Leonard Lovett, Ph.D.
Jeremiah 13: 23 “Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the Leopard his spots?”
Dear Bruce, I notice that you emerged from the womb of time October 28, 1949 in Mount Kisco, NY. Caitlyn struggled to emerge from the abyss June 2015. Bruce you even list your faith as Christian. You were married three (3) times and claim to be the father of six children. In an interview, Kris his last spouse remarked that this is like grieving the loss of a close family member. Caitlyn is synthetic, the product of your machination. Bruce you are a shadow of your former self, but Catlyn is a social media farce. Your monetary worth at one hundred million dollars cannot eventuate the full birth of Caitlyn, who is attempting to become the idealized person in your mind you might like to become. To change the color of your hair, you find Miss Clairol, to change the color of your skin you find Nandinola, to change your teeth, you get an implant, to transcend your gender you face a blank genetic wall. The very term trans-gender is problematic. Trans means to rise above. To transcend is to rise above. To rise above your gender appears to be a logical contradiction and a genetic impossibility. In the Northern region of your body, Caitlyn is struggling to be born. In the Southern region of your body, you impregnated several women and produced several children We strongly disagree that Caitlyn is the female trapped in your body that has finally emerged. Unfortunately, we do not have the option of randomly choosing to be a butterfly and simply proceed to become one either psychologically or surgically. I am sorry, Caitlyn, we have a major problem. Even though you made the cover of Vanity Magazine, your full emergence from the abyss is highly improbable. Caitlyn is the consequence of moral rot and decay of a society that has left God and lost its way. Oh Bruce, I raise a fundamental question to you as a Christian. Hans Kuhn a renowned Catholic Swiss theologian stated “a Christian is one for whom in life or in death Jesus Christ is ultimately decisive.” Where did you get the moral authority and permission to proceed with this kind of tomfoolery?
Just as the use of Botox for enlarging one’s rear end is problematic so is surgical sex in altering one’s sexual organs. When a specialist from a prominent school such as John Hopkins admits that surgical sex has been problematic for quite some time it may be beneficial for us to lend an ear. Renown psychiatrist Dr. Paul R. McHugh, former psychiatrist-in-chief for John Hopkins Hospital in an article by Michael W. Chapman, June 2, 2015 made a startling claim posted in the Wall Street Journal. McHugh categorically states that transgenderism is a mental disorder that merits treatment and that sex change is biologically impossible, and that people who promote sexual reassignment surgery are collaborating with and promoting a mental disorder. He further explained that transgender surgery is not the solution for people who suffer a “disorder of assumption” –i.e. the notion that their maleness or femaleness is different than what nature assigned to them biologically. He also reported on a new study that the suicide rate among transgendered people who had reassignment surgery is 20 times higher than the suicide rate among non-transgender people. That studies from Vanderbilt University and London’s Portman Clinic spoke of children who had expressed transgender feelings but for whom, over time, 70%-80% “spontaneously lost those feelings.” That sex misalignment is a mental disorder in two respects. The first is that the idea of sex misalignment is simply mistaken-it does not correspond with physical reality. Second, is that it can lead to grim psychological outcomes. He warns that while government, Hollywood and major media such as Time magazine promote transgenderism as normal, these “policy makers and the media are doing no favors either to the public or the transgendered by treating their confusions as a right in need of defending rather than as a mental disorder that deserves understanding, treatment and prevention” See his article Surgical Sex: Why We Stopped Doing Sex Change Operations in First Things, November, 2004. McHugh is the author of six books and at least 125 peer-reviewed medical articles.
Dr. Leonard Lovett, Chief Editor The Agora Blog
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