“Anyone that calls for their behavior to be tolerated is implicitly admitting that there is something wrong with their behavior.”
I have had many gay & lesbian friends over the years. There are a couple gals that I couldn’t love any more if they were my own daughters (and they had been listed as such on Facebook for years). I love & respect all of these people. I have attended Pride parades with them many times.
This site exists to bring to light the FASCIST tactics of the LGBTQ activists that are, on a daily basis forcing their way of life on us. In our schools, in the workplace, and everywhere we turn, we are being told to be tolerant of their ways… and by ‘tolerant’, they mean accept, endorse, and embrace their ways.
If we DON’T endorse them, if we continue to believe that marriage is supposed to be between one man and one woman, they attack, they protest & force businesses to close down, force us out of our jobs. WHERE IS THEIR TOLERANCE???
The stories that will be posted here will be a testament to how our moral, Christian society is being hijacked by a loud, nasty 2-3% of the population.
FOR THE RECORD, I have been to Pride parades and San Francisco Folsom Street Leather fairs with friends in the LGBT community for many years, easily 50+ events.
When my friends on the right ask me “Don’t you get embarrassed?” I have to admit that I do… but it is ALWAYS by the so called “Christians” in booths yelling “Faggot!!” as people walk by.
I have NEVER had a problem with ANYONE in the LGBT community. I think it is a choice, and I don’t approve of the choice, but God told me to “love thy neighbor”, not “love thy straight neighbor”. So I hate the sin, not the sinner.
This site (and I hope that people will read this, since I do get hate tweets daily for my ‘gay bashing’ and ‘homophobia’… THIS SITE is PURELY about the homofascist LGBT activists that continually try to get in MY face, forcing tolerance of THEIR ways, without tolerating MY right to support traditional marriage.
THese scumbags use fear to force compliance on Mozilla’s CEO, the Duck Dynasty crew, Chic-Fil-et CEO, bakers & other business owners week after week. Using fear to force compliance is Fascism. and I am here to fight it.
Submitted by: Veronica Coffin
What happened at Marquette University will surprise you.
Because a simple quote from Genesis enraged students and faculty members on that Catholic campus.
Here’s the quote that sent more than one liberal professor and students into a tizzy:
God created them male & female (Gen. 5:2).
Stop the ravages of transgender ideology.
Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin was named after a Jesuit priest, Jacques Marquette, to instill the truth in young Catholic souls. However, when TFP Student Action volunteers visited the campus on Oct. 27 to promote Catholic moral values and share an educational leaflet with students titled 10 Reasons Why Transgenderism Is the Family’s Worst Enemy, they found vocal hostility against the Faith.
“Fr. Marquette was probably a white male oppressor,” said one student. “I learned everything that is wrong with the Catholic Church in theology class. I’m agnostic now,” she said defiantly.
Fifteen TFP Student Action volunteers were present at the rally for the family, which lasted about two hours. Three of our volunteers played the bagpipes while the others distributed information and peacefully discussed the dangers of the transgender ideology as well as the need to uphold the natural distinctions between male and female, the way God created them. A large 14-foot banner on display read: “God made them male and female (Gen. 5:2). Stop the ravages of transgender ideology.” This simple message enraged those on campus who support the homosexual movement.
A counter-demonstration formed with the assistance of faculty members and pro-homosexual students. They gave out their own flier about diversity. The more vocal pro-transgender students who engaged in debates called themselves “Catholic,” though none of them held the teachings of the Church, including one who claimed that St. Thomas Aquinas didn’t believe in moral absolutes. Another displayed a sign with “LGBTQMU” written on it. Confused, a TFP volunteer asked: “I’ve seen LGBTQ before, but what gender is MU?” The sign’s owner responded that she was part of the homosexual group on campus and that MU stood for Marquette University.
Marquette is the one of the first Catholic universities to allow gender-neutral bathrooms bathrooms on campus.
Dozens of pro-homosexual activists arrived with pre-made signs that read “Trans Lives Matter,” “MU supports the trans community,” and “Marquette stands against transphobia,” among others. They lined up on the opposite side of the street and chanted “We are Marquette.” TFP volunteers responded by singing “We Want God,” a hymn composed by Saint Louis de Montfort.
One of the faculty members who claimed to be an expert in transgender studies was more vocal. He stood in front of the TFP banner and covered the word “God” with his own pro-transgender sign. For all the lip service paid to “acceptance” and “inclusion,” he was determined to censor and exclude God’s name. But TFP volunteers soon resolved the issue by hoisting their banner — which was on poles — even higher, making the word “God” visible once again.
