A tornado of lies formed by the collision of feelings and finance is decimating those not grounded in the truth of biological sex.
As Michelle Cretella, M.D. and executive director of the American College of Pediatricians (ACPeds) shared, “Sex is not assigned by people…it declares itself. Our bodies tell us who we are.”
The American Medical Association, which faces a declining membership as more doctors realize the AMA does not truly represent them, proposed to remove the sex designation from birth certificates (page 12 of this PDF). Imagine a doctor saying, “Congratulations, you have a baby…umm…unassigned sex.”
The concept of “assigning” sex usually references what is known as ‘intersex.’ Cretella says in the What about Intersex? video, “They should replace intersex with ‘Disorder of Sex Development' or birth defects of the reproductive system.” She adds research shows less than 0.02% of the general population are truly classified as intersex with ambiguous genitalia.
But what if someone identifies or feels they are intersex? Or feels like a man in a woman’s body? Or a woman in a man’s body?
If I were to hold up my hand and tell you I feel like it is my foot, would that be true? I could argue it has five digits like each foot, that I can walk on them should I choose, and that I can wear a shoe on it. All of these facts along with my feelings must mean it’s my foot, right? Yet, when I asked multiple groups of 8-to-12-year-olds at the Marriage, Family, Life Conference whether this was true, they rightly answered, “Nooooo!”
Why can’t many in society get it today? It’s a combination of rebellion against God’s design, lust, greed, and the political push to advance their acceptance of the feelings of gender as the determinant of the facts of sex.
Anyone opposing this political push, doctors and hospitals included, faces repercussions.
Take for instance a psychology and neuroscience professor, John Staddon at Duke University, who was voted out from a health professionals’ email group for holding the view biological sex is binary. He tried to help his peers see more clearly and possibly hear what facts they had with a post titled “Hmm… Binary view of sex false? What is the evidence? Is there a Z chromosome?”
This, of course, references the X and Y chromosomes that determine if we are male or female.
Staddon, the author of six books and over 200 research papers, shared with Newsweek, "Science, real science, can and should be isolated from politics. Science has values, to be sure—curiosity, honesty, openness to debate, adherence to empirical facts, and so on—but they are not, and should not be, political.”
Others have been fired from their livelihoods for saying there are just two sexes including reporters. Have you wondered why you haven’t seen this discussion in the media? If loss of a job isn’t enough to squelch free speech and discussion, how about the loss of life or bodily harm?
JK Rowling, the author of the Harry Potter series, tweeted “Yes, but now hundreds of trans activists have threatened to beat, rape, assassinate and bomb me I’ve realised that this movement poses no risk to women whatsoever.” She even spoke in support of the British woman who was fired, according to Forbes, “…after claiming there are only two sexes… .”
Claiming there are only two sexes? Since when should truth be considered a dissident opinion to claim? Yet, some still stand for truth despite these potential consequences.
Dr. Paul McHugh, the University Distinguished Service Professor of Psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, shares:
Transgendered men do not become women, nor do transgendered women become men. All (including Bruce Jenner) become feminized men or masculinized women, counterfeits or impersonators of the sex with which they ‘identify.’ In that lies their problematic future.
McHugh knows about the problematic future because he led the research on the original people who started testing their theories of changing genders. They had to call it genders, something based on feelings, because they knew it was physically impossible to change one's sex.
Let’s follow the money, or, more specifically, John Money, Ph.D. He was one of three pedophile activists and sexologists from the 1950s who influenced transitioning sexes. His friendship with Alfred Kinsey and Harry Benjamin started a trajectory that combined with postmodernism that harms many today.
McHugh, according to History of Sex Change, was chief of psychiatry when Money was doing his research. McHugh ordered a long-term study of Money’s adult patients who had transitioned starting in the early 70s.
By 1979, it became clear the adults had the very same maladjustment disorders as before. Cretella said McHugh concluded you don’t treat psychological problems with surgery and hormones. The gender reassignment program was shut down at Johns Hopkins due to scientific studies.
Even so, in 2017 the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) got involved and politicized it. HRC is the largest and wealthiest LGBTQ organization in America. They have been rating hospitals as LGBTQ-friendly or unfriendly. Their pressure of lowering their ratings pushed John Hopkins to reopen its gender reassignment clinic for both kids and adults according to Cretella in the video.
We see the finance intersect with the feelings about gender above, yet there is even more.
For those trusting doctors to honor the Hippocratic Oath to “First, do no harm,” they may be disappointed (Did you know it is not part of the Hippocratic Oath?). Too many patients and parents assign too much trust to the “D” in their health professional's degree by believing or acting as if it means deity instead of doctor. Unfortunately, some in this field of gender reassignment may serve greed as their god.
Massive amounts of money flow here for (1) pharmaceuticals: pre-, post-, and recurring costs of transitioning drugs at upwards of $200/month); (2) hospitals: donations, grants, studies, recognition by HRC; (3) individual doctors across multiple professions: two letters recommending surgery at upwards of $5,000 each, office visits at $50 and up, psychological pre- and post-care upwards of $200 per session, top and bottom change surgeries at upwards of $25,000 each.
Male, female, young, and old are affected by those who intentionally or unintentionally confuse gender as biological sex. No amount of money can fully regain what was lost after recognizing the mistake of transitioning. This tornado of lies creates even more tragic effects when the one transitioning is a teen or child.
One woman shares the incredible harm affecting groups of girls of America. Abigail Shrier, author of Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters, addresses how the acceptance by doctors and culture overall has created a horrific trend often referred to as ROGD or Rapid Onset Gender Dysphoria. This is occurring in entire female peer groups where the small pleasure of a boost in social status by claiming to be transgendered is setting them on a path that is difficult to turn away from later.
Cretella describes those doctors in the pediatric community who encourage sex change and hormonal treatments as practicing "institutionalized child abuse." She mentions that every child who has something like this done further indoctrinates the other children around them.
May God help us know the truth and to act on it while managing the fear so we may protect the most vulnerable, whether adult or child. Doctors, do you hear me? Please, stand for the truth here despite political and cultural pressure.
This column appeared originally on The Stand, a blog of the American Family Association.
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