Welcome to this TLP Snippet – parenting wisdom in 5 minutes or less. I’m your host, AMBrewster and I want to remind you of something very important that happened a year ago this week.
In March of 2016, the American College of Pediatrics issued a statement on transgenderism in children. It was authored by Dr. Paul McHugh who is a Johns Hopkins Medical School of Psychology Professor.
I’m going to share part of their statement in a moment, but first we need to understand that science belongs to God. He created it, and even secular man can learn about God and come to biblical conclusions when they rightly interpret the natural world.
This is why this article is so beneficial. They list our eight arguments concerning why gender reclassification is harmful – and whether they intended it or not, the observations are honest and Truthful.
You likely already believe it’s harmful, but I encourage you to listen to this list and be knowledgable. You will likely meet proponents of transgenderism who will need you to speak scientific truth into their lives, but you’ll also have to address these concepts at some point with your kids because they’re growing up in this culture, and they too need to understand how God created the world to work.
So, here are the eight arguments:
Human sexuality is an objective biological binary trait: “XY” and “XX” are genetic markers of health – not genetic markers of a disorder.
No one is born with a gender. Everyone is born with a biological sex. Gender (an awareness and sense of oneself as male or female) is a sociological and psychological concept; not an objective biological one
A person’s belief that he or she is something they are not is, at best, a sign of confused thinking. When an otherwise healthy biological boy believes he is a girl, or an otherwise healthy biological girl believes she is a boy, an objective psychological problem exists that lies in the mind not the body, and it should be treated as such
Puberty is not a disease and puberty-blocking hormones can be dangerous. Reversible or not, puberty-blocking hormones induce a state of disease – the absence of puberty – and inhibit growth and fertility in a previously biologically healthy child
According to the DSM-V, as many as 98% of gender confused boys and 88% of gender confused girls eventually accept their biological sex after naturally passing through puberty
Children who use puberty blockers to impersonate the opposite sex will require cross-sex hormones in late adolescence. Cross-sex hormones (testosterone and estrogen) are associated with dangerous health risks including but not limited to high blood pressure, blood clots, stroke and cancer
Rates of suicide are twenty times greater among adults who use cross-sex hormones and undergo sex reassignment surgery, even in Sweden which is among the most LGBQT – affirming countries
Conditioning children into believing a lifetime of chemical and surgical impersonation of the opposite sex is normal and healthful as child abuse.
In the beginning God created a man and a woman. He sovereignly knows the best sex for us, and we have no biblical or biological right to pretend we are anything other than God created us.
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