Government has already put itself into every woman’s and man’s right to private medical care. Now the government can get into the woman’s uterus and it’s NOW all legal! And now they will kill your children upon request. These women in the photograph disgust me. How you can treat a child inside your body so grossly and terribly is beyond understanding!
Anti-choice? I am not anti-choice. I made that choice when I chose to lay down in bed with a man. I also CHOSE LIFE! We Christians are not anti-choice, we have chosen life…even for you. I pray that you see God’s light.
October 28, 2013 at 10:27am
I agree with Puddle Duck in that your post made sense Tim. However, I must ask you, what does this have to do with the topic at hand? Just curious.
October 17, 2013 at 10:22am
How true Anconinn (or Encinom). I really do wish that we would have the rule of law in this country. When a president can arbitrarily choose to not enforce certain parts of a law, especially his “prize” legislation (here’s a hint for you…Obamacare), then he is violating the law.
As to so-called imaginary friends; it is better to trust in God than to put faith in man (verse from Psalms…cannot recall the actual reference off of the top of my head). Your friend appears to be government. I am so sorry for you sweetie.
October 2, 2013 at 11:18am
Yes I do remember. That book had me on the edge of my seat! It was so much more realistic than Afleck’s silly movie.
October 2, 2013 at 11:17am
R.I.P. Tom Clancy
Thank you so much for the many hours of entertainment I spent reading your wonderful novels. In addition to the entertainment I learned so much about military hardware, tactics, political intrigue and history. I will miss you.
June 26, 2013 at 9:10am
Treatment for someone as young as Coy is undergo psychological counseling and testing. The treatment you seem to be suggesting, if I understand you correctly, is hormone therapy and eventual SRS (sexual reassignment surgery). Read the WPATH (World Proffesional Association of Transgender Health) Standards of Care, version 7 (published in early 2011), http://www.wpath.org, and it lays out the professionally recommended guide lines for transition. A child is not ready for the physical transformation that follows. When she becomes an adolescent, then she will be eligible for hormone therapy (if she is professionally recommended). SRS can only be carried out when she reaches 18.
June 26, 2013 at 9:02am
You have a lovely Christian attitude. This reaction is horrifying to any of us who follow God’s law. Since when have you become all-knowing?
June 25, 2013 at 1:28pm
“This is not a girl, this is a boy who’s parents paid a doctor to mutilate his genitals. The decision to remove ones genitals (right or wrong) is a decision an adult should make for his or her self.”
Where did you come up with this statement? Where in the article did you read where Coy has had SRS (Sexual Reassignment Surgery)? I have seen enough uninformed opinions concerning transgender people and this person’s parents. Please read the article and do a little research.
NO child is EVER operated upon for SRS. Hormone therapy does not even begin until the child reaches adolescence. Surgery is ONLY performed when that person reaches the age of majority in their respective country. So Coy could not have SRS until she turns 18. And that is ONLY if Coy passes through a battery of psychological testing. Yes, many children who present as the opposite sex (from which they were born) do convert back to their original gender. In follow up studies 6-23% (mostly boys) who were treated for Gender Dysporia as children had this dysphoria persist into adulthood (From WORLD PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION for TRANDGENDER HEATH, Version 7). See http://www.wpath.org. So don’t get your shorts twisted up in a wad. Coy may go back to being a boy or she may go on to be the girl that she feels herself to be. Time will tell the story.
Please educate yourself before running off at the mouth!
June 25, 2013 at 11:05am
Congratulations to my beloved Blackhawks, from a displaced Chicagoan!
Good! Now those "Boston Strong" wimps can go back to hiding under their beds and don't come out until the government says so. Hurry, I think I just heard a fire cracker go off, hide under your beds!!
June 24, 2013 at 5:12pm
In the USA surgery is not performed until you are at least 18.
June 21, 2013 at 3:16pm
If I remember my high school Spanish (which is rather sketchy) your name must mean No More Pants. Does that mean you don’t want to wear pants anymore? You must want to wear a skirt or a dress then! And you have the nerve to follow Jayne’s posts and my posts with this never ending, and non-changing drivel that is based upon your Cro-Magnun beliefs and brain structure.
