Transactivism is Hurting Your Children

We owe it to them to speak up.

By Michael Brown Published on September 12, 2017

What you’re about to read will shock you. But first, let me do my best to be a voice of sanity in the midst of an ever more confused world.

When it comes to children (or adults) who struggle with gender confusion, I have a simple principle: We should do our best to help them find wholeness without imposing their struggles on everyone else.

This is both compassionate and reasonable. It’s how we handle other situations when a person suffers from a handicap or disorder. We do our best to help them, but we don’t turn the world upside down for them.

If a student is confined to a wheelchair, we make sure the school has the appropriate bathroom facilities. If there are several floors to the school building, we make sure there’s an accessible elevator or lift. But we don’t force all the other students to use bathrooms for wheelchair. Nor do we stop them from using the stairs.

If there’s a blind student in the school, we do our best to include the child. We have braille materials available. But we don’t force the other students to play games with their eyes closed or learn to read braille as well.

Unfortunately, when it comes to transgender activism, the world must be turned upside down to accommodate a struggling child (or adult). This makes little sense. When someone is struggling with gender confusion, we’re not talking about a tangible, conclusively diagnosable condition. We’re talking about a state of mind, a personal perception, something that could be here today and gone (or modified) tomorrow. How, then, can these struggles be imposed on everyone else?

Sometimes a Boy, Sometimes a Girl

Recently, in the UK, a couple reported that their six-year-old son returned “totally drained” from school. As his dad explained, “When he got home from school one day, he said: ‘Daddy I’m confused. There’s a boy in my class who says he’s now a boy but then sometimes he’s a girl.’”

One day the boy in question would dress as a boy, the next day as a girl, wearing a dress. This deeply confused the other boy, draining him emotionally.

“We have no choice, we have to accept this, otherwise I could even lose my job.”

How could the school impose the confused boy’s struggles on everyone else?

The mother explained, “We talked to the head, we talked to the teacher concerned and they basically said: ‘We have no choice, we have to accept this, otherwise I could even lose my job.’”

This left the parents with no choice but to remove their son, who was not suffering from a disorder, from school.

Such is the social madness produced by transgender activism. It’s embraced by the local school district as well. As a spokesperson stated, “Our schools are inclusive, safe spaces where pupils learn to respect diversity of all kinds.

“We comply with the legal requirements of the Equality Act 2010 and believe that all should feel welcomed, valued and nurtured as part of a learning community.”

Really? They want all students to “feel welcomed, valued and nurtured”? Obviously, this excludes all students who are not at home with LGBT activism on their campus. They are outside the realm of “diversity” and “inclusion.”

Forced to Affirm Disorders

You might say, “Well, that little boy shouldn’t be so upset. His parents need to teach him to be more accepting.”

Really? Are you sure?

Certainly, we should teach our kids to be kind to all. And we should oppose bullying for any reason.

But we should not teach our children to affirm mental or psychological disorders. There’s no scientific evidence that the boy in question is a girl. Why should these parents teach their son to affirm that which is not true or real?

The vast majority of children who identify as transgender no longer do so after puberty.

Let’s not forget that almost all children who identify as transgender no longer do so after puberty. And there are psychologists who believe that we do these children harm by affirming their transgender identity.

Consider this recent case which is getting widespread attention.

As reported in the Daily Wire, “With guidance from medical professionals and his own mother, a 12-year-old Australian boy suffering from gender confusion began to transition into a ‘female.’ Just two years later, the young man told his mom he felt like his born sex again, and is now in the painful process of transitioning back, which includes surgery.”

Some would argue that the doctors who helped this young boy “transition” to female were guilty of medical malpractice, if not outright child abuse, however well-intentioned they might have been.

Yet in today’s upside-down world, the schools (and all students) would be expected to embrace this boy as a boy, then as a girl, then as a boy again — based entirely on how he felt and identified at any given moment. And woe to the teacher or parent or student who protests. One dare not be branded a transphobe.

