The trans movement in the United States is yearning to become the next civil rights movement. They believe that we all must allow individuals who feel like a certain gender to use the bathroom or locker room that corresponds with their feelings, or else. Because only feelings matter.
If the LGBT movement actually cared about real discrimination and violence against their own, they would look elsewhere to protest. Plenty of countries in the Middle East put homosexual individuals to death. House Bill 2, signed by North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory, is not hateful discrimination, it’s protection from those who would use legal trans-focused leniency to commit a crime.
The attack on gender norms has increased exponentially over the past few years, and will continue as biologically-assigned gender becomes offensive. Even large, middle-class retailers like Target have gotten on board with the trend to erase the fine lines which define male and female. Last August, Target began to remove gender-based signs. Earlier this year, they introduced a gender neutral home goods line, so kids won’t feel like they’re being pushed a specific direction. On the contrary, it is quite alright to encourage the traditional idea that boys should be boys and girls should be girls. In fact, we must.
Pushing adult pathologies onto children is only ever harmful, and projects attitudes and behaviors which children are incapable of understanding. A mother and father are the first examples to their children of what it means to be a female or male adult. Promoting the idea that transgenderism is healthy does nothing but pollute a child’s thinking. A recent example shows this to be true.
In March, a video of a mother, Shalee, explaining to her six-year old daughter, Layla, that her father had decided to “become a girl” went viral.
Just after hearing the news, young Layla exclaims: ‘Daddy’s a she now?’
When Shalee asks her daughter how she feels about the news Layla answers ‘good’ before adding ‘I want to be like a boy, do you?
Shalee says: ‘Well I actually really feel happy as a girl and I’m gonna stay like a girl but daddy doesn’t feel happy like a boy so we have decided to help daddy become the person that his brain and his heart tell him he really is.
I have nothing but sympathy for those struggling with transgenderism. Any individual who heads down that path of rejecting their God-given gender, based on their internal struggles, should only be treated with kindness. Hate is never the answer in how we treat anyone. But I cannot, and will not, chant their mantra, especially as their side gets louder and accuses mine of discrimination. Cosmetic and surgical additions or subtractions do not a male or female make, and we fool ourselves if we think otherwise.
The slippery slope to accepting everything begins by refusing to acknowledge that DNA is stubborn, and that who you were created to be is a not a mistake. If we never question transgenderism, though it battles against inherent norms, then we’ll begin put a stamp of approval on everything. As recently reported by The Independent, a criminal psychologist announced online that pedophilia is a sexual orientation, like being gay or straight. While I’m not asserting that trans individuals are in any way child molesters, I do believe that promoting a delusional view of gender, and making rationalizations along the way, has led us to this point to where we must accept and never question anything.
In March, the mayor of San Francisco banned city employees from traveling to North Carolina due to the new bathroom bill. Yesterday, aging rocker Bruce Springsteen cancelled his Greensboro, North Carolina concert for the same reason. These outbursts, labeled as support, do nothing to help individuals struggling with transgenderism.
The trans movement is not the new civil rights movement. Nowhere are men or women denied the right to use the bathroom which corresponds with their inherent characteristics. If anything in this country is similar to discrimination based on biological fact, it is abortion. Look for the trans community to increase their protests based on nothing, and get ready to be labeled as “hateful” if you disagree. It’s only going to get worse.