The American College of Pediatricians (ACP) recently released a powerful position statement stating that the move to indoctrinate children with the idea that they can pick their gender amounts to child abuse.
They are urging legislators and educators to reject all policies that would condition children to accept chemical and surgical distortions allowing people to impersonate the opposite sex.
Why do I include this post on gender indoctrination on a women’s healthy living blog? Because it is relevant to the health of our children, our homes and the next generations’.
This movement is now in full swing in government schools with LGBT activists demanding bathroom or locker room access. This raises serious privacy questions for girls who will have an anatomical male using their facilities.
Note: On Friday the 13th, May, 2016, the Obama administration issued an edict to all U.S. schools requiring they open bathrooms according to self-proclaimed gender identity instead of biological sex … or risk lawsuit and loss of federal funds.
And since January 20, 2021, this policy is back in full force!
Deeper Than Just ‘Open Bathrooms’
The specific wording of the mandate, however, does much more than that. It also:
- Dictates that boys who self-identify as female be allowed to use girls’ locker rooms and shower facilities, and vice versa.
- Specifically states that making a gender-neutral, single-stall bathroom available to transgender students is insufficient. If a girls’ bathroom or locker room exists, boys and men who identify as female must be allowed entry, and vice versa.
- Dictates that students must be allowed to play the sport of the gender they self-identify.
- Specifically states that a student may self-identify his or her gender to the school without parental permission or knowledge.
- Forbids any medical requirements as a prerequisite of new gender identity.
- Dictates that on school field trips, boys who self-identify as female must be allowed to sleep in the same hotel rooms as female students, and vice versa. Providing a private hotel room for a transgender student is not allowed unless all students are lodged in private rooms.
These policies aren’t just going into effect in California somewhere. All schools that receive Title IX federal funding will be required to enforce this mandate … or else.
Twenty years ago, it is doubtful that more than a small percentage of Americans even knew what the term “transgender” meant.
Today, gender-confused celebrities have their own reality TV shows. They appear on magazine covers, and they are part of a well-funded, vocal political movement. Cities across my home state and the nation are considering special rights laws for people who choose their gender and demand support, approval and accommodations based upon their behavioral choice.
I want readers to understand and be equipped to the dangers of this social-engineering movement.
Sex “reassignment” doesn’t work. It’s impossible to “reassign” someone’s sex physically, and attempting to do so doesn’t produce good outcomes psychosocially.
Dr. Paul McHugh, the university distinguished service professor of psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, explains, “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.”
Fight back, mothers and fathers, by teaching truth to your children incrementally (and appropriately) from a young age. Thankfully, there is still a sane and courageous body of pediatricians (though smaller) who is standing up to the strong pull of the current.
The American College of Pediatricians position statement :
Some of the points outlined by Micah Clark in the report include the following:
- Human sexuality is an objective biological binary trait. “XY” and “XX” chromosomes are genetic markers, not a disorder.
- No one is born with a gender. Everyone is born with a biological sex. Gender is a psychological concept, not an objective biological one.
- A person thinking he or she is something they are not, at best, is a sign of confusion.
- Puberty is not a disease and puberty-blocking hormones can be dangerous.
- 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.
- People who identify as “feeling like the opposite sex” or “somewhere in between” do not comprise a third sex. They remain biological men or biological women.
- 98 percent of gender confused boys and 88 percent of gender confused girls accept their biological sex after puberty without any counseling.
- Those who use cross-sex hormones or undergo sex surgeries even in the most LGBTQ affirming countries still have suicide rates 20 times higher than the general public.
- Conditioning children into a lifetime of chemical and surgical impersonation of the opposite sex amounts to child abuse.
- Endorsing gender discordance as normal via public education and legal policies will confuse children and parents, leading more children to present to “gender clinics” where they will be given puberty-blocking drugs. This, in turn, virtually ensures that they will “choose” a lifetime of carcinogenic and otherwise toxic cross-sex hormones, and likely consider unnecessary surgical mutilation of their healthy body parts as young adults.
- Cross-sex hormones are associated with dangerous health risks including but not limited to high blood pressure, blood clots, stroke and cancer.
“There is a way that seems right to a man [a person], but its end is the way to death.” ~Proverbs 14:12
Is there an agenda behind this insanity for profit, driving disfiguring surgeries and lifelong dependence on drugs, doctors, and psychologists?
The words at the end are very revealing.
Michelle A. Cretella, M.D.
President of the American College of Pediatricians
Quentin Van Meter, M.D.
Vice President of the American College of Pediatricians
Paul McHugh, M.D.