Several pro-transgender students tore up pro-family literature and, instead of acting in a civil manner, resorted to name-calling, cursing and even verbal attacks against God.
Not all reactions were negative. One professor stated that he follows TFP’s activities on the internet. “You are very brave,” he said. “Keep it up!”
Another young man took a flyer and enthusiastically said that he wanted ten more for his friends. Others offered support and thanked the TFP bagpipers for their music.
As the TFP battle cry of “Tradition, Family, Property… America” rang out on campus, one professor began mocking the right of private property. He talked about compassion and tolerance and love. At the same time, students ripped up TFP fliers and yelled, “don’t follow their God of hate.”
With smiles on their faces, TFP volunteers stayed focused and ignored the provocations. In this hostile climate, a mother with two children walked by, took a TFP flier, lamented about the state of our godless culture, but added that we must never give up, because “If God be for us, who can stand against us?” she said. “Thank you so much.”
When the enemies of the family are dead set on dismantling natural marriage and, now, human nature itself with transgenderism, we have a moral obligation to resist the lies of the sexual revolution and proclaim the unchanging truth: God made them male and female.
And no liberal professor can change what God established from the beginning.
Challenging the Left at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
Report from October 28, 2016
Another day campaigning for moral values — this time at the notoriously liberal University of Wisconsin-Madison. The campaign started at eleven o’clock on a corner of University and Park St. near the School of Business and lasted over two hours.
Many students stated that they did not have formed opinions on the issue of transgenderism. But after hearing so much pro-homosexual propaganda we found them to be predisposed to favor the “do whatever makes you feel happy” narrative.
“You guys are hating,” blurted one liberal. But when he was pressed to show where the actual hate was, he said “It’s a different interpretation of hate.”
Another passerby who rejected the flier against transgenderism was asked what he thought of the issue. He replied: “Times have changed” and “people’s perceptions of sexuality have changed.”
Evan Olwell, a young TFP volunteer, responded: “Was slavery good when everybody thought it was good?”
The man had no answer.
A man who came to harass the campaign paced back and fourth for an hour yelling expletives and said that he would “punch everyone [TFP volunteers] in the face.” Upon hearing this, one student began saying that he didn’t agree with the TFP’s position but the “threats and foul language was too much.” Even then, over a dozen fliers were ripped up and thrown in the faces of TFP volunteers.
Fortunately, there were some students who had their heads screwed on straight. One student said that we were doing a good job, but “the world is getting messed up. If things keep going, those who oppose the transgender movement will be thrown in jail.”
“I recognize you from the March for Life,” said a pro-life man. A lady on her way to Mass said, “give me some more fliers for my friends.” Several students said that they supported the family and told the young TFP volunteers to “keep up the good work.”
There were plenty of debates like this one:
Liberal student: “Gender is whatever you want it to be.”
TFP volunteer Damien Murphy: “Can I be a Chinese woman even though I’m an Irish man?”
TFP volunteer: “Can I self-identify as 5’5 even though I’m 6 feet tall?”
TFP volunteer: “Can I walk through a 5’5 doorway and not hit my head on the door frame?”
One student said it is possible to be three genders at once but would not expound on how. Yet another said it would be alright for someone to self identify as a serial killer or be suicidal “if it made them happy.”
It became clear that many of those studying at the university were living in some sort of a dream world. They have accepted, as normal, a deviant lifestyle that has real-world consequences; they deny that those consequences exist, and they react like spoiled children when anybody questions their “reality;” they simply didn’t care if women are abused in transgender bathrooms. One woman refused to see cases of rape as an obstacle to the legalization of transgender bathrooms.
However, the worst is what occurred during the second campaign of the day. A car drove by the intersection (in front of a Target store in Madison) with a mother teaching her children a vulgar chant in favor of choosing whatever bathroom they wanted. The real victims of the transgender movement are the children that are being indoctrinated at school, by the culture, and by possible parents that follow the transgender lifestyle. Innocent children are the ones we must strive to protect because they are our future. If they are corrupted, there is no future.
Finding Out What Real Wisconsinites Think
Report from October 29
To be fair, Madison is like the Berkeley of the Midwest. As TFP volunteers campaigned in areas closer to the grassroots, they found many more Wisconsinites who believe in reality and moral values.
The first campaign received more honks and support than in the previous two days combined. One in three honked in response to the honk signs and there were many who gave their vocal support. A man stopped and said, “this issue is so important that I stopped to thank you.” Throughout the whole campaign, it was refreshing to see what Americans not under the influence of liberal rhetoric really think about the transgender movement.
“Thanks for bringing your message to Madison today. I was happy to honk for the removal of transgender bathrooms!” said Billie, “[You’re] great young men starting fantastic messages. Gave me hope today! God Bless you all!”
