At a recent Heritage Foundation forum [Early Oct., 2017] about Gender Transitioning, Dr. Michelle Cretella went on a lengthy rant about how it is child abuse to indulge children who are gender-confused by helping them “transition” to the gender they think they are.
“Chemical castration is what you’re doing when you put any biologically normal child on puberty blockers. It’s treating puberty like a disease, arresting a normal process which is critical to normal development and bad for kids. Sterilization? Not good for kids. Mastectomy at 16? Not good! Depression and/or Anxiety is The Usual (Ultimate) Response! Suicidal Depression Not Unusual!
Indoctrinating pre-school kids with the lie that you can be trapped in the wrong body is disrupting their normal reality-testing and cognitive development. Those things are abusive.
As to the studies, there are two she says she is aware of that claim affirming your child’s gender confusion is good for them. However…..Five things are either assumed or imposed:
1. The assumption that coaching a child into a fixed-false belief is mentally healthy. Science doesn’t allow you to assume this conclusion.
2. The studies on this subject are extremely small.
3. These studies are very short term.
4. The control group of “mentally healthy children” are the siblings, most of whom are siblings of the trans-identifying child.
5. The parents were the ones evaluating the mental health of the children.
1. Paul, a computer programmer who is currently unemployed, is 38 years old and in the process of “detransitioning,” undoing steps towards the sex change he began a decade ago.
Before “transitioning” from male to female, Paul struggled with dysphoria for years. He remembers his high school days filled with shame over his “girlish” interests and peer groups and struggling with gynecomastia (swollen breast tissue in males), isolation, and confusion.
When Paul first learned about transgenderism from an article in his student newspaper, he felt he had found the missing piece. “I wasn’t deranged or simply gay, but instead I misunderstood what a ‘woman’ was, …..that the term was entirely social, and that my failure to be accepted as a man was because I was really a woman.”
Paul never viewed his transformation as a sex change, but as an escape from his gender. After moving to San Francisco in search of community and acceptance, Paul, uninsured, stumbled across a community health clinic. Upon his first visit, he was prescribed male-to-female hormones, given very little information on the risks and potential side effects, and told “not to worry” whenever he expressed concern about drugs or long-term side effects.
This ‘Therapy’ simply created more problems….physically and emotionally. Paul has been officially diagnosed with gender dysphoria, and learned that he falls on the autism spectrum. His treatment consisted of ‘Transition Guides’ [cartoon-type literature] and hormones.
This is not science…… It is ideology masquerading as science.
Paul’s advice to children looking to transition? “Don’t!”
2. Taylor Changes His Mind
Another young man, [Taylor] is a student who began transitioning at the age of 23. He reports: It started simply. “All it took was self-declaration. The first thing I did was change my name.” “I wore makeup and committed to growing my hair out and wore more feminine clothing.
All of the changes were superficial and followed pretty basic stereotypes of how women appear to the male gaze.” After a year of living with a feminine name and pronouns, Taylor began hormone therapy. My mental health was very poor at the time and I was very much socially isolated. I felt I could either try living as a woman or else I wanted to kill myself.”
Not finding satisfaction in his new identity, Taylor began the detransition process a year later, quitting hormones and reverting back to a masculine expression of self.
He described his disappointment in the system. “I wish I had been challenged by a doctor,” he says. “I went to an endocrinologist, who gave me a prescription on the first visit, before my blood work results even came back. ‘It’ll be fine, congratulations!’ was the Doctor’s attitude.
The Doctor should’ve challenged me.”
Taylor’s advice to those questioning themselves is ominous: “Our physical bodies, with genitalia and chromosomes, exist in reality, and part of having a body is hating your body. You are taught to hate your body no matter who you are, male or female, and you are falling for it.”
3. Another Case:
Trans teen idol Jazz Jennings speaks freely about the glamour of embracing one’s self, but little has been published on the complications regarding Jazz’s bottom surgery.
His doctors said there wasn’t enough “raw material” to work with due to Jazz’s early consumption of puberty blockers, which stunted genitalia formation. Undergoing gender reassignment is regarded as the Holy Grail for those struggling with their sex. When the potentially fatal outcomes are not adequately tracked, however, shouldn’t honesty be the priority when speaking about the lifelong effects of the transition process?
God’s Word? “Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened” Romans 1:21
Children are ‘foolish’ by nature. What About The Parents? The commitment to ‘foolishness’ [by God’s definition] ‘darkens’ [clouds; confuses] the ‘heart’ [source of thoughts, decisions], leading to ‘foolishness’ [wickedness] which clouds the mind / heart regarding spiritual things. From there things get more confusing and the spiritual trajectory is downhill.
Some names and identifying details have been changed to protect individuals’ privacy.
Paul & Kirk Cameron have written to help explain why our society is becoming so overtly homosexual.
