Saner Days: The Bruce Jenner of old, when America–despite all of her problems–was a much saner nation than today.
In a way, Bruce (“Caitlyn”)* Jenner’s pitiable attempt to become a “woman” is symbolic of the precipitous moral and spiritual decline of our nation. The America of just a few decades past–when Jenner won the Olympic Decathlon (1976)–did not honor gender confusion and sexual deviance. But the new America, Obama’s and the Democrats’ America, not only celebrates both perversions here in the U.S. but uses American foreign aid dollars to push them on unwilling nations abroad. (Kenya’s political leaders are warning President Obama not to lecture them on homosexual “rights” and “gay marriage” in his upcoming visit to their country.)
Below, Jenner accepts ESPN’s “Arthur Ashe Courage Award”–not for any athletic achievement but because he fits the media’s and the Left’s upside-down redefinition of “courage.” Defying God and Nature in the most radical way imaginable–attempting to change your own God-given sex–is a lot of things–tragic, impossible, rebellious, confused, irrational, self-deceived–but it is not ‘courageous.’ And yet powerful opinion-makers guide us in a daily exercise of mass-lying as they push this and other politically correct myths on an increasingly dumbed-down culture.
AFTAH has urged Americans and people worldwide to pray for Bruce Jenner, but keep in mind that in his now-public role as a “transgender” change agent, he goes from being one who struggles with gender confusion to an ACTIVIST who promotes the extreme transgender agenda, even to young people and children. As such, like the entire LGBTQueer movement that seeks to impose its warped “morality” on the country, Jenner must be fought at every turn. Americans possessing common sense, morals and biblical faith lack the media’s power–notice ABC’s shameless championing of Jenner as a hero–but we possess the Truth. And Bruce’s distinctly male voice, the hardest thing for male-to-female transsexuals to change, stubbornly reveals that Truth, too. Close your eyes and listen; as my daughter said, “That’s a guy.”
Watch this ABC broadcast and weep–for Jenner, for the death of journalism and for our nation–which is undergoing a “transition” as godless, as destructive and as revolutionary as this poor man in a dress. –Peter LaBarbera, AFTAH; Twitter: @PeterLaBarbera
*As a matter of policy and principle, Americans For Truth will not refer to Bruce Jenner by his chosen female name, “Caitlyn”–especially considering his assumed role as transgender change agent, using his influence to confirm other men and women–even boys and girls–in similar gender confusion.
I do not for a moment want to minimize the very real struggles of those who identify as transgender nor do I want to ignore those individuals who have genuine biological or genetic abnormalities.
I simply want to state once again—really, I want to shout it from the rooftops—that perception does not change reality, and so Bruce Jenner is no more a woman than Rachel Dolezal is black.
In the last week, a steady stream of articles has drawn comparisons, both positive and negative, between Jenner and Dolezal, with not a few stating that Dolezal’s actions are harmful to the transgender cause. (The opening lines of Ben Shapiro’s fairly comprehensive article, detailing many other claims made by Dolezal and dripping with sarcasm, are classic.)
Obviously, I have no idea whether Dolezal genuinely believes she is black or simply chooses to identify as black, but what’s clear, if all the reports are true, is that she is not black.
How can I be so dogmatic?
It’s because skin color is verifiable.
It is not based on perception.
It is not based on feelings.
It is based on provable data.
The same is true when it comes to gender (again, putting aside the question of how to best help those with biological or genetic abnormalities that are not so easily categorized as male or female).
Some people are genetically and biologically male while others are genetically and biologically female, and to alter their physical appearance through cosmetic surgery no more changes their real identity than wearing leopard skins transforms a human being into a big cat.
Living Out a Lie: Former Olympic star Bruce Jenner (posing for Vanity Fair as “Caitlyn” above) is a biological male who wants to live as a woman–and claims that fictitious identity despite his male DNA. Click to enlarge.
The same is true when it comes to hormonal treatments: You can pump up Bruce Jenner with all the female hormones in the world but that does not make him into a woman. (To date, we have not been presented with any evidence that he is a genetic female in any form.)
