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The Terrorism of Trans Tyranny

Dec 13, 2018

Hot on the heels of the homosexual assault on everything is the non-stop trans war on everything. The trans militants have declared war on children, on family, on society, on sexuality, on biology, and on reality. Have I left anything out? Just as countless individuals have suffered from the radical homosexual agenda, so too with the trans tyrants.

Every day we find more horrific examples of this, with no letup in sight. Let me offer five more recent cases of this occurring, and then conclude with some commentary. I begin with an alarming case in Virginia where a teacher who has sided with reality has lost his job last week. The story opens:

Tonight, after an open hearing lasting more than 5 hours before the West Point School Board, Peter Vlaming was fired from his job. The five member school board, without comment, rubber-stamped the superintendent’s recommendation that he be terminated. What did this beloved High School French teacher of seven years do to warrant this decision?

He dared to stand on his deeply-held convictions by not complying with the school administration’s directive that he refer to a female student by male pronouns. It’s unfortunate that those who demand tolerance the loudest want to punish anyone who does not conform. The West Point School Board has introduced a brand new ideology about human nature and insisted that Mr. Vlaming embrace it by setting aside his deeply held – and constitutionally protected – faith.

While Mr. Vlaming was willing to use the student’s preferred name and avoid referring to the student with female pronouns, that did not satisfy the school administration, who told him that he MUST affirmatively use male pronouns for the female student.
www.familyfoundation.org/blog/breaking-teacher-refused-to-lie-about-gender-fired-from-west-point-high-school-tonight?fbclid=IwAR1xR5wkEr-4EqIWgMmjvujFFYlCTGGmkD0vN7PahgWIHSn6yH7w4qaBZE8

A similar sort of case – and an equally appalling one – concerns a professor in the UK who is now public enemy number one for daring to suggest male and female is something determined by our biology. As one write-up puts it:

A UK professor has received a barrage of abuse after suggesting a woman is defined by law as biological, not psychological. Rosa Freedman, Professor of Law, at The University of Reading, posted a series of tweets detailing the backlash. “I found my office door covered in urine,” Professor Freedman said.

“People are continuously calling my phone from an anonymous number, and when I answer I am laughed at and told that I am a ‘TERF’ who ‘should be raped and killed.’ If this is how a University Professor is treated, little wonder that women who work in jobs without protection regarding academic enquiry… feel unable to speak up to protect women’s rights,” Professor Freedman added.
caldronpool.com/law-professor-threatened-with-rape-and-murder-after-saying-a-woman-is-defined-by-law-as-biological-not-psychological/?fbclid=IwAR1FdoirU0pfrfYoOzFjD8PcrL5YPgqm3ruftMko0RWM8KZENXyIzZKW01I

Let me next look at how this madness is playing itself out in Canada. The headline alone should shock every single one of us: “Canadian man claiming to be ‘female’ sues 16 women for refusing to wax his genitals”. Here are some more details:

A biological male taking women to court for refusing to touch his penis on the grounds that this is discrimination against trans women is some serious next-level gaslighting. It is difficult to fully discern J.Y.’s intent in this specific case—it could be money, since he stands to make a nice chunk of cash if he is to win his cases, or simply attempting to use the force of the state to bludgeon biological women into accepting him as a “woman” and forcing them to agree that his genitals are female genitals, regardless of the fact that they quite literally are not. It is genuinely surprising that there is not more outrage over this.
www.lifesitenews.com/blogs/canadian-man-claiming-to-be-female-sues-16-women-for-refusing-to-wax-his-ge?utm_content=bufferda6e2&utm_medium=WCDM%2BBuffer&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=WCDM

But wait, there’s more. In Texas the courts are fully siding with the trans madness and tyranny:

A six-year-old Texas boy is being dressed and presented as a girl by his mother; at the same time, she is threatening the boy’s father legally for not going along with her plan for their son to live as a girl. James lives as a girl when with his mother, but when with his father and given the choice, the six-year-old boy lives as a boy. Jeffrey Younger is currently prohibited by court order from affirming in any way his son’s sex, including imparting Christian teaching on gender and sexuality to James.

In addition to the medical and psychological risks to children associated with so-called gender transitioning, the case has implications for parental rights related to religious freedom, freedom of speech, and due process. Anne Georgulas has charged Younger, her ex-husband and James’s father, with child abuse for not affirming their son as a transgender “girl,” according to court documents.

She has also sought restraining orders against Younger, she is trying to terminate his parental rights, and also seeks to compel Younger to pay for James’s visits with a transgender-affirming therapist and for medical procedures to “transition” James to a girl. The controversial “treatment” could include hormonal sterilization that could begin in as soon as two years when James turns eight, in preparation for James to later have “sexual reassignment” surgery.

James’ mother has changed her son’s name to Luna. She dresses him in a girl’s clothing, shoes, and makeup, and James uses the girls’ restroom at school. The court has awarded her the sole right to consent to psychiatric and psychological treatment of James and his twin brother Jude, rendering the boys’ father unable to get a second opinion. Younger is even prohibited from cutting his sons’ hair, having been reported by a teacher to Texas Child Protective Services for giving James a haircut.
www.lifesitenews.com/news/6-year-old-boy-forced-to-live-as-a-girl-while-mom-threatens-dad-for-not-goi?fbclid=IwAR0hxfesY7bRqLwPX_2DKxVi4mhN–nHcW16yxrxErwFyCB2_MMVgzgcDuw

Another child is also involved in trans warfare, this time in Minnesota. As one news item puts it:

A Minnesota mother is appealing a judge’s decision to dismiss her lawsuit against school authorities who gave her teenage son female hormone treatments without her permission. The Thomas More Society filed an appeal on Monday in the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit in St. Paul on behalf of Anmarie Calgaro, who opposes school and health officials usurping her parental rights to provide gender transition treatments to her son.