Speak Up, Act Up

Lest you think I’m exaggerating, remember that just last month, “A first grader at a California charter school was sent to the principal’s office this week after she accidentally ‘misgendered’ a classmate in what’s being called a ‘pronoun mishap.’”

A first grader!

We’re talking about six-year-olds again — precious, little, impressionable, innocent children — who are being punished for their failure to embrace transactivism. This must stop, now. That means parents, educators, and legislators must act to protect these little ones, regardless of professional cost or consequence. Do we really have a choice?

Remember: Kids in nursery school and up are being indoctrinated with the LGBT talking points. Why should we surprised when they grow up so confused?

Rather than affirm the struggles of these children, let’s redouble our efforts to get to the root of their struggles.

If enough people of conscience speak up and act up, change will come. And rather than simply affirm the struggles of these equally precious, gender confused children, let’s redouble our efforts to get to the root of their struggles. Let’s help them find wholeness from the inside out.

And just how far will this radical LGBT activism go if we don’t stand up to it? How about drag queens reading to our two-year-olds in libraries? Should we applaud this too?

Or how about a scantily clad drag queen dancing in front of school children at a gay pride event in Canada? Perhaps we should celebrate this too?

To every parent, educator, and legislator reading this article, I urge you to get involved and do the right thing. You owe it to your kids.

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  • Laura Ann Register

    The plain fact is , is that they should not have made that little boy who was confused about the other little boy leave the school. You CAN NOT force those kind of things on anyone. Is the Jewish Communities forcing their beliefs on anyone, is the Church (Body of Christ) forcing our beliefs on anyone and making them believe in the things that we do? No! We do not. God does not force anything on anyone, He is a Loving God that lets us make our own choices and decisions and if we are His Child, He will correct us, if we let Him, but He will Not force Himself on anyone. So why is as humans, force our beliefs or our opinions on others? Just doesn’t make a lick of sense, I have never forced anyone into believing the way I feel about certain things, now, I have gotten upset when they didn’t agree with me, but then the Lord reminded me or more or less showed me that just because someone doesn’t agree with me or feel the same way that I do, I don’t have the right to get mad or angry with them and then try to turn their world upside down! So why is it that all the LGBT”S and Anti-Semitisms, and Atheists get so upset with us if we don’t think or act or accept the way they feel? Not right people. I am not judging anyone, I just want people to see what is really happening in this world, I love everyone as God does and as Jesus did while He was here on this earth. But don’t force a child to be a gender he or she is not, that my friend will cost you dearly with God!

    • Concerned Christian

      who is forcing a gender on a child? Also, kids see confusing things happen all the time. They can handle it if their parents can handle it. As a Father of three I’ve never allowed my kids to blame anyone else for their actions or their decisions. if you made a decision you own it and the consequences associated with it. Both good and bad. I want them to trust their own brains.

      As Martin Luther King Jr. said, a person that stands for nothing will fall for anything. Instead of worrying about what gender little johnny is, we need to worry about what our kids stand for.

  • meamsane

    What I find (nearly) amazing here is that (adult) educators, legislators, judges, and even doctors (parents too) must be told the difference between what is (objective reality) and how we relate to one another in that reality (what is and ought to be), and a small group of the mentally disordered that want to make everyone conform to their inner delusion contrary to that reality.
    Now maybe these educators, legislators, judges, doctors and parents are also mentally disordered? Maybe its because we live in a fallen world? I’m thinking of Romans 1 here. But I assume that these people still had at one time common sense and an ability to reason objectively and to determine what is normative and what is abnormative? What happened? So why are these people who I assume are “all there” going along with this abnormality?

  • tether

    As a Christian one must love all God’s creation but most important we must love what God loves and hate what God hates. God loves all His creation and so must we. To love someone means to tell them the truth even when it is not convenient.
    Enough said.

    • Concerned Christian

      what exactly does God hate?

