The statement from Dr. Michelle Cretella, the executive director of the American College of Pediatricians, came in a 2017 Daily Signal video.
In the video, she addressed the mental health aspect of transgenderism.
“See, if you want to cut off a leg or an arm, you’re mentally ill, but if you want to cut off healthy breasts or a penis, you’re transgender,” she stated in the video.
“We define transability [also known as body integrity identity disorder] as the desire or the need for a person identified as able-bodied by other people to transform his or her body to obtain a physical impairment,” Alexandre Baril, a Quebec-born academic knowledgeable on the transabled community explained to Canada’s National Post. “The person could want to become deaf, blind, amputee, paraplegic. It’s a really, really strong desire.”
But pointing out the double standard regarding transgenderism, Trinko explained, is “a sentence YouTube will not allow the doctor to say about children and gender identity issues.”
Cretella explained in the video — a transcript is available here — that wanting a healthy limb amputated is considered a mental disorder.
“If I were to say, ‘Doc, I am suicidal because I’m an amputee trapped in a normal body, please cut off my leg,’ I will be diagnosed with body identity integrity disorder. But if I walk into that doctor’s office and say, ‘I am a man, sign me up for a double mastectomy,’ my physician will. See, if you want to cut off a leg or an arm you’re mentally ill, but if you want to cut off healthy breasts or a penis, you’re transgender.
“No one is born transgender. If gender identity were hardwired in the brain before birth, identical twins would have the same gender identity 100 percent of the time. But they don’t,” she said.
Such censorship, Trinko wrote, “should horrify every YouTube user – and anyone who values the importance of a public square featuring a variety of perspectives.”
“We agree with the spirit behind YouTube’s hate speech policy, which states, ‘Hate speech is not allowed on YouTube. We remove content promoting violence or hatred against individuals or groups based on any of the following attributes’ including ‘Gender Identity and Expression’ and ‘Sex/Gender.’ We believe transgender individuals, and any individual struggling with gender identity issues, should be treated with love and respect.
“But we also believe that on a topic where medical treatments have such serious ramifications, from infertility to permanent alteration of body parts, it is worth having a robust, fact-driven discussion,” she wrote.
That’s the thing with these Kantian atheists that run the West.
Despite all the blather about “science” and “facts” and “material reality”, they never really cared about science, or facts, or material reality.
They saw that God has absolute power, and that Christians routinely used their power to stop atheists from their lawless behaviour, and so our resentful intellectual class
- hated the power of God and His people
- wanted that power for themselves: “What I say, is reality!”
Of course, not being God, they have to use the State as their God-substitute. “Kneel and Obey, because we control the guns and the money and the media!”
That pseudo-deity, the State, that is going to prove to be a very poor substitute for the Real Deal.
Idols always are.