Biden, a long-time supporter of transgenderism, went so far as to mention it in his State of the Union message on March 1. Specifically, he used the occasion to promote the Equality Act, which has lost support even among Republicans who had backed it.
Biden: "And folks, for our LGBTQ+ Americans, let's finally get the bipartisan Equality Act to my desk. The onslaught of state laws targeting transgender Americans and their families – it's simply wrong. As I said last year, especially to our younger transgender Americans, I'll always have your back as your President so you can be yourself and reach your God-given potential."
Dr. Michelle Cretella of Advocates Protecting Youth tells AFN that she's convinced the president was simply mimicking what others are saying. "He's just parroting the lies of many public institutions that really are placing children at grave physical risk. No child is born in the wrong body," she argues.
Cretella says the president proclaimed his support despite the growing evidence that transgender treatments are dangerous, irreversible, and divisive. "When someone like President Biden stands up there and actually gives credence to the lie that children could be trapped in the wrong body, that's psychological abuse," she states.
In a recent interview, Cretella – a past president of the American College of Pediatricians – made the same charge against educators. School staff who encourage a transgender self-identification, she said, are "guilty of psychological abuse" for putting children at risk for embarking on a medical path that includes such long-term consequences as permanent sterility, depression, impaired memory, strokes, and heart attacks.
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Addressing it in Alabama
One of the largest debates surrounding transgenderism has taken place in some of America's public schools, where transgendered students have demanded access to opposite-sex restrooms and locker rooms. In Alabama, lawmakers are moving to protect students' safety by passing a bill (HB 322) that would make it safe for biological girls to go to the bathroom and use locker rooms and showers.
Jameson Taylor, Ph.D., president of Mississippi-based Center for Political Renewal, supports HB 322, which is currently before the Alabama Senate's Government Affairs Committee. He contends it's no longer safe for young women to go to the restroom in their own schools.
"Young girls need to feel safe when they go to the bathroom, and they need to feel safe when they use a school locker room or when they use a school shower," he states. "But because of radical transgender policies, schools are opening up bathrooms to predators – and that's exactly what happened in Virginia in a well-publicized case in which the Biden administration said that parents who oppose this are essentially domestic terrorists."
Taylor urges prayer over HB 322 and the legislators behind the measure.
"I encourage every parent, whether … in Alabama or whether … in another state: call your state lawmakers and demand protections for women's privacy, for privacy of young girls who want to use the bathroom in peace," he says.