      • Ken Abbott

        In no particular order: Divorce, all who do wrong, robbery and iniquity, Esau, and the famous six/seven things (haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are quick to rush to evil, a false witness who pours out lies, and a man who stirs up dissension among brothers).

        • Concerned Christian

          it doesn’t seem that we’re taking the same aggressive approach to those sins. I would argue that those sins are far more detrimental to the health of a child then accepting a trans child.

          Telling someone how evil, how bad, how confused, etc. does not lead them to God. He takes them away from God by telling them that they’re not good enough for God.

          • Ken Abbott

            Well, we should be. Jerry Bridges wrote an excellent book a few years ago on what he called the “respectable sins,” such as gossip, jealousy, and selfishness. As Martin Luther said in the first of the 95 Theses, the entire Christian life is one of repentance, meaning that we should always seek to cooperate with the Holy Spirit as he works within us to conform us to the image and character of Christ. And that includes these sins as well as sexual sins (which, by the way, Scripture is very concerned about–see 1 Corinthians 6, especially verse 12 to the end of the chapter).

            The law comes before the gospel, CC–people have to know and accept the bad news before they realize how much they need the good news.

          • Concerned Christian

            Why do people have to know the “bad news”? Jesus said that God loved you so much that He sent His Son so that the “whosoevers” could be saved.

            He didn’t tell you how bad you were, Jesus didn’t say that we had to pray the “Sinners Prayer”. He said that unconditionally we need to receive.

            Christians act like the only reason to get saved is because your life is broken and broken because you’re broken.

            Try telling that to someone who doesn’t have issues, or is successful by the worlds standards. Christianity is so much more than a religion of “losers” as one person told me.

          • Ken Abbott

            Um, CC, his first and primary message was “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” In order to repent, you have to know you’re guilty of wrongdoing. He also said he did not come for the righteous (if there is such a thing), but sinners. See John 3, in which it is explained that salvation comes from belief in Christ, but those who do not believe are condemned. Why are they condemned?

            Read Romans 7, where Paul explains how the law reveals and convicts of sin, making him realize how desperately he needs deliverance from “this body of death.” You can also read Galatians 3 on the role the law of God (the bad news) has in leading people to Christ.

          • Concerned Christian

            I see your point but “repent” came from John and not Jesus.

            Apparently there are the “righteous” since Jesus referred to them.

            For John 3, they are condemned but the focus of that scripture is not the condemned. The focus are the ones that accept the offer.

            Didn’t say that we don’t need deliverance from sin. Begin delivered from sin is not as great a motivator as having life and having it more abundantly.

            You show me someone that accepts:

            John 10:10
            Matthew 6:25-34
            Romans 8:37
            Ephesians 6:11-18
            Matthew 7:7-12
            Matthew 7:24

            And I’ll show you someone that accepts that they are no longer a sinner. I’ll show you someone that lives a life that even those outside of the church can call blessed.

            Show me someone that focuses on the sin scriptures and you’ll also show me someone that’s tries to control others. I’m bad therefore, you must be even worse if you don’t accept that you’re as bad as me.

            Jesus didn’t reveal sin simply so that we would know that we are are sinners. Sin or no sin, unsaved people can feel the emptiness that comes from a life without Jesus. Jesus came to reveal who we are and Whose we are so that we could live our rightful abundant life. This is what feels that emptiness that unsaved people feel and not trying to focus on living a sin free life. You know the ones that Paul is talking about.

          • Ken Abbott

            Mark 1:14-15–“After John was put in prison, Jesus went into Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God. ‘The time has come,’ he said. ‘The kingdom of God is near. Repent and believe the good news!.'” See also Matthew 4:17.

            The focus on the saved and the condemned in John 3 is balanced. Look at verse 18, coming so quick upon the heels of verse 16, then the warnings that follow, right up to the summary in verse 36: “Whoever believes in the Sone has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on him.”

