Happy Transgender Day!
President Obama has declared June to be LGBT pride month. For the record, conservatives continue to stray clear of divisive social issues, but democrats keep dragging us back into the fray. For those who are unaware, “LGBT” is a term used to lump lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgendered people into one category of alternative lifestyle. Doing so is akin to lumping together clowns, zoo keepers, custodians and nuclear physicists. They are all vocations but are not at all, the same.
Let’s just skip over lesbians, gays and bisexuals for today.
The fact that this Administration is celebrating transgender pride this month is not alright and although it isn’t pc to say so, we must point this out. The State Department, on its government website has a story posted celebrating government workers, not for their accomplishments or the way they treat others, but because they are LGBT. It says:
NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim June 2011 [and 2012] as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month. http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/pix/lgbt/2012/191062.htm
We can argue over “LGB” on another day. But transgendered is a completely different category of disorder altogether. While we should celebrate people for their uniqueness, for their accomplishments, for their sunny disposition in the work place, for the way they raise their families, for their giving to those in need and for their service in the community, we should not “celebrate” the fact that one of our friends has adopted a transgendered lifestyle. It is not something to be admired, it is something requiring our love and condemnation at the same time.
There is no way to sugarcoat this. Although transgendered people are probably as nice if not nicer than many straight people, their status as “transgender” is a disorder, not something to be celebrated. To be transgendered is to be “a person appearing or attempting to be a member of the opposite sex, as a transsexual or habitual cross-dresser” or “relating to a person who wants to belong to the opposite sex.” Many transgendered people are ones who claim that there are more than two genders and they are simply one of the five possible genders with physical and mental being mixed up. Others claim that they are “a woman born in a man’s body”.
Generally, the entire category of transgendered people is categorized under “Gender Identity Disorder” (GID). Oddly enough, GID is gaining support in the medical community to no longer be considered a disorder. If that succeeds, proponents will probably have to change the name at some point.
The “T” in “LGBT” is a Trojan horse that has been snuck in with the arrival of “gay rights.” Not only does the LGBT community expect you to allow homosexual men to act as teachers in your child’s classroom and Boy Scouts Club, not only do Democrat politicians push gay adoption by homosexual men, but we must also accept men dressing as women in our society. But it does not end there. We must now celebrate it. If we do note, we are bigots.
The reality is that transgendered people are our friends and family members that are having a crisis of identity. Most of the time physical or emotional trauma initiates the condition and memories of “fishing with Dad” or “playing dress-up with Mom’s shoes” are later cited to build support that they were “born this way.” Obviously there can be other reasons and I have no doubt that this presentation has over-simplified a complex issue.
It gets better
The latest campaign is a host of Hollywood celebrities on YouTube telling young LBGT students that “it gets better.” The message is that the “bigotry” you experience in high school will alleviate after graduation. Life for many, including myself, was very hard in high school no matter what your sexual orientation. It certainly gets better.
But for those pretending to be a gender that they are not, it will likely never get better. That path is a tumultuous one. It often requires taking hormones that can harm your body. It can include surgery that is unwarranted and all of the while people will intuitively know that you are different. Not because they are bigoted, but because even in the most far away cultures, the law of God is instinctively written on man’s heart. Certainly, Biblical theology would not approve of such behavior and thus anyone is putting their salvation into question by pursuing such a lifestyle.
If you have a transgendered friend, you should treat them like you would treat anyone, gay or straight involved in an immoral lifestyle. You should love them. And, you should speak the truth, wrapped in love. Because, like an alcoholic, being silent will only make it worse.
Right and wrong
For anyone standing up for what is right, let me remind you, being traditional, moral or religious is not bigoted. As long as we treat every person with dignity and respect, we have an obligation to stand up for righteousness as well as our traditional values.
Backs against the wall
I want to be clear. I hate talking about this. I am the worst sinner of them all and I constantly shy away from pointing out sawdust in someone else’s eye while I have an entire wood plank in my own. I have no problem with any transgendered person on a personal level. As a Biblical Christian, I love them as much as I love any other person. I actually love them more because I realize the depth of the hurt and trauma they have likely experienced. However, when men, especially leaders of nations, attempt to call what is wrong right and what is right wrong and back us against a wall – we as Christians, conservatives and Americans must simply say, “no we don’t celebrate this, we don’t celebrate sin in the national spotlight, but we would like to help you”.
What President Obama has proclaimed is wrong and sinful and puts a curse on our entire nation. I denounce the “celebration” of such a lifestyle in the strongest of terms, while simultaneously reminding these people that we love and celebrate them as individual people. I hope that all Christians and republicans will quietly dismiss this celebration following the disastrous Obama administration and I call on the President to not force his immoral views on his country.