THE SERVANT GENERAL
ASSAULTS ON FAITH, FAMILY AND LIFE
TRANSGENDER MADNESS - 3
May 6, 2017
Such madness and utter stupidity will not stop, since it is
a work of the evil one, designed to destroy God’s design.
Mom and 11-year-old son both decide they’re
‘transgender’: where will the madness stop?
May 5, 2017 (ThePublicDiscourse) -- A recent New York Post
article tells the story of a Detroit mom named Erica who changed
into a transgender dad named Eric. If that is not enough,
his son had already changed genders: born a boy, he transitioned
to living as a girl. Thus, mom
became dad and son became daughter. Similarly,
back in 2015, a fifty-two-year-old Canadian man made the news
when he traded in his wife and seven kids to fulfill his “true
identity” as a six-year-old transgender girl.
like these remind us that transgender
identity is a product of LGBTQ social ideology, not of each
human person’s innate identity as male or female. Transgender
identity is not authentic gender but man’s attempt to
socially engineer the family, sex, and gender identity.
What Makes a Person Trans?
The accepted LGBTQ standard
for being a “real” trans woman or trans man is
simply that a person desires to self-identify as the opposite
of his or her biological sex and to be socially accepted as
such. If a person feels distressed about his or her birth
gender, then the politically correct action is for everyone
to affirm the new and “authentic” gender identitythe
one that exists only in the trans person's feelings.
In a recent interview on Fox News, transgender lawyer Jillian
Weiss, executive director of the Transgender Legal Defense
and Education Fund, was asked repeatedly by host Tucker Carlson,
“What are the legal standards to be transgender?”
Finally, the legal specialist admitted, “There are no
rightno legal standards or legal definitions of transgender
exist. Yet, as Carlson pointed out, $11 billion of federal
money is spent on sex-specific programs, such as the Small
Business Administration investing in businesses owned by women.
Without a legal definition, these funds become easy prey for,
as Carlson puts it, “charlatans” who will claim
to be women simply to get the money.
When people feel that their biological sex doesn’t match
their internal sense of gender, they are typically diagnosed
with gender dysphoria.
This is defined as “discomfort or distress that is caused
by a discrepancy between a person’s gender identity
and that person’s sex assigned at birth.” In other
words, the medical diagnostician simply listens to and affirms
the patient’s own verbal self-identification and self-diagnosis.
objective tests can prove that the transgender condition exists.
No physical examination, blood test, bone marrow test, chromosome
test, or brain test will show that a person has gender dysphoria.
It is a condition revealed
solely by the patient’s feelings. Yet
the recommended treatment is extremecross-gender hormones
and sex-reassigning surgery.
Don’t be duped when trans activists conflate the unrelated
condition of intersexuality with transgenderism to gain sympathy
for a trans agenda. People with intersex conditions are not
the same as self-identified transgender people. Being intersex
is verifiable in the physical body; being transgender is not.
People who identify as transgender usually have typical male
or female anatomies.
to Become Transgender
The wikiHow article entitled “How to Transition from
Male to Female (Transgender)” outlines a simple five-part
system for men who want to become women. Here is a small sample:
a qualified therapist. . . . Ask your friends in the trans
community to recommend a therapist. Browse the internet
in search of a therapist experienced working with members
of the trans community. . . .
a diagnosis. Over the course of a series of sessions, your
therapist will evaluate your individual situation issuing
a diagnosis. After determining that you have consistently
experienced symptoms such as disgust with your genitals,
a desire to remove signs of your biological sex, and or
a certainty that your biological sex does not align with
your true gender, your therapist will likely diagnose you
with Gender Dysphoria.
These instructions are typical of the advice offered to those
who believe they may be transgender. I myself followed a similar
series of steps. Yet, in hindsight, after transitioning from
male to female and back again, I see that many important topics
are ignored by such advice, placing vulnerable people at risk.
