Proverbs 13:24 says “Whoever spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is diligent to discipline him.” So discipline, even if painful, can be love, and sparing discipline can be hate. Exploitation of a sufferer is hatred, no matter whether the exploitation masquerades as love. If someone is afflicted with a painful and disfiguring skin condition, and wants only relief, is parading them on tour to garner sympathy, love, or a form of hatred? What if that skin condition might be melanoma, and you delayed informing the sufferer or gave them false hope by calling it a wart? Love, or hatred? You know your teenager is hanging around with druggies and drinking heavily, but you don’t want to be unpopular with him or her, so you smile and say nothing. Love, or hatred?
I hope it’s obvious from these examples that often what looks like love is motivated by cowardice or greed or misguided sympathy, while truth and discipline, though painful at the time, is motivated by true love.
The ruling, removing gender identity from the list of “sex discrimination”, represents the views of more than 30,000 physicians who all understand that gender identity is a very real threat to modern health care, according to Dr. Michelle Cretella, head of the American College of Pediatricians. “Transgenders are saying, ‘I think and feel this way, therefore, I am.’ And it’s one thing for us to, as physicians, [to] treat the person with respect and honor their name change, but it would be a complete malpractice to treat them as the opposite sex.” As she explains, there is nothing any of us can do to change our binary, biologically-determined-at-conception sex. “A man on estrogen is not a woman. He is a man with a male physiology on estrogen, and that’s how a physician must approach him.” The very serious problem, she points out, is that people are so ideologically-driven that they want to ignore the medical research.
More than ever, Cretella says, “Medicine is at the point now where we understand that men and women have—at a minimum—6,500 genetic differences between us. And this impacts every cell of our bodies—our organ systems, how diseases manifest, how we diagnose, and even treat in some cases.”Treating a person differently based on their feelings isn’t just harmful, she argues, but deadly. In cases like heart disease, certain drugs can endanger women and not men. Even diagnoses present differently in men and women. The symptoms for certain diseases, she explains, can manifest themselves in completely opposite ways. “And these are nuances that medicine is finally studying and bringing to light. And it’s actually ironic that the transgender movement [is] so anti-science.”
“There is absolutely no rigorous science that has found a trait called ‘gender identity’ in the brain, body, or DNA. Now sex—I can show you that. It’s in our chromosomes. It’s in the body. It’s in the reproductive organs. Over 99.98 percent of the times, our sexual development is clearly and unambiguously either male or female.” The sex differences, she explains, are real and consequential.
Perhaps the point I was sliding towards in my first paragraph is now obvious. But I want to go further. I assert that the real agenda of promoting trans pronouns, trans lexicon and trans surgery, while trying to punish any transgressions of the agenda, and silence any criticism, is this: POWER! If the trans express can foist such an unhealthy, destructive, and perverse set of expectations on the 99.98%, THAT my friends, is power. All it takes to succeed is cowardice from the rest of us. Telling impressionable and confused kids that they can choose their sex is NOT love, it is HATE!