They have to gather the information and actually study the data and see where it lands. To do this it involved countless case studies, that go against the very case that is quoted in this article saying the risk of medicines and surgeries do not effect the person any more then anyone else not going through them. http://www.mghihp.edu/files/student-life/transgen-101.pdf
What makes this laughable is that Matt calls the science of transgender is progress when the very medical professional he basis this entire story on is himself Progressive http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_R._McHugh
Its one mans personal opinion against another. Plain and simple. If you nor Matt can understand that it comes down to that Bruce can do what he wants to his body. To state other wise is to argue for socialization of medical care of individuals. If you have the money to destroy your life or self image its your right to do so. What is not your right is to go about and proclaim that science isn’t studying these things, that its all based on a feel and not Studies of like I said before 100 years. http://soft-infertility.ca/blog/history-medical-support-of-transgender-individuals/
You keep want to claim yeah but what if they are wrong. I ask you why do you think they are wrong? Why do you feel like you have to berate and prosecute others for their opinions of themselves? What is wrong with trying to live as they want to be?
I am pretty sure I know how you will answer this. You show it clearly above.
 April 27, 2015 at 4:32pm
Clearly there is no getting through your own mental illness. All science can be “harmful” in ones life, its called risks and when undergoes any treatment a doctors job is to out weight the risks. In this case it a risk of the persons mental health vs their physical health. As mental health has been proven to effect a persons physical health, taking actions to adjust the role or improve a persons mental health is an important factor in the diagnosis of this matter. If one ignores the mental health one is effectively letting that person deteriorate and bringing greater harm on themselves or others. It is for this reason we treat issues of such medically. If you ignore that fact and just go let the person live on with the mental issues which arise from people diagnosed transgender they often suffer from sever depression, Agoraphobia, Suicidal thoughts and actions and a laundry list of other issues, that when solved through medical treatment of patients Often disappear or reduce to normal levels in the person with medical treatment. To ignore the issue is to be going against a hypocritical oath. The case you lined above is one case of a troubled individual that had money and could shop around for a doctor to do something he wanted. Most doctors would advise against it but to be removed from the DSM (Diagnosis and Statistical Mental Disorder manual) takes an overwhelming agreement of medical professionals not an opinionated view point driven one.
 April 27, 2015 at 3:20pm
You call surgery”mutilation”for trans people. But do you even know the process one has to go through. There IS mental evaluations usually 3 + years for each case. Then they go through years of a doctor prescribed medication regiment where they are constantly monitored for their health both mentally and physically. Only then after 5 or more years can one seek surgery if they so choose. No transperson is walking in a hospital jumping on a table and claiming I am a woman so make me one. Its ignorance to think that is what happens. If you call this surgery mutilation then what about other correctional surgery?
If a person has their arm cut off but can get it surgically replaced, is that mutilation. If a woman doesn’t like her nose’s shape, is that mutilation. Your definition is not clear on what is or isn’t mutilation. In your example you asked if “If I am predisposed to believe that drinking alcohol to excess is good for me, should other people indulge that behavior?” The answer is its up to EACH Person what they do with their body. If you feel that way fine do that yet once again science tells us you would be wrong and slowly kill yourself for it but its your own actions. What you and Matt claim to do isn’t a matter of letting someone do what they want but control how they live, through telling them how they are wrong for how they feel they need to live in their own lives. I merely am saying that Bruce is free to live his life and not be told who he is by you or anyone.
 April 27, 2015 at 3:08pm
Let me get this straight, I show facts, with a scientific basis, you quote a guys opinion piece is far greater argument over 100 years of scientific study on the subject is fact. I am sorry, but to toss aside countless studies because you think you know better is pure hypocrisy. I used the examples of these things and yes in times of leading up to early 1900′s people were incarcerated for these diagnosis’s on mental health that in time where proven as having a medical basis. The fact of the matter is the science on what causes Transgender issues even after 100 years of studying is still out. But to through out the cases that have been proven to have genetic issues behind them and say its best not to solve the issue medically but treat it as a mental disease, show you don’t have a clue as to what mental disease truly is. Why don’t you go look in a hospital or mental institution and look at people with serious problems before, making wild claims about what is and isn’t a mental disease. There is a reason in 2013 transgenderism has been removed from mental disease and its because an overwhelming support of evidence states other wise. All in all this is a personal issue to be handled between a person and their doctor. Not a issue that some body with a quick judgement so go on attacking others over how they should live their lives because it inconveniences others to see them. The one going on flights of fancy here are you and Matt denying over 100 years of study.