            This side of eternity, whether or not we have saving faith in Christ, we are still sinners. At the end of his life and ministry, Paul declared himself the chief of sinners. One’s progress in sanctification usually comes hand in hand with a growing appreciation for the depth of one’s sin and desperateness in it as well as appreciation, relief, and gratitude for so great a salvation.

            You are right to say that Jesus didn’t reveal sin simply so that we would know that we are sinners–the law does more than an adequate job of that. But the unsaved are unsaved, CC, because of their sin and their separation from God. We are not naturally children of God, but children of the devil. Jesus came to change that–he *did* reveal who we really are by showing us the depth of our need (look at how Peter responded to him after the miraculous draught of fish–Luke 5:8), and then he supplied that need in himself.

          • Bryan

            You are right that some sins are more generally accepted than others. Does that make other sins less sinful? Does it mean that the more accepted sins are less damning? As a Christian, do we need to be perfect before we confront sin in others? The answer to all of these questions is: Of course not!
            As a parent, I am not upset at either child described in the article above. I’m upset that the school and even the state think that it’s ok to punish one child because he can’t understand what is going on with his classmate. Especially if the other kid comes dressed as a boy one day, a girl another day, and a boy the day after that.
            “Telling someone how evil, how bad, how confused, etc. does not lead them to God.” I disagree with this statement. Paul explains that this is exactly why we were given the law: so we could see how bad, evil, confused, and ugly our sin is to a righteous God. It’s only the sick that go to God seeking forgiveness. If you think you’re basically ok but you need heaven insurance, you’re missing the point.
            There is certainly a better way and many wrong ways to point out sin to people. I can certainly be accused of many wrong ways both through commission and omission. You can argue that by tolerating some sins and lashing out at others, the Church has hurt its witness. That does not mean that the Church should be silent on sin, however.

          • Concerned Christian

            I really wish that the church would embrace Luke 4:18:

            “The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free,”

            The problems of the church are all internal not external. They’re not caused by sin, they’re caused by oppression. The church is like parents who do a lot of good outside of the home, but forget to take care of what’s inside the home.

            This is why we keep seeing statistics about how kids loose their salvation when they go to college. We’re so concerned over some child that we have no control over that we can’t even do a good job with what we do have control over!

            Jesus did not spend time with sinners or people who were not receptive to His ministry. He just proclaimed the Word and took care of people needs. Then guess what, they came to Him!

          • Ken Abbott

            Isaiah 61:1-2, which Jesus read to those assembled in the synagogue at Nazareth, is a messianic passage and has a specific application to one person: the Messiah. Indeed, what is the larger context of Luke 4:18-19? Luke 4:21–“Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.” Jesus announced to his hearers that their long-awaited Messiah had come, and he was that person.

          • Concerned Christian

            So He wasn’t announcing that I’m bringing Good News. Just that I’m here?

          • Ken Abbott

            That *is* the good news, CC–God has fulfilled his promise of the Messiah, to send a Savior for his people. Jesus Christ himself is the answer to mankind’s needs.

            Busy morning; I probably won’t be able to keep up on the conversation until later today. But I needed to respond to your question.

          • Concerned Christian

            Understood. 🙂

            but when you get a chance, i would like for you to elaborate on the “answer to mankind’s needs”?

          • Ken Abbott

            CC, in essence you have asked me to explain the gospel. If you look for a succinct and biblical statement of the gospel, many people almost reflexively cite John 3:16, which is certainly a good choice but incomplete. Better, I think, is 2 Corinthians 5:21: “God made him [Christ] who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.” But perhaps best of all is Paul’s own summary statement in 1 Corinthians 15: “Now, brothers, I want to remind you of the gospel I preached to you, which you received and on which you have taken your stand. By this gospel you are saved, if you hold firmly to the word I preached to you. Otherwise, you have believed in vain. For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, and that he appeared to Peter, and then to the Twelve” (verses 1-5). Christ’s atoning death for sins and his resurrection, all according to the unfolding message of the Old Testament, which promised his coming–that is the good news.

