Transgenderism and Community. What Could Go Wrong?


A few days ago I read an article from Wintery Knight that talked about a new law in Canada that allows transgender kids to be taken away from their parents if they disagree with the child’s choice of gender. Being a parent I find this a very uncomfortable situation to even think about.

Can you imagine being a parent, trying to do the best for your kid, and having society–your community–undermining your efforts? Imagine sending your child to school, and the school keeping you uninformed regarding gender issues that your child may be engaging in at school? Don’t think it can’t happen in the U.S.? Schools are already undermining parents, and I wrote about that very thing occurring in Michigan a couple years ago.

‘Further, the court stated that “Attempting to persuade [Maxine] to abandon treatment for gender dysphoria; addressing [Maxine] by his birth name; referring to [Maxine] as a girl or with female pronouns whether to him directly or to third parties; shall be considered to be family violence under s. 38 of the Family Law Act.”’1

Can you imagine having your community allow medical experiments to be conducted on your children, and there’s nothing you can do about it? That’s child abuse.

Children Are The Parent’s Responsibility

The idea that children belong to the community, and not the parents, is a liberal idea–a Progressive, Democrat, Communist idea. It’s certainly not a Christian idea.

Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. (Proverbs 22:6, KJV)

Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. (Ephesians 6:4)

Raising children is a parent’s responsibility, and we are instructed to do so in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. Failure to do this is dereliction of duty.

The Problem of Community

In this particular case, the community has no problem taking your kids away because you refuse to accept transgenderism as thing, but I wonder what side they stood on when children were being separated from parents that endangered their children by dragging them across a hundred miles of desert to cross the border illegally, risking their lives to environmental exposure, hunger, criminal elements, and the possibility of abuse and human trafficking.

Community isn’t a bad thing, if they’re there to lend a helping hand and support each other. The Church is a Christian community.

The trouble with community starts when the community becomes corrupted: they become a community of moral busybodies. They decide they know what’s best for your child, and then set out to make sure your child gets it. Isn’t Democracy (mob rules) great?

So right now, it’s transgender issues, but what happens when the community decides that you’re a danger to your kids because you want to raise them in a Godly fashion: as God-fearing individuals; as God has instructed you to do as a parent? If 51% decide that you are unfit, they get to take your kids away.

Community Sounds Nice…

Sure, this community idea sounds nice, but it’s not. It’s ugly. It tickles the ears, but the reality is, it’s lulling you into a false sense of security and peace. It’s a lie. Do not abicate your responsibility to the secular world.

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  1. Keenan, Jeremiah. Canadian Court Rules Parents Can’t Stop 14-Year-Old From Taking Trans Hormones.” The Federalist. 1 Mar 2019. Web. Accessed: 6 Mar 2019. 

Read More

Canadian Court Rules That Parents Can’t Prevent Children From Obtaining Hormone Replacement Therapy.” Wintery Knight. 3 Mar 2018. Web. Accessed: 5 Mar 2019.

Shaw, Jazz. Canada Shows Us The Endgame Of Transgender Extremism.” Hot Air. 5 Mar 2019. Web. Accessed: 6 Mar 2019.

Parents Duty To Children.” Web. Accessed: 6 Mar 2019.

Unintended Consequences

The Alliance Defending Freedom has put together a great video showing the unintended consequences of allowing anyone claiming to be gender dysphoric free access to public restrooms. It’s called The Unintended Victims of Bathroom Bills and Locker Room Policies

After watching the video you can learn more at Safe Bathrooms and from my paper Educating Myself: Gender Dysphoria and Public Bathrooms.

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‘Honoring’ Parents of ‘Transgender’ Kids

If you withhold medical treatment for your children due to religious beliefs, you are guilty of child endangerment, and a horrible parent.

If you withhold vaccinations for your children due to religious beliefs, or because you don’t trust them, you are a horrible parent.

If you give your kid hormone therapy because they’re Gender Dysphoric (a mental disorder), you’re a model parent; a hero.

Note: the odds of your child committing suicide after using cross-sex hormones and undergoing sex reassignment surgery increases 20 fold in adulthood1.

  1. Cretella, Michelle A., M.D., Van Meter, Quentin, M.D., and McHugh, Paul, M.D. (2016). Gender Ideology Harms Children. American College Of Pediatricians (ACPeds). Accessed: 23 Mar 2016.

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Michigan’s State Board of Education Seeks To Undermine Parental Rights

Do you know who your kids are at school?

If your children go to a public school in Michigan, you may soon be intentionally kept in the dark.

…a boy named “Jake” could become a girl named “Jane” at school, seemingly without his parents ever knowing.

Without his parents ever knowing. Isn’t that grand? Those running our public schools complain that parents aren’t involved enough with their kids, but now they’re going to intentionally cut you out of your child’s life.

Because, you know, your kids get to decide what gender they are, all on their own, like it’s no big deal. No parent needed. No doctor needed. They get to arbitrarily decide for themselves. And they get to choose which locker room they want.

Students who are bothered by having members of the opposite sex in their locker rooms can request “an adjusted changing schedule” or “use of a private area in the facility.”

So, basically, the student’s whose "gender" doesn’t match their plumbing, can use whatever bathroom/locker room they want. If they want to use the facilities of the opposite sex, because they’re not comfortable with their own, by all means have at it. The school will see to it that they are not inconvenienced. They’re feelings are important.

On the other hand, the student’s whose "gender" does match their plumbing, has to put up with whatever the confused student decides. Despite the fact that it may bother the non-confused student, they are the ones that will be inconvenienced. They can use a different facility or schedule. They can be put out. Their feelings are not important.

If a person’s mind doesn’t match their plumbing, it’s a problem. But by all means, let’s reinforce the problem instead of working to resolve it.

The purpose of the guidance, according to the document, is to further the state’s “goals of cultivating and sustaining caring, supportive, respectful, and affirming learning environments that provide for the education, safety, and welfare of all students.”

This is just a bold-faced lie. If they were truly interested in the welfare of all students, they wouldn’t violate the privacy of some. And when I say some, I mean the majority. But you can bet, when something goes wrong, it’ll be the parent who’s responsible for not knowing what’s going on with their child.

You can read the actual draft at: MDE – Public Comment on the State Board of Education Draft Statement and Guidance on Safe and Supportive Learning Environments for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning (LGBTQ) Students

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