 April 27, 2015 at 12:39pm
Iooniverse, since you call Transgender a mental illness then you must feel the same about the following formerly declared mental illnesses as well.
Children excessive Crying
Children unwilling to do as told
People suffering from malaria or Syphilis
Low Blood sugar
Sorry Matt but your bias is showing clear here. Instead of blasting a person for their own personal life choices how about if you don’t like it, I don’t know ignore it. I felt Bruce was forced to come out with this since over the past year the public has hounded his life and made judgement on who he is. The best example of the idea we formed of him being different is the whole issue in the interview that he is a constitution believing, god loving republican. You state the high suicide rate in transgenders after surgery, but you fail to understand the reasons behind those deaths. The studies go on to state it comes down to people causing to harass, persecute and prevent trans people form living a life. Many end up homeless and can’t survive because of them trying to be themselves. They continue to struggle even after getting to the point of accepting themselves. But because people like you attack them for their life choices the find little hope and feel trapped in a world that doesn’t want them around. All I ask is that you think before you berate people for their life’s decisions. Be the better man and not the man that you are showing here.
He called the enablers despicable.
He understands that Bruce has a mental illness, and as such is deserving of sympathy. Those who indulge his illness, on the other hand, need to be denounced.
Bruce didn't make a decision to be a woman. He didn't choose the illness that he has either.
"please explain how something that science is finding does have genetic reasoning behind it is a Mental Disease"
But Matt already explained that it is a distorted body image, just as with anorexia. So people have a proclivity to believe in all manner of things. If I am predisposed to believe that drinking alcohol to excess is good for me, should other people indulge that behavior? I'm not denying people the right to feel what they feel. I am saying people should not indulge other people in masochistic flights of fancy. Just like Bruce wants to be a woman, I want to be handsome. Do I butcher myself with a surgeon, or do I learn to accept who I am? That's ultimately the individual's decision. But you won't find me endorsing mutilation.
Brittany, everything experienced by a human body EVER has genetic reasoning behind it. Depression is genetic. Would you deny that depression, or mental illness in general, is hereditary?
Where did you get your list? Pregnancy and polio are mental illness? I never heard that one before. I'd like to hear your rationale for that one.
By the way, neither scientists nor doctors are infallible. Your (pulled out of nowhere) list of maladies that were formerly blamed on mental illness is proof of that. Why put your faith in the fact that the diagnosis currently in vogue is the correct one?
Letting anorexic people starve or trans-gendered people mutilate themselves is enabling those people to live in their false reality.
Go hug Peter Pan.
God bless Bruce to be whoever he wants to be and fly that flag high. God curse anyone who fans Bruce's delusion and indulge him in his quest for attention.
Those doctors fail there "first do no harm" part of their oath. As for all that you call "counseling" I call enabling. Those doctors are (im)morally equivalent to the quacks that hack up people such as this guy: http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2015/02/04/photo-man-goes-to-insane-lengths-to-look-like-gruesome-marvel-villain/
They are in it for the money. They would turn you into a crocodile if you paid enough. Whoopdy-dee.
You typed a list of medical conditions. You said at one point people considered them mental illness. I hardly call that scientific fact. You have to put your sources down. Like courtroom experts, you can find anyone who will say anything if they somehow gain from it.
Besides, you failed to address the more important point. By your own words, doctors were wrong in the past. Why, oh why, are you so convinced they are correct now? Can a more correct answer come along 20 years or 100 years from now?