Have you EVER looked outside of yourself to view, and try to understand anyone different from yourself (regardless of the differeence)?
You keep talking about overwhelming scientific evidence. Well, where is it? Please provide links or addresses to this evidence that you purport exists in overwhelming volume. The more I read about your posts I am sensing a pattern of outright combativeness and denial. In other words, “I do think that you protest too much.” I am beginning to think that you carry a very deep seated “incongruence” of your own deep within your own psyche and that you cannot find a resolution (I have observed this in a fellow co-worker for over 15 years). You carry conflicts in your own mind. These are the same things that transsexuals face throughout their lives. Failing to find resolution can drive one to extreme depression and in some cases suicide. Regarless of my overwhelming lack of personal feelings for you, I never wish to see anyone waste their life. Why don’t you check out some psychotherapy dear. I think it may be needed.
June 20, 2013 at 5:11pm
Pantalones, I just saw your other post. Your ignorance patronizing attitude and condescension is truly a work of art. Go back to my first post and try to understand if you were in my position. This is my last post to you as you are not worth the effort.
June 20, 2013 at 5:08pm
Why don’t you try answering the points I brought up to your argument. Instead you throw pejoritive statements about mental disorders. It truly sounds like you have one as you cannot debate with facts but with innuendo and bluster.
For the last time I will explain it to you (and in small words so that you can understand). Your gender is in your mind and your heart. Your physical sex is what you were born with, that is either a penis or a vagina (just explaining it to you Pantalones). In the majority of cases in this world, the gender matches the physical sex and no one suffers. In some cases the mental wiring for gender gets “crossed” and it does not match the physical sex.
Honestly, Pantalones, trying to explain something of this nature to bigotted and ignorant people is like castings pearls before swine. It is a total waste of mental energy and time. I wish you had replied differently and maybe, just maybe, we could have had a decent conversation. Go and wallow in your ignorance and your stubbornness. Have a nice life honey. Who knows, maybe you will meet someone as intellectually as destitute as yourself. Personally, I am enjoying my life and am extremely happy. For yourself, all I can possibly offer is “ignorance is bliss.”
June 20, 2013 at 4:25pm
“…God isl not mocked.” Yes I totally agree. However, my agreement with you ends right there. Did God give you His insight into human behavior and mental functions? Has He raised your “pay grade” to be able to judge other human beings? I am also a MtF transsexual. God does not make mistakes as He is perfect. He made me the way that I am. Why God made me this way is beyond my understanding (to paraphrase Rachelle). Though we are born with this obstacle, this deformity to overcome, God has given us the means to become the people, in body, that we already are in our minds, heart and soul. Self-righteous Christians, the “holier-than-thou” type think and feel that they are given the intelligence and the wisdom to judge us and condemn us because we are different, because our minds do not “conform” to society’s expectations.
We transsexuals act as a mirror to people such as yourself. We relect your own fears, predjudices, uncertainties, hatred and your own lack of self esteem. The reflection is ugly. The resultant emotions lead to your “wonderful acceptance of us” (sarc), bigotted remarks, harrassment, physical, emotional and intellectual assault, rape and murder. All of this is perpetrated on us because you think that we are freaks! All we want to do is blend into society and live our lives as women. If you don’t like us, then stay away from us and leave us alone! I thank God that not all people in this world are a narrow minded as you have shown.
June 20, 2013 at 4:08pm
Rachelle and Jayne, I am coming in late to the party. I cannot think of much else to add that you ladies haven’t already said.
East…you have a wonderful and open mind, engaging in respectful dialouge and listening to Rachelle’s and Jayne’s excellant writings.
I too am a very devoted Christian. I am involved in my church with our Women’s group and a communion minister. My pastor, the staff and many of my friends know of my “past life.” I am accepted by them with no questions asked. I am also living 2+ years as female waiting for my surgery, which should be next year. I too have lived every day of my life trying to be someone else. I was trying to be the son that my parents expected or the man that society expected me to become. In my early 50″s I could not accept the denial any more. I will live my life as a woman with the anatomy as correct as can be surgically possible. Why do I want this? To be physically complete, to have my body match my mind and gender identity. I wish that I was born female as I truly wished that I could bear my own children. Well, as I approach 56 y/o I will have to content myself with grandchildren…eventually.
