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Gender Activists Playing God

Posted on Wednesday, July 26, 2023
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by AMAC, Robert B. Charles
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If you strip away political talk about gender redefinition, affirmation, denial, and the twisted concept that positive things emerge from school-driven gender changes of children and State control over parents’ decisions about a child’s upbringing, you get down to a fact: Gender activists aim to play God.

Before you say mine is just another value judgment, or demonstrates some awful bias, or follows someone’s ideology, please know that this assessment comes after much reading and thinking.

The National Institutes of Health, despite recent controversies, are largely non-political. While many of their positions and physicians align with non-religious or secular thinking, they are distinguished by doing clinical studies, including into so-called “gender dysphoria.”

To be crystal clear, even NIH assesses this as a mental health condition, which amounts to a boy or girl, man or woman – usually adults are studied – experiencing “psychological distress” from being who they were genetically, biologically, and empirically born.

A review of more than 1400 medical papers, of which 20 contained “full inclusion criteria” or great rigor, revealed enormous confusion and obvious politicization of this issue. Several findings popped up. Gender dysphoria is a mental health condition involving “dissonance” with who one is, problems “interfacing” with “society,” and trouble “processing…rejection” – all mental health conditions.

While acceptance, accommodation, counseling, and other “treatments” for psychological distress are generally available, the wide universe of possible underlying causes is often dismissed, and seldom discussed.

The truth is that gender dysphoria, like all mental health disorders, has many causes. At least two dozen causes are discussed in the literature, from PTS to ADHD, sexual trauma to Munchausen Syndrome, personality disorders to peer pressure, and social encouragement.

Instead, clinical assessments are made on self-reporting, and – in this highly charged moment – the conversation quickly pivots to hormones and surgery. If this distress were viewed the way other psychological aberrations are, the broad universe of underlying causes would be first considered.

More to the point, the way a person’s psychological distress is typically treated and resolved for permanent change is seldom altering physical characteristics. Causes are treated, not symptoms.  As the feminist author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie wrote rhetorically, “Do you try to treat cancer sores or the cancer itself?” 

Put differently, altering a person’s genitalia – remaking a fundamental aspect of how God created them – to attempt resolution of underlying “psychological distress” is, at best, the long way around the barn.

More darkly, in children and cognitively impaired adults, that kind of radical, irreversible, life-changing action – taken by others – looks more like coercion and abuse, patently offensive to human rights, than anything matching the spirit, meaning, or words of the Hippocratic Oath, a pledge to “do no harm.”

One added point. Studies of “gender dysphoria,” a subgroup of the larger body of people suffering “psychological distress,” are not like finding a broken bone on an X-ray. They are not empirical but inherently subjective.

They do not collect, assess, and track neurological data by EEG, or identify some part of the brain as malfunctioning, or defend life-altering surgeries with anything but subjective reporting.

All this should give pause to anyone taking up the fight for administering gender dysphoria hormones or life-altering surgeries on behalf of others – especially children and psychologically distressed adults.

All this is before we debate how this departure from treating mental health will affect – already is adversely affecting – the rights, privacy, dignity, safety, uniqueness, and opportunities in sports and elsewhere of biological girls, important to anyone who is one, has one, is a sibling of one, or was born of one.

In short, this issue is important to all of us. What has happened is that politics shoved its nose under the tent, and is trying to redefine not only what counts as science, but how we understand biology, genetics, psychology, and medicine – what defines us as people. In a phrase, gender activists are playing God.

Robert Charles is a former Assistant Secretary of State under Colin Powell, former Reagan and Bush 41 White House staffer, attorney, and naval intelligence officer (USNR). He wrote “Narcotics and Terrorism” (2003), “Eagles and Evergreens” (2018), and is National Spokesman for AMAC.

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Mary
Mary
11 months ago

I’ve always said God doesn’t make mistakes. It’s people trying to play God that make the mistakes.

Rik
Rik
11 months ago

Sorry Transidiots, my eyes don’t lie, if you’re born male or female THAN THAT’S EXACTLY WHAT YOU ARE!

SusanW
SusanW
11 months ago

A very sad article. I’ve been a passionate child advocate the majority of my life. Politics anger and frustrate me to no end and that is one reason I rarely comment on this genre of writing. In my many years of being an educator, and I’ve only been retired one year, I had less than five students that were struggling with their sexual identity. What I have seen and currently see amongst a large majority of my students, are mental health issues. So many of our youth are lost and desperately looking for someone who will help them find their way through a lot of darkness. Our country, unfortunately, is so busy pointing the political finger at each other and blaming the other side, that no one is paying attention to what’s happening in their own home. For once, could we just come together as a country/community and help these young ones and ask God for guidance. Please!

Al Schafbuch
Al Schafbuch
11 months ago

There are some things in this world that cannot change. the laws of physics, gravity etc.
The gender of a person cannot be changed by hormones or surgery. your DNA does not change.
This article is bout people wanting power over another person, as the transgender will forever need medical help to keep up the lie that the person is changed.

