted (woman).”
You and I can see how ridiculous and dangerous this decision is. Protections for women and girls are being eroded at a terrifying pace.
And what happens to the women who try to stand up and protect our women and children? They’re labelled “TERFs” – tran-exclusionary radical feminists – and are subject to threats by transgender activists wearing t-shirts with slogans like “Kill the TERF” or “I punch TERFs”.
That’s right. Men dressed like women have been able to convince the world that their misogyny is in the name of equality. To fight back is to be ostracised and labelled as a “radical feminist”.
And who do you think the woke, politically correct crowd backs? Certainly not the women.
It is now politically correct to support misogyny, so long as it dresses like a woman.
Between men attempting to “chest-feed” newborns and the censorship of women defending sex-based rights, women and womanhood are under attack.
Men cannot breastfeed.
Men are not women.
Men’s “trans rights” should not be put before the safety of women and young girls.
Together we must stand up and fight back against these dangerous ideologies.’https://www.binary.org.au/
Genesis 5:2 Male and female created he them…
‘New Zealand was the first country in the world to give women the right to vote in parliamentary elections. But now, 120 years on from that landmark moment for female equality, Kiwi women are fighting a rear-guard campaign to defend the meaning of the word ‘woman’.
As well as dealing with the fallout from the pandemic, Jacinda Ardern’s Labour government has been busy prioritising a bill that would effectively allow anyone to become a woman just because they wanted to. While Ardern is being cheered on by the transgender lobby, it has fallen to Speak Up for Women, a grassroots campaign group, to speak truth to power. Rather predictably, politicians seem unwilling to listen; worse, some are determined to stop anyone else hearing what these women have to say.
The group’s co-founder Beth Johnson is concerned that this legislation could be disastrous. ‘The gap between the intention of this law and the practicality of implementation is large enough to drive a prison bus through,’ she said. ‘How, in practice, is any agency, school, sports team or female‐only service provider meant to assess a person’s sex if not via their birth certificate?’
It’s a good question. But while liberals around the world fawn over Ardern’s ‘progressive’ government, it is one her administration has no answer to.
Tomorrow evening, Speak Up for Women’s nationwide tour of public meetings arrives in the capital, Wellington. To coincide with the event, the organisation raised NZ$5000 (£2,500) for a billboard carrying the dictionary definition, ‘woman: adult human female.’
So far, so harmless, you might think. But no. The advertisement, which went up on Monday, has provoked a furore. Yesterday, it was taken down following a targeted campaign against the advertising agency. Go Media’s general manager Simon Teagle explained that the billboard was removed when ‘offended New Zealanders’ complained:
‘While we believe in freedom of speech, we do not condone content that upsets our community. We apologise unreservedly for any distress this may have caused anyone and remedied the situation as soon we could.’
But what about the valid concerns of the ordinary women who make up Speak Up for Women? Hundreds of women contributed to the campaign to raise money for the advertisement which, despite containing words lifted straight from a dictionary, is considered beyond the pale. Johnson is indignant: ‘Why do these activists have so much power to intimidate businesses and women’s groups? Why is our government condoning this with their silence?’
If New Zealand’s government has been silent, local authorities are a different matter. Last week, the mayor of a city in the Wellington region posted on Facebook saying, ‘If this group needs a venue…I’ve got some nice new waste bins they can use?’
But Speak up for Women haven’t been deterred. Their meeting in Wellington is scheduledto go ahead tomorrow night. Johnson told me that the group’s events have been growing in size as they moved around the country, ‘They are mostly attended by women, but we have a few men and transsexuals attending. We expect the room to be at capacity, which is 140 people,’ she said.
Inevitably, protests are planned to take place outside. A group calling itself ‘Queer Endurance/ Defiance’ describes the campaign as an ‘anti-trans hate group’. But if my experience of similar events in the UK is anything to go on, the hate is likely to be outside the building, certainly not in the meeting. Groups like ‘Queer Endurance/ Defiance’ do not speak for trans people like me.
