By Ralph & Elizabeth Pyszkowski
The Obama Administration recently mandated that “transgender” students must be allowed to use the facilities of their choice in all public schools. With no questions asked, males who “identify” as a female may use female restrooms, showers, locker rooms, and stay in female dorm rooms. The average Joe can use the imagination to see all the issues that can arise from this decree. Pseudo-intellectuals have told us to ignore our gut feeling because there will be no problems. However, schools are already reporting disciplinary violations as a direct result of the change and happening even in West Virginia. This new mandate is dangerous for students on many levels and must be rejected by America.
Why do the new guidelines simply allow students to choose a gender identity and not provide any objective testing? It must be that science is on the side of our traditional view of gender. Dr. Paul R. McHugh, the Distinguished Service Professor of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins University and former psychiatrist–in-chief for Johns Hopkins Hospital, who has studied transgendered people for 40 years, said it is a scientific fact that “transgendered men do not become women, nor do transgendered women become men.” It is more accurate to say they are impersonators according to the psychiatrist. So why would people want to impersonate the opposite sex? It could be more of a psychological issue or just plain confusion. Some would want to act the part to get a free peep show or worse. This last explanation is certain to happen in school restrooms where there are no cameras or monitors.
The American College of Pediatricians urges educators and legislators to reject all policies that condition children to accept as normal a life of chemical and surgical impersonation of the opposite sex. Facts — not ideology — determine reality. This organization has also called the promotion of the transgender lifestyle child abuse. People that pursue a gender transformation are much more likely to experience mental unrest and commit suicide. It just may be that the most compassionate people are the ones who discourage that self-destructive choice. Love will assure others that the Lord does not make mistakes with gender nor does he ever create junk. He is our heavenly architect who creates us as his masterpiece.
The Gospel records God’s intention in Matthew 19:4: “Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female?” Since we are created in his image, we can rest assured that he loves us and has the best plan for our lives. We can trust his word as the truth and guidance for his perfect will. That is why the Church must unify and reject the wicked decree from Washington. It is time to pray for the safety of students in the public schools. Also, intercede for the “transgender” population to see God’s truth for them. We must pray for our leaders to pass common sense laws that would protect our kids and put them above politics. Finally, it is time to call our representatives and tell them to do what is right for the students.
(Ralph & Elizabeth Pyszkowski, Your Brother & Sister in Christ. All comments are welcomed at [email protected])