As reported by the American Principles Project in July, a comprehensive report from The New Atlantis shows the rate of children being referred to gender identity clinics is dramatically rising. Most of these clinics have signed on to a new theory of treatment called “gender affirming” treatment, in which “the therapist accepts, rather than challenges, the patient’s self-understanding of being the opposite sex.” This theory has yet to be scientifically tested, yet it is being relied on to justify hormone treatment on children beginning with “the earliest evidence of cross-gender behaviors.” This means that children as young as three years old who like toys and clothes of the opposite sex, or who tell their parents that they believe they are the opposite sex [gender dysphoria], are now being encouraged by doctors and therapists to believe that they are indeed a member of the opposite sex.
SCRIPTURE: Genesis 1:27; 5:2.
PRAY: Parents resist this harmful indoctrination.
ACTION: Write a postcard to Tom Price, Secretary of Health and Human Services: “Dear Sec. Price, I urge you to not allow puberty-blocking drugs (GnRH agonists) to be used for children who experience feelings of gender dysphoria.” HHS Secretary Tom Price, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, 200 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20201.
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