            Another way of approaching it is to take the sequence laid out in Romans. Paul begins the formal instructional part of his letter with the statement that he is not ashamed of the gospel (the very gospel he is eager to preach in Rome), “because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes; first for the Jew, then for the Gentile. For in the gospel a righteousness from God is revealed, a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written, ‘The righteous will live by faith.'” This gospel is the message that God has supplied the critical need of men and women for righteousness, that it comes from him and by faith. But why do men and women need righteousness? Paul explains this starting in 1:18 all the way through 3:20–all of mankind stands condemned because of sin, which is universal (3:9), that no one may stand before God and be accepted on his or her own merit because such merit is completely lacking. So where is hope? Paul announces, “But now a righteousness from God, apart from the law [trying to obey all the rules perfectly, which is impossible], has been made known, to which the Law and the Prophets [the OT taken altogether] testify. This righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus. God presented him as a sacrifice of atonement, through faith in his blood” (3:21-25a). And what is the result of this righteousness acquired by faith in Christ? “Since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith unto this grace in which we now stand. And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God” (5:1-2). Once God was at enmity with sinful and rebellious men and women, who were under a sentence of death, and justly so; through Christ we now have peace and reconciliation with God, adoption as sons and daughters, joint heirship to all the spiritual riches in Christ (Ephesians 1), and life abundant, eternal, and everlasting. If we in our own strength confide, our striving would be losing. Under our own power, we cannot come close to meeting the demands of a holy and just God. But the right Man is now at our side, the Man of God’s own choosing. And he must win the battle. Good news–indeed, the very best news.

          • Concerned Christian

            Wow, awesome dissertation. 🙂

            I think you’re spot on in terms of what salvation is but I feel that as Christians we don’t go into the actual benefits of salvation i.e. “meeting man’s needs”.

            Obviously the major benefit is eternal life. For me it was not only internal life but I felt that I was tired of fighting against God. I was tired of not fully committing to God. This lack of commitment was not trusting Him fully in every aspect of my life.

            I know a lot of people, not saying you, don’t like ministers like Joel Osteen. But one thing I think he and others like him hit on are Kingdom benefits. A lot of Christians are like the brother of the prodigal son. He’s living a life of doing all the right things and because that’s his focus, he’s not taking full advantage of the benefits he should have by living in his father’s house.

            This is the relationship so many Christians have with God. We can quote salvation, how much God hates sin, how God demands righteousness, even how much God loves us.

            But we can’t embrace that we have benefits such as:

            Philippians 4:19
            Matthew 7:7-11
            Philippians 4:6
            Psalms 37:3-9
            Ephesians 6:11-17

            Salvation is really the process of making your spirit stronger than your flesh. The needs of life do not change because you get saved. Those scriptures strengthen your spirit so that you can meet your needs God’s way. If you’re saved with a weak spirit, your flesh will battle you to force you to meet those needs in your own way.

            This is why for me the focus is never on the actions of unsaved people. Most are not evil or bad, they’re simply fighting a battle that they’re not equipped to fight.

            Sadly, i believe a lot of saved people are fighting with the same handicap! This is what’s causing the dysfunction in the country.

      • tether

        Since you are a concerned Christian I would think that you would be a student of His Word. Surely you study God’s Word and thus already know the answer to this question. But if you don’t then I would assume that you are either new too, or young in your faith. Regardless the answer to your question is found in the Bible.

        • Concerned Christian

          I know the answer but it seems that most Christians never focus on that answer. Christians personally know more people that fall into the other categories but aren’t nearly as confrontational with them as they are with the LGBT community.

          Take Proverbs 6:16-19.

          The only thing that does not apply to Trump, that we know of, is “hands that shed innocent blood”. However, I’ve never heard a Christian make the bold proclamation to or about Trump:

          “To love someone means to tell them the truth even when it is not convenient.
          Enough said.”

          • Ken Abbott

            Then you’re not listening hard enough, or in the right places. President Trump has had plenty of critics in the American church.