University Distinguished Service Professor of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Medical School and the former psychiatrist in chief at Johns Hopkins Hospital
Read more on the details of the American College of Pediatricians findings here.
(Content and photo used with permission of Micah Clark, American Family Association of Indiana).
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Amen and amen. I cannot believe this has even happened ONCE in this country, or in any country. It is beyond child abuse. I can’t believe that we’re on the road to making circumcision illegal (because it’s “mutilation”) while at the same time pushing for the hardcore mutilation of children’s precious bodies all due to an extremist political agenda. It’s so sad, and it’s frightening.
Unless circumcision is medically indicated then it actually is mutilation of healthy natural part of the body, which isn’t okay just because it’s been socially/culturally accepted. So if it is being made illegal that would be a good thing because far too many people do it for purely superficial cosmetic reasons or because they think it’s more hygenic (which isn’t the case actually if you learn and teach proper safe cleaning like we do with other delicate parts like ears). If it becomes a health issue later in life then it can be done then. The idea that infants don’t feel pain as much as an older child or adult is just incorrect and it’s sad that so many people still believe that.
My wife’s Grandfather had to have it done due to health consequences that arose from not having it done. His only comment was he wishes his parents had done it for him as a baby.
My dad went through the same thing. He wanted to be sure that my brother did not have to go through the same thing. And he was always very clean and careful.
Another plus for circumcision: Penile cancer only occurs in the uncircumcised.
My dr. Told me he had to perform in the field during the war, and it was horrific. My husband said a fellow athlete in college had to have one and it was horrific for him. Healing is entirely different for s baby compared to someone older.
Jennifer, from what I understand you are correct (as far as cleaning etc) about it not being safer. But have you raised many boys? It is really hard to stay on them ALL THE TIME to even keep their ears clean, and this is something I see every day! As far as pain, I can tell you this: After 3 months postpartum I had some recurrent scar tissue removed (twice). The first time they just cut it off. The second time they cut it out and then cauterized it with silver nitrate. Inside my vaginal opening. They used Emla cream. The exact same cream they used on my son 3 months prior to circumcise him. I felt absolutely nothing. They control the pain well and infants heal at break neck speed. Their cells divide exponentially faster than older children and adults. It’s totally not necessary. Talk to an RN sometime who preps for day surgery or works in a trauma unit about how many grown men have to have full or partial penectomys. If circumcising my son reduces that chance by even 5%, I’m doing it. He can hate me later if he wants and do something different for his own son.
Europe seems to handle it just fine without all these complications.
The benefit outweighs risk in circumcision. I see a lot of childern and adults get phimosis, balanitis or other infections that would have been prevented, as well as it decreases risk of STD transmission. My sons were circumcised, to me it didn’t seem like it hurt them.
as a nurse ive seen both sides
infant & adult circumcision
infants had little reaction to the procedure & mostly reacted to being restrained (for a very short period of time)
adults had pain, fear & embarassment & every one said they wished it had been done @ birth
I am a nurse and I have seen adolescent boys and men come in for circumcisions. If I had any sons, they would be circumcised for sure.
It is not only a health benefit to our sons but part of the everlasting convent of God and his chosen people. There seems to be a play in society today to ban this because maybe there are God haters or antisemitism out there as well.
I’ve never really understood how God comes into circumcizing, I’ve read the “reasons” behind it, but if God had wanted men OR women (yes women have foreskin too and in many countries are also circumcized) to be circumcized … Then why would God give humans foreskin just to have it cut off?? It really has nothing to do with God, but men have made it seem to be…
Biblical circumcision is vastly different than modern day circumcision. In fact, to be biblically accurate you would need a *partial* circumcision. There are a few reasons why modern circumcision became so much more severe and damaging, but primarily it was an attempt to curb sexual immorality in practices such as maturation.
You can tell how successful that was by looking at how sexually moral our culture is.
Considering the number of men worldwide who are not circumcised & never required circumcision @ a later life, bringing the bible in this discussion would only be relevant if discussing circumcision as a religious practice.
As mentioned by someone else circumcision was popularized in the US as a way to prevent masturbation: it had nothing to do with cleanliness!
As a nurse-midwife who has heard too many parents share the complications that arose from circumcisions, (hemorrhages which necessitated blood transfusions, keloids formation which led to multiple surgeries, & infections, etc), I wish all parents would have to watch a circumcision before signing a consent. And for the person who wrote that babies are medicated prior & post surgery : that is absolutely not a generalized practice.
Thank you for sharing your viewpoint, Sage-Femme!
Are you seriously equating this transgender issue with circumcision? You are straining at a gnat and swallowing a camel.
