Recently an acquaintance accused me of “hate” because I wrote about a man who wished to be known as a woman, including undergoing a name change and extensive surgery in a futile attempt to become a biological woman. I wrote, “Just because someone says it’s so doesn’t make it so.” I then pointed out it is a biological truth that a human being with an XX sex chromosome is female and a human being with an XY chromosome is male. That is the truth of Nature, and it is against my moral sense of law to affirm a lie.
That’s when he accused me of “hate speech.”
Ironically, we are living in a day when the Canadian government and the United States government are banning so-called “conversion therapy” and mandating “affirmation therapy.” A state-licensed psychiatrist or psychologist can’t help people by suggesting that there is a difference between biological truth and temperament or personality. Clinical psychiatrist Jordan Peterson points out that 1 in 10 women have strong male personality traits (e.g. aggressiveness, intensity, loving things over people), but that does not make them a biological male. He also says 1 in 10 men have strong female personality traits (e.g. agreeableness, creativity, loving people over things, etc.) but that does not make them a biological female.
Yet, western governments are now mandating that if a young biological male – even a child – comes in for counseling and declares, “I am a woman,” all the counselor can do is “affirm” the lie. If the counselor seeks to listen and dialogue with the client to understand biological truth and help the client work through fears to find a potential cure for their fears and/or confusion, then that counselor could be charged with a crime.
Mandates to affirm lies are a sign that this world is being overtaken by evil outside of the human realm. Jesus called the devil, “The father of lies.”
Every person in this world is born full of fear. Part of the journey in life is to voluntarily expose yourself, in measured doses, to that which you are afraid of. Curative therapy helps those with fears come to an understanding of truth.
Only God has no fear. And if a person wishes to find relief from his or her fears, find your identity in the God who will help you overcome your very real fears through identifying as His child.
“But now, thus says the LORD, your Creator, He who formed you – “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name; you are Mine!” (Isaiah 43:1).