          • Concerned Christian

            Like who? tell me the person that has stated if you don’t change your behavior you do not get my support? Certainly not Dr. Brown. He like most conservative Christians use that bad parent talk.

            You know the you better, you better, you better, when both the parent and the child know that there’s no consequence to the child saying “I won’t”.

          • Ken Abbott

            How about those who have not supported Trump in the first place? Southern Baptist leaders like Al Mohler and Russell Moore. I know several in the leadership of Ligonier Ministries who are quite critical of the president’s behavior.

          • Concerned Christian

            Are they as vocal as Paula White, Jerry Falwell Jr, James Robinson, or Dr. Brown?

          • Ken Abbott

            Russell Moore certainly has been outspoken, and Dr. Mohler speaks regularly to these issues on his podcast. Erick Erickson has been very critical of Trump, to the point where he gets bashed for so-called Never-Trumpism. Much of the issue has to do with who gets the microphones. The media want to make evangelical Christians into monolithic supporters of Trump; it disrupts the narrative to have dissenting voices.

          • Concerned Christian

            The people you mentioned are the exception. Trump did better with Christians than George Bush. Look at these numbers:

            58% Protestants
            60% white catholic
            81% white evangelical Christians

            I would say that those numbers speak for themselves!

          • Bryan

            The other choice was Hillary Clinton or a third party, none of which had enough support nationally to make an impact.
            With Bush, you had Al Gore who was the incumbent VP and was generally liked if I recall correctly, and John Kerry, who was able to at least look sincere when he spoke.

          • Concerned Christian

            Well that explains Hillary but Trump received similar support from Christians over Rubio & Cruz.

            Christians saw what they wanted to see in Trump. It didn’t matter if the other person was saved or not.

          • Andy6M

            Ha…I replied before I saw your post

          • Andy6M

            Albert Mohler, Denny Burk, Russell Moore – all conservative Southern Baptists of position who publicly declared themselves to be “never Trumpers” (and never Clinton too). There are many more.

          • Patmos

            “Christians personally know more people that fall into the other
            categories but aren’t nearly as confrontational with them as they are
            with the LGBT community.”

            Except those people aren’t trying to get their sins and abominations approved of by the Supreme Court.

          • Concerned Christian

            Well thats because they can be elected President of the United States with the full support of conservative Christians!

  • alyse webb

    This whole Transmess is ruining our families, churches, schools and innocent children. America needs to turn back to God! I am no transphobe. I actually go out of my way to be extra kind to those who are experiencing these issues. It is possible to love the person, but hate the sin. I, however, find myself angered that I (and young children) must walk on eggshells around the issue, while my faith and morals as a Believer are stomped to bits.

  • cestusdei

    Everyone is welcome and included! Except for you vile Christians. Just stop being…Christian…and then you will be welcome too.

    • Laura Ann Register

      That’s NOT GOING TO HAPPEN! If it weren’t for us Christians or the Body of Christ in the first place, you think this world has gone to Hell already? It’s the Church that is keeping the Devil from doing his worst on this world yet, once Christ removes us and we’re not here any longer to be praying for this nation and the world, then, maybe then, when you cry out for help and your cries fall on God’s deaf ears, you’ll look back and remember what you were told and warned about. We’re not worried about whether we are accepted or not, I really don’t care, I don’t want this world to accept me, I’ve already been accepted by God and His Loving son Jesus, that’s all the acceptance I need. Don’t worry though, I’ll still be praying for you and others who think that Christians are nothing but trouble makers and I’ll still forgive the world and all of it’s stupidity!

      • Laura Ann Register

        I’ll just keep praying for everyone and keep reading God’s word so that I can renew mine after hearing all of this crazy garbage that is going on in the world. I’m not going to get caught with my hand in the trap again as the Devil tries to set for me every time I wake up another day. Actually, he gets mad when he sees me wake up, cause all I do is cause trouble for him, Ha, Ha!