The public remains sharply divided, however. Two women in a car stopped at the light and let everybody know their position by showing their middle fingers at TFP member Damien Murphy. “I am open to any discussion,” said Mr. Murphy. “Ask me anything.” To this, people in the car behind the “tolerant” ones began clapping and honking enthusiastically.
It is difficult to understand how a sign that reads “Honk to protect our children” would elicit unhinged reactions, but it does. One man threw a bag of trash at a TFP volunteer from his car window. Another man said: “You know, someone could run you over where you are standing. In fact, I could run you over and there are probably a lot of people who would do the same thing.” The TFP volunteer responded that it wouldn’t be a good idea, but the man said, “It would be worth it to stop you from holding that sign anymore.” With that, he started moving his car near the TFP volunteer in a threatening manner.
The second campaign of the day was in support of the police. For the most part, people in the small town in which the caravan campaigned were totally in favor of the police. It was a breath of fresh air to see that people are still in favor of order in society. In all, the day served to bolster the morale of the members of the caravan and to hold fast to the teachings of God and reality.
May God protect our nation and restore moral sanity to our nation.
Submitted by: Veronica Coffin
Warning: This report contains some offensive descriptions and graphics
The purpose of this report is to expose and refute some of the longstanding statistical lies and propagandistic myths of the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) activist movement. With media support, homosexual and leftist activists now openly campaign to banish dissenting conservative voices. This dangerous dynamic gives the homosexual-transgender lobby nearly full rein to advance its agenda, which now includes:
- Levying large fines to punish Christians and traditionalists who do not want to participate with their small business in homosexual “weddings”;
- Criminalizing pro-heterosexual change therapy for sexually confused minors;
- Using the government to force schools and businesses to allow “transgenders”—e.g., men who think they are women—to use public female (opposite-sex) restrooms and locker rooms;
- Using LGBT “nondiscrimination” laws to mandate that public schools and businesses punish anyone who does not adhere to politically-correct transgender-inclusive language—such as using “zir” instead of “her.” New York City now demands “respect” for 31 “gender identities,” including “genderqueer,” “third sex” and “pangender”;
- Taxpayer-funding for horrifying, body-disfiguring “sex reassignment surgeries,” e.g., a woman having her healthy breasts surgically removed to look like a flat-chested “man,” or a man having his penis surgically destroyed to craft a makeshift “vagina”;
- Allowing transsexuals into the U.S. military, and paying for their destructive, gender-bending “surgeries” in the name of “health care”;
- Encouraging young people to adopt opposite-sex “gender identities”—even going so far as encouraging underage children to take hormones to offset puberty—in a futile attempt to “become” the opposite sex—or worse: allowing minor boys and girls to have their sexual organs surgically mutilated to appear like the opposite-sex; and
- Teaching very young children—even kindergartners—to accept homosexuality and the radical “transgender” idea that they can choose a “gender identity” that does not match their biological sex.
So awash is the public in pro-homosexual propaganda that a 2011 Gallup poll found the average American “guesstimated” that a whopping 25 percent of the population is “gay.” (Women and people under 30 put the number even higher, at around 30 percent.) The actual percentage of homosexual men, lesbians and bisexuals in the U.S. population is just 2.3 percent (see below).
The 10 Percent Myth
The “10 percent” myth is one of the most enduring propaganda claims of the homosexual activist movement. Concocted in the late 1970s by Bruce Voeller, founder of the National Gay Task Force (predecessor of today’s National LGBTQ Task Force), it was accompanied by the slogan, “We Are Everywhere.”
Thus, just as “gay” militants pressured and bullied America’s mental health professionals to remove homosexuality from the list of mental disorders in 1973, they greatly exaggerated the homosexual population to expand their political power in subsequent years. And the media duly cooperated by promoting the statistical sham. For decades American reporters treated the 10 percent claim—a misreading of deviant, pioneering “sexologist” Alfred Kinsey’s discredited research—as fact, using it to “report” huge numbers of alleged homosexuals in society.
The 10 percent myth served its purpose of projecting enormous “gay” political strength when the movement was still weak. But study after study came up with estimates of the homosexual-bisexual population under 5 percent. Amassive 2014 survey of 35,557 Americans by the federal National Center for Health Statistics dealt a death blow to the Ten Percent claim. It found that only 1.6 percent of those polled identified as “gay or lesbian,” while 0.7 percent said they were “bisexual.” In 2011 the pro-LGBT Williams Institute at UCLA estimated that 0.3 percent identified as transgender. Thus a combined estimate for homosexuals, bisexuals and transgenders in America is around 3 percent.