In the words of Dr. Paul McHugh, one of the nation’s most respected psychiatrists yet a man despised by many in the transgender community as out of date and out of touch:
“Transgendered men do not become women, nor do transgendered women become men. All (including Bruce Jenner) become feminized men or masculinized women, counterfeits or impersonators of the sex with which they ‘identify.’”
Not only so, but in many ways, the transgender movement is based on fundamental contradictions.
“How could a boy turn into a girl?! That’s impossible!”–boy in video protests; other kids say people are scared of change re: “Caitlyn” Jenner
Our Hero in this Video: A young boy in the “She Knows” propaganda video below reacts to Bruce Jenner’s girlish transformation by blurting out: “How could a boy turn into a girl?! That’s impossible!”
Folks, this outrageous and highly manipulative short video was published June 9, 2015 and already had 2,735,765 hits on YouTube as of 11:45 PM Central Time June 14; just 15 minutes later, at midnight, it had 2,737,370 hits. The next day, at 11:00 AM Central, the video had 2,763,413 hits. It was produced by a feminist media outlet called “She Knows,” and this “#HatchKids” project video is titled “Empathy.” It would more accurately be titled “Manipulation”–because kids are super impressionable and these children obviously were guided by adults toward making the “right,” politically correct answers.
Hatch Kids’ slogan is “Content for grown-ups, made by kids with a mission,” but it is the She Knows adults who are on a mission here, and they are exploiting kids to accomplish it. Children have always been the target of leftist revolutionary “change agents”–and revolutionaries in general. Radical feminists and LGBTQueer activists are seizing upon Bruce Jenner’s Hollywood- and media-assisted “transition” to “Caitlyn” to indoctrinate children and the wider culture in the Nature-defying illusions of transgender ideology. So-called progressives, imbued with characteristic self-righteousness and superiority, are selling extreme gender confusion as normal–while those who oppose it are cast as lacking “empathy.” Or, the latter are said to be filled with irrational fears (“transphobes”–sound familiar?). Note the video’s high production quality and the femmy adult questioner, likely a homosexual activist.
The producers include one politically incorrect boy in the video, who at the :49 mark blurts out–in a sole affirmation of Truth–”How could a boy turn into a girl?! That’s impossible!” Needless to say, he’s never seen again in the video. Perhaps the producers sent him to Re-Education Camp.
We are in a hot Information War with liberal “change agents” who worship feelings over reality and transcendent morality. Our foes are far more sophisticated in cranking out devious propaganda like this than we are in defending the natural order and God’s Truth. Please use this video to educate your network of family and friends on leftist/LGBT indoctrination tactics. — Peter LaBarbera, AFTAH; Twitter: @PeterLaBarbera
Here is the information about the video provided by She Know:
Published on Jun 9, 2015
Kids were presented with two pictures, one of Bruce Jenner and one of Caitlyn Jenner, and their reactions will both surprise you and inspire you. SheKnows Media’s Hatch program creates content for grown-ups, made by kids on a mission.
Call Him Confused: At AFTAH, we cannot call Bruce Jenner “Caitlyn.” A biological man can no more become a “woman” than a he can become a tree. Pray for Bruce Jenner.
The following statement was given to LifeSiteNews for its June 2, 2015 article on Bruce Jenner’s (Photo-shopped) Vanity Fair “coming” out as “Caitlyn”
“Like many millions of Americans and people all over the world, I am filled with pity for Bruce Jenner over his supposed transformation from man to ‘woman’– which of course is happening only in his own desperately confused mind.
“The media propaganda blitz in support of Jenner as the poster boy–I cannot say ‘girl’– for the radical ‘transgender’ agenda is only just beginning. Like so many Americans, I’m sick and tired of being lied to by the media–and called a hater and a bigot if we disagree with this insanity.
“The ‘Pronoun Police’ will be out in force as Americans will be told over and over again that Bruce Jenner is a ‘she.’ Such politically correct pretending engenders mass-lying, and will only draw more gender-confused young people into the same hopeless quest as Jenner and other DNA deniers to reject and change their God-given sex.
