The transgender movement is one of our time’s greatest sorrows.
It has painful consequences for everyone involved.
Now a group of formerly transgender individuals have written a document describing those consequences in hopes of influencing the national debate.
The Supreme Court is preparing to deliver a verdict in the case of R.G. and G.R. Harris Funeral Homes Inc. v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
This case involves issues of sex, gender identity, and discrimination.
It’s projected to be a landmark case, and numerous organizations and individuals have filed amicus briefs with the Supreme Court to increase understanding on all angles of the topic.
One brief, filed by a group of individuals who formerly identified as transgender, details their testimonies of leaving the transgender lifestyle and the reasons behind their change of mindset.
The brief describes three key points about the transgender movement.
1. There is no such thing as gender fluidity.
Advocates of transgender rights claim that there is an entire “gender spectrum,” not just the two genders of male and female. This is a completely incorrect understanding of gender, according to the brief.
“Due to counseling, therapy, and personal experiences,” the individuals who wrote the brief believe “that there is no such thing as gender fluidity or transgender. They now believe it is a fantasy many people try to make real.”
One individual, Jamie Shupe, was the first person in America to “secure legal recognition of a nonbinary, transgender identity.” He transitioned into living his life as a woman, but eventually acknowledged that he had made a grave mistake.
He now believes that individuals who struggle with their gender identity should seek counseling.
Another contributor, Laura Perry, endeavored to transition into life as a male. Upon encountering more transgender individuals, she realized that “these people are the most depressed people in the world.”
Changing genders is not “biologically possible,” Perry wrote. Sex is a binary construct.
Others added their experiences to the brief, encouraging those struggling with gender identity and a desire for change to seek professional counseling in order to avoid the regret of transitioning.
2. Becoming transgender hurts more than it helps.
Homosexual and transgender activists claim that gender-insecure individuals should pursue their transition as soon as possible in order to be happy.
But according to the individuals writing the brief, the people who aided them in their quest to transition “often (unknowingly) created more pain.”
Shupe shared that he had severe PTSD after 20 years of military service. He believed that this condition contributed to his gender identity confusion and that doctors should have treated him for PTSD instead of indulging his fantasies.
Walt Heyer, another contributor, wrote that “current transgender medical protocols fail to treat the root causes” of gender identity issues. “Transgenderism is a learned behavior…not an innate condition from birth.”
When doctors encourage their patients to pursue surgery and a lifestyle of transition, they often push unstable individuals down the wrong path. Patients who express a desire to change genders should receive mentoring and compassion, not surgery.
3. The outcomes of seeking surgery instead of therapy are disastrous.
The contributors detailed several tragic consequences of seeking plastic surgery and hormonal drug treatments instead of counseling or mentorship.
Those who seek gender-changing surgery are more likely to need psychiatric help. “The rate of psychiatric hospitalization was approximately three times higher” for individuals who sought gender-changing surgery than for those who did not.
Additionally, criminal tendencies and convictions increase after surgery and drug treatments.
Suicide also tends to increase after gender-changing surgery. Clearly, the long-term effects of surgery and hormonal treatment drugs on the brain are unexplored and potentially catastrophic.
Faced with all these truths, the individuals writing the brief made the following statement:
“Affirming the dysphoria in people suffering from gender identity issues as if they really were persons of the opposite sex only serves to lead those that are suffering with such issues away from finding the serenity and wholeness of being at peace with their bodies and identities.”
They hope that the Supreme Court considers their personal testimonies as important evidence when making crucial decisions about legislation involving sex and gender identity.
Pray for the brief as it appears before the Supreme Court and pray for the court’s decision in this case and others like it!