Born Gay?—No Way
Another popular “gay” activist myth is the notion that homosexuals are “born that way.” This convenient narrative—stoked for many years by LGBT advocates—takes morality out of the homosexual debate by suggesting that homosexuals are not responsible for their sexual behaviors because “being gay” is a genetic part of “who they are.”
From a scientific perspective, however, the “born gay” myth—like its bogus “10 Percent Gay” counterpart—has fallen on hard times. In the 1990s, talk of a “gay gene” was all the rage after then-closeted homosexual researcher Dean Hamer published a media-ballyhooed 1993 study in the journal Sciencepurporting to find a “genetic marker” for male homosexual “orientation.” But Science could not replicate its own study, and other attempts failed as well. Now genetic homosexuality is no longer in vogue, although the possibility of a “gay gene” still excites reporters.
The most serious blow to the “gay gene” theory has come from identical twin studies. Once used to promote the idea of inborn homosexuality, they are now widely seen as demonstrating the opposite.Dr. Neil Whitehead, one of the world’s leading conservative researchers on the issue states:
“From six studies (2000-2011): if an identical twin has same-sex attraction the chances that the co-twin has it too, are only about 11% for men and 14% for women.”
“Because they have identical DNA [concordance on sexual orientation it] ought to be 100 percent” Dr. Whitehead told OrthodoxNet.com.
Childhood Trauma and “Gayness”
Finally, some researchers are coming forth with alternative theories linking the development of adult homosexual identity to childhood trauma, e.g., incest between twins or child molestation. (Interestingly, two prominent openly homosexual TV personalities—CNN’s Don Lemon and MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts—were sexually assaulted as boys by homosexual adult predators.)
A 2015 study led by Keith Beard and published in the journal Cogent Psychology found that, “Same-sex sibling incest also significantly increased the likelihood that participants would self-identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, or questioning (rather than homosexual).”
Notably, the authors of the study took pains to issue a “gay”-affirming, politically correct disclaimer: “Our results were consistent with the idea that the sexual orientation of adults cannot be changed.”
Is it not cruel to tell a man who was raped as a boy by an adult pervert—or seduced into incestuous sex by an older brother—that he is now destined to be stuck with a deviant and immoral sexual identity for the rest of his life? With so many ex-“gays” like Dennis Jernigan proclaiming freedom from past homosexuality, how can anyone—journalist, “gay” activist or scholar—claim that adults cannot change their “sexual orientation?”
The “Born Gay” Myth Is Still Popular
Tragically, despite growing evidence to the contrary, about half of Americans surveyed still believe that homosexuals are “born that way,” according to a 2015 Gallup poll. Gallup has polled on this and other homosexual issues every year since 1977. In that initial year, only 13 percent of Americans believed people were “born with” homosexuality while 56 percent cited a person’s “upbringing and environment” as the main causative factors. By 2013, those findings were reversed, and a record 51 percent of respondents believed homosexuals were born with that inclination while a record low of 30 percent cited environmental factors.
Such data shows the tremendous, suffocating power of the media to drive the “gay” debate. Now the same media are working overtime to mainstream transgenderism, which is also said to be an innate condition.
Homosexuals Can Change
There is no truth despised by homosexual activists more than the simple reality that people who once lived as “gay” or lesbian (or “transgender”) can change and live honorably according to the natural, created purpose of their bodies before God. Homosexual activists continue to assert that people cannot change their “sexual orientation”—ignoring the many testimonies of people like Stephen Black and Dr. Rosaria Butterfield who have overcome the pull of homosexuality in their lives. See this Mastering Life Ministrieswebsite for video testimonials of ex-homosexuals. Notably, ex-“gays” rarely get serious treatment in the media—rewarding the lobby efforts of powerful LGBT media pressure groups like GLAAD.
Now the pro-homosexual lobby, including leftist allied groups like the Southern Poverty Law Center—mislabeled as a “civil rights group” by news organizations—have taken it up a notch by pushing for state and national laws to ban pro-heterosexual change therapy for minors. Such anti-freedom laws now exist in California, Oregon, New Jersey, Illinois, Vermont and the District of Columbia. President Obama has endorsed a federal bill designed to ban so-called “conversion” (change) therapy for minors. This highly dangerous legislation would curtail the freedom of parents and children—including those victimized by homosexual predators—to pursue the healthy change they desire.
