If Frederick County supervisors struck LGBT protections from the county’s anti-discrimination policy, then “Thank you.” Supervisors are to listen to their constituents, but ultimately, they, like doctors, are to do no harm. Their highest responsibility isn’t to LGBT individuals, its community, its agenda, or even to its claims of discrimination. Their highest responsibility is to the constituent majority — We the People.
When addressing the sexes, nature and nature’s God are clear. The sexes include a male and female, both possessing their own distinct characteristics. They are combined into a union of loving commitment to produce children, which is the quintessential gift to family and society. Properly reared children are the ultimate “common good.” Without children, America’s future is questionable.
Unfortunately, productive marital unions are thwarted by LGBT sexual deviancy and destroyed by crimes of moral turpitude. Therefore, government should forestall actions that would promote, advance, or induce sexual confusion. LGBTs shouldn’t receive recognition as anti-discrimination protections because such protections legitimize LGBT behaviors as normal, when they aren’t. Also, behaviors that define a protected class are easily promoted.
Transgender man Elliot Foy, (Star, “Here I am,” Aug. 21), stated that he wants to teach children, even as young as kindergarten. I’m sorry, but I wouldn’t have allowed a transgender to teach my children because I agree with the science of Dr. Michelle Cretella, M.D. (President, American College of Pediatricians) in the YouTube video, “Debunk Transgender Madness in 2 Minutes.”
Dr. Cretella states, “Essentially transgender ideology holds that people can be born into the wrong body. It’s simply not true. Human sexuality is binary. OK, we know this because in nature, reproduction is the rule, and human beings engage in sexual reproduction. You need a man and a woman to do that ... for sex chromosomes, women have 2X’s; men have an XY. Those are genetic markers ... for female and male, respectively.
“Binary is the rule and self-evident. Transgender, someone who identifies as transgender, however, (isn’t) a problem in their body. Gender identity (issues are in) our thoughts. Thoughts and feelings, those are not hardwired. They develop (and) may be factually wrong or factually correct. The definition of a delusion is a fixed, false belief, so if I persistently, consistently insist that I’m Margaret Thatcher or persistently, consistently insist that I’m a cat or an amputee trapped in a normal body, I am delusional, and in fact, there are people who believe (they’re) amputees trapped in normal bodies. (They’re) appropriately diagnosed as having body identity integrity disorder.
“If you want to cut off an arm or a leg, you are mentally ill, but if you want to cut off healthy breasts and genitals, oh, then you are transgender, and you don’t have a mental illness. Individuals with disorders in sex development are being used as pawns in the fight for, basically, a civil right to mental illness. There’s no such thing as a civil right to mental illness, but that is in fact what (we’re) dealing with, with a transgender rights movement.”
I hope the Frederick County supervisors won’t cave to the LGBT’s demands for special recognition of their unnatural, abnormal lifestyles. Sex is about biology; biology is science; and science includes the study and healing of mental illnesses. Scientists, not politicians, should address the LGBTs. The supervisors’ decision averted recognition of an unwarranted, unnecessary protected class and prevented additional sexual confusion among our children.