Today’s kids are forced to grow up in an insane world where once commonly understood terms are now broken down and redefined to the point that they’re not understood anymore. This, of course, makes communication between parents and their kids even more difficult than ever. In fact, things have gotten so convoluted that the once obvious and commonly-accepted terms of male and female are now even hotly debated as to their real meaning.
As if adolescence wasn’t confusing and traumatic enough, what does it say to a pubescent young man or young woman when they’re now given the option—by supposedly educated professionals and parents who love them —to become the sex of their choosing? This, despite empirical evidence to the contrary.
Dr. Michelle Cretella is the Executive Director of the American College of Pediatricians, as well as a general pediatrician with a special interest in behavioral pediatrics. She’s become one of the college’s chief researchers, writers, and spokespersons on issues in pediatric mental and sexual health. Dr. Cretella is commonly consulted by Breitbart News, Family Research Council, One News Now, and many others. Her article “Gender Dysphoria in Children and Suppression of Debate, was published back in 2016 in the summer issue of the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Cretella serves on numerous national medical committees, and after 15 years of group practice in rural Connecticut and Rhode Island, where she now lives, she left clinical practice to devote more time to her family.
Why We Need to Uphold the Medical Definition of Sex
According to Dr. Michelle Cretella, the debate over gender dysphoria is more of a theological debate than a scientific one. There is currently no science, because the transgender activists say that people have two things. They say that people have a sex, which is determined by having either XY or XX chromosomes. The activists then continue by saying outside of having a biologically determined sex, humans have a gender identity. This, they say, is not determined by your DNA, but rather controlled by your brain, and your brain and body can be on different pages, so to speak. The issue with this theory is that the brain is a part of the same body and is affected by the same hormones generated by your biological sex. There is no way to study an infant or adolescent to determine transgenderism, because biologically-speaking, we don’t have genders. We, as humans, only have sex. There is no scientific evidence to the contrary.
If this can’t be a scientific debate, then it really comes down to ideology and semantics. We, as Christians, were meant to discover God’s creation here on Earth. We were intended to use the scientific method to study His creation and understand how it functions. If you have someone who does not believe in God, or at least a creative designer, they see man as the ultimate authority and use science as a way to overcome nature. Sex and gender, for the secularists, is their false premise, in the eyes of Christians. To the secularists, however, God is our false premise. Both worldviews are received on faith, based on what each believes to be true.
These theological debates over sex and gender have, of course, had an effect on the American government. When Barack Obama was in office, he changed the definition of ‘sex’ in law to include gender identity. What we have heard recently is that Trump is now trying to make his own changes in relation to the definition of sex, and this is not so. Obama changed the definition of sex in Title IX and Title VII from sex, alone, to sex and gender identity. Because of this move, we are now seeing men who claim to be women entering women’s shelters, prisons, etc. What the Trump administration’s Department of Health and Human Services is doing is defining sex as it always has been defined. The Trump administration is not making a change to the definition of gender, as the media likes to report it, they are upholding the medical definition of sex in law, as it always was.
As American citizens, we need to stand up against the transgender movement, and their redefinition of sex in the law. One thing you can do is go to the American Family Association website, where you will find the most up-to-date petitions. The one that’s going around now is Thank President Trump for Defining Sex Correctly. Just to reiterate, the media makes it sounds as though this is taking rights away from transgender Americans, but that is not the case. It is defining sex as it actually is. Right now, a man can walk into a women’s bathroom by saying that he is a woman, even if he doesn’t truly identify as transgender. The law will protect him, even if he’s lying. This is a great example of why it’s so important that sex in the law only means sex.
If you find yourself saying that the transgender issue doesn’t affect your family, you would be wrong. This issue affects everyone. So, what can parents do to combat the transgender agenda? There is strength in numbers, and parents need to band together and go to school committee meetings, for example. Be proactive by holding conferences with your kids’ teachers, and find out what’s in their curriculum. It’s not enough to just ask about sex/health education, because they are sneaking this transgender ideology into any class that they can.
- What evidence does science provide concerning transgender identity?
- How the debate over sex and gender identity has affected the American government.
- Is the Trump administration attempting to change the law and take away rights for transgender Americans?
- The importance of defining sex in the law.
- How the transgender movement affects you and your kids and what you can do to combat it.
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