I’ve been doing public speaking for well over a decade now, and when I watch some of my recorded events from five to ten years ago, I find myself predicting to audiences that the “gay fad” so pervasive at that time would soon be replaced by the next ladder rung of the sexual revolution, most likely to be transgenderism.
And here we are, watching pop culture normalize what is an unquestioned mental illness that deserves to be treated by medical professionals, not touted by virtue-signaling revolutionaries more concerned with their own social status than the well-being of others.
When society intentionally lies, distorts, or otherwise hides the truth about sexual depravity or gender confusion simply for political gain, people get hurt. Good and innocent people suffer. And even worse, our children are caught up in the deception.
And so it is difficult for me not to become enraged with righteous anger when I see the New York Times run an op-ed by Jack Turban, a supposed “research fellow at Yale School of Medicine,” that suggests it is “insane” not to chemically poison children and teenagers with puberty-blockers to facilitate the lie of transgenderism:
Entitled, “Hannah Is a Girl. Doctors Finally Treat Her Like One,” Turban’s editorial highlights the story of Hannah (a 14-year-old boy originally named Jonah); he describes Hannah as a girl, referring to the boy with feminine pronouns.
Hannah has a puberty-blocking implant in her bicep, described as a “hard rod just beneath her skin [that] releases a drug that turns off the brain cells that would otherwise kick off puberty … preventing the process that would have deepened her voice and given her an Adam’s apple.”
I don’t care what piece of paper Turban has received from an institution far more committed to the spirit of the age than anything remotely resembling intellectualism or common sense. He is no expert. He is a cultural and political activist celebrating anti-science child abuse as some heroic social revolution.
You are not a compassionate person, nor do you care about young people if you champion this delusion, or if you refuse to call out those who do. People with gender dysphoria and sexual confusion need help; they don’t need to have their dangerous delusions normalized.
The loving response is always to speak the truth. It is also to be honest about God’s intentions for human conduct, and the effect sin has on our desires and feelings.
And it is critical to be forthright about the difficulty associated with overcoming sinful urges – that it must happen first with the renewing of one’s mind, the accountability of one’s loving friends and family, the faithfulness of a God who will never leave them, the counsel of professionals who submit to God’s design, and the ever-enduring love of a Christian family who will never abandon them, no matter how tough the road becomes.
Sadly, the New York Times doesn’t have the courage to run that story.