There are statements in the Bible that we often gloss over and even wonder why they are there. It seems to say something that is so obvious, who would question such an obvious truth? The above quotation from Genesis 1:27 is one of those statements. Isn’t there a universal unanimity that God made men and women, and that’s the way it is?
However, one of the things that I have learned in a new and fresh way is that “ALL Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and IS PROFITABLE” (2 Timothy 3:16). Believe it or not there are some people—and their number is growing worldwide—who think that “male and female” is just a suggestion. They believe it’s not biology that matters, but one’s perception—“Anatomically I’m a boy but I won’t be happy until my anatomy matches my feelings. I need to transition!”
Senseless Mutilation or Needful Therapy?
If you were a surgeon and someone asked you to cut off a perfectly healthy arm or leg because that individual feels that it is terribly “wrong” for that arm or leg to be there, and his psychiatrist said that individual would be better adjusted if that offending limb were removed, would you perform the requested surgery? That individual’s psychiatrist even warned that if you did not remove that body part that individual might be forced to commit suicide.
There is a mental condition known as Body Integrity Identity Disorder (BIID). People who struggle with it feel they are not supposed to have a certain part of their body. “As a general rule,” writes John Haskins for Townhall.com, “doctors won’t remove a healthy body part; so these poor deluded people crush, mangle, burn, or otherwise deliberately destroy their own arms or legs in order to get a surgeon to slice them off.”
To make the question a little more relevant to what follows in this piece—Supposing you are a surgeon and the person who is going to have the body part removed is a minor child. You have been told by the mother who wants you to cut off this perfectly healthy body part, that this child has told her some things that would lead her to conclude that the presence of this body part is causing emotional distress. She is a pediatrician and certainly “knows best.” Would you remove this healthy body part?
Stranger Than Fiction—But Tragically Real
Jeff Younger has two sons, James and Jude. Jeff is particularly concerned about James. Jeff’s ex-wife, Anne Georgulas, MD, a pediatrician in Dallas, Texas, affiliated with Dallas Children’s Hospital, began dressing James as a girl when he was three. She began to call James by the name Luna and began taking him to therapy with a gender-transition therapist and enrolled him in school as a “girl.” In school James/Luna uses the girls’ bathroom and is known by teachers and staff as one of the “girls.”
Georgulas, James’s mother, is seeking to terminate the parental rights of James’ father, Jeff Younger, because the child behaves as a boy—his biological sex—when he is with his father. Younger almost ended up in jail because he took James to the barbershop where he got his son a boys’ haircut. Georgulas also wants Younger to pay for their son’s counseling with a therapist who will affirm his transgender identity, and for transgender hormonal treatments which may begin at age eight. Breitbart states that Younger is shocked and stated, “Few things are more important to people than the care and rearing of their young. The courts are entertaining government suppression of some of the most fundamental practices and traditions of American families.” In a phone interview, Younger told this author that there are 250 children in Texas who are currently awaiting to be “transitioned.”
The court has prohibited James’ father from dressing him as a boy or from sharing Bible-based and biologically-based scientific teachings on sexuality, even though family friends who have observed James when he is in his father’s care affirm that he dresses and behaves as a boy by his own choosing.
James is currently being socially transitioned by Georgulas—wearing a dress, being called by a female name—but in two years he will begin a regimen of chemical transitioning and “chemical castration.” Medical research suggests that hormone blockers can cause serious damage including permanent sterility and bone density issues, just to name a few. However, since science doesn’t seem to matter to these people, science is “irrelevant” and will not be used to halt a destructive ideology.
The savejames.com website cites a Journal of Medicine study that shows: “Puberty blocker chemical castration is an ineffective treatment for gender dysphoria. None of the children who were chemically castrated got better. In fact, they got worse and moved on to surgical transition.” In other words, they were castrated. People who are pushing transgenderism don’t like to use the word “castration.” They know it’s a red flag. However, in my research for this piece, transitioning leaves the individual dissatisfied and troubled with his/her biological gender. The only thing that will produce a measure of relief is castration, or breast removal in the case of teen girls.
For readers who want to learn more about where the transgender craze is taking us, and how it is tragically impacting lives in Texas at the present time, please refer to savejames.com This website is extensive, and contains medical reports, resources, and testimony, and also a “donate” button for those who wish to help Jeffrey Younger with the immense legal fees he is facing in his attempt to save his son.
There are several links to additional resources which provide medical testimony that not a single long-term study supports risky medical interventions that are being contemplated for James. Girls may have their breasts removed at age 13 and their uterus at 16. Teen boys are having their male parts removed after their sixteenth birthday.
Disappointed By Transitioning
Walt Heyer, who transitioned and formally identified as a woman but has detransitioned and now provides support to people who regret their sex change, knows firsthand what it feels like to want to be a woman. It’s not just his own story he knows but has received correspondence from hundreds of men and women who realized their transition wasn’t delivering all that it promised, and actually caused additional problems.
In his book, Trans Life Survivors, Heyer writes that “a questionable diagnosis locks a vulnerable child into an alternate gender identity long before they can understand what is happening or where it might lead. It’s up to the adults to observe the child carefully, consider and question the grey areas, and ultimately guard innocent children against hasty diagnoses and conclusions about something as fundamental a their gender identity.”
Satan’s Devastating War On The Mind
The human mind is a beautiful creation of God, but easily swayed. The power of suggestion has been demonstrated many times over. The eating disorders with which teen girls struggle occur in clusters of girls and their friends, showing gender confusion often comes not from within, but from without. Predictably, gender confusion is an outgrowth of gay activism. Once they attempted to redefine marriage, they also rendered gender meaningless within marriage, since for them marriage was no longer the union of a man and a woman but the union of any two people. Sadly, once gender is meaningless within marriage, you render gender meaningless within society.
Have you ever been surprised at how many strange ideas are now being offered as the solution to all of our problems, nonsensical ideas causing a multitude of unwanted consequences, ideas that are now being sanctioned by the so-called intellectual elite? We can name a few such as open borders, voting rights for non-citizens, sanctuary cities and states that invite criminals—and now a court that is forcing a father to pay for his son’s transitioning—the new meme seems to be, “Hate thy body. Biology doesn’t matter.”
Young people who are no longer taught that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom (Proverbs 9:10) have a bizarre idea, and that idea is nurtured and fed and encouraged to come out of the misty shadows of fantasy to become their new reality. Indeed, “the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not” (2 Corinthians 4:4).
This culture shift into madness gives a deeper insight in what it means to be saved. Salvation is not only deliverance from hell—though we must never diminish the significance of that!—but salvation also means getting plugged in to reality.
Reality is knowing, first, that you are a sinner hopelessly lost for time and eternity; second, you need God’s help NOW! Third, you are not “god” and don’t decide what is right and wrong; fourth, if left on your own and not enlightened by the Holy Spirit you will live a totally confused and miserable existence; fifth, God is long-suffering and unbelievably patient and gracious, but a day is coming when His wrath will be revealed and nothing will stop it. You are plugged into reality when you cry out, “Lord, what must I do to be saved?” and receive the gift of salvation that is freely offered to all (Ephesians 2:8–9).
Please check out the website savejames.com. Pray for James and his father Jeff Younger, and for all the others, and for the millions of boys and girls who are in great danger. The battle that is not fought is always lost.
History is replete with medical insanities. Frontal lobotomies to treat mental illness. Forced sterilization to control “undesirable” people groups. The infamous Tuskegee Experiment. Cruel, indefensible, unscientific, unethical medical procedures were performed for years. The screams of the victims still echo in the corridors of time. Why did it take so long for the termination of these barbaric procedures?