Dangerous “Sex Reassignment” Surgeries
Walt Heyer is a former transsexual who went through “male-to-female” “sex reassignment surgery” to become his female alter ego (“Laura”). Heyer was not “born transgender” but instead was the childhood victim of some tragic circumstances—including a grandmother who dressed him up in fancy dress when he was a little boy. Now he has regained his natural male identity and urges gender-confused men not to go through the radical operations and hormone therapy to pursue a fantasy. See Heyer’s website,SexChangeRegret.com.
Heyer cites the testimony of Dr. Paul McHugh, the Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, who shut down the university’s “sex reassignment surgery” program after studying the outcomes of men who went through the “sex change” operations compared to those who did not. Wrote McHugh in 2014:
“Most of the surgically treated patients described themselves as ‘satisfied’ by the results, but their subsequent psycho-social adjustments were no better than those who didn’t have the surgery. And so at Hopkins we stopped doing sex-reassignment surgery, since producing a ‘satisfied’ but still troubled patient seemed an inadequate reason for surgically amputating normal organs.”
Transgenderism Harms Children
Dr. McHugh saves his most devastating critique for those adults who would foist radical transsexual surgeries and hormone treatments on the very young and gender-confused teenagers (emphasis added):
“Another subgroup consists of young men and women susceptible to suggestion from “everything is normal” sex education, amplified by Internet chat groups. These are the transgender subjects most like anorexia nervosa patients: They become persuaded that seeking a drastic physical change will banish their psycho-social problems. “Diversity” counselors in their schools, rather like cult leaders, may encourage these young people to distance themselves from their families and offer advice on rebutting arguments against having transgender surgery. Treatments here must begin with removing the young person from the suggestive environment and offering a counter-message in family therapy.
“Then there is the subgroup of very young, often prepubescent children who notice distinct sex roles in the culture and, exploring how they fit in, begin imitating the opposite sex. Misguided doctors at medical centers including Boston’s Children’s Hospital have begun trying to treat this behavior by administering puberty-delaying hormones to render later sex-change surgeries less onerous—even though the drugs stunt the children’s growth and risk causing sterility. Given that close to 80 percent of such children would abandon their confusion and grow naturally into adult life if untreated, these medical interventions come close to child abuse. A better way to help these children: with devoted parenting.”
To echo Dr. McHugh’s warning, the American College of Pediatricians, a pro-family alternative to the reliably pro-homosexual American Academy of Pediatricians, recently put out an outstanding statement, “Gender Ideology Harms Children,” which includes among its points:
- Puberty is not a disease and puberty-blocking hormones can be dangerous…
- According to the DSM-V [the APA’s diagnostic manual for mental disorders] as many as 98 percent of gender confused boys and 88 percent of gender confused girls eventually accept their biological sex after naturally passing through puberty.
- Children who use puberty blockers to impersonate the opposite sex will require cross-sex hormones in late adolescence. Cross-sex hormones (testosterone and estrogen) are associated with dangerous health risks including but not limited to high blood pressure, blood clots, stroke and cancer.
- Rates of suicide are 20 times greater among adults who use cross-sex hormones and undergo sex reassignment surgery, even in Sweden which is among the most LGBTQ—affirming countries.
- Conditioning children into believing that a lifetime of chemical and surgical impersonation of the opposite sex is normal and healthy is child abuse.
Children of Homosexuals and Transgenders Suffer
Homosexual activists rely on “gay”-authored research with sloppy methodology to claim that there is “no difference” between homosexual and normal, mom-and-dad households—and sometimes assert that “gay”-led parenting is superior to the traditional variety. But again, the facts suggest otherwise.
Writes Jamie Bryan Hall, citing the work of Catholic University sociology professor Dr. Paul Sullins, who analyzed data from the federal National Health Interview Survey from 1997 to 2013:
“Controlling for child sex, age, and race and parents’ education and income, Dr. Sullins finds that children of parents in same-sex relationships fare significantly worse than those of opposite-sex parents on nine of 12 measures of emotional or developmental problems and their use of mental health treatment. In general, children of parents in same-sex relationships are about two to three times more likely to experience such problems.
“In his most extensive statistical analysis, in which he also takes into account relationship stability, stigmatization, and parents’ psychological distress, Sullins finds the prevalence of emotional problems among children living with same-sex parents to be 4.5 times as high as among children living with their married biological parents, three times as high as children living with a married stepparent, 2.5 times as high as those with cohabiting parents, and three times as high as children with a single parent.”
There are now many moving firsthand testimonies available from men and women who grew up in homes with homosexual or transsexual parents. See Dawn Stefanowicz’s testimony of life with her promiscuous “gay” dad, and Denise Shick’s story of living with a selfish, cross-dressing father.
