This past May, Jeff and Hillary Whittington accepted the Harvey Milk Inspiration Award for publicly supporting their 5 year old daughter’s desire to become a boy. Although still very rare, these stories of parents supporting the desires of their children to change their sex are popping up with increasing frequency. Earlier in that same month Ohio parents, Clint and Emily LeVan, announced that they were arranging hormone therapy as the next step for their 9-year old son to become a girl.
LGBT activists and the PC police would have us believe that all this is normal and healthy. Not according to Dr. Paul McHugh, the former Chief of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins. McHugh warns that “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.”
Parents who support a child’s sexual confusion are not heroic. They are abusive.
If transgenderism is healthy and normal, I would challenge the LGBT activists to prove it. Dr. McHugh points out that a long term study of transgendered by Sweden’s Karolinksa Institute revealed “that beginning about 10 years after having the surgery, the transgendered began to experience increasing mental difficulties. Most shockingly, their suicide mortality rose almost 20-fold above the comparable nontransgender population.”
Celebrating a little boy’s “discovery” that he really is a little girl does not demonstrate our enlightened compassion, it demonstrates our unwillingness to provide constructive help. It’s the easy way out.