No, Jim, I am not but many of the comments (some I’ve had to delete) have. I don’t read it that way…
Millions of us men were circumcised in infancy ( and for one community, which has contributed far more than it’s fair share to general human happiness, it is a sacred covenant ), and it has done us absolutely no discernible harm. the norm for the circumcised male is recovery after a few days and ordinary personal hygiene; not a lifetime of costly surgery and special medical treatment. The chief drawback is the lack of a bit of extra skin for a graft to a badly burned area.
sorry its not, these “doctors” are just shams, they may have degrees but they made this group, trying to trade off the REAL medical group, the American ACADEMY of Pediatrics, and made a logo similar to the real groups to make it seem like they are a credible source.
the whole WORLDS psychiatric community says they are wrong, these few feel they know better than anyone, based on personal belief. the are like the men who tried gay conversion therapy (also known as torture in every western country now, it is illegal) or faith healing, ask the couple who STILL would do not different, even though it cost their child its life (i guess pro life only works when its OTHERS killing babies?), but now their freedom as they were both convicted of felonies and are going to jail.
I too say AMEN!! How in the world anything like this ever started is beyond my comprehension. We live in a sin sick world.
Hope you are doing well. GOD BLESS!!
Thanks for the encouragement, Charlotte. I sure wish we lived close to one another. I think we’d have so much to talk about, sweet FB friend. One day in heaven…
It feels so good to finally have an authority look logically look at this issue! Sometimes it feels like we live in the twilight zone….
Christine, the Twilight zone is a good way to put it!
This is the first sane commentary I’ve heard on the issue. Thank you for your boldness in sharing what so many of us are thinking.
This is one of the many many reasons we choose homeschooling. Scary and wicked stuff. The proper term for this is called Cultural Marxism. Destroy the family, religion, nationality, and even sex. A person with no identity is easier to comtrol.
That is a true but horrid thought, Francie! “A person with no identity is easier to control.” Arg!
I know a lot of people who homeschool their children. The results are phenomenal. God Bless Bless you for your willingness to educate your children properly
You are absolutely correct. We are put into one big heap we strive for nothing or amount to nothing. We become no force to reckon with. No expected freedoms, no expected Liberty, no expected future. We just become drones. Empty bodies, empty lives, empty Minds. Sickening!
Exactly, confused people are easier to manipulate and control.
I agree it is terrifying to think any adult would push a child to choose to be the opposite sex and force them to take drugs that alter their hormones. I have actually never heard of that before. I have only watched a few documentaries that followed transgender children and teens which showed how much they struggled to have family accept them for who they are. These documentaries showed compelling evidence that most children who find themselves not identifying with their own sex feel ashamed and initially terrified of what others will think of them so much so that choose to hide and not tell anyone. Parents in these documentaries were crushed to learn how their children felt and tried every means to help them overcome these feelings. And sadly some of these children were disowned entirely when the child was brave enough to stand up for themselves. I had no idea there was a darker side composed of parents abusing their children by making them think the are the opposite sex and then taking them to sex change clinics to ingest toxic drugs. Do you think this happens when a parent wanted a girl and not a boy?
One thing that is important to understand is that documentaries, news articles, and other such works of non-fiction are crafted by people with expertise in communication and storytelling. I don’t mean to unnecessarily disparage the film you described, but you should know that it probably went through hours of filming and editing, where a person or team of people shot it a certain way and cut it together with a particular message in mind. There is a fine line between an incisive exposé and cleverly-disguised propaganda.
Just gonna jump in here but all documentories about trans children have children who said themselves that they are not the gender they were given. The children said, not the parents. Most parents have a shock and try to squash or destroy the feeling of their children, some to the point of kicking their child put of the house (often illegal if the child is underage (though I don’t live in America, so I woudn’t know if it’s the same there))
But if a parent *forces* their child to be the oposite gender, that is NOT being transgender. That would not be the person’s choice, it would be the parents and would probably be caused by a mental issue. But again, a parent forcing their child to change their gender is NOT the same and being trans!
Also, you *must* be diagnosed with Gender Dysphoria to start on HRT (hormone replacement therapy). Sometimes twice. If someone wasn’t trans, it would be very, very rare that they would be able to get the opposite hormones. And to explain why you must have a diagnosis for HRT, it is so medical professionals CAN’T deny trans persons medical treatment.
Please realise that this article is based of what was said by a fake organization. Any actual psychological organization is in favour of the rights of transgender people, not fearmongering and false accusations.
Great article!! I feel as though we are becoming a country under dictatorship, rather than a democracy with a President.
