August 15, 2019

As George Orwell once observed, “There are some ideas so absurd that only an intellectual could believe them.” One such idea is the notion that someone who was born male and went through puberty as a male has no unfair advantage over female athletes as long as his/her/xir testosterone levels have been suppressed by hormone treatments. 

This absurd notion has become the closest thing to Holy Writ that the left has these days, and anyone who dares question it is publicly pilloried for their “transphobia.”  Nevertheless, the absurdity of it, and the unfairness to female athletes have become so blatant that some people are finally defying the thought police and standing up to state the obvious.  These complaints by female athletes and their parents have goaded the Education Department into launching a formal investigation into whether this is a violation of the Title IX law against sex discrimination.

But then again, what is there to study?  Isn’t the “science settled”?  After all, we’ve been assured by such experts on biology as Rep. Ilhan Omar that “the myth that trans women have a ‘direct competitive advantage’ is not supported by medical science.”  Well, hold the phone: the Federalist reports that a new study by New Zealand university researchers published in the Journal of Medical Ethics scientifically debunks this transparent nonsense.

The study found that male test subjects “did not lose significant muscle mass (or power)” when their testosterone levels were suppressed below Olympic Committee guidelines for transgender athletes. Furthermore, any mass, strength or power they lost at first could be regenerated through training thanks to muscle memory and the fact that opposite-sex hormones given post-puberty “did not alter the athletic-enhancing effects of testosterone on the male body.” 

The researchers concluded that “transgender athletes born male have an ‘intolerable,’ or overwhelming, an advantage over biological women in athletic competition.”  There’s much more at the link above, and it’s well worth reading in full.  It’s probably both the most controversial and least surprising medical study in history. 

So how will the media, politicians, and activists who’ve browbeaten us into not only not pointing out that the Emperor is naked but he’s also obviously not a woman, react to this study?  I predict by ignoring its findings and attacking its researchers as transphobes. 

If I’m right, then I think we all owe Joe Biden an apology.  When he said, “We choose truth over facts,” we called it a “gaffe.”  Maybe he was just grasping for a way to express his side’s utter contempt for facts. 

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  • George Murrey

    08/17/2019 12:59 PM

    This where science and the Bible can be of one accord. Nobody can deny their sexuality. It all boils down the parents and counselors that think their daughter or son are of the other gender, especially at an early. If that were the case, wouldn't God intervene? Pretty absurd, huh? We are made in God's image, not man's perverted mind. It will be interesting in the upcoming olympics to see how the IOC handles this. If it goes south, could there athletes who will file suite or not compete at all? We all need to pray for parents, councilors, and kids that they see the truth, God's not ours.

  • Rosemary Scott

    08/17/2019 11:44 AM

    Solution to the trans dilemma; just have a special team category for transgenders special Olympics. Men's team, women's team, special Olympics team, transgender team!!

  • Rodney Salisbury

    08/16/2019 07:47 PM

    Hello Gov,
    I find it hard to believe that hormone therapy at any stage can overcome the fact that a person born a genetic male will have a greater lung capacity than any genetic woman. I believe we need to require the removal of a lung as part of the transformation therapy.

  • Daniel Lach

    08/16/2019 02:44 PM

    One of you earlier commenters:
    Toni Lopez 08/15/2019 01:09 PM wrote about chemical imbalances. She is 100% spot on and you wonder why no one will call out the lunatics. If they can give someone more estrogen to be more female, they can also give them more testosterone to be more male. So, this is so obvious, it makes me wonder why we dont call them out on the whole LGBTQ position. Male homosexuals could be cured with more testosterone, Female homosexuals could be treated with more estrogen. In both cases there is a chemical imbalance which can be restored. We shouldn't accept redefining humanity because of chemical imbalances. I would suspect that some of it is chemical and some of it is sociological - people accepting it as normal instead of abnormal. Its abnormal, its crazy, PERIOD!

  • Betty Huckstep Cross

    08/16/2019 09:53 AM

    Thanks for being a common sense thinker in this world of non thinking followers of what ever idiotic ideas the left proposes. Always enjoyed your TV shows - bring them back!

  • Justin Thyme

    08/16/2019 06:56 AM

    I think we should just give them what they keep asking for, since "men and women are equal" in their screeds. Completely gender neutral sports. No "girls" or "boys" anything.
    Let the best rise to the top.
    After all, there are sports where either gender will have an advantage. And some sports are based strictly on skills and talent, such as shooting.

    Side thought: So they are admitting that TItle IX was a mistake? Just like so many other "feel good; accomplish bad" ideas from Democrats?
    Passed in 1972...both Houses were controlled by Democrats. Though yes, Nixon, a Republican, was president and signed it.

  • Carol Hunt

    08/15/2019 11:45 PM

    Title IX has done so much for women and now they are trying to undo the good that was done. Because of Title IX girls became part of sports teams They developed their skills and learned to play with team mates. I believe that much of the success of women in the business world in recent years is due to Title IX. Sports helped give the confidence and competitive nature to excel in college and the work world. Our daughter was one of the beneficiaries of Title IX. She was a natural athlete who played varsity soccer in high school and then went on to be the goalie for the University of Pennsylvania. Through it all she developed more and more confidence. Do not punish girls and women by allowing transvestites to compete against them!