Homosexuals and Health Problems
In every area of life, “gay” activists apply their egalitarian formula to posit a moral equivalence between homosexuality and normalcy (heterosexuality). But what Dr. Sullins wrote in 2004 remains true today:
“Like abortion, homosexuality is associated with increased problems of mental health and distress. Though rarely acknowledged in popular media or discourse, emerging epidemiological evidence in the past decade has clearly established a link between homosexuality and mental illness or emotional problems.”
The Obama administration’s successful campaign to allow male homosexuals to donate blood has exposed how the LGBT lobby is more concerned about scoring another “gay rights” win than protecting our nation’s blood supply. It is as if the many thousands of stories over the last few decades including those about the AIDS crisis—showing the high correlation between “Men who have Sex with Men” (MSM) and various diseases—had never been published. Consider these facts from the Centers for Disease Control CDC(emphasis added):
- HIV—In 2011 an astonishing 94 to 95 percent of new HIV casesamong males ages 13 to 24 were linked to MSM (Men who have Sex with Men).
- Syphilis—84 percent of new syphilis cases were linked to MSM in 2012—effectively making it the new “gay disease.”
- Hepatitis—“New research shows that gay men who are HIV-positive and have multiple sex partners may increase their risk for Hepatitis C.”
- Shigellosis—“Anyone can get shigellosis but it is recognized more often in young children. Those who may be at greater risk include children in daycare centers, foreign travelers to certain countries, institutionalized people and people exposed to human feces through sexual contact.”
More than 25 years ago, Americans were shocked as “gay” activists and educators introduced children’s picture books like Daddy’s Roommate and Heather Has Two Mommies to indoctrinate children into accepting homosexual behavior and “gay families” as natural and harmless. Now a new generation of very young children is growing up with picture books like My Princess Boy (available at Walmart.com) that popularize and glamorize extreme gender confusion.
Unless citizens demand an end to the media’s incessant promotion of the gay and transgender agenda, it will be too late to return America to a state of sexual sanity, in which the health and well-being of our children is protected, instead of being undermined.
Submitted by: Veronica Coffin
The alarming headline on yesterday’s Drudge Report says:
When you click on the embedded link, it brings you to a Guardian story titled, “Syphilis is on the rise when it should be confined to history“.
But both headlines are deceptive.
A more accurate headline should be:
Syphilis soars among homosexuals
Verity Sullivan reports for The Guardian, Aug. 24, 2016, that infection rates of syphilis, the disease caused by the bacterium Treponema Pallidum and passed on through unprotected oral, vaginal and anal sex, are sharply rising in the UK.
According to the 2016 Public Health England (PHE) syphilis report, while rates of syphilis in heterosexuals remain stable, men who have sex with men (MSM) accounted for 90% of all syphilis cases in 2015, with a 232% increase in diagnosis over the last five years. More than half of the homosexual men diagnoszd with syphilis in 2015 were also infected with HIV, as well as a separate STD (sexually-transmitted disease), e.g., gonorrhea.
All this is happening despite safe sex campaigns, targeted prevention efforts, andfree and accessible sexual health care.
Experts try to explain the sharp rise in syphilis among homosexual men with the following:
- Higher numbers of partners, i.e., rampant promiscuity, is “a key reason”.
- Use of apps such as Grindr, venue based and group sex.
- The reported increased use of Chemsex (recreational drugs used during sex), which lowers sexual inhibitions and makes the likelihood of using a condom less likely.
- “Sero-sorting” – when men choose partners who have the same HIV status, in theory negating the need to use a condom. However, this puts both partners at high risk of contracting a plethora of STIs.
London is the epicenter of syphilis:
- In 2015, London accounted for 56% of all cases in England.
- Since 2010 the number of cases of syphilis in Londoners has increased by 163%, with a 22% increase in the year from 2014 to 2015.
- The borough of Lambeth has the highest rates, closely followed by the City of London and Southwark.
Asking what is to be done, The Guardian reporter Verity Sullivan gave a typical liberal PC knee-jerk response, advocating more and better sex ed in schools, proposing “further study” of “the complex background to increasing rates” of STDs “in high risk groups” (although she had just explained the reasons why), and blaming the “massive budget cuts” faced by “sexual health and homosexual support services”. Her conclusion, once again, is more government:
“Responsibility is now on the government to ensure the needs of some of its most vulnerable populations are being met.”
No, Ms. Sullivan. The explanation for the sharp 232% rise in syphilis among homosexual men is this:
Homosexuality is a psychological and spiritual disorder. Sodomists are severely disordered men because the anus is not designed for sexual penetration.
Anguished parents note that entire peer groups seem determined to ‘transition’ together.