Actually this is a fake group, its a whopping 200 members and the made their name and logo similar to the american academy of pediatricians to steal themselves some legitimacy
Listening to these frauds is like beieving in faith healing like the parents who killed their new born child and not only did they lose their child but are now felons going to jail
The world will continue spin regardless of whether or not you bible thumping phobic hate mongers like it or not. I’d tell you to go to he’ll if I believed in it
Amanda, you are a tool and a judgemental one at that. So it’s okay for you to judge religious people in one big group? Wow. Hypocritical at bare minimum. By YOUR logic, I should be able to tell someone I IDENTIFY with being black, then expect legal protection even though I am white when a white person kicks my butt. Am I then allowed to scream it was a hate crime? Because my analogy is NO different than what the Obama Administration has done. And don’t tell me they’re “Two different things.” Legally speaking the concept is EXACTLY the same. Great logic. You liberals are gonna ruin the world. Just watch. And learn to spell before being critical of others. It makes you look uneducated. Maybe I should go tell everyone I IDENTIFY with being 70 years old even though I’m not so I can get social security. NOWHERE in actual law does it say PERCEIVED sex or gender is protected. ONLY actual PHYSICAL sex of a person.
Since this is obversely is English class I edited you post to reflect that of an EDUCATED person.
“Amanda, you are a tool and a judgmental one at that. So it’s okay for you to judge religious people in one big group? Wow. Hypocritical at the bare minimum. By YOUR logic, I should be able to tell someone I IDENTIFY with being black, then expect legal protection even though I am white when a white person kicks my butt. Am I then allowed to scream it was a hate crime? Because my analogy is NO different than what the Obama Administration has done. And don’t tell me they’re “Two different things.” Legally speaking the concept is EXACTLY the same. Great logic. Your liberals are gonna ruin the world. Just watch. And learn to spell before being critical of others. It makes you look uneducated. Maybe I should go tell everyone I IDENTIFY with being 70 years old even though I’m not so I can get social security. NOWHERE in actual law does it say PERCEIVED sex or gender is protected. ONLY actual PHYSICAL sex of a person.”
I Think we all understood what they were saying, as an Educated person with an MD/Ph.D. One should be able to discern content through grammar.
Write to your senators and congress person to make your feelings known. They are the ones who vote bills into law and make these things legal. Simply “commenting” on sites such as this is not enough, and will produce no good results.
Trying to persuade those who support this foolishness to do otherwise is a waste of time.
I dont understand why they cant still be the sex they were born as,,,,,,and be themselves. Girls can behave like boys and still be a girl,,,,,its ok. As well as boys can be more feminine but still be boys,,,,,its ok. Opposite sexes going into locker and shower rooms etc is asking for trouble. But we are living in the last days where evil is seen as good and good seen as evil.
There are transgender people who are comfortable with the sex he or she is assigned at birth. However, others experience what is called gender dysphoria, which causes a lot of distress because the way they appear does not match how they feel inside. A transgender girl may be assigned male at birth, but will (in many cases) want to be seen, treated, and respected as a girl.
Because of this, a transgender girl (in many cases) would feel most comfortable dressing, acting, being treated like a girl, and along with that, using a girl’s bathroom. She sees herself as a girl, and so being told to use the boy’s room would be confusing and uncomfortable for her. She’s dressed and living her life as a girl, and so using the boy’s room would actually be confusing and potentially harmful to her.
It’s different, and it’s confusing to many people. But the trans community is suffering and really needs people to be educated about what they go through. It may seem like the popular view in the media to support LGBT people. But in spite of this, many people continue to suffer because of the way they are ostracized and judged.
If this were the case then I think in order to use the restroom/dressing room you identify yourself with you should have a doctors note stating that, in fact, you identify yourself with that gender. And it should require counseling at the minimum in order to receive that clearance. I’m speaking specifically to children in schools. I’m not saying that I agree with this, but at least if Obama is going to move towards this direction there should be some protection for ALL the children.
I appreciate the encouragement your post brought! by way of mentioning this brave body of pediatricians, (brave, because theirs is not the popular view, at the moment.)
For a really excellent explanation of this problem, from the perspective of a seasoned medical professional from Johns Hopkins University, who specialized in transgender studies, read Dr. Paul McHughs article entitled, “A Pathogenic Meme.” It is very enlightening for people who don’t understand it completely, especially folks who are just a little confused themselves, or know people (who they love!) who are struggling.
It IS important- so thanks for bringing it up!
Great article to bring more awareness to this current social problem. I disagree however with the Pediatricians’ declarations that gender is psychological. In 1995, God told the world through a Proclamation on the Family that gender is eternal and is part of our Spirit. We existed as male and female before this life. I invite you to read this truth for yourself and pray about it. God will help you know truth if you honestly seek it, and then you can teach it to your children, friends and followers and make a difference in the world. God is our creator, the ultimate Pediatrician. He made us, physically and spiritually. I trust Him over what pediatricians or politicians have to say.