Four crucial omissions are most obvious and problematic.
these instructions fail to caution the reader about therapist
bias. Asking friends in the trans community to recommend a
therapist guarantees that the therapist will be biased toward
recommending the radical step of transitioning.
Second, no mention is made or warning given about sexual fetishes.
If a person has been sexually, emotionally, or physically
abused or is addicted to masturbation, cross-dressing, or
pornography, he could be suffering from a sexual fetish disorder.
As such, he is probably not going to be helped by gender dysphoria
Third, the high incidence of comorbid mental conditions is
not mentioned. Those who have been diagnosed with bipolar
disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, oppositional defiance
behaviors, narcissism, autism, or other such disorders need
to proceed cautiously when considering transitioning, because
these disorders can cause symptoms of gender dysphoria. When
the comorbid disorder is effectively treated, the gender discomfort
may relent as well.
regret after transition is real, and the attempted suicide
rate is high. Unhappiness, depression, and inability to socially
adapt have been linked to high rates of attempted suicide
both before and after gender transition and sexual reassignment
surgery. My website gathers academic research on this topic
and reports the personal experiences of people who regret
In theory, the medical community follows certain standards
of care for transgender health, now in the seventh revision,
which were developed by The World Professional Association
for Transgender Health (WPATH). The standards provide guidelines
for treating people who report having discomfort with their
think that because standards exist, people will be properly
screened before undergoing the radical gender transition.
Unfortunately, the overwhelming theme of these standards is
affirmation. Again, clinical practitioners do not diagnose
gender dysphoria. Their job is to approve and affirm the client’s
self-diagnosis of gender dysphoria and help the patient fulfill
the desire for transition. The standards also advise that
each patient’s case is different, so the medical practitioners
may (and should) adapt the protocols to the individual.
The patient controls the diagnosis of gender dysphoria. If
a gender specialist or the patient wants to skip the screening
protocols and move forward with hormone treatment and surgical
procedures, they are free to do so. The standards of care
do not come with any requirement that they be followed.
For example, the standards do, in fact, recommend that patients
be pre-screened for other mental health conditions. But I
routinely hear from family members who say that obvious comorbid
conditions, such as autism or a history of abuse, are ignored.
The physician or the counselor simply concludes that the psychological
history is unimportant and allows the patient to proceed with
When Real Looks Fake
As simple as it is to become a “real” transgender
person, it’s even easier to turn into a fake one. “Fake”
transgender people like me start out as real, but when they
eventually see through the delusion of gender change and stop
living the transgender life, transgender activists give them
the disparaging label of “fake.”
If someone comes to the difficult and honest conclusion that
transitioning didn’t result in a change of sex, then
he or she is perceived as a threat to the transgender movement
and must be discredited. Name-calling and bullying ensues.
To be considered real, the transgender person must continue
in the delusion that his or her gender changed. The problem
with basing a diagnosis and irreversible treatment on people’s
feelings, no matter how sincerely held, is that feelings can
My message attempts to help others avoid regret, yet the warning
is not welcome to the advocates whose voice for transgender
rights rings strong and loud. Some will find my words offensive,
but then the truth can be offensive. Personally, I cannot
think of anything more offensive than men diminishing the
wonder and uniqueness of biological women by suggesting women
are nothing more than men who have been pumped with hormones
and may or may not have undergone cosmetic surgery.
Cheers and bravo to the offensive truth. Let’s reclaim
the beautiful reality of male and female sexual difference
and reject transgender ideology.
Walt Heyer is an author and public speaker with a passion
to help others who regret gender change. Through his website,
SexChangeRegret.com, and his blog, WaltHeyer.com,
Heyer raises public awareness about the incidence of regret
and the tragic consequences suffered as a result. Heyer’s
story can be read in novel form in Kid Dakota and The Secret
at Grandma’s House and in his autobiography, A Transgender’s
Faith. Heyer’s other books include Paper Genders and
Gender, Lies and Suicide.
Reprinted with permission from The Witherspoon Institute.