Submitted by: Veronica Coffin
By DAVID FRENCH
When thinking about transgender issues, you can choose to believe either the Left’s comforting lie or the messy — and sometimes quite sad and scary — truth. Here’s the comforting lie: that there are a certain class of people who live in “a state of emotional distress” because their sex “assigned at birth” conflicts with their “gender identity.” For these people it is the height of cruelty to ask them to live according to their “assigned” sex. So, when even children demonstrate the allegedly objective criteria of “consistence, insistence, and persistence,” then they can and often should begin the process of transitioning to a new gender. It’s all science, you see. And denying that science not only makes you a Neanderthal, it makes you a bigot.
According to this lie, parents should rejoice when their children finally identify as transgender. After all, it’s the first step to becoming their “true selves.” According to this lie, there is nothing to fear except discrimination itself. Once individuals embrace their true identity, only intolerance can destroy their lives. Thus the fury at dissenters. Thus the academic censorship. Because of high suicide rates in transgender populations, endorsing ideological conformity becomes a matter of life and death. The truth, however, is stubborn. Human experience simply doesn’t conform to ideological models, and the far worse damage is done when we try to impose radical ideology onto the complexities of individual, troubled lives. In reality, people are far more vulnerable to suggestion and fashion than the Left lets on. Rather than affirming an immutable identity, our culture is ratifying and rendering permanent what often amounts to little more than a troubled youthful phase — one that is subject to all the whims of fashion that mark any other cultural trend.
Let’s be clear: The vast majority of kids who experience a period of discomfort with their biological sexual identity eventually desist. Indeed, the number may well be over 90 percent. In other words, kids who are growing and learning about life and themselves sometimes endure a period of confusion. This should shock exactly no one. What is shocking, however, is the insistence that this period of confusion should be treated as a period of confirmation — and that medical intervention is the logical and tolerant next course. Indeed, transgender diagnoses have become so fashionable that doctors are sometimes stampeding to prescribe life-altering drugs even to kids — and then later, when the kids grow up, recommending mutilating surgery. In other words, doctors aren’t necessarily waiting for evidence of “consistence, insistence, and persistence.” Watch this searing YouTube from a young woman who “de-transitioned” in her early twenties and describes herself as “a real, live, 22-year-old woman with a scarred chest and a broken voice and a five-o-clock shadow because I couldn’t face the idea of growing up to be a woman.”
Or watch this video from a young woman who speaks of “trauma that led to me disassociating from my female body,” She says, “The longer I chased that disassociation — the more I asked people to call me special pronouns, the more I tried to change my body, the more I ensconced myself in a community that would affirm a trans identity — the worse I felt.”
Are the diagnoses truly objective? The woman in the first video relates how she was prescribed testosterone after a mere “three or four” visits to a therapist.
How many other medical conditions are there where you can walk into the doctor’s office, tell them you have a certain condition which has no objective test, which can be caused by trauma or mental-health issues or societal factors, and just receive life-altering medications on your say-so? Does that sound like gatekeeping?
Indeed, gatekeeping has been replaced by cheerleading. In the U.K., where records are easier to obtain, clinics are facing an explosion in demand for “gender-identity treatment.” As the Guardian reports: “Figures obtained under the Freedom of Information Act reveal increases in the number of referrals to all of the UK’s 14 gender identity clinics (GICs) in recent years, with a number of clinics experiencing increases of several hundred percent.” At one major clinic, referrals quadrupled. At another, they increased 20-fold in ten years. At still another, referrals increased a jaw-dropping 28-fold in eight years. Clinics for children were seeing staggering annual increases: “The Tavistock clinic, the only centre for children and adolescents in England, has seen referral increases of about 50% a year since 2010–11. In the past year it has had an unexpected and unprecedented increase of 100%, up from 697 to 1,398 referrals.” The Guardian — because it’s the Guardian — laments that demand for gender-identity treatment is outstripping the available supply of practitioners, noting that the resulting shortfall is “leaving vulnerable people waiting years for a specialist appointment.”
Here in the United States, the evidence is more anecdotal, but the anecdotes are disturbing. Rod Dreher’s blog at The American Conservative has become something of a clearinghouse for concerns from anguished parents, many of whom note that entire peer groups seem determined to transition together. This letter was particularly poignant:
As a parent living the nightmare of having a teen who suddenly announces she’s transgender, I can tell you there are NO doctors who will do anything but agree. There is NO science behind this. There is NO way to medically “diagnose” her. Her therapist knows that she is not transgender but fears there’s no way we can stop her. Three of her closest friends have already had full transition, paid for by their parents, so it is difficult for her to understand why we won’t do the same. It is no different than having your child captured by a cult, only this time the cult is a societal bandwagon which wants to do permanent physical harm to her perfectly healthy female body, all in the name of “love”.
