What our anti-transgender antagonists wantBottom Highlights, Trans Progressive Thursday, April 28th, 2016
Commentary: Trans Progressive
“A person’s sex (male or female) is an immutable biological reality. In the vast majority of people (including those who later identify as ‘transgender’), it is unambiguously identifiable at birth. There is no rational or compassionate reason to affirm a distorted psychological self-concept that one’s ‘gender identity’ is different from one’s biological sex.
“Neither lawmakers nor counselors, pastors, teachers, nor medical professionals should participate in or reinforce the transgender movement’s lies about sexuality – nor should they be required by the government to support such distortion.”
Those are the executive summary’s closing words of the Family Research Council (FRC) report Understanding and Responding to the Transgender Movement.
And in North Carolina, we have HB 2, where transgender people are legally relegated to the bathrooms of their birth certificates.
1. Notwithstanding any other Board Policy, every public school restroom, locker room, and shower room accessible by multiple persons at the same time shall be designated for use by male persons only or female persons only.
2. In all public schools in this District, restrooms, locker rooms, and showers that are designated for one sex shall be used only by members of that sex; and, no person shall enter a restroom, locker room, or shower that is designated for one sex unless he or she is a member of that sex.
The model policy’s definition of sex reads: “‘Sex’ means an individual’s immutable biological sex as objectively determined by anatomy and genetics existing at the time of birth. An individual’s original birth certificate may be relied upon as definitive evidence of the individual’s sex.”
HB 2 did this to every government building in North Carolina.
This goes beyond transgender segregation. The anti-transgender antagonists in this circle perceive the transgender body as an existential threat, and the erasure of transgender people is the only solution. Transgender people must be cured, converted, closeted or killed for gender identity – just as lesbians, gays and bisexuals must be for their sexual orientation. Or, maybe just commit suicide instead. Whatever else, LGBT people must never be accommodated.
In FRC Senior Vice-President Rob Schwarzwalder’s op-ed Bruce Jenner: Christianity and Transgenderism Debate, he wrote of Caitlyn Jenner’s transition stating “… we should also remember that Mr. Jenner does not need celebratory photo-shoots. He needs compassion and counsel, as do all who wrestle with confusion over their sexual identity – compassion and counsel that lead them to embrace being the men or women God made them to be.”
This is what the FRC’s, ADF’s, ally organizations, ally politicians and socially conservative Christian message is to trans people: “compassionate” segregation to contain you, with no further help for you but “compassionate” cures, conversion, the closet or death. And, that’s because they believe the transgender movement lies about gender identities.
Are you concerned yet?
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