I'll give you a hint on why it has been removed from "mental disease" in diagnostics. It makes people "feel" bad.
I'm the denier? You're the penis denier.
A Power Point show is a little hard to follow but I now understand what happened to John Hopkins.
"Clearly there is no getting through your own mental illness."
So you go straight to personal attack? Fine. Those opposed to you are happy to know where they stand. Your own mental state must be, of course, beyond reproach?
" All science can be "harmful" in ones life, its called risks and when undergoes any treatment a doctors job is to out weight the risks. "
Jesus I wish we could "out weight" you... but I mean
the homonym of your own grammatical mistake: out wait
"as mental health has been proven to effect a persons physical health..."
your mental health is POSSIBLY off-kilter, that is if you question which organ resides between your thighs. It's highly likely that it Affects your mental AND physical well being, that being an obvious side-Effect of the confusion that must continuously enshroud you.
" If you have the money to destroy your life or self image its your right to do so"
Agreed 100%. But those doctors should be elbowed out of practice.
"I ask you why do you think they are wrong?"
Call it a practical approach. Less than 1% of people are hermaphrodites. Fine. Let the doctor do what they do with the one percenters. Why the FLIP is it such a big issue beyond that? Such a tiny fraction of humanity should not influence the politics of everyone.
"Why do you feel like you have to berate and prosecute others for their opinions of themselves?"
Prosecute? I've never engaged a lawyer in my life. I am not berating the opinions of transgender individuals... or did you not read my messages? I am denouncing the abominable butchery of so-called doctors who would go through with their hatchet-jobs.
"What is wrong with trying to live as they want to be?"
Nothing. How is that question even relevant?
"I am pretty sure I know how you will answer this. You show it clearly above."
Did I live up to expectations? I'd hate to disappoint.
March 26, 2015 at 8:54pm
I got Republic, Great, as long as it stays that way and not the way things are headed in the real world.
 October 17, 2014 at 10:49am
When can we start demanding that congress hold this president responsible for not seeking the best welfare of the american people. I pray I live long enough through this mess to see this president pay for his actions of destroying this country worse then any dictator or madman over centuries.
This president think welfare is only used in socioeconomic terms...
You can demand right now. Do it, demand that they do what you ask. Do it for the entire day, really throw your weight behind the task, take it to them.
Report back tomorrow on your results.
 October 7, 2014 at 5:53pm
Great job Buck loved to hear about this moment in history.
 June 21, 2014 at 12:13pm
Advection, Well said and that comes from a Trangender person. While I have gained more rights under this president I can not stand him or his actions that he has done and find the whole Militant GLBT culture deplorable more so on the bakery and photographer case. We cannot let others dictate our lives and business for us against our own beliefs.
February 25, 2014 at 6:21pm
I live in Richmond and this doesn’t surprise me as I was treated poorly buy the same Burger King. So I don’t eat at any of them any more. As for the area though most people in the area are considerate as long as your educated, but the fast food servers hired around the area these days are far from educated in the slightest.
February 10, 2014 at 8:03pm
Glenn thank you for the many years of laughs, tears and lessons to take to heart. Happy 50th birthday Glenn. May you get every moment you wish for in your heart.
Being trans doesn’t hurt others, Begin trans doesn’t corrupt others,Its just about being at peace with one self in a mental and personal way to go on day by day. Its becoming discovered time and time again that transgender is a genetic defect that is proven in science not just a mental defect. To attack this person for saying the words “God doesn’t create garbage” is to say you don’t care to listen to gods own love for everyone. Its the people who turn from him that bring sin in their lives, and its the people who cast stones of judgement of the lives of others that also stand against HIS love. A person who turns away the lesser of his children is not fit for his kingdom. We all bear sins and troubles its gods job however to forgive us. This is a decision between the individual and the church staff and members only it really isn’t a issue that should be national news.
Another Prhomo* expositor. That will keep me chucking the rest of the day.
Inars, one thing I can always count on is you "guys" deconstructing yourselves.
