Why is there such a sudden increase in the number of sexually confused children, otherwise known as transgender, in America today?
Could it be that most of the transgender or sexual identity confusion is more of a product of society than anything biological or scientific?
When I was a girl growing up, I spent most of my time with my four nephews, the oldest being only two years younger than myself. Since it was four boys and one girl, we played and did boy things. I was happy that I could out run them and do many of the things that they could do. For a time, I really wanted to be a boy instead of girl.
As we grew a little older, I became jealous of the boys because they were able to run around without a shirt in hot Arizona sun, but suddenly I was no longer allowed to, even before I began develop. At first, I didn’t understand why I could no longer run and play without a shirt like the boys, but once it was explained to me, I accepted the reality that I was a girl and different from the boys. I never believed that I was a boy inside nor did I insist on being a boy. Neither my parents, nor my brother and his wife tried to dress or treat me as a boy. No one told me I was a boy inside but a girl outside.
In those days, I was called a tomboy, not a transgender or sexual identity confused girl. Many girls were tomboys, playing and doing things that boys do. There were also some boys that enjoyed playing with the girls and doing girl things, but they weren’t sexually confused boys. Many times they were called ‘mama’s boy’, not transgender boys who believed they were girls.
As I grew a little older and began to develop as girls do, many of my tomboy ways went by the wayside and I embraced the fact that I was a girl. Now, after over 45 years of marriage and having two daughters of my own, I’m very happy that I remained true to the gender I was born with.
Over the past decade, the issues of homosexuality and transgender have come to the forefront because of the gay activist movement, which has been fully supported by liberals and Democrats. These people moved from living a sinful lifestyle to being not only socially acceptable but gaining preferential status and treatment over normal straight people.
I can’t help but wonder if today’s tomboy girls are encouraged to identify as boys and thus become part of the transgender movement. I suspect the same thing is true for a mama’s boy of old that is now encouraged to identify as a girl when young and impressionable.
I understand that there are some cases where a person is born with some sexual organs of both sexes that cause a physical manifestation of one sex yet the hormonal control inside of the other sex. These people are true transgender individuals and in most cases, this confusion can be medically corrected. But I also believe that the majority of transgender cases involving kids are the result of catering and pandering to their desires and interests when young (tomboy and mama’s boy) and once pandered to, sticks with the child as they grow up. Plus, it seems, that those who profess to be different are showered with attention and praise. It can be appealing to children to be the center of attention and encourage them to want to be different. Especially in our warped and perverted society people are encouraged to do it my way and be different.
A sign of our liberal society is how much attention and acceptance homosexuals and transgender people are receiving these days. Many public schools are teaching young children that it’s okay to experiment with sex and some even encourage them to explore the same sex, teaching them that homosexuality is normal and acceptable.
The liberal LGBT community just received a huge recognition with the January 2017 issue of National Geographic. Per a post by Baptist Press:
“A 9-year-old boy who considers himself female is featured on the cover of the January 2017 National Geographic. The entire issue is dedicated to subjective gender identity primarily through the eyes of children while excluding biblical authority.”
“But the idea of transgenderism or gender fluidity is itself a fallacy void not only of Scripture but also of science, Christian commentators told Baptist Press.”
“Glenn Stanton, director of family formation studies at Focus on the Family, and apologist Ken Ham, founder of Answers in Genesis (AiG), said the idea of gender fluidity is based in part on a person’s flawed mental state. One Million Moms (1MM), an advocacy group aimed at protecting children from exploitation, has started a petition against the National Geographic issue…”
“‘It’s just simply absolutely false and pure ideology that gender is fluid,’ Stanton said. ‘Across human culture and history there are males and females. … There is no science whatsoever that has determined a 3rd or 4th or 5th gender.’”
“Nearly all pre-adolescent kids who are ‘gender dysphoric’ or confused about their gender revert back to their biological sex by puberty, Stanton said, citing the statistic of 75 percent to 98 percent, based on studies. Clinicians recommend that parents do not facilitate the transition of pre-adolescent children to the other gender, said Stanton, who has written and spoken extensively on gender identity.”
“Ham said he’s not surprised National Geographic does not explore God’s Word in the magazine.”
“‘They’re really not out to discuss all the different views and to put in what the biblical view is,’ Ham told BP, ‘because they really want to impose a particular view on the culture, and the particular view they want to impose is you can be anything you want, and … nobody can tell you that it’s definitely male and female…. What they’re really saying is we’re going to tell you, you can be anything you want to be.’”
Christians need to stand up for the truth of God’s Word and condemn abominable and sinful lifestyles. We also need to recognize what is happening to many of today’s children and work to help them understand that they are not transgender but have just gone through a normal phase of childhood that many of us have all gone through. As for National Geographic, I will never purchase another copy of this LGBT pandering magazine and encourage everyone else who holds to biblical values and principles to also boycott National Geographic magazine and the society in general.