But while those brave women who do attend the meeting are likely to face abuse, members of Wellington City Council are far from sympathetic. Wellington mayor Andy Foster, backed by a number of councillors, has arrangedfor the centre to be lit in the colours of the transgender flag while the Speak Up for Women event takes place. Without irony, Foster explained that:
‘We are taking this action to ensure there is a voice for members of the gender diverse community, who do not normally have ready access to influence public opinion.’
In the middle of this circus, Speak Up for Women are simply trying to hold their meeting. Johnson told me that, ‘we would have no issue with this (decision to light up the building) if it was individuals exercising their own freedom of speech, but this is the power of the council trying to intimidate us again.’
How the transgender lobby became so powerful is a matter for debate, but they hold that power because too many people ignore what is happening, or they think that it does not matter. Perhaps they think what is happening in this gender debate is too ridiculous to be true. But it is true: women are being shamed for repeating a dictionary definition of the word ‘woman’, and meeting to discuss the implications on their rights as a sex. Speak Up for Women are making a stand and we need to stand with them.’https://spectator.com.au/2021/07/new-zealands-transgender-debate-is-turning-nasty/?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=MDS%20%2020210715%20%20SG&utm_content=MDS%20%2020210715%20%20SG+CID_e5f2ac870bf7e296c67a9eed42537152&utm_source=CampaignMonitor_Australia&utm_term=New%20Zealands%20transgender%20debate%20is%20turning%20nasty
Biden is off in lala land but where are the minds of those who go along with this nonsence? Are they ALL senile?
‘Apparently, in order to be sufficiently woke, one must believe that men are better at being women than real women.
That’s certainly the message being sent by the Miss Nevada USA pageant after 27-year-old Kataluna Enriquez was crowned Miss Nevada USA, and thus will compete for the Miss USA title later this year. Enriquez is a man who identifies as a woman. He competed against 21 women to win the title.’ https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/matt-margolis/2021/06/29/man-crowned-miss-nevada-usa-because-men-are-apparently-better-women-than-real-women-n1458142?utm_source=pjmedia&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl_pm&newsletterad=&bcid=08b5a1e2f2263b83e918fb56d7a12a3e&recip=26169367
The Roys Report recently carried an article regarding the suicide of former pastor Steve Austin which may be read here https://julieroys.com/mourn-steve-austin-pastor-mental-health/?mc_cid=3a59c84512&mc_eid=b13d34ad49
As I went through the article at least two points jumped out at me and they were (1) mental illness and (2) sexuality. The mention of these two spoke volumes about Steve Austin and sadly this story is that of many others who professed to be a Christian and have committed suicide. This may seem harsh, but, as God’s Word tells us 2Co 5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
Therefore, let’s ask first: What is mental illness? Well, “even the writers of psychology’s authoritative manual on mental illness, The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), cannot agree on what constitutes a mental illness.” The same writer continues to say “The definition of mental illness can be changed so easily because mental illness does not really exist.”https://biblicalcounseling.com/resource-library/articles/can-jesus-heal-mental-illness-part-1/
Bible believing people accept that we are made in the image of the Creator and one of the attributes we possess is that of thinking. Jesus said in Matthew 15:19, 20 For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies: 20 These are the things which defile a man.
Our mind (heart) is the place where our thoughts are produced and then proceed. It sounds cruel but bluntly these people who profess to be Christians and are stuck on mental illness and sexuality have NEVER been saved. Romans 10:9,10 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. NOTE the word RIGHTEOUSNESS.
The Apostle straight out tells us that unregenerate people have depraved sexual preferences. Romans 1:24-28 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: 25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. 26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: 27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet. 28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;
These people have wars within due to not being saved but trying to live what they consider or perceive to be Christianity. Again, the Apostle to the Gentiles wrote in Romans 5:1 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: and 8:6 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.