Parents have no idea how to respond, especially when doctors permit no dissent. Here’s another letter to Dreher:
My own daughter professes to be a boy. It is a nightmare. It came out of nowhere at age 15 — this is not a case of a girl who always wanted to be a boy, or always acted like a boy. This is a girl who was proud to be a girl until she developed physically and boys and men started treating her like a piece of meat and a second class citizen. The nightmare is that doctors and therapists are not allowed to question why she wants to be a boy. The “cult of trans” dictates that her word must be taken or they can lose their professional standing. SO they are ready to prescribe testosterone shots and a double mastectomy despite the fact that she is a minor. These physical “medical treatments” for her psychological problem are permanent and barbaric. It is against “ethics” for professionals to provide any other treatment. It is a mother’s nightmare.
To read sites like Transgender Trend (a mainly U.K.-based site that is “concerned about the current trend to diagnose “gender non-conforming” children as transgender) or 4thWaveNow (a blog launched by a “mother of a teenage girl who suddenly announced she was a ‘trans man’ after a few weeks of total immersion in YouTube transition vlogs”) is to go through the looking-glass — where troubled teens in groups will announce their intention to transition, typically with the enthusiastic (and smug) support of school guidance counselors and other educational professionals. 4thWaveNow is launching its own survey of what it calls “rapid onset gender dysphoria,” seeking input from parents whose children “experienced sudden or rapid development of gender dysphoria beginning between the ages of 10 and 21.”
Naturally, the Left is furious. Nothing and no one can be permitted to contradict the narrative. Indeed, some on the Left respond to the women in the videos above by claiming that they’re still actually “trans.” To accomplish this trick, they do what the Left so often does — redefine common terms. To prominent trans journalist Julia Serano, “transgender” means people who “defy societal expectations regarding gender.” But this makes no sense. By that definition, every female but Barbie herself is transgender because no girl has a personality that conforms in all ways to classical, stereotypical femininity. By that definition, Barbie’s boyfriend Ken is thoroughly transgender. What’s “manly” about him?
People who identify as trans need help. Many are suffering from deep and profound traumas.
Moreover, for activists, “discrimination” is the catch-all answer for every inconvenient fact. Why did fewer people come forward to transition even a few short years ago? More discrimination. Why do so many more come forward now? Less discrimination. Why are they still so troubled? Discrimination is still terrible. In other words, our society is accepting enough that people are “transitioning” in record numbers, but it’s still such a discriminatory hellhole that all problems within the trans community can be laid at the feet of bigots.
Yet anyone who spends times with teens — and isn’t drinking the ideological Kool-Aid — knows that these explanations are complete bunk. There are always nonconforming subcultures of teens. Some of these subcultures are deeply troubled (often for good reasons) and can act out in extraordinarily destructive ways, intentionally defying perceived societal norms. Even self-harm can be a fad. Cutting? Suicide clusters?
But we live in a world where if a troubled girl wants to become a man — to begin immediate hormone treatment that will dramatically alter her physiology, with the immediate hope of undergoing painful, life-altering surgery – she is encouraged, even celebrated. In this world, education professionals will stand by her side against reluctant parents. (Some parents have encountered teachers who simply refuse to call their child by her given name.)
And in this world, when even celebrated, troubled teens remain so troubled that they take their own lives, the smugness never abates. After all, being sexual revolutionary means never taking responsibility for your own beliefs. It means that every bad outcome is a bigot’s fault. We’re not far from the day when a child will be taken from a loving home simply because the parents refuse to believe that their little girl is actually a little boy. We’re already living in the days when telling your girl child that she shouldn’t undergo treatments that will render her infertile and painfully mutilated is deemed to be intolerant. And we refuse to believe that such behaviors are at all influenced by peer groups or social trends. Instead, your daughter is simply “trans,” just as she is either black or white.
People who identify as trans need help. Many are suffering from deep and profound traumas. Others are beset by a myriad of mental disorders at rates far exceeding those for comparable “cis” populations. These are people who should receive the utmost compassion and care. They are not, however, trapped in the wrong body. And the extent to which we celebrate their painful malady is the extent to which, culturally, we have lost our way. Our youth may or may not be in the midst of a “transgender contagion” — the data will ultimately tell the tale — but moral blindness is epidemic. It turns out that the science doesn’t say what the Left wants, and our responsibility is to deal with people as they are, not as identity politics defines them. A boy is still a boy, even if he wants to be called Sue, and to claim otherwise is nothing short of cruel.