      • cestusdei

        Laura, my post was being sarcastic. It was intended to mock the Leftists.

        I was attempting to point out the hypocrisy of those who say they are “inclusive”, but then exclude Christians. It is absurd and they are so dense they don’t see it. You took it seriously precisely because that is how they think and speak. That alone should give them pause. They are the ones who are bigoted.

        • Laura Ann Register

          I apologize, I just get a little upset when it comes to the ignorance of some people, but then that’s where prayer for them needs to come in. Again, I really do apologize, have a blessed day and rest of the week.

          • cestusdei

            Don’t worry about it lol. I was hoping to annoy them not you. Sometimes if you restate their insanity back to them it drives them nuts. And the hope is that somehow it sinks in and they begin to rethink, or think for the first time, their ideology.

  • A number of factually incorrect statements in your article, Dr B.

    ” Some would argue that the doctors who helped this young boy “transition” to female were guilty of medical malpractice, if not outright child abuse, however well-intentioned they might have been.”

    No doctors were involved – his mother decided to provide him with drugs that had been prescribed for her. This was contrary to medical practice regarding trans children, as well as being seriously illegal.

    You’re being lied to by sources known for habitually bearing false witness, and credulously repeating those lied.

  • Patmos

    Thankfully I’m seeing more people speak out against this stuff, even from people on the left, but it’s not nearly enough. This is not a civil rights issue, it is a mental health issue. Just one of the many things Obama botched.

    • Concerned Christian

      Yes Obama botched it because like women & blacks, all issues for the conservative church start when people stop allowing others to treat them like second class citizens.

      Once again we have an issue where the church has failed to help a group of ostracized citizens and then get mad when the world steps in to fill the void.

      • Bryan

        “Once again we have an issue where the church has failed to help a group of ostracized citizens and then get mad when the world steps in to fill the void.”

        Ouch! While certainly an over-generalization, you’ve definitely hit a nail square on the head. If the Church would just be the Church and lead the culture as the Church is supposed to instead of reacting to the culture, many issues we face today would be able to be worked out.

        • Concerned Christian

          Amen! 🙂

      • Andy6M

        You think that the way our society is dealing wit these issues is helping them? That’s sad in its own right!

        • Concerned Christian

          what I’m saying is that if the parents don’t raise the kids, the kids will raise themselves. If the parents don’t listen to the kids, the kids will find someone who will. If that happens the failure is on the part of the parents, not the child or the person that the child went to for advice!

          • Bryan

            Agree that the parent failed in your scenario. However, the failure of the parent is not an excuse for the child in terms of whether the child does right or wrong. Same for the person(s) who listen to the child. Sin is always sin. And each person is accountable ultimately to God for each action, thought, attitude, word, deed, desire, motive, etc. they have/do. No one gets a free pass because of the actions of someone else.
            That said parents are responsible for the actions of the their child until the child is old enough to make his/her own decisions and I believe parents will be accountable to God in some way for how their kids turn out. It seems to me that the responsibility that is laid on a pastor’s shoulders for his flock in paralleled in the parent/child relationship.

  • Paul

    If this article shocks anyone it is because they haven’t been paying any attention.

  • Jeremy L

    “One day the boy in question would dress as a boy, the next day as a girl, wearing a dress. This deeply confused the other boy, draining him emotionally.” The boy sounds snowflakey, as do his parents. Honestly, who cares what someone likes to wear? There is only a such thing as “male” and “female” dress because of arbitrary cultural norms. Same thing with drag queens. Why exactly are they so evil, Brown? Because they like wearing clothes women typically like to wear? Come on now. The punishment for the first grader’s innocent “pronoun mishap” and taking caution with prepubescents wanting to transition I’ll actually give ya, but I wouldn’t make a fuss over someone’s clothing preferences of all things.

    • Andy6M

      Perhaps part of the “draining” was caused not just by dress but also by trying to figure out what to call his classmate at any given moment. He’s 6 years with a limited sense of cultural context trying to figure out how to deal with a friend who is changing back and forth in an area that seems otherwise settled in his young mind. There is all kinds of cognitive dissonance there that might just be exhausting for him.