Granny26
Granny26
11 months ago

Should be a law..nationwide….where no parent can put their child thru gender changing surgery. If after the age of 18 they still want to do it, that is different. I was a tomboy when I was a child but that didn’t mean I wanted to be a boy. They all….including parents…need to see a psychiatrist.

Hope McCloud
Hope McCloud
11 months ago

I shake my head and logically ask “who, and why would they, want to neuter our children and abort our unborn?” Somebody is trying to wipe out the hunan race. You provide the answer, the only one that makes sense.

Jeri
Jeri
11 months ago

Once again a conspiracy theory blown out of the water. Many are not just saying this is a mental health issue for political reasons, but once again the truth and facts are there.

David Millikan
David Millikan
11 months ago

One word covers Gender activist..LOSERS.

anna hubert
anna hubert
11 months ago

First there only was a skin color then came sex when skirt was not enough lesbian became handy now that seems to be not enough This issue of screwing up with kid’s brains seems to be Biden’s darling just as eradication of poverty was Johnson’s

phoenix
phoenix
11 months ago

Pure statement of the obvious.
It just evil, and the whole thing shows just how evil our society has become.
Watch the movie nefarious.
youtube.com/watch?v=I82w7fHFcrc
God Made us in his image. We (Demons, evil people, democrats etc…) remade you in ours! Satan destroys man not that he cares about messing with man, but that it hurts God. We are nothing more than a means to an end.
youtube.com/watch?v=ifpB22_Rk8I
Deigning that God made a mistake in making you such arrogance it would break a person when they realize what they have done. Since these people are already weak and broken. They are rife to be taken advantage of.

PapaGrouch
PapaGrouch
11 months ago

“Protect Trans Kids”? They aren’t “Trans” until you leftist zealots get your satanic claws into their innocent minds. We are trying to protect kids: from the likes of your evil.
A very sad, but informing article. More attention might be put on the likes of Randy Baumgarten (however it spells it), the head of the NEA, but that is a far, far reaching web of evil… IMO

Martin Plecki
Martin Plecki
11 months ago

I cannot imagine how the Dems / Libs / Leftists can allow themselves to be so thoroughly played.

Kyle Buy you some guns,and learn how to shoot
Kyle Buy you some guns,and learn how to shoot
11 months ago

If you are born with both parts,a doctors advice is needed and opinion. What we hate is little Bobby saying, gee momy, I wanna be a girl. Kyle L. P .S. Wonder what Little Johnny thinks about all that. LOL.

jim McDowell
jim McDowell
11 months ago

An insult to God.

Jim Winchester
Jim Winchester
11 months ago

There is no way that God would send a plane full of people into a building. Their god does not exist.

Randall L. Beatty
Randall L. Beatty
11 months ago

They know what they are doing is wrong but they do not care shows what kind of people they are. There is no God in there lives.

Irv C
Irv C
11 months ago

It’s really well known that GOD made everything perfect. You have to be either stupid or sick to think you can change your sex. What gets me is how any country or Doctor would allow let alone do surgery to alter a freaks mental idea.

Gabe Hanzeli kent wa
Gabe Hanzeli kent wa
11 months ago

LOOK AT THE STUPID FOLLOWER SHEEPLE LEFTIST ON PARADE.

PLGJ
PLGJ
11 months ago

It’s the subjective radical socialists who are trying to play God. They do this by ignoring empirical data collected over centuries, and instead, over a period of two or three decades, force their so-called “science,” which is based solely on emotions and feelings, onto the world. They refuse actual empirical, observational science and call it “racist” or “a product of white supremacy.”
¶ Then they do the most dastardly thing which could possibly be done: they experiment on our kids, and make doctors perform irreversible surgeries on young kids! This is supposed to be a “loving” act, but in reality it’s exactly the opposite. Children are permanently scarred and disfigured, both mentally AND physically, and they go through life hating themselves and the world.
¶ Sexually mutilated people rarely live beyond the age of 30 or 35. This is due not only to what was done to them. Mainly it’s due to suicide, when these people learn they can’t live a normal life, can’t procreate, can’t be happy — and they decide they just can’t live that way anymore.

Joseph Meyer
Joseph Meyer
11 months ago

When there is an incompatibility between hardware and software, one would logically start by addressing the software, not the hardware. Chloe Cole is a remarkable young woman, worthy of our support (financial if possible), admiration, and prayers.

james carlyle
james carlyle
11 months ago

A cause without a basis

B Cooper
B Cooper
11 months ago

This is only one of the topics discussed in the “Great Reset” started by the ESG “Elites”, like; Krause, SANTOS and the CCP.

Not trying to play god
Not trying to play god
11 months ago

Science sent man to the moon god sent man into buildings using planes. Lol

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