I am new to your blog but I look forward to looking around. I sense you have a desire to light up the world with Truth and defend home and family. Thank you!
Every one of us should be writing our seemingly hapless and ignorant congressmen and women. Better still, their phone numbers are on line.
In one breath Obama preaches privacy. In the next breath it is invasion of the same. Call your congressman. Google “Members of U.S. Congress.
The congress is now preparing for war on homeschooling. Why. Because more children will be going that way. Get together.
Also, expect the liberal constitution bending supreme court to rule that sex must be left off your driver’s license or something similar.
Thank you for stating what should be obvious common sense.
I think the level of fear surrounding this issue is unnecessary. Transgender people only want to be treated with respect. Trans people disproportionately become victims of murder, sexual assault, workplace discrimination, housing discrimination, family rejection, and homelessness.
There are young people who are also trans, and the fact is that they need support. Put yourself in their shoes. How would you feel if this article were about you? Educate yourself about gender identity, hear peoples’ stories and stop being so quick to judge.
If you really care about helping others, you need to understand how much the LGBT community has suffered and continues to suffer because of other peoples’ ignorance.
We aren’t murdering, sexually assaulting, or discriminating them here. We are pointing out that they have a mental issue that isn’t being addressed because people are afraid to offend them. If you believe the brain outweighs the body when it comes to this, I have no problem to tell you the opposite is true, that the body is more correct than the brain at times.
You conveniently neglect to mention that ACPeds is a fringe conservative group that comprises a mere 60 – 200 members (per wiki). Hardly a consensus among pediatricians.
Jaqueline – I do appreciate and agree with this article’s explanation of child abuse. I am heterosexual, born and always male. I prefer and only accept female as my mate. I am currently a widower, no children ever. And from my point I can easily see how a dad would get very upset ( maybe to the point of resorting to violence if a Transgender (with male anatomy) walked into the women’s room right behind his daughter. Wow, I very much relate to the uncomfortable feeling of that.
But, also, let me point (although we know males might be more inclined to sexual perversions than females) there is the other side ALSO, and I mean THE inappropriateness of A Transgender (female anatomy) WALKING into a men’s room. A lotof tmes this is inappropriately left out of the talk, and I don’t believe that is right! Please note, despite some males’ perverted ideas of having females in the mens’ room, it is also inappropriate! Thanks for listening. Dave M
Dave, thank you for your thoughts. I agree. Either sex walking into a men’s or women’s room would be inappropriate for the majority. I don’t know what else to say.
Have you ever heard of the catholic church and the rape of hundreds of boys by adult straight men that have had to swear off sex? I would entrust my children with my LGBTQ friends far before I would entrust them with sharing the same restroom with your ignorant feeble self
Chelsi, I beg to differ with you!
Calling these perpetrators “adult straight men” is ludicrous! They are gay perverted men… that is why they are attacking young boys!
Please open your eyes! ~J
I personally am one who identifies as a transgender and i believe that people do feel one way about themselves but to put a child something like changing ones sex is wrong the reason i say this is because how does the child really know this is what he or she really wants as an adlut i know and understand what it mean and what i would have to do
I really think that we have too many people working in our government. They need something to do all day, yes? So they come up with more regulations and ways to interfere with the freedom of the people and promote their own beliefs. If we cut out a bunch of these jobs (which we pay for btw) and let communities and families run the local governments and schools these problems would go away. Only issues that relate to local communities would be brought up and paid for by the people who believe in them. I would imagine that in California they would have transgender facilities… and those who don’t agree would relocate to an area with more acceptable policies. States Rights is a huge issue as they are being infringed upon by the Federal government. Fix that one problem and you will repair a multitude of others.
Oh, Ginger, I so agree with that! Freedom to truly choose for oneself and one’s family may soon be a thing of the past. We must all pray!
Really, You want the government to step in and tell you weather you can have your child circumcised or not???? WOW!!!!
James, I have had a number of comments on circumcision…not sure what has spurred that as I have not written on it! Could you illuminate as I am just swamped and don’t have a moment to go hunting it down! TY!
PS I did a search of the word circumcision in the post and it doesn’t even appear!
You should study the reasons why this procedure came into wide spread practice.
You are a monster to society
Chelsi, calling people names is useless. You do not know me and it is the easy thing to do when upset.
I am so sad over this situation that puts so many on a direct path to suicide. Please use your energies for something more constructive that brings lasting help like ministering to someone who is hurting.