They say: Homosexuality is exploding among U.S. teens. Ditto for younger adults. Over the last decade, the relative proportion of U.S. teenagers claiming to be homosexual has increased 85%. The relative proportion who have not made up their minds about embracing homosexuality has increased 53%. While those claiming interest only in the opposite sex has dropped 6%.
What’s Going On? The Secularists and The Humanists want you to believe that this is a normal, natural evolution. Is this true? Or is this a sophisticated Marketing Ploy? The facts indicate something far more insidious.
Our’s is the first society that has ever marketed homosexuality to its youth. Gay Pride Parades… TV…. NEWS…. Disney… The Bathroom Issue. And now the CDC is recommending schools have gay/straight clubs. Our Government, Our Media, Our Education System and even Some of Our Churches are either touting homosexual behavior or accepting of it. In our High Schools, there is an Explosion of homosexuality, according to a 25-year Study by the Centers for Disease Control.
Of the 16 million U.S. high-school students today, an extra million are either homosexual or heading in that direction!
A Gallup report in 2012, indicated that 43% of all adult LGTBs were aged 18 to 36. In 2016, that number had swelled to 58%. We’ve gone from 5.8% of all adults to 7.3% in a veritable twinkling – on pace for 10% of adults to be potentially dabbling in homosexuality by our next presidential election!
Ten percent seems to be the Magic Number to begin hawking the idea that these people are being discriminated against; that their chosen sexual proclivity is dangerous, destructive and completely unnatural, apparently has no bearing on the socio-political marketing scheme.
Gallup reports that the majority of homosexuals 20 years ago were men – 55% now are women. By painting gays as “victims” under the “civil rights” umbrella, these efforts have many girls “feeling sorry for” lesbians in the same manner they use to rescue wayward guys.
Our birthrate is falling – it’s already below the 2.1 children-per-woman needed for a stable society — Our Morals are disintegrating.
Are people born Homosexual? The CDC has been surveying and tracking “Youth Risk Behavior” since 1991. In 2001-09, 92.1% of U.S. high school students said they were only sexually interested in the opposite sex. In 2015 (the last year for which we have data), 86.5% did – that’s 6% fewer, or 900,000 kids.
A decade ago 5.1% (or 800,000) said they were sexually interested in their own sex;
in 2015, 1.5 million (an additional 704,000 more) said so – an increase of 84.2%. And where 2.6% of kids in the 2001-9 survey said they were unsure of their sexual identity, 4% made the same report in 2015 – an increase of 53%.
“The resolutions of the American Psychiatric and American Psychological Associations calling for equality or near equality of treatment of professionals and clients with either homo or hetero orientations, [are evidence of] further movement toward equality of the sexual orientations.
What our grandparent’s generation tried to protect kids from is now being taught as a “civil right” and an “obligation to support and join with sexual minorities.”
Our youth are obeying.
Read more at http://www.wnd.com/
The story is about a former Special Forces Operator who wanted to DO something worthwhile, in his “Next Life”
Then Someone told him about H.E.R.O.
The Human Exploitation Rescue Operative (HERO) Child-Rescue Corps is a program developed by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) in conjunction with the National Association to Protect Children.
The HERO Child-Rescue Corps Program is designed for wounded, injured and ill Special Operations Forces to receive training in high-tech computer forensics and law enforcement skills, to assist federal agents in the fight against online child sexual exploitation.
Upon successful completion of the program, HERO interns have the knowledge, skills and experience to apply for careers with federal, state and local police agencies, and other organizations, in the field of computer forensics.
After his 10-month unpaid internship, Rock joined the Department of Homeland Security as a computer forensic analyst. Since he specializes in finding child porn, Rock is the guy who analyzes the crime scene. And as stomach-churning and heartbreaking as it may be, part of Rock’s job is to look through smartphones and computers for child pornography and identify the crime.
Rock has seen — and continues to see — some absolutely horrific things.
“I’ve watched videos from newborns to teenagers getting molested or sexually assaulted. When asked about how big of a problem child pornography is. Rock’s answer was quite unsettling.
He Said: “When I was in training, they pulled up a live map of the U.S. where a little red dot popped up every time someone downloaded child porn in the United States. In just fifteen minutes, the entire map was red.”
Rock pulled back the curtain on one way child pornographers communicate with each other openly. “It isn’t just downloading child porn, though. People will go to these dark chatrooms on the open internet, and they will offer their kids to each other. They will say things like, ‘I have a two-year-old son and a four-year-old daughter,’ and they will then offer them.”
It gets even more sickening than that. “People will go out and have kids just because they want a child to molest, or they want a kid at home to make child pornography with.”
Child pornography isn’t a crime isolated to a particular demographic, either.
“We will go to someone’s house, and we will have a ton of agents there. And people will come outside and say, ‘what are you doing here? He didn’t do anything!’ It happens at the trailer park, the house in the suburbs, or the mansion on the hill,” Rock stated.
