Wednesday, April 12, 2023

"Help"

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Transgenderism is being portrayed as a progressive form of self-expression by the political, media, and business complex, but it is damaging, marring and destructive — in many cases irreparably.

It is cruel. It is abusive.

It is a form of expression that defies Nature and nature's God, our Creator. 

Transgenderism is destructive to the body and the soul.

Here are some personal testimonies from people who have been in the "trans community."

Thoughts from some who have fallen prey to the lie.

Be informed, not misled.

The new normal of the progressive Left.



In June of last year, PEW Research found "about 20 percent of Generation Z is likely to identify on the 'LGBTQQIP2SAA' spectrum, and 'LGBTQIA+' identification overall has become much more common in the United States in the past decade, according to 2022 polling by Gallup. Over five percent of Americans from 18 to 30-years-old identify as 'transgender' or 'nonbinary'.” 

Reuters News Service reports that the number of diagnoses of “gender dysphoria” of children between the ages of 6–17 in the United States has surged over recent years, from 15,172 in 2017 to 24,847 in 2020, to 42,167 in 2021, according to data published by Reuters. In 2017, there were 1,905 children in the same age range, 6–17, undergoing hormone therapy, spiking to 4,231 in 2021.

Despite questionable data surrounding the so-called practice of “gender-affirming care,” especially for adolescents, the United States is the “most permissive country” for child sex change operations and gender “transition” drug treatments compared with any European country.

Doctors who recently spoke to Breitbart News, requesting their identities be concealed for fear of backlash, said there is a “perverse” monetary incentive structure built around pushing “transgender” drugs and surgeries on kids. The United States sex-reassignment surgery market was valued at almost two billion dollars in 2021 and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 11.23 percent until 2030, according to a market report ( link 5) by Grand View Research.

Our secular progressive culture, led by President Biden and his Leftist cohorts has created a cultural environment around our children that is driven, on the one hand by money and --- on the other hand by perversion.

"Help"

Note in the picture what the young girl is writing on the sidewalk with her chalk.

Estella says, "I was looking for an escape. I was looking for an escape — and the political, kind of spiritual, aspects of trans ideology, when they’re combined with the online [community], that offers a type of escapism.”  She says,  “A lot of times people will say that it’s a ‘cult,’ and in a way, that could be applied, but I think a more accurate term is a ‘cyber sect’.”

Estella called herself “Phillip” and took testosterone injections over a period of seven-plus years before realizing her emotional ills could not be healed by changing her hormonal composition and physical appearance. Estella was recommended for hormone therapy at the age of 18 by a counselor who identifies as “transgender.” Her mother was deployed with the U.S. Air Force at the time.

She is now in early menopause at the age of 27, despite having stopped taking testosterone a year ago.

Estella views the transgender movement as a pseudo-spiritual belief system she describes as “modern Gnosticism,” which includes initiation, rituals, and rules.

Pamela Garfield-Jaeger, a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) says, “The trans community has this stupid line, ‘When you become trans you become your authentic self.’ It’s actually the complete opposite,” she says. “You’re actually becoming somebody else, you’re actually, in a way, killing off, or getting out of touch with your authentic self, and you’re now becoming this almost fake identity.”

She says, “The reason I think it has such parallels to a cult is because it finds the vulnerable people, divides them from the people who care about them, then provides this kind of faux-community. That feels really good and feels really loving, and feels like you’re part of something, but it’s not. It’s superficial and ends up being not genuine.”

She also says they’re sort of "policing each other’s language. They can’t really be themselves — they call it ‘authentic self,’ but they’re really being this kind of other versions, this new version of themselves. You can’t break the rules. As soon as you break the rules, even just a little bit, you’re out,” she continued, describing how former members of the "community" get death threats and in some cases "require security after they publicly speak out about negative experiences in their transition."

Estella says, "It's like they don't want the people who are out there speaking the truth to, like crack this spell. Really what it feels like is people are under a spell---A lot of them say they are under a spell."

She continued, “Language is part of their rituals, part of the initiation is understanding the terms. It’s so alien, it’s another type of language… That’s a lot of where they get their power from — in the Gnostic principles. It’s like you have this otherworldly knowledge… You have this deep understanding of the world, and yourself, and your soul, that no one can fully understand unless they also, you know, have the Gnosis.”

And she said, "It’s a patriarchal spiritual movement, and the female aspects, and the pro-sex aspects, are like accessories used to justify their claims of equality.”

Deception



Estella says the way the "community" introduces you to the "trans" movement is by misrepresentation of how the drugs will affect you. She says that when she expressed having negative side effects, she was dismissed, saying, “If I say, ‘I have experienced this, this is something that it caused me,’ they’ll be like, ‘Well, it just didn’t work out for you, that was your body.'”

She notes that when you become a transgender “you also get, like, love-bombed by this community. If you’re on social media, you often get a whole bunch of new likes and followers and a whole bunch of, like, social status from becoming transgender. So now if you’re someone who felt very invisible in your life, you maybe were autistic or were struggling socially in some way, or feeling alone, or feeling emotionally neglected, maybe your family was going through something, maybe your parents are going through a divorce, or for whatever reason, people weren’t there for you, even if they were there for you, you didn’t feel they were there for you, and now you’ve got these people who are saying that you’re the greatest thing on earth because you’re transgender, you almost get worshipped.”

But things soon change.

Ultimately, because she was questioning, she was expelled from the trans community.

“What I don’t understand … is how professionals are able to believe that this is the right thing to do,” she said. “I understand there are people who are silenced. I understand there are people who are fearful, and there are people that are maybe avoiding the topic so that they can continue to have some kind of livelihood, but I’m still having trouble understanding the people who truly are believers in this, who aren’t evil; I believe that [there] are just na├»ve people who think they’re doing the right thing because this is about acceptance and love, and I think they’re riding out some kind of rescue fantasy … I think it’s giving helpers this feeling that they’re helping and they have this desire to help, and there’s almost a codependence happening.”

Takeaway

Sin is always rooted in deceit. I agree, this LGBTQIA+ is deeply deceiving. This is a spiritual, not dysphoric problem.

The Bible is clear about such matters. Ephesians 6:12 says, "For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places."

Jesus said, "The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life and that they might have it more abundantly" (John 10:10).

Jesus Christ is the answer.

Be Informed. Be Discerning. Be Vigilant. Be Engaged. Be Prayerful.