PCG's 1% do not talk about it but transgender people are diagnosed with the recognized medical condition named gender dysphoria in which one's gender identity (which is determined in the brain) differ from one's anatomy.
Transgender people suffer all kinds of problems due to animosity and hatred directed against them. Last year about 22 transgender people were murdered in the United States, 19 of them African Americans.
Furthermore about 40% of transgender people in the United States have contemplated suicide. This is far higher than the national average which is below 10%. There is even a helpline, Trans Lifeline, specifically dedicated to helping transgender people to not commit suicide. That is how severe this problem is among the transgender community. Clearly they need support, not demonization and condemnation.
Bearing these sobering facts in mind let us continue to see PCG's demonization of transgender people. This is a continuation from Part 1.
Below are quotes from Stephen Flurry, Joel Hilliker, Brad MacDonald, Dennis Leap and the late Ron Fraser.
This trend is sweeping across America. In California, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed four bills last October that promote homosexual, bisexual, transsexual and other deviant lifestyles in the classroom, as early as the kindergarten level. Other states are exploring similar laws. Liberal, activist educators are ensuring the homosexual lifestyle seeps into the nooks and crannies of the entire educational system, from homosexual teachers to politically correct textbooks to school-sanctioned homosexual clubs and organizations. Almost half of all California high schools have Gay-Straight Alliance clubs. (Brad MacDonald, The End of the “New Morality”, April 24, 2008.)Once again transsexual people are vilified as "deviant". By fear mongering about kindergarten classes the parents' love for children is exploited to incite fear and loathing of transgender people.
And why are there Gay-Straight Alliance clubs in the first place? Are people forced to join these organizations? PCG constantly portrays gays and transgender people in a hostile manner and the PCG 1% have never bothered to understand or meditate why so many heterosexuals are not fearful or loathing towards gays and transgender people the way PCG teaches people to be. The COGs use hatred and fear of gays and transgender people to keep the lay members of PCG divided and fearful among themselves.
Not to be outdone, the Labor Party is also working diligently to woo homosexual voters. Prime Minister Gordon Brown recently hosted leading homosexual advocates at his house on Downing Street. “I’m very proud of all that this government has achieved on LGBT [lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender] rights these last 12 years—often in the face of fierce opposition,” Mr. Brown said.And considering about 22 transgender Americans were brutally murdered this year clearly President Obama was right to note how that the situation is very difficult for this vulnerable minority. Once again PCG is wrong.
In America, President Barack Obama also played host to a large gathering of homosexuals at the White House on June 29. He had proclaimed June as “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month” to commemorate the 40-year anniversary of the LGBT rights movement in America. This struggle, Obama told more than 250 homosexuals at the White House reception, is “incredibly difficult.” (Joel Hilliker and Stephen Flurry, The War Against the Family, September 2009.)
President Obama has also pushed to repeal the “don’t ask, don’t tell” law barring admitted homosexuals from joining the military. The Pentagon has begun implementing the directive, with the defense secretary and joint chiefs of staff chairman testifying on “progress” toward open homosexuality in the U.S. military. This came soon after it was published that the president had appointed the first ever transgender individual to a senior government post. (WorldWatch, March 2010.)And so transgender Americans are treated like any other and are able to get employed in the government and somehow PCG's 1% thinks this is strange?
Wow, after countless forms, original certificate procurements, and applications for upcoming examinations in the “green card” process to prove exactly who I am so I can remain in the country, I find it incredible that citizens can choose to make this paperwork say whatever they want. I was born with a fantasy too: to be a billionaire. Can anyone legislate that into fruition? I just know I am a rich woman trapped in a poor woman’s body! (Letter in Philadelphia Trumpet, October-November 2010, p. 34.)The issue of gender dysmorphia is ignored in the letter above. It is most unfortunate that PCG's hostility against transgender people promotes such negative attitudes against this vulnerable minority.
Before this generation, pediatricians and psychologists would have recommended corrective therapy for gender-confused children. There would have been an effort made to prevent children from becoming transsexual or homosexual. Our generation has chosen to go in a different direction. ...The NHS says it is not a mental illness. So Leap is stridently asserting his non-medical view. These words confuse people. Let this be a warning that we should look for advice from experts and not from indoctrinated PCG ministers talking about things without the benefit of a professional qualification.
The article points out that the greatest support for this kind of thinking has come from the homosexual rights movement. No surprise there. Transsexual activists are hard at work to change the psychiatric establishment, which still considers children’s confusion over gender identity a mental illness. (Dennis Leap, Is There Anything Good About a Boy Wanting to Wear a Dress?, August 22, 2012.)
Let me say from the beginning that I am totally secure in my manhood. I was born a male. I have thoroughly enjoyed my masculine roles as boy, youth, husband, father, grandfather. One of my greatest joys has been to see a third generation of boys in our family raised to be real men, with no confusion about their clear identity. Our extended family has been entirely successful in completely countering the influence of the feminization of society on it.In the quote above Fraser insinuates that a proper education will produce men who are not confused about gender identity. This ignores the possibility cited by medical experts above that gender dysphoria is caused within the womb. Ron Fraser misinforms his readers by insinuating that a proper education and rearing of male children will prevent the occurrence of conditions such as gender dysphoria.
Thus it is with complete confidence in my male role that I will go on opening doors for women, offering to carry their bags, offering my seat to them and generally regarding them in their God-given roles as the physically weaker (not weak) vessel (1 Peter 3:7) in need of strong masculine protection for their general security. I will remain the provider for my wife and her leader in our marriage.
These are all God-given rights that I will yield up to no power, state or individual. (Ron Fraser, The Descent of the Anglo-Saxon Male, August 6, 2012)
How dare PCG's 1% choose to vilify and incite animosity against a numerically small and vulnerable minority which distracts PCG members from the problems within PCG. We do not need to listen to ill informed condemnation on this topic. Rather transgender people need support and help, not this non-scientific condemnation and loathing.
To be continued...