The left in America proudly proclaim that they are “pro-science,” except when science stubbornly refuses to adhere to illogical political correctness, and then science should just shut its yap. One of the most glaring examples is the current popular delusion that biology is merely a social construct that can change depending on each individual’s personal feelings. That may be harmless when an adult believes it, but it’s being used as an excuse to expose children who are confused about their genders to what a new report calls "radical" and "experimental" puberty-blocking hormone therapy with possible side effects that haven’t yet been adequately researched by the science and medical communities.
The last gender study by two of the three authors was attacked in an open letter signed by hundreds of “health experts,” but co-author Dr. Paul McHugh pointed out that the study was based on peer-reviewed research and its critics called the authors names and accused them of being incorrect and misleading without ever pointing out what they allegedly got wrong.
The new study about giving children untested hormones to block puberty (which sounds at best like child abuse and at worst, like something Dr. Frankenstein would come up with) is written by such obviously biased and uninformed authors as Dr. McHugh, who is a distinguished service professor of psychiatry at Johns Hopkins University; Lawrence Mayer, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine scholar in residence and professor of statistics and biostatistics at Arizona State; and Paul Hruz, an associate professor of pediatrics, endocrinology and diabetes and associate professor of cell biology and physiology at Washington University in St. Louis. What could those guys possibly know about science?
Unlike so many people attacking these real scientists, I don’t pretend to be a scientist myself. But I do have enough common sense to know that you can’t change your gender by thinking about it anymore than you can keep your child from growing up by exposing him or her to a dangerous brew of untested chemicals.
Despite all attempts to re-write it, the Bible says that God made male and female, and non-politicized research points to transgenderism being a psychological disorder. Granted there are those who decide they would rather be of the other gender and have hormone therapy and surgery to transition. I respect the right of adults to do that. But we need to focus on the clarity of biological gender and not succumb to the irrational, illogical, and unscientific view that a person can simply “identify” as to whatever they wish to be and it makes it so. Until recently, such a view would have been considered utterly absurd, as unthinkable as doping children with chemicals to keep them from entering puberty. We do need to offer all the support and compassion for those who are so deeply confused about their identity as to be unable to accept their biological assignment. But it’s abhorrent to treat uninformed children like guinea pigs in the name of politically-skewed “science.”