"It really isn't an issue that should be national news." No she'ite, Sherlock!
So WHO MADE it that?
All this messed up dude had to do is go do his boygirly thing some where else, hit the reset button with a Brand New Congregation as a CONVERT to Mormonism. and NOBODY, NOBOBY not EVEN the Congregation has to know he was ever anything BUT the Woman he presents to their view.
What HE wants is AFFIRMATION that "THIS IS OK".
It is not.
It was "his sin and trouble to bear" in OBEDIENCE without DEMANDING God affirm a DISOBEDIENT Choice.
He CHOSE to be disobedient and now is demanding everybody else say "YOU were RIGHT!"
To gehenna with THAT, with HIM, and with YOU.
So, if you got it, trot OUT the Gene for this "transgender genetic defect".
I say all you got is Anecdotal Evidence you are scamming as "Science".
As to "standing against Jesus' love", did you READ the Pericope, oh Great Expositor?
Jesus does say, "Neither do I condemn you." But he also says "GO and SIN NO MORE!"
An absolute uncompromising Judgment of her WILLFUL ACTION. Not a WHIFF of "affirmation" in sight THERE, Imaars.
We have hope, as the Stories of the Woman and the Well and The Howho Anointed His Feet seem to indicate, that she did NOT go back to her life of willful sexual self-destruction.
THIS guy CANNOT make t
July 13, 2013 at 11:33pm
There is a civil rights violation, George zimmerman’s rights where violated by the people’s court of the so called reverend sharpton and they have destroyed his life. I say he should sue NBC and the fed including the president for their slander towards him before the facts where made clear and how they actively tried to falsify the evidence to insight this case and charges.
May 3, 2013 at 12:44am
Has Science fiction taught us Nothing. Never turn the on switch with a unstoppable killer robot. Less you want to bring on the robotic Apocalypse. I guess if they fail to stop them i will be listening out for cries of Exterminate to take as my warning to make a run for it.
Just make sure they have cell phone batteries that need to be charged after 4 hours of use and no access to extension cords and you are fine....You can then sneak up on them when they are recharging. Even better. Lets use solar power to charge them. We can shut them all down on a cloudy day...No wait...Put a wind turbine on them to power them, we an retake control of them when the wind stops blowing! Better yet...let GM build them and they will be in the shop for repairs once a month.
April 3, 2013 at 10:52pm
@ The Giver
Well said. I do have to say many posting here keep missing the point that many of the Trans articles that are brought up here are placed in Faith no matter if it covers faith in the article or not. As Robs stated its a legal issue and a matter of personal lifestyle choice. If it doesn’t pick your pocket then it shouldn’t be something to worry about in your lives.
January 31, 2013 at 10:55pm
But wait Piers Moron and the left media keep telling us it would be stupid to protect kids with guns and that guns never stop crimes. Hmm maybe they are just filling mush heads with the info they approve to achieve an agenda. Seriously though its good to see when a good guy is on location with a gun a horrible crime can be prevented.
No... it would be stupid to arm teachers and janitors.. Not have police officers at the school.. No one disagrees on that. Obama even signed an executive action to try and guard all schools with SROs
BS Keaton. Obama himself stated how he was "skeptical" that putting more guns in schools was the answer. Second if a janitor or teacher goes through firearms training is it REALLY a dumb idea to let them be armed citizens? You can't possibly make the case that it would be better to just let these psychotic dickbags go on their shooting rampage at their leisure unopposed until a swat team arrives.
January 10, 2013 at 11:54pm
Been listing to Glenn since he first went National, I have to say it was a top 10 moment yesterday on the Pat and Stu but Glenn’s take today kinda killed it.
January 10, 2013 at 7:24pm
Okay I have to ask as a transgender person and a regular Blaze reader, why is this in the Faith section the article has nothing about faith nor the video its a transition video, there are countless of these out there. Wouldn’t this be better under Science / Technology?
January 9, 2013 at 9:54am
Wow a reason for me to wake up earlier and listen to Blaze Radio. Great to see Doc join the network!