Of course, some people saw this coming. Once this nation accepted the notion that the sexual act could be separated from reproduction, then any kind of sexual activity would be “acceptable.” Thus, we saw the explosion of sexual diseases, unwed pregnancies, abortion on demand, and now infanticide.
At the same time, homosexuality became not only more common, but proponents who once declared that they “only wanted to be left alone” moved swiftly to “You must not only accept my lifestyle, but you must celebrate it—or else.”
The Supreme Court, led by “Catholic“ Justice Anthony Kennedy, went one better and declared that homosexual couples could actually be “married,” a decision that ignored not only unwavering Catholic doctrine but also 5,000 years of history.
And just when we might have thought that things could not possibly get worse, we were introduced to the make-believe world of transgenderism. A biological male decides to identify as a female or vice-versa. With lightning speed, suddenly children as young as four or five are declaring that they want to be a different sex. Many parents, instead of being grownups, acquiesce to their children’s wishes and help them get the chemical treatments or physical operations they desire. It is then demanded that society applaud the “enlightened” parents for their compassion and understanding. (See Dwayne Wade.)
I ended this brief history of perversion with transgenderism because I want to focus on two stories that highlight just how dangerous this ideology has become.
This past December, the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty (WILL) sent a demand letter to the Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD) insisting that the school district stop enabling children to transgender without informing the parents. Not only was the district keeping parents in the dark, it was also purposely deceiving them about their children’s identity issues. For example, when talking with a child’s parent, the school staff would use the student’s birth name and the appropriate pronoun, but during school hours, the staff would use the student’s preferred name and pronoun.
A spokesman for the MMSD claims that it does not have an official policy of dealing with student transgender wishes but instead has a “guidance document that is based on practice, not policy.” That’s a distinction without a difference and an obvious obfuscation. The guidance document clearly states that a child can change his name and/or gender identification without the parents being informed.
WILL’s founder and president Rick Esenburg released the following statement: “While MMSD may think it is operating in the best interests of children, they have adopted policies that violate crucial, constitutionally recognized parental rights.”
Apparently the MMSD told WILL to pound sand, so the district is now being sued. Stay tuned.
But there’s still more to the story. In a textbook example of cannibalism, the union that represents the MMSD teachers is now asserting that the school district is discriminating against “trans” teachers because it won’t allow such teachers to use the student bathrooms of the gender with which they identify. In other words, a male teacher who has decided to identify as a female wants to have access to the female student bathrooms. Who will cave in this dispute? I’ll put my money on MMSD.
Another story puts a tragic face on this entire transgender madness. A father in British Columbia has been directed by the courts to be silent as his 14-year-old daughter is undergoing testosterone injections to “become” a man. In an interview with The Federalist, which is a violation of the gag order he is under, the father said,
“I had a perfectly healthy child a year ago, and that perfectly healthy child has been altered and destroyed for absolutely no good reason. She can never go back to being a girl in the healthy body that she should have had. She’s going to forever have a lower voice. She’ll forever have to shave because of facial hair. She won’t be able to have children . . . “
The father was convicted by the British Columbia Supreme Court of “family violence” for rejecting his daughter’s gender identity. He was also threatened with immediate arrest if he ever publicly (or even privately) referred to his daughter as a “she.” The Court also has warned him that granting interviews to the press would lead to contempt charges.
Although the father could face prison time, he feels compelled to speak out:
“Let’s say in 5, 10 years my daughter is detransgendering, and she turns to me and says, you know, “Dad or Mom, why did none of you do anything to stop this?” . . . When my daughter asks me that question, I’ll say, “I did everything I possible could. There was nothing more I could do, and then when there was nothing more I could do, I continued on because I didn’t want other parents to go through what I went through.”
We must pray that this father’s clarion call for sanity will sustain him while he mourns the strange loss of his daughter.
Now let’s be clear about two things: First, it is impossible for a person to change genders. Someone can imitate a different gender but cannot become a different gender. Second, parents, schools, and courts that allow the chemical and biological mutilation of children are guilty of one of the most heinous examples of child abuse in history, second only to the ultimate child abuse of abortion.
Our culture is being destroyed at an alarming rate. We must speak the truth boldly to have any chance of reversing the trend. But time is definitely running out.