“You could live in a neighborhood filled with millionaires and not know there three people just on your street who are huge into child pornography.” “It could be the mechanic at Jiffy Lube or a neurosurgeon. There are even some who will become dentists and pediatricians In Order To so have more access to children. They will dedicate their entire life to being able to be around more kids for the purpose of child pornography.”
Rock opened up about the level of disturbing sophistication some child pornographers have. “Tech savvy child pornographers can hack your webcam on your computer, your smartphone, your iPad, even the baby monitor camera. I keep a piece of tape over my webcam at all times.”
According to Rock, the Department of Homeland Security and other government agencies are fighting child pornography around the clock, but they “barely make a dent” because it’s such a massive issue.
“It’s a growing problem because technology keeps advancing and more and more countries are coming online,” Rock emphasized.With how significant an issue it is, Rock recommends for parents to monitor how their kids use technology.
He says, “Educate yourselves more and your children on what to watch out for, they could be talking to someone online who claims to a 15 or 16-year-old, but in reality that’s a 45-year-old child pornography user who wants to make them a victim.”
Rock added, “Bad guys are pretty smart. they know what they’re doing, and many times, it’s easy to fall for their tricks.”
A South Carolina man was charged with Murder, having choked, beaten and stabbed his live-in girlfriend 15 times. His attorney says ‘there is no question my client did this.’ Yet he is asking the jury to ‘understand’ that there was ‘no malice, no hate’ in his heart. He was as much a victim as the woman who died.
This is where the psychological community has led us: Into a world without personal responsibility. A world of victims, dominated by emotion, chemistry and 3 pounds of ‘grey matter’ sitting atop our necks. We are not responsible for the effects of our environment, even if we deliberately choose them. We are not responsible for the chemical reactions in our body, even if we induce them. And we are certainly not responsible for words and actions precipitated by the outrage or instigation of others.
This is [literally] Life In The Psych-Ward! A man lives with a woman, not his wife. This means there is no measurable commitment beyond how they make one another feel. They both routinely intoxicate themselves with alcohol and drugs. According to published accounts, she was high on marijuana and a blood-alcohol level more than twice the legal amount. He was not sober, during the attack, and had drugs available as indicated by what was found in his system and in his home, when the police arrived.
A woman is dead. A man is admitting he killed her. But it’s not his fault!? Do you feel sorry for him?
What else is ‘Not our fault?’ The circumstances of our birth that limits opportunities for wealth? The chaotic world of Public Education that does not prepare me for life? The technology that offers me non-stop communication and entertainment, distracting me from personal development and responsibility? The people in my life? The choices I make? The influences that guide me toward dissipation?
There was a time when people admired those who ‘rose above’ their circumstance to achieve. The applause was for Personal Responsibility and Taking The Initiative, rather than merely Following The Herd. What Happened?
Drugs Happened! Talk-Therapy Happened! Theory Over-Took Reality! Feelings Became More Important Than Responsibility!
There are several known realities connected with what we call psychological therapy and therapists. One is that a majority of folks who choose this field do so because of their own problems and the fascination [love-affair?] they have with the process. Another is the reality that there is no Standardized Treatment for any mental problem you may have.
The ‘bible’ of the psychological world is called the Diagnostic Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders [DSM]. They are up to Version 5. They used Roman Numerals until this Version arrived. Another product of State Education!
The DSM lists over 500 “Mental Disorders.” This means everyone has at least one! No one is ‘normal,’ if we even know what that means anymore.
In addition, there are an almost endless number of ‘modalities’ and ‘treatments,’ available from a host of ‘practitioners,’ from a variety of social, spiritual, psychological orientations.
What this means is: You can take your symptoms to as many ‘therapists’ as you want and generally receive a variety of diagnosis for the same indications. If this happened within the medical community it would be a scandal and people would lose their license to practice.
The psychological community is an inadequately regulated, unresponsive, unaccountable group of ‘Mental Cowboys / Cowgirls,’ turned loose on an unsuspecting, uneducated and vulnerable society. They operate from psycho-social theories that change with the wind and create as many problems as they solve….if THEY solve any. Letting you talk is not a exactly a cure. Giving you moral advice can be worse, depending upon the psycho-social, spiritual orientation of the one giving that advice.
Those who have embraced this philosophy will take exception to what I have written. Those who have been abused by it will understand. Human Beings are more than the sum-total of their chemistry and feelings. We are spiritual creatures, not simply physical. If you are Doing Right….You will Feel Right, unless there is a physical reason.
We live in a world where Feelings are more important than just about anything else. And that’s a recipe for disaster!
What do we know about babies? We know that when they are born, they come into this world helpless, fearful, hungry and completely selfish!