BTW, East, I have always thought of “you guys” as a non-gender term just as you do. The women in my office do the same thing…no problem.
I wish you all a very lovely day. I have enjoyed reading the “back-and-forth” with no name calling and anger. God bless, everyone.
June 20, 2013 at 3:51pm
@ No Mas Pantalones
“who is reportedly still legally a man.” What does that even mean? Besides the “legally” malarkey, a man will always be a man and a woman will always be a woman. Surgically manipulate the body all you like, but you will still be a XX or an XY. Sorry but you can’t change that.
You make that same tired excuse of chromosomes. I hear it so much and it grows very old. You are correct in saying that the chromosomal makeup cannot be changed. however, the issue you are discussing is gender identity. We are “wired” with the brain of a woman but have the physical sex of a man. Can you even imagine yourself, with your male gender identity and waking up as a woman? You would rightfully feel very uncomfortable and completely out-of-place. That is what every transsexual (TS) feels. We try throughout our lives to live in the physical gender we were born with, to live up to someone elses expectations. All it ends up with is a broken spirit, depression, failed marriages, broken families and, for some, suicide. While we cannot alter our biological chemistry, except for our hormone levels, we can alter the body to conform with our mind’s view of ourself. Transsexuals are a mirror to people like yourself. The reflection you see is very ugly and it shows in your writings and what you say to us.
I love God with all of my heart and soul. He made me the way I am. I do not judge anyone because of my own experience. Why do you?
May 14, 2013 at 3:14pm
Just a clarification on teaching in a Catholic school. You have to be Catholic to teach the religion courses. I have known many non-Catholic Christian teachers that were teaching math, science, social studies and gym. All of them (fortunately for my children’s sake) were exceptional teachers and great human beings.
May 10, 2013 at 11:22am
Your mocking is quite alarming. When you laugh about Mary being the Mother of God I must ask you: how was Jesus born? What woman gave BIRTH to Him?
You can keep your closed mind. I hoped that we could concentrate on what unites us, that is our love and worship of God. Instead you pick upon all of this garbage that tears us apart. Shame on you! I will pray for your soul and for you to open your heart to all of God’s children, even if we do not believe as you do.
May 9, 2013 at 10:16am
Every member of every church will have their own opinions on every subject under the sun. Most will will agree with the teaching of their church (why belong to an organization that you disagree with?). Those Catholics who approve of abortion are similar to RINO’s as they are Catholic In Name Only (CINO). They maintain the Catholic identity because they were raised as children in the church and have “wandered off”. These CINO’s maintain church affiliation and membership because they do not wish to cause family discord.
Fedup Ohio you need to get to know more Catholics if the one, two or three ones that you know have divergent feelings of the RC church. These people are the exception and thankfully are not the rule. IMHO, I completely, but respectfully, disagree with you concerning the church supporting abortion.
May 9, 2013 at 10:00am
@ Militant-Church, RFP313 and Fedup Ohio
Very well said M-C. I grew up as a craddle Catholic with 1 uncle (priest), 2 aunts (nuns) and 2 cousins (nuns). My daddy became a deacon. I grew up surrounded by church influence in one way or another. I understand the “feel” of the church and its teachings without knowing it on the level that you know it M-C.
RFP313 I really love your comment about going to confession and then “rinse and repeat” the same sins. God knows your heart, your mind and your soul. It is impossible to fool Him. Those recidivist and serial sinners (especially the same sin) will maintain that behaviour at their own risk. Eventually you are held accountable by the one and only Judge of this world.
Fedup Ohio, I do not worship Mary. I honor her and she is a role model of mine. My three feminine role models are Mary, the Mother of Jesus, Esther and my my own mother. I ask her things in my heart, however, I do know he difference between worship and honoring, praying and asking. In your opinion the people of a church are the church. Therefore, if I see a few people from a Methodist, Lutherand, Baptist, etc. church espouse varying personal opinions contrary to the teachings of their church, then does that then alter the teachings and tenets of that particular denomination? By the same token Catholics have their own minds and their own opinions. God gave us free will and did not make us slaves. (cont)