Yesterday a family who supports this ministry shared with me materials their high school child brought home Friday from their high school in King County---materials the high school had intended the kids not share outside the classroom.
The classroom message is based on "The Genderbread Person," a likeness of a gingerbread man cookie.
The message? "Gender is one those things everyone thinks they understand, but most people don't."
Indoctrination and deception always begins with a question.
"Genderbread Person" continues: "Gender isn't binary. It's not either/or. In many cases it's both/and. A bit of this and a dash of that. This tasty little guide is meant to be an appetizer for gender understanding. It's okay if you're hungry for more. In fact, that's the idea."
The material is indeed a "guide"---a guide to an obsession Dr. Michael Brown is now calling "Transanity."
Yesterday, Seattle's King 5 reported that students at the University of Washington are demanding more gender neutral bathrooms for people in transition. UW promises they are doing their best to meet the demand.
Dr. Brown explains where this all will end.
I wrote an article on The Genderbread Person last fall. The gingerbread man had come to Acalanes High School in Lafayette, California. Planned Parenthood employees were teaching the courses because they "had considerable training and experience" regarding the subject
This week, Todd Starnes with Fox News wrote an article revealing that the largest public school district in the country---Fairfax County, Virginia, introduced this material in that school district the week following Memorial Day.
Other districts are jumping on the wagon---proving they too are absent any prejudice or bigotry---and also absent any reasonable amount of common sense, in my view.
UW officials told King 5 although they are providing gender neutral restrooms, "students are calling for more of the facilities in older buildings. The restrooms will benefit people like UW student Oly Pearce, who was born a female but does not identify as female or male."
Oly Pearce told King 5, "There is a disconnect between the body I was given and the body I would have chosen."
Therefore she/he/neither identifies as "Agender" and deserves a restroom that reflects that. Students tell King 5 the University is not moving fast enough to accommodate "genderless" people.
Peter Sprigg, with Family Research Council, told Todd Starnes, "Human beings were created male and female. But current transgender ideology goes way beyond that. They're telling us you can be both genders, you can be no gender, you can be a gender that you make up for yourself. And we're supposed to affirm all that."
Fairfax County Schools will be putting an emphasis, they are now telling parents, "on recognizing that everyone is experiencing changes and the role of respectful, inclusive language in promoting an environment free of bias and discrimination."
Everyone is confused about their gender?
Is it not bias, discriminatory and intolerant to force this kind of insanity on the 99.9% of kids who know whether they are male or female? Where is the equality in this?
The Genderbread Person teaches that "Using an adjective as a noun (e.g. 'a homosexual') is offensive because it sounds very clinical---hearkening back to a time when an LGBTQ person was considered a mental illness---and because it reduces a person's identity to a single trait, which can be dehumanizing."
In other school districts, this indoctrination is being taught down to the 7th grade. Who knows what the Puget Sound and Washington State is capable of in this regard?
I first read the word "Transanity" in an article by Dr. Michael Brown. Brown has a Ph.D. from New York University, is author of more than 25 books, and is a well known public speaker.
In Brown's article, "Bruce-Caitlyn Jenner And A Warning About The Coming Transanity", he brings clarity to where this is all going culturally. And why every conservative and person of faith must be aware of where this insanity will lead our society.
I will not attempt to paraphrase or summarize his comments. His words speak for themselves.
Clearly and articulately.
Dr. Michael Brown:
To all those celebrating the transition of Bruce Jenner to Caitlyn Jenner, I have a word of warning: Be careful what you wish for.
You see, if gender is whatever you perceive it to be, then there is no way to limit or control what is coming.
I’m not just talking about things like Facebook’s 50 ways to describe your gender, including 10 different ways simultaneously, which turned out not to be enough, leading to the “fill in the blank” gender option.
I’m not even talking about things like gender neutral bathrooms and locker rooms, as misguided and harmful as those would be.
I’m talking about people who consider themselves gender fluid, to the point of their gender changing by the hour (or by the event they’re attending). Why not?
I’m talking about people who say things like, “I’m a gender smoothie. Just take everything about gender, throw it in the blender, press the button, and that’s me.”
I’m talking about teens who want to push back against the dominant culture and refuse to identify as male or female, preferring to be called “Tractor” and the like. (Some researchers consider kids like this to be “cutting edge.”)
One online personality (and porn maker) describes herself as “just about your average multiracial, pansexual, transracially inseminated queerspawn, genderqueer, transdyke, colonized mestiza, pornographer, activist, writer.”
Is this the kind of brave new world you really want to embrace? Is it the kind of world you want your kids to grow up in? And are you sure this is really preferable to “male and female He created them” (Genesis 1:27)?
If perception is now reality, what do we say to those who are convinced they are part animal or part alien? (As incredible as all this seems, I document it carefully in my forthcoming book Outlasting the Gay Revolution: Where Homosexual Activism Is Really Going and How to Turn the Tide.)
And what do we say to those with Body Identity Integrity Disorder, also known as being transabled? They too are asking to be recognized, as noted in a recent articleby Sarah Boesveld titled, “Becoming disabled by choice, not chance: ‘Transabled’ people feel like impostors in their fully working bodies.”
These are people who are tormented by their healthy bodies, with their brains telling them that they should be missing a limb or be blind or disabled in one way or another, and some of them have now found peace by mutilating their bodies.
I addressed the comparison between transgender and transabled people in 2011, and now, LGBT activist Dan Savage has weighed in on their behalf, saying, “Other people's bodies—and other people's body parts—are theirs, not yours. And if someone needs to change or even remove some part(s) of their body to be who they are and to be happy and to be healthy, they should have that right.”
At least he’s being consistent in his position, which would mean that doctors should be allowed to amputate the healthy limbs of transabled people if that will give them peace of mind, just as they’re already allowed to perform sex-change surgery.
Returning specifically to Bruce-Caitlyn Jenner, am I the only one who gets the feeling that I woke up in some crazy new world when I watch the latest news about Jenner, a world in which it seems that just about everyone, from President Obama to ESPN, just drank some kind of strangely-laced Kool-Aid?
According to everything we know, we’re not talking about someone with biological or chromosomal abnormalities. We’re talking about a physically robust male who fathered 6 children and whose ex-wife Kris recently asked, “Why would you want to be married and have kids if this is what you wanted since you were a little boy? Why would you not explain this all to me?”
If he is to be applauded for his courage, then we should also applaud people like “One Hand Jason,” who “cut off his right arm with a ‘very sharp power tool’ . . . .”
Before the successful self-amputation, “he had for months tried different means of cutting and crushing the limb that never quite felt like his own, training himself on first aid so he wouldn’t bleed to death, even practicing on animal parts sourced from a butcher.”
Cutting off your own hand would take far more courage than submitting to all kinds of sex-change surgery, would it not?
I truly have sympathy for people who struggle with these disorders (or handicaps) and I don’t claim for a moment to be able to relate to their pain. That’s why, as a follower of Jesus: 1) I pray for a heart of an even deeper heart of compassion for them as people created in God’s image, yet fallen and flawed, like the rest of us; 2) I pray for breakthroughs that will help professionals uncover the spiritual, biological, genetic, psychological, or environmental causes of their suffering; 3) I will celebrate gender distinctions as God intended them.
There’s a reason the world has operated based on male-female boundaries and distinctions since the beginning of human history, and we invite societal chaos beyond description if we simply cast those boundaries and distinctions aside.
To quote G. K. Chesterton, “Don't ever take a fence down until you know the reason it was put up.”
To say it again: Be careful what you wish for.
Be Informed. Be Vigilant. Be Discerning. Be Prayerful.