Concerning “Love” and Transgender “Care”

It appears that some goings-on are going on in the Bluegrass state not at all to some people’s liking. Republicans in the legislature have passed a bill that would regulate much of what goes by the oxymoron, “transgender care.”

But I wish to put that aside to focus on a rant delivered from the floor by Representative Pamela Stevenson which people on the Left deem quite an oration. Rep. Stevenson speaks of love and brings the Bible to bear on those who would suggest that loving their neighbors might carry with it some moral considerations. I’m sure you can find her “sermon” on the web if you wish, but I recommend Christians not waste their time. It is the same insipid “gospel” which defines love not as the measure of our obedience to the Lord but as a sentiment which must approve the sinful and destructive lifestyles of others lest one’s feelings be hurt. One “loves” the youth who struggles with gender dysphoria by approving his or her desire to “transition.”

To this I respond to Rep. Stevenson: Was it love that led to the double mastectomy of Layla Jane when she was but thirteen years old? She is now suing the medical mal-practitioners for taking a hacksaw to her teenage body under the misnomer of “transgender care.” This example can be multiplied by the hundreds and soon thousands as these bestial surgeries on minors continue unabated. Oh, but what of chemical “therapies”? Despite the lies, puberty blockers are not reversible. “Jazz” Jennings of reality-show fame had not enough genitalia due to puberty blockers to form his faux vagina as an adult, thus requiring skin grafts to achieve the masquerade. (For the uninitiated, the penis and scrotum are used to line a “pocket” where they once were, thus forming a “vagina”—a breakthrough in medical science beyond even Mary Shelley’s wildest dreams.) At any rate, puberty blockers obviously have irreversible effects.

Jesus said, “If you love me, you will keep my commandments.” And though Bible thumpers like Rep. Stevenson will object that Jesus never addressed gender dysphoria or puberty blockers (and quite naturally, I might add, for some things make even the devil to blush), the Christian knows what he might say: We are called not to obsess over our bodies but to gratefully receive what we have been given and use it to the Father’s glory. In sum, from its root to its fruitless bud, the sodomitical lifestyle is inherently, necessarily, and hopelessly narcissistic.

I credit the Representative with one thing: She actually touted what sounded like parental rights, though never using the term. That was quite a shock after hearing the boards of some public school systems (and even our President) suggest that parents have only a provisional say in their children’s upbringing. But why is this? Why did she flirt with an idea so dangerous to the Left as the right to privacy within the family unit? There is no category in our world wherein the Left does not think that the federal government should have some control: economics, education, healthcare, business, childcare, ad infinitum, and yes, families, as well. You name it, they want the government in it. EXCEPT where matters concern SEX. In this, the individual is supreme—not the family, mind you, but the individual. The Left is more than willing to cancel parents when it comes to abortion and transgender issues if the parents disagree with the bureaucrat manipulating their child’s emotions. In short, Representative Stevenson prostituted a belief in the sanctity of the family (which the Left does not support) to buttress an abhorrent practice (which the Left does support) which many of us can’t even believe we are talking about: the mutilation of the most vulnerable and innocent of those around us whom God has entrusted to our care.

“Know thyself,” the ancient philosopher said. This takes a lifetime. Children most certainly DO NOT KNOW THEMSELVES; they are in the process of formation and to suggest that they do know themselves is sheer idiocy. It boggles the mind that our society says that a seventeen-year-old can neither vote nor buy a beer but a twelve-year-old—brainwashed by social media, school teachers and counselors, trained professionals, and, God help us, even parents—can cast his ballot for a different gender and begin the process of castration.

And so, Ms. Stevenson, those people in the Kentucky legislature ARE ACTING OUT OF LOVE WHEN THEY FIGHT FOR THE RIGHTS OF CHILDREN TO BE CHILDREN, TO NOT BE ROBBED OF THEIR INNOCENCE WHILE OTHERS PLANT SEEDS OF DOUBT IN THEIR MINDS ABOUT GENDER AND SEX. And as rabid as I am about parental rights, I will never agree that parents have the right to sacrifice their child’s body and soul but, on the contrary, rather than being servants to their child’s imaginations, should instead be the indispensable guides who rightly shape their child’s soul towards virtue, truth, and contentment.

It is not we who are hateful but the proponents of the mutilation of children who are the haters. And it is the fact that they cannot see this, but even think they are doing a good deed, which evidences the depths to which the minds of men can sink when divorced from the knowledge of God (Romans 1:18-32).

Author: The Reformed Baptist

My name is Stephen Taylor, ordained Baptist minister of eighteen years pastoral experience with a Ph.D. in Historical Theology from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. Better than that, I am married to a godly woman, Karla, who has been very patient with me since 1989. I have two daughters, both of whom I homeschooled for extended periods of time, who became godly young women, and who ran off and married godly young men, all of which is very proper. The oldest daughter has even seen fit to bless me with a grandson and a granddaughter, and my youngest daughter with a grandson, all three of whom are bundles of exceeding joy. As you can see, I am quite blessed. This website is dedicated to helping people grow in the wisdom and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ through the gift of writing that the Lord has given to me. It is specifically about helping His people grow in godliness, the theme you see repeated above. I write devotions with this aim and hope that they might be of some help to God’s people. Full disclosure: I am of a Reformed bent, meaning that my understanding of Scripture is primarily informed by the Reformers and their successors of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. However, as a student of church history and theology, I strive to remain true to that teaching handed down once for all unto the saints through every age of the Church. I like to think of myself as a “catholic” Christian, as the Reformers thought of themselves. At any rate, feel free to read, pray, and contact me if you wish, or correct me if need be. As you can see, I tend to follow the church year. Of course, I make no special claims about these devotions. I know very well that others have written better and plumbed the depths of God’s word with greater insight. But if my musings help someone draw closer to the Lord, well then, I have my reward. Blessings to you and may the God and Father of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ speak to you that word which He knows you especially need to hear. Grace & peace, Stephen Taylor

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