“If Christians can’t get engaged on the side of Truth in the Culture War now, then America will continue to descend into moral chaos.”
“I Feel, Therefore I Am” — This sums up the philosophy of both the homosexual and “transgender” movements. But reality is more important than confused or rebellious feelings, and the objective reality is that God made Bruce Jenner a man, and he can never become a woman. Pray for Mr. Jenner.
Contact: 4 WINDS, 608-469-7956
MADISON, Wis., April 24, 2015 /Christian Newswire/ — Bruce Jenner’s interview with Diane Sawyer on 20/20 will be glorified by the LGBTQ movement. The interview will be on Friday, April 24.
In 2003, 4 WINDS was the only Christian sports ministry publicly taking on the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for allowing transgenders in the Olympics. The IOC effort passed smoothly.
“We knew this would create a problem down the road,” says 4 WINDS President Steve McConkey. “The problem now is even greater than we thought it would be. You now have thirty-three state high school associations allowing transgender athletes on their high school teams. It will only get worse.”
During the last two years, 4 WINDS voiced their concerns when the IOC and the United States Olympic Committee pushed their LGBTQ non-discrimination policies.
“If an athlete is in a church and they voice their view on homosexuality, what are the consequences?” states Steve McConkey. “Free speech is free because the government and sports associations do not have the right to dictate how a person believes. Biblical values are non-negotiable on major doctrines and morals.”
The decline in morals in the USA can be attributed to Christians not knowing how to defend their faith. Christians need to pray and freely voice their concerns.
4 WINDS hopes that those who are in error would come to know Jesus Christ as Savior. The only hope man has is through the cross of Christ. Please contact 4 WINDS for further information.
Steve McConkey is the President of 4 Winds Christian Athletics (4 WINDS). Steve and his wife started working in world-class track and field ministries in 1981. 4 WINDS was formed in 1988 and expanded to all sports in 2014. Steve regularly appears on worldwide radio and is frequently quoted in articles throughout the world. He has a Master of Public Health from Western Kentucky University with honors and a BS-Public Health from Minnesota State University, Mankato. Steve became a Christian in 1976 after reading the New Testament. He was born in Des Moines, Iowa, but moved to NW Wisconsin after the sixth grade. Ministry headquarters have been in Eugene, Dallas-Fort Worth, Minneapolis-St. Paul, and now in Madison, Wisconsin. Steve operates Big Planet Watch and Track and Field Report at BigPlanetWatch.com.
Homosexual attacks on Oklahoma State Rep. Sally Kern have resumed after she introduced several pro-family bills in the state legislature.
The following email was sent to Oklahoma State Representative Sally Kern (R), through her legislative website–blaming her for the death of 18-year-old “transgender” activist Black Brockington. It is simply insane to make such reckless and preposterous charges–but pro-LGBTQueer activists do it all the time. Note how the anonymous writer accuses Kern–who is mistakenly called a senator–of being “personally responsible” for the presumed suicide in North Carolina.
By the way, AFTAH gets hate-missives like this daily, and Kern, who is a personal friend, has received far worse then this over the years due to her record of standing up unapologetically against the homosexual activist lobby in Oklahoma.
It is sad how such awful tragedies are exploited for political gain. I know Sally well, and I know she is grieved by a life cut short like this. Here is a New York Daily News piece on the 18-year-old Brockington, who said of her “transgender” identity: “I was born female, and I identify as male.” It is speculated that she killed herself after struggling with depression, but the Daily News reports that, “It’s not clear how Brockington, a native of Charleston, died.” – Peter LaBarbera, AFTAH
E-mail letter sent to St. Rep. Sally Kern:
Sent: Thursday, March 26, 2015 9:14 AM To: Sally Kern Subject: Congrats
Congratulations, you are personally responsible for the death of another innocent teenager. Blake Brockington, a transgender teen from Charlotte, NC committed suicide yesterday. Last year he was voted by his fellow classmates to be homecoming king. Now he’s gone; thanks to your pure hate of people you don’t even know. All this poor boy knew was people like you hated him because he didn’t fit into your mold.