Because the “churches” have accepted the lies of the world there are those who are trying to live a Christian life according to their own terms without turning from sin to Christ! The church at Thessalonica is an example as Paul wrote in 1Thessalonians 1:9 For they themselves shew of us what manner of entering in we had unto you, and how ye turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God.
We will see more of these suicides because so much of contemporary Christianity has thrown away Biblical Theology to swallow the Kool Aid of the world’s psychology.
Fake, fradulant ‘President Joe Biden issued a presidential proclamation in recognition of LGBT Pride Month, touting the large number of LGBT individuals who serve in his administration and slamming state laws that prohibit biological males from competing in girls’ sports.’https://www.christianpost.com/news/biden-slams-girls-sports-bills-in-pride-month-proclamation.html?uid=d3769f0ce2&utm_source=The+Christian+Post+List&utm_campaign=CP-Newsletter&utm_medium=email
This man is NUTS with this gender issue. One would think a man his age would have some morals but then again we are talking about Joe Biden!
When a nation or a school board disagree on the two genders you know the nation is in trouble. ‘A Christian physical education teacher has been placed on administrative leave after declaring in a speech that he would not “lie” to his students and “defile” God by affirming that “a biological boy can be a girl and vice versa,” Fox News reported.’https://www.theblaze.com/news/christian-teacher-suspended-after-opposing-transgender-policies?utm_source=theblaze-breaking&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20210528Trending-AutoTrendPM&utm_term=ACTIVE%20LIST%20-%20TheBlaze%20Breaking%20News
Again Twitter is acting like a publisher for ‘Twitter temporarily suspended a Spanish politician last week, after he tweeted a man “cannot get pregnant” because he has “no womb or eggs.”
Although the post was scientifically accurate, Twitter suspended Francisco José Contreras’ account for 12 hours, according to Fox News.
The Vox Party politician shared the comment in response to an article about a biological female who identifies as male announcing she would be giving birth to a baby girl.’https://www.faithwire.com/2021/05/17/this-is-fascist-biology-twitter-suspends-politician-for-saying-men-cannot-get-pregnant/?utm_source=cbn&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=news-eu-faithwire&utm_content=20210517-2349404&inid=5f29ebc0-7f5b-eb11-b823-005056af0da1
The Southern Baptist Convention has its problems but Beth Moore has solved one of those problems by leaving the Convention. Now, ‘One month after announcing her departure from the Southern Baptist Convention, Beth Moore has apologized for her role in elevating complementarian theology to a “matter of 1st importance.”
On Twitter, Moore, head of Living Proof Ministries, addressed complementarianism, a theological framework that says women have distinct roles in the family and church and are forbidden from holding certain offices in the church. By contrast, theological egalitarians insist that Scripture does not warrant such restrictions.
“Let me be blunt,” Moore tweeted to her 979.8K followers on Wednesday. “When you functionally treat complementarianism—a doctrine of MAN—as if it belongs among the matters of 1st importance, yea, as a litmus test for where one stands on inerrancy & authority of Scripture, you are the ones who have misused Scripture. You went too far.”
“I beg your forgiveness where I was complicit,” she added on social media. “I could not see it for what it was until 2016. I plead your forgiveness for how I just submitted to it and supported it and taught it.”’https://www.christianpost.com/news/beth-moore-apologizes-for-role-in-elevating-complementarianism.html?uid=d3769f0ce2
Yes, Beth, you are wrong and God’s Word is correct.
1Corinthians 11:3 But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God.
Ephesians 5:21 ¶ Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God. 22 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. 23 For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body. 24 Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing. 25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;
1Timothy 2:9 ¶ In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array; 10 But (which becometh women professing godliness) with good works. 11 Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection. 12 But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence. 13 For Adam was first formed, then Eve. 14 And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression. 15 Notwithstanding she shall be saved in childbearing, if they continue in faith and charity and holiness with sobriety.