There isn’t a baby anywhere that didn’t demand all his / her needs be met…. NOW! One of the most troubling lessons a new mother has to learn is “How long do I let my baby cry?” Never? You are raising a Tyrant! Until I can’t take it anymore? You are raising a manipulator!
Babies must cry! In moderation, crying is good for them. Too much and they get sick and tend to regurgitate or gag. Rule of Thumb is 28 minutes. Long enough so they get the picture, short enough so they don’t hurt themselves or develop unnecessary anxieties.
We’re told a baby needs to learn they can’t have everything they want, when they want it, and letting them cry facilitates this. Bedtime is critical. Let them cry! Babies who are not permitted to cry themselves to sleep, generally take longer to learn about bedtimes and do not get good rest for several years.
Why don’t animals have these problems? Because animals operate according to instinct. Human beings operate according to Will and Training. Their Will is not only strong, it is absolutely Corrupt! When the Training is insufficient to compensate for this reality, you have a 3 year old Tyrant who will grow up to be worse!
Everyone used to know this about children.
Today, most people reading these words are already outraged!!
So, why did a 4 year old fall into a wild Gorilla Pen? The 15 foot drop didn’t seem to deter him. The railings that formed a visual cue that people should not get any closer, wasn’t an issue. His mother yelling at him to stay with her and not wander off, was not sufficient. All that mattered was he WANTED to get in there! And he did.
Bad Parenting? Perhaps. But, let’s not put too much blame on Mom. There were plenty of other people around who could have / should have physically interfered… but didn’t!
Why? Because, as a society, we have quite literally “thrown the baby out with the bathwater!” We live in a society that rejects the idea that babies are Stubborn, Rebellious, Headstrong, Willful and Destructive! We refuse to accept the Basic Principles of Human Life: that we are born with a ‘heart’ [not the pump — but the core orientation] that is ‘deceitful, above all things, and desperately wicked beyond anything anyone can imagine.’ [Jer 17:9]
That “foolishness is bound in the heart of a child and only the ‘rod of correction’ is sufficient to drive it out of him!” Prov 22:15
That the human heart can be hardened against Reason, Decency and All Things Good and Godly Ex 14:5
And we have been conditioned to “Mind Our Own Business!” “Not Get Involved!” “Not Interfere!”
When we look around at the evil in this world, we want to blame all sorts of things: poverty, mistreatment, chemical imbalances, ignorance, stress, lack of education, persecution, etc. However, there are notable life-stories of people who have overcome ALL these and accomplished great things!
The Bible places the blame squarely on the heart! Jesus said, “out of the heart come evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, lies, blasphemies.” Mt. 15:19 AND…if these things are not driven out of a child, by means of reproof, that child will grow up to shame and embarrass his/her mother.
Why Mom? Because Mothers are the ones who bond with children and have the greatest influence. Mothers are the natural ‘nurturers’ and ‘supporters.’ A child spends more time with Mom than with any other member of the family…. until recently. Today, it’s likely to be Granma….Who is, herself, a Mother!
Our Culture a) Rejected godly counsel and instruction to form an alternative form of “family.” Then b) Split that family up with No-Fault Divorce, Working Moms, Single Moms and all sorts of alternative forms of ‘family.’ Concluding by c) waging war against unborn children who had the audacity to show up at the most inconvenient of times!
Now? Apparently it’s “every man (child) for himself!” We refuse to spend the time and effort to raise up a child in the nurture of God, assume he / she is an adult at age 13, then defend our selfishness by pointing to all the (legitimate) limitations in our life, as though they simply appeared out of thin air, when we weren’t looking.
There was a time when a man wouldn’t marry until he was convinced he could take care of a family.
There was a time when a woman would accept responsibility for her actions and raise that child.
There was a time when children accepted responsibility for their actions / attitudes toward others.
There was a time when a Family pulled together, no matter what!
Today? If I’m uncomfortable, unsatisfied, unfulfilled, I have a Right to break all my vows, promises and commitments because “I owe it to myself!”
Today? If I’ve made a serious mistake, in marrying the wrong person, I have the Right to fix that!
Today? If I can’t make enough money to pay the bills, it’s the government’s responsibility! It’s not my fault for being foolish or short-sighted or selfish!
Today? If I’m with my friends and having a good time, it’s someone else’s job to watch the baby!
My wife and I were chided for NOT asking Grandparents to watch our children. We were in our early twenties and simply thought those children were our responsibility: if we couldn’t take them with us, we didn’t go! And Guess What? Nobody Died!
Children in America are suffering and dying because Adults are redefining the words and rules to create a more comfortable society…. for them! It’s not One Mother’s Fault! It’s ALL Mothers’ Fault! ALL Fathers’ Fault! ALL Leaders’ Fault!
Children are a precious heritage…. We need to raise them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord! And we need to do it TOGETHER!