The world a century ago looked far, far different than it does today. That is why the Canberra Declaration exists. Our job is to campaign for the truth of scientific biology and the greater good of all. Our children suffer if we don’t stand for the truth.
While things like homosexuality and the like certainly existed, they were nowhere celebrated, promoted, endorsed and elevated like there are today throughout the West. We now live in a completely different sexual, social and moral landscape.
And one can see a clear progression here. As we began tampering with heterosexual marriage and the nuclear family 50 or 60 years ago, we saw one thing after another not just legalised but attempted to be normalised. Cohabitation, homosexuality, and now the transgender revolution have all followed in turn. One is afraid to ask what will be next.
The gender bender revolution is certainly the latest manifestation of all this, and it is as socially radical as it is new. Just five years ago almost nobody was talking about things like ‘gender dysphoria’. Hardly a soul would even imagine that one’s natal sex was merely a social construct and something to simply be wished away.
Up until recently, if a man said he now identifies as a woman and demands to be treated accordingly, he would have been laughed at at best, or perhaps even committed at worst – for his own good, and that of the rest of society.
But now the trans agenda has utterly exploded all over the West. We have countless cases not just of adults but of children at ever-younger ages coming out and telling us they are the wrong sex and want to go the whole hog in changing it: with puberty blockers, cross-sex hormone therapy, and gender reassignment surgery – even including vaginoplasty and phalloplasty.
Consider some of the endless horror stories now emerging from all this, as witnessed in various news headlines and stories:
-Over 40 per cent of transgender adults attempt suicide at some time, “even after changing their sex. As the research shows, a high percentage of this population has clinical depression, the undisputed leading cause of suicide.”
- “Canada Hopes to Jail People Who Stand Against Transgenderism”
- “New York City imposes fines up to $250,000 for refusing to call trans person ‘ze’ or ‘hir’”
- “Study: Describing Breastfeeding as ‘Natural’ Is Unethical Because It Reinforces Gender Roles”
- “C. restaurant fined $7,000 after asking transgender woman for ID before letting her use bathroom”
- “Transgender women ‘should be entitled to womb transplants’ so they can have a baby”
- “Mother, 38, is arrested in front of her children and locked in a cell for seven HOURS after calling a transgender woman a man on Twitter”
The list is endless. Not only are more and more children being sucked up into this, but those who try to offer some sanity here – including biological sanity – are being penalised and punished for daring to do so. And now we have a major new growth industry: detransitioning, where those with sex-change regret seek to reverse what they have had done to themselves.
Because we live in a broken world, we can expect to see cases of sexual brokenness as well. It should be pointed out that there is a very tiny percentage of cases in the Intersex category which are legitimate and quite different cases, and they have nothing to do with the majority of cases involving those who identify with the opposite sex to their natal sex. Such people need care and help.
But the overwhelming majority of the trans cases we see have to do with mental, psychological and emotional issues that need to be addressed. Dr. Paul R. McHugh is the former psychiatrist-in-chief for Johns Hopkins Hospital and its current Distinguished Service Professor of Psychiatry.
He has said that transgenderism is a “mental disorder” that merits treatment, that sex change is “biologically impossible,” and that people who promote sexual reassignment surgery are collaborating with and promoting a mental disorder.
Social commentator Ryan Anderson put it this way: “Children need our protection and guidance as they navigate the challenges of growing into adulthood. We need medical professionals willing to help them mature in harmony with their bodies, rather than deploy experimental treatments to refashion their bodies.”
Such people need help. But we must address the real, inner issues that trouble these people, and not apply outer physical fixes which will NOT do a thing to change a person’s natal sex. I finish with the words of two people who have been there and done that. First, an Australian:
“We don’t normalise having cancer and we don’t normalise medical conditions, yet society is normalising transgenderism, which trivialises my grief and pain. The normalisation of transgenderism in Western society has been a swing too far to the left. In the early years of my transition, I felt justified in believing this would be good for society. It was an immature Roz Ward-style response to the perceived injustice I experienced as a teenager. But I’ve come to realise that I was wrong – as a trans woman I should’ve known better about the dangers of normalising transgenderism in society.”
And listen carefully to the word of American Walt Heyer who ‘became a woman’ at age 42 and stayed that way for eight years before detransitioning:
“The problem with basing a diagnosis and irreversible treatment on people’s feelings, no matter how sincerely held, is that feelings can change. My message attempts to help others avoid regret, yet the warning is not welcome to the advocates whose voice for transgender rights rings strong and loud. Some will find my words offensive, but then the truth can be offensive. Personally, I cannot think of anything more offensive than men diminishing the wonder and uniqueness of biological women by suggesting women are nothing more than men who have been pumped with hormones and may or may not have undergone cosmetic surgery. Cheers and bravo to the offensive truth. Let’s reclaim the beautiful reality of male and female sexual difference and reject transgender ideology.”
Our society desperately needs to hear the voice of truth and reason. We ask you to help make a stand for truth and reason today. There is great strength when we work together for the common good.
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