  • Doug Johnson

    08/15/2019 11:03 PM

    I don’t understand, a man is aman and a woman is a woman. If one of the men that’s promoting transgender got beat up by one of these men claiming he’s a women he would swear it was a man that beat him up. No respectable man would claim to be beat up by a women. That’s my case, they are men.

  • Connie Keller

    08/15/2019 10:43 PM

    I love your common sense in reporting. Keep up the good work!

  • Wendell Hurst

    08/15/2019 10:33 PM

    Have illegal aliens tried "identifying" as United States citizens? How about a person who aspires to be president simply "identifying" as such? It makes as much sense as "identifying" as a different gender.

  • Alice Swetzer

    08/15/2019 09:51 PM

    It's already happened to some women athletic runners. It's unfair to the women. Don't forget that men have bigger bones than women too giving them another advantage over women.

  • Kevin J Cook

    08/15/2019 09:08 PM

    Just setup a third group for these mentally ill people and let them compete against themselves and deny them guns!
    Problem solved

  • Eric Letts

    08/15/2019 07:42 PM

    I just can't believe how stupid the left has become. Where do they get off even pushing this? So far the left has pushed the idea that if you don't think the way they do then something is wrong with you, I think and know it is time to do the same to them, they are just doing this to see how far they can push things. The sad thing is we let them get away with it, and that is wrong of us.

  • Nellie Williams

    08/15/2019 04:04 PM

    Governor, I addressed this in a previous article, but I think I have a copycat Mike Huckabee so I am never completely sure! Would you please give your opinion on this recession that I keep hearing so much about. Every time I turn on the news, both local and nationally lately, all they want to talk about is the possibility of a recession! Does the left think if they shout it loud enough and long enough, that it will happen? Is this another way that they have found to attack President Trump? Or is it as I suspect the left crying "wolf". Positive creates positisms and negativity creates negatism. There are some really good news articles out there, we need more of them on our news rather than focusing on all this horrible news. Thank you for all your hard work in helping to keep us informed.

  • Charles Douglas Reese

    08/15/2019 03:42 PM

    Hello from the Purple bus 2017. The Bible speaks of this happening in the end times! The world has become upside down!

  • Robbie Mize

    08/15/2019 03:27 PM

    Exactly my thoughts on the subject. Thank you for commenting on it. It is not fair to our girls who have trained and worked hard.....

  • Ruby Howell

    08/15/2019 03:19 PM

    I agree that muscle memory will allow transgenders to have an unfair advantage overwork when it comes to athletes & their competition. Transgenders should not be allowed to participate in women sports as a women.

  • Carroll D Brown

    08/15/2019 02:59 PM

    What is BBML?
    I agree it should be onbvious men are stronger than women unless you march a 100 pound man against vastly larger and stronger woman. Or change the rules to give the 'real' women a head start which I think is impractical.

  • C Douglas Stram

    08/15/2019 02:22 PM

    Your right-on Mike Huckabee!
    And, division in the church is analogous to division in our country. I wrote a letter to a United Methodist Bishop, explaining such, that I would like to e-mail or mail you. There are clergy defying church doctrine, the Word of God, the Constitution of the United States, Immigration Laws, natural law and the righteous laws of God. God Bless, Doug Stram

  • Ruth Ferraro

    08/15/2019 02:14 PM

    Unfortunately when I tried to read the link for your article about transgender athletes that the Western Journal wrote, it was covered by an ad. Thank you for always giving us informative unbiased news.

  • Irma Smith

    08/15/2019 02:09 PM

    If your Chromosome make up is XX you are female. If your Chromosome make up is XY you are male. Now days let the chromosomes be the judge on male vs female. The "what ever they think they are", are not able to deny their chromosomes. As Judge Judy says, "I don't care what you feel." I choose God's ways so I don't care what the confused feel. Make America thinking great again!

  • Nelda White

    08/15/2019 01:59 PM

    We need to get these ding dongs a dictionary for one. Phobia means fear. No one is afraid of transwhatevers. And there are a lot of words to replace the whatever with. These people like to throw this garbage in God's face, but what happens when he has ended his patience with them. I know that that is between God and them, and I know I shouldn't feel sorry for them when that happens. But I do have compassion, even if they don't. But you have to admit that this is cheating at it's highest level.

  • Bill Smith

    08/15/2019 01:57 PM

    The left and femist groups (NOW) have been hollering for YEARS about equality. They now have it in sports. Sit down and shut up. (Be careful what you ask for).

  • Tom Rutledge

    08/15/2019 01:25 PM

    Insane thinking that a man (a boy who has gone through puberty) would not have a distinct advantage over biological women. Have we lost our minds? Where are the woman’s groups protesting this absurdity and why hasn’t the Olympic authorities corrected this and ended males competing against females. Makes the Olympic Games a farce.

  • Ardith Westbrook

    08/15/2019 01:20 PM

    Athletes should only compete with those of their gender group at birth.