If I were to maintain that I was born the wrong race – let’s say a black person in a white body – not only would I not be taken seriously, but current society would likely suggest that I was in need of some intense counseling.
By Kelly Boggs
If I were to maintain that I was born the wrong race
– let’s say a black person in a white body – not only would I not be
taken seriously, but current society would likely suggest that I was in
need of some intense counseling.
However, if someone insists they were born the wrong
gender – a man in a woman’s body or vice versa – many in American
society not only embrace the concept, they seek to make public
A report in The New York Times highlighted the push
by transgender activists to “establish gender-neutral bathrooms in
public places.” According to the report, transgender is “an umbrella
term that can include transsexuals [people who believe they were born
the wrong sex], cross-dressers and those with a fluid, androgynous
identity who do not consider themselves completely male or female.”
To the aforementioned, gender is not a matter of
biology but rather a matter of belief or feeling. So all-encompassing
is the definition of transgender that it includes people who not only
want to dress like the opposite sex, but also those who feel like a man
on Monday but like a woman on Tuesday.
The most disturbing among those who inhabit the
transgender world are those who believe they were born the wrong sex.
These individuals spend thousands of dollars to undergo “sex
reassignment” surgery. They literally have their bodies reconstructed
to resemble the opposite sex.
Transgender activists are pressuring cities and
colleges to provide specific facilities for their use. According to The
Times, several colleges have acquiesced and some cities, including New
York and San Francisco, also have complied.
While The Times’ report did not explore the concept
of transgender rights beyond public bathrooms, there are cities,
colleges and companies with policies that accommodate the needs/desires
of transsexuals, cross-dressers and the sexually confused.
Public accommodation is tantamount to public
recognition, which leads to the acceptance of something as a natural
and normal part of life. Whatever you think about those in the
transgender community, they are not normal.
“In my opinion,” wrote one female author commenting
on the issue of transgender, “any man who thinks going through
reconstructive surgery, having breasts implants, and taking hormones
turns him into a woman needs to be in a psychiatrist’s office….”
Sadly, too many in the field of medicine and
psychology have capitulated to the politically correct version of
tolerance. Rather than help those with confused ideas of sexuality,
they have only accommodated a twisted view of identity.
If we are going to accommodate transgender folk,
what about those who believe they were born trans-species? Strange as
it may seem, there are individuals who believe they are, at the very
least, part animal. Farfetched? Yes, but remember the idea of
transgender was once viewed by the whole of society as strange.
However, it has gained acceptance.
Should trans-species individuals be allowed to go
potty in public? Should society provide giant litter boxes for those
who believe they are part feline? How about oversized fire hydrants for
the person who is convinced he or she is a dog trapped in a human body?
We live in a fallen world that is fraught with
perversion. As a result, it should not come as a shock that some people
develop bizarre ideas concerning sexuality. People with perverse
inclinations need prayer; they need help and perhaps even pity.
However, what they do not need is public accommodation.