Like Anorexia? Transgendered (gender-confused) individuals like Bruce Jenner suffer from a mental disorder of “assumption”–says psychiatrist Dr. Paul McHugh–much like anorexics who, though unhealthily thin, believe they are “fat.” Click on graphic to enlarge.
This essay was first published in The Public Discourse, which I highly recommend. To receive Public Discourse e-alerts, go HERE. – Peter LaBarbera, AFTAH; Twitter: @PeterLaBarbera
The Absurdity of Transgenderism: A Stern but Necessary Critique
By Carlos D. Flores
We should make public policy and encourage social norms that reflect the truth about the human person and sexuality, not obfuscate the truth about such matters and sow the seeds of sexual confusion in future generations for years to come.
By now we are all undoubtedly familiar with the tragic suicide of Joshua Alcorn, the transgender teenage boy who, in late December, walked onto a freeway with the intention of ending his life. In an apparent suicide note, Joshua cites a host of reasons for why he was led to end his life, most prominent of which were his parents’ attempts to discourage his identifying as a girl and his being sent to therapists in an attempt to relieve these feelings. All of the problems that ultimately culminated in his suicide, writes Joshua, stem from the fact that, from the time he was a small child, he felt like a “girl trapped in a boy’s body.”
No sooner had Joshua’s heart stopped beating than the story of his suicide was seized by LGBT activists and pruned to advance a familiar narrative of a sexual minority fighting cultural oppression. Joshua’s parents immediately began to be chided as “repressive” and “bigoted” and even began to receive various threats from LGBT internet crusader-activists.
Transgenderism and Gender Identity
I have not referred to Joshua by using female pronouns or by using his self-invented female name of “Leelah.” The reason I am not doing this is simple: Joshua was not a girl—he was a boy—and to address males with female pronouns or females with male pronouns is to contribute to our culture’s confusion about sexuality and the nature of the human person, which is literally leaving casualties in its wake. No amount of surgical mutilation of body parts, effeminate behaviors, or artificial female appearances can make a man a woman.
LGBT activists will respond in various ways to this. They might first respond by saying: “Okay, true enough: Joshua was biologically a male. But you have misunderstood our claim: we contend that his sex was male, yes, but his gender was female because he ‘identified’ as female.” The idea here is that people have a sex, which is either female or male and which one cannot choose. In addition to this, however, there is “gender,” or what sex one is more comfortable “identifying” as. The response to this is simple: Why think that what one “identifies as” is significant at all, especially to the extent that others should actively recognize or cater to such an identity, and especially when the identity one adopts is contrary to reality?
I was 14 in 1976 when Bruce Jenner became first American to win Olympic gold in the Decathlon–and the title of world’s best (amateur) athlete–so here is the triumphant picture I will always have of Jenner in my mind:
For those middle aged like me, remember Jenner’s conquering images on the cover of Wheaties boxes?
And so you can imagine my shock–and that of millions like me who grew up watching the masculine Jenner’s physical feats–that he is reportedly on his way to becoming a transgender “woman.” For the record, no matter what the LGBT-brainwashed media lemmings say, Jenner will ALWAYS be a “he.” He can never become a “woman.” The bottom line is: Biological males make really bad “women,” and vice versa. Anyway, the tabloid magazine In Touch Weekly got tired of waiting for Jenner’s “transgender coming out” and jumped the gun by putting this femmy, photoshopped version of Jenner on its cover:
This was over the top, but who can blame the tabloids for going nuts on the Jenner “transgender” story? Who can blame them for seizing on the Nature-defying insanity of transgenderism– a prime example of mankind’s antics being “stranger than fiction,” as the saying goes. And as for the Left, just know that if you publicly dismiss all this gender-bending as so much decadence and nonsense, be careful as you might be labeled a “transphobe.” (The LGBTQueer movement fought to depathologize homosexuality and gender confusion; now they work to pathologize normalcy and its defenders.)