      • Jeremy L

        Give him some cultural context so he can learn to deal with his classmate, then. The classmate is not obligated to change. The attitude of the parents is what needs to change.

        • Andy6M

          I think the direction of the progressive left is what needs to change. It’s on a path towards destruction and it’s dragging everyone with them. I for one will kick and scream along the way.

          • Jeremy L

            Destruction how? Several may not be able to relate to trans people, but surely work toward understanding and respecting them would build us up, not tear us down.

          • Andy6M

            The direction of the left is not just about understanding and respecting. It is about complete and total acceptance to the point of celebration. I can understand and respect the person, but I cannot totally accept and celebrate that which I consider to be sinful or disordered.

          • Jeremy L

            Perhaps reconsider why you consider them to be sinful or disordered. Perhaps consider how labeling people “sinners” when they do things you personally don’t like (not things that are unambiguously immoral) stigmatizes them.

          • Andy6M

            I have considered the reasons I call them sinful and disordered and I have considered the opposing view’s ideas in that regard as swell – I am left unconvinced and saddened by the left’s position. We disagree on what falls into the unambiguous category that much is plain. I’m unafraid to use the label of sinner – I fully recognize I fit that label too. We certainly do need to be careful that we don’t allow our personal likes and dislikes to color what we recognize as sin – perhaps you need to consider how your personal views are keeping you from recognizing what is indeed sinful.

          • Jeremy L

            Consider them sinful all you want, but any notion that they are on par with people who are quite obviously immoral (thieves, murderers, etc) is counter-intuitive. The unfounded demonizing of them and efforts to limit their participation in society on the grounds that some consider them “sinners” is what we oppose.

          • Andy6M

            Counter intuitive? I don’t think so. The point is that we’re all sinners – me, you, and the murderers. And despite the gymnastics you and others may like to do with the Scriptures, they clearly state that homosexual sex is sinful. I seek to limit their participation in society only in the ways that their sin would limit them – meaning that their desire to marry the same sex does not in fact permit them to do so because same sex marriage does not qualify as marriage under the definition of man and woman to the exclusion of all others. Our government may have decided differently, but I’ll give you a tip: it’s not man who decides what marriage is – it’s not our definition to make. We limit people in society all the time based on age, gender, education and more. Limiting in certain contexts is acceptable and not at all controversial. I believe I’ve said to you before in another thread that you and I are operating from different worldviews. I’m sticking to mine – good luck with yours.

          • Jeremy L

            You’re right. In fact, whenever you want to do something “sinful”, perhaps the law should stop you for your own good. Don’t grow your hair too long, now. We would definitely need to throw you in jail for it. We all must adhere to the scriptures, mustn’t we, and 1 Cor. 11:14 clearly states that having long hair as a man is a disgrace. Any desire a man has to grow his hair long does not, in fact, permit him to grow his hair long. It is very, very bad to grow your hair long if you are a man. It is the same as murder. Because we are all sinners. It is not up to men to define how long their hair should be. Because long-haired men are clearly disgraceful sinners who are destroying society, we need to stop them from having long hair. It only makes sense.

          • Andy6M

            Hey that’s a good effort on your part but I don’t think this passage says what you think it does. I think a murderer should go to jail. I don’t think a someone who engages in same sex intimacey should. I don’t think a liar should go to jail (depending on the lie I suppose). But I think all of those things are sins. Heterosexual adultery is too. I don’t think the law should stop homosexuals from engaging in the sexual intimacy they choose. However, I also don’t think the law should condone or endorse it either.

    • Shaquille Harvey

      Clothing is designed often for the intended sex.

  • Gary

    These things were never a problem when I was in school. Likely because they would not have been tolerated. What is tolerated today was not tolerated then. Maybe part of the problem is that society now is too tolerant.

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