What do Ria Cooper, Cari, Max, Crash, TWT, Carey Callahan, Walt Heyer, have in common? They all began to transition from female to male or male to female because they were counseled toward this direction. They received bad advice from “highly trained professionals” (Ph.D.). Some of them finalized this process with surgery and some stopped before that. But all of them began to de-transition back to their natural gender because gender was not the root problem. The real problem took months and years to understand. It was a trauma in their past that they had not come to have closure with, an internal peace was taken from them. Some of this was rape, others received severe mental abuse. Reading chapter three, my heart broke for these people.
“In fact, people who have had transition surgery are nineteen times more likely than average to die by suicide” (p.2). Stop and think about that for a minute. These people thought that changing their gender would solve their dysphoria. They are gone now. They are not here. How sad. But a lot of money is being made in these clinics. In 2007, Boston Children’s Hospital “became the first major program in the United States to focus on transgender children and adolescents,” as its website brags. A decade later, more than forty-five pediatric gender clinics had opened their doors to our nations children. Parents are told that puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones may be the only way to prevent their children from committing suicide. Never mind that the best studies of gender dysphoria (studies that even transgender activist cite) show that between 80 and 95 percent of children who express a discordant gender identity will come to identify with their body sex if natural development is allowed to proceed.” (p.2, When Harry Became Sally, is a well written book by Ryan T. Anderson, but you can’t buy it on Amazon. They banned the book!).
Now imagine being armed with this information but not being able to tell children who are at a vulnerable age? If they just struggle through it, it will get better, about 90% of the time. In a similar way, by resisting temptation, it too will go away, “Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” (James 4:7). It is empowering to know that after firmly resisting, the temptation itself, it will diminish. This gives us hope. Young people need to hear this. It gets better! But if we give in to sin, then it enslaves us, and it’s power grows to dominate us, and ultimately kills us (James 1:13-15). “Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.” (Gal. 5:24).