Some context regarding the op-ed in the April 10 Frederick News-Post headlined “LGBT community ‘weary & sick’ of simply trying to be accepted.”
In Baltimore, Johns Hopkins used to perform “sex-change” operations. But no more. Johns Hopkins psychiatrist Paul McHugh writes in Public Discourse, an online publication of the Witherspoon Institute, that “after pioneering sex-change surgery, we demonstrated that the practice brought no important benefits.”
“Gender dysphoria” he writes, “belongs in the family of similarly disordered assumptions about the body, such as anorexia nervosa” and it “should be treated with psychotherapy, not surgery.” In other words, “sex-change” operations (which don’t, simply can’t, actually change sex) make as little sense as performing liposuction on an anorexic.
The operations don’t repair the underlying psychological problem. In extremely liberal Sweden, McHugh notes, “the suicide rate of those who had undergone sex-reassignment surgery rose to twenty times that of comparable peers.”
In some states it is now illegal to offer psychotherapy to a child suffering from gender dysphoria, but legal to pump him full of powerful chemicals that would block puberty and might stunt growth. Such treatment is opposed by the American College of Pediatricians, and it reeks of child abuse.
The totalitarian homosexualists’ demand that states cave to open-bathroom laws for pseudo-men and pseudo-women reveals two points of hypocrisy.
The first is the idea that one’s sex, a genetic characteristic, can be ignored and changed — this in contrast to all the claims that homosexuality is in-born (which has never been proven) and therefore is “God’s will” and must not, cannot, be changed.
The second hypocrisy is the support and praise for large corporations using their money to coerce states into acceding to the open-bathroom laws — from the same crowd that campaigns vigorously against corporate money in politics.
Our culture is sinking in a morass of lies and nonsense.