Posted by: conservativecritic | June 4, 2015

Bruce Jenner – from Olympic icon to a mutilated mess…

Making Bruce Jenner the transgender poster boy is harming youth and demeaning women

Since April, former Olympian and reality TV star Bruce Jenner has made international headlines for his desire to change his gender. This week, Bruce — now calling himself “Caitlyn” — has been the subject of innumerable articles, op-eds, blog entries, and social media posts.

Most of these reports have framed Jenner’s decision to mutilate his body in a positive light. But rather than a victory for society’s progression, Jenner’s public manifestation of gender dysphoria is a loss to both himself as a child of God and impressionable youths struggling with various forms of gender identity disorder.

With millions of dollars to throw around, Bruce has set an impossible example for youth with these types of mental disorders. No matter what we call ourselves, our gender does not change — we are either male or female. In very rare cases of genetic anomalies there are extra chromosomes that create deformities, and these very rare cases are indeed tragic and requiring of specialized assistance.

But these exceptions, which are an issue of science, do not make the rule. For the most part we are dealing with inner turmoil that causes feelings of wanting to be someone else. Rather than through mutilation, these feelings should be resolved with counseling and the healing of psychological and emotional harms that give rise to them.

Contrary to what the media has done to Bruce and any who are inspired to follow his example, we must not use those who have such troubles as cause célèbres to warp the beauty of being men and women.

The homosexual, lesbian and transexual media, which fawned over Jenner’s so-called female debut and photoshopped it into existence, should be ashamed of itself for leading many children into falsehood and perhaps their own mutilation.

I’ll quote the popular blogger Matt Walsh, who provided one of the most insightful comments on this matter. According to Walsh, women

“should not be told that [womanhood is] such a flimsy thing that a man with enough money can buy his way into it. It’s demeaning.”

What this episode and the whole transgender movement shows more than anything else is the need to value the sexes for their unique and irreproducible roles. The inestimable value of woman as mother, as wife, as queen of the family, as teacher and counselor are endowed with the humility, intuition, and heart that are unique to the daughters of the Almighty. Men’s uniqueness is seen in fatherhood, and being devoted husbands, in the struggle to sacrifice oneself for spouse and children, to protect and provide.

There are so many distinctive gifts that complement one another in men and women. What a shame to deny their inherent beauty and make a mockery of the design of God.

Bruce Jenner needs our concern, not our applause. He cannot undo his maleness by amputation and silicone bags. There is something deeply sad here in him and those like him. They need real help to accept themselves as God made them.

Some years ago, Johns Hopkins Hospital stopped doing these surgeries since many of the staff there were uncomfortable cutting off healthy organs and mutilating bodies. Dr. Paul McHugh of Johns Hopkins explained recently why it is better to understand this issue as one of mental illness that deserves care not affirmation:

This intensely felt sense of being transgendered constitutes 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. The second is that it can lead to grim psychological outcomes.” [Elsewhere in the article he notes the high suicide rates, etc.]

The transgendered person’s disorder, said Dr. McHugh, is in the person’s “assumption” that they are different than the physical reality of their body, their maleness or femaleness, as assigned by nature. It is a disorder similar to a “dangerously thin” person suffering anorexia who looks in the mirror and thinks they are “overweight,” said McHugh. 

There is something equally sick in the so-called “transabled” movement, wherein people cut off their own limbs because they “feel” that their body is “supposed to be” disabled. They disown certain limbs and use power saws to cut them off. Please tell me the difference between those who cut off limbs and those who mutilate their genitals or cut off their breasts.

We are in a time of grave distortion and even the loss of simple common sense. It doesn’t seem that things can get much more confused than “gender reassignment.” I am sure, however, that things are going to get a lot more confused.

But this confusion is not for us, fellow Christians. Our bodies are not ours to do with as we please. They are not canvases to be tattooed with slogans or endlessly pierced; they are not to be used for fornication, adultery, or homosexual acts. Neither are they to be mutilated or carved up into apparently new forms.

Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own? For you have been bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body(1 Cor 6:19-20).

Do not be deceived. Do not be confused. God was not “mistaken” in the sex He made you. Whatever internal drives, temptations, or disturbing thoughts one might have, the body was not made for sexual immorality or to be mutilated based on any internal rejection of our self. The call for every human being is to be chaste and to love our body as from God.

It will be interesting to wait and see Jenner show up at the DMV and try to get a drivers license, or at the local courthouse to alter his/her birth certificate or try to get a new social security license.  His/her humiliation has just begun…again the product of three failed marriages and a “prop” in the disfunctional Kardasian family’s sexual displays on the small screen.

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Responses

  1. Thank you for this post. I have felt only pity for Jenner since all of this circus hit the media. I have always felt that my Lord God does not make mistakes of any kind. But we live in a fallen world that produces abnormalities in all of it’s creation. Mutants have been and are found in living creatures and all living things for years and years. I tend to think all of the pollutants of the earth plays a part in the types of mutations that show up more and more. It has nothing to do with a mistake on God’s part. I hate to say it but I doubt Jenner will last very long in the new form as a woman. Either Jenner will not be able to cope mentally or someone else will not be able to restrain from elimination of Jenner from the public eye. Satan is still on this earth causing havoc whenever and wherever he can.


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