I really get tired of going over the same crap over and over again regarding gender. The mental hebetude of conservative Christians discussing transsexual youth and adults is beyond incredible. These dullards have no personal qualifications that indicate expertise in gender issues, and even in their supposed area of expertise — Biblical scriptures — they cherry pick scriptures on sex and gender to make conservative Christian points on gender when other scriptures counter their supposed evangelical message.

Charles W. ColsonChuck Colson, in a Breakpoint article entitled It’s a Sick, Sick World takes another stab at transgender people and issues — some of his previous stabs include here, here, here, and here. In It’s a Sick, Sick World, he gets around to attacking Dr. Norman Spack, who treats transyouth with puberty delaying medications — in large part to keep these not-gender-confused children from committing suicide.

So here’s what the former Watergate conspirator and hebetudinous writer said in his most recent piece about Dr. Spack and transyouth (links added for reference; emphasis added):

He has been called “demonic,” “barbaric,” and has been compared to Nazi doctors. And when you read about his work, it is easy to see why Americans are so outraged. Dr. Norman Spack is a pediatric endocrinologist at Boston Children’s Hospital. Not long ago, he opened a clinic for what he terms “transgendered” children. Incredibly, he is giving kids as young as seven drugs that delay the onset of puberty–the first step in sex-change surgery when they are older.

…When these kids hit their teen years, they are given the option of taking cross-hormones for a few years-which will allow them to develop the characteristics of the opposite sex. Tragically, the treatment will condemn these teenagers to lifelong infertility.

…So why are doctors like Spack altering young bodies instead of treating confused minds?

The answer is that many doctors have embraced the modern teaching that sexual identity, rather than being biologically determined, is a preference or a choice. According to this, people should be allowed to choose whatever sex they want to be.

But both science and the Bible teach otherwise: God created us male and female in His image. Shots and surgeries and politically correct teachings cannot alter this fundamental truth.

Tragically, some parents are now buying into this false teaching–and allowing their children to undergo destructive treatments.

You and I need to be spreading the word that legitimate treatment is available for people suffering from gender confusion-and it is a treatment that does not sacrifice the well-being of children to the political agendas of adults.

By the way, science doesn’t teach us what the thick-witted Colson believes it does — Please see The Scientific Problem With Sex Dichotomies and BiGender and the Brain to see what scientific study has so far indicated.

And, by the way, the Bible doesn’t state just what the thick-witted Colson — and many other thick-witted conservative Christian commentators — believes it does in Genesis 1:27 and Genesis 5:1-2. Specifically, Matthew 19:12, Galatians 3:28 and Isaiah 56:3-8 challenge Colson and his peers’ scriptural understanding of a very, very binary gender dichotomy.

Exactly what, in Chuck Colson’s personal life history and education (biographies here and here) indicate an expertise in gender issues or theology? His “authority” appears to be false authority based on his personal personal, spiritual conversion. Nothing in his personal story, education, or current job of running a prison ministry indicate any reason why he should be considered a knowledgeable expert on tragic transgender youth.

[Below the fold, fellow hebetudinous, conservative Christian commentator Peter LaBarbera jumps in to the fray — pimping Chuck Colson’s piece]Peter LaBarberaTrue to his frequently hebetudinous form, fellow lazy thinker Peter LaBarbera pimped the Breakpoint article within his Americans For Truth About Homosexuality piece Colson on Dr. Norman Spack’s Barbaric Transgender Youth Procedures:

We highly commend Breakpoint’s website, which is loaded with useful information and commentaries like this defending a Christian, pro-truth worldview. Note the excellent additional resources offered following this article.

We also recommend a terrific expose on the “transgender” agenda by Amy Contrada of MassResistance: see her 125-page report, “The Coming Nightmare of a Transgender Hate Crimes Bill.” Don’t read it unless you are serious about understanding this bizarre, aggressive movement and the threat it poses to children and society. Emphasis added in the Church Colson’s Breakpoint commentary below

“We” is obviously Peter LaBarbera in the royal sense of the word.

I guess writing about this kind of poorly thought out commentaries produced by dullard commentators (such as Colson and LaBarbera) is a function of public education. I go over the same ground, over and over again on trans issues and people to point out the blockheaded idioticy of what conservative Christians like Colson and LaBarbera say; to point out why what they are saying isn’t logical, thoughtful, scientific, or even necessarily Biblical. But, sometimes repeating myself gets irritating.


Further reading:

* AEBrain: BiGender and the Brain



* The Scientific Problem With Sex Dichotomies

* Is The CMDA’s Dr. David Stevens A Liar Or Just A Ignoramus?

* Transyouth: Going From Treating “Very Serious Suicide Attempts” To “Cooperating With Psychosis”

* Literally Demonizing Transyouth

* Mostly Absent From The Hearing, But Commenting As If They Were There


Autumn Sandeen

Autumn Sandeen