“The U.S. Constitution says that parental rights of fit parents are fundamental rights, fit parents’ parental rights over unemancipated minors cannot be terminated without due process,” stated Erick Kaardal, special counsel with the Thomas More Society, in a statement released Thursday.
www.christianpost.com/news/mom-appeals-after-losing-against-school-that-gave-son-transgender-medical-treatments-without-her-permission.html?fbclid=IwAR1PTBAdUZ8y_Rc_9nNeTyqwnGEqqOaDDRWYFtrwZu7qAANJN8a2KkmI8nM

So here are five cases in almost as many days, with no signs of any of this easing up any time soon. Indeed, all the indications are that it will get worse – much worse – in the days ahead. Let me offer some commentary on how this is negatively impacting on our children.

UK psychotherapist Bob Withers has been involved with all this for 25 years now and he does not like what he sees. Parts of a recent interview with him are well worth sharing here:

The number of children identifying as transgender is on the rise. Referrals to the NHS’s Tavistock Gender Identity Development Service have increased by an astonishing 2,500 per cent in the past nine years. Psychotherapist Bob Withers is concerned that large numbers of children are being transitioned unnecessarily, and that discussion of this phenomenon is being closed down by trans activists….

Most people, including children, who want to transition nowadays are coached online by trans activists. They are told what to tell therapists in order to improve their chances of getting surgery and hormones. Most have already made up their minds that transitioning is the answer to their problems. But if 10 years down the line, if you find that transitioning does not fix everything, you cannot go back, you have permanently altered your body….

I had another case, John, who came to me before having surgery. He wanted me to rubber-stamp his transition. He thought I was transphobic to even ask him about his psychological issues. In one session, I found myself telling him about my previous patient who had regretted the surgery, and I could see his face drop. Half an hour after the session ended, he came back to my consulting room in a psychotic state. He had been out in the world and he thought people were going to attack him. He clearly had an identity in mind for which he would need surgery to realise. For a moment, I caused him to doubt that identity, and he had a catastrophic collapse in his sense of who he was. He suddenly became aware that transitioning might not actually solve all his problems….

You can go one of two ways. One way is to alter the body. This is the fashionable option because it is quick and easy in the short term. Patients tend to feel better at first, but many come to regret it. The long-term side effects are largely not known.

The other way is to work on the mind, to ask what caused a patient to identify as trans. But now trans activists are attempting to control our profession, without any proper clinical evidence or understanding of what we do. They have introduced something called the Memorandum of Understanding. It basically conflates the therapy you would give to a person who says they are trans with gay conversion therapy. It could lead to therapists being struck off.
www.spiked-online.com/2018/11/30/we-are-experimenting-on-children/?fbclid=IwAR04dwsVqiBB7G0R059Wz_MLCSWGjQOX5lR-sCZJziGR07eJxwxVZQfkzuM

I have already written books about how much people have suffered and been abused by the homosexual agenda in full swing. Now it looks like I need to write more books on how the new trans tyranny is destroying everything it touches. If I do, by the time it gets into print it will already be out of date.

Such is the rate of downward decline in the West.

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12 Responses to The Terrorism of Trans Tyranny

  • Hello Bill, it’s with a grieving heart I’m commenting on this. While reading your article tonight I just sat in front of my computer and wept asking the Lord to forgive the church’s silence on this evil and asking Him to forgive all the corrupt people involved in this. I’ll be passing this on to at least 50 people.

    Lord, Jesus please come quickly & bless Bill Muehlenberg for his words of warning & courage.

    Louise
    “God’s Not Silent” Partner in Prayer, Petitions, emails, etc.

  • Church of England to Host Public Ceremonies to Affirm Transgender Worshippers
    12 Dec 2018

    Transgender members of the 85-million-strong Anglican faith community will now have the support of the Church of England, after it released guidelines on Tuesday for ceremonies to welcome them.

    The Church of England, where the Anglican tradition originated, has in recent years moved towards greater acceptance of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT+) people, including addressing homophobic bullying in schools.

    https://www.charismanews.com/world/74409-church-of-england-to-host-public-ceremonies-to-affirm-transgender-worshippers

  • Regarding Louise Harris’ comment…I think the (real, invisible) church doesn’t grasp the magnitude of this trans-scheme perpetrated by the enemy of our souls. This has come about over many years of those “slippery slope” issues coming to fruition of which the late C. Everett Koop and Francis Schaffer spoke. Some thought those 2 men were fruitcakes who only envisioned the worst possible scenarios, scenarios that simply could not come about in the Bible-believing church. Reminds one of Corrie ten Boom’s brother who saw the rise and outworkings of Hitler’s perverse worldview 10 years before it actually happened.

    Now we are meant to accept the transgender nihilistic view of life….turn everything upside down. What God has created and called good is now bad by world standards. Family, love, kindness, the soul, sinful man being redeemed by a loving God…a selfless God, willing to sacrifice His own Son to save mankind…wondrous, unimaginable love and selflessness…all of that is bunk, garbage, and sentimentalism to them; something meant to be destroyed. So they start by attacking the most basic of God’s creation, man and woman….next, the family. If it is ordained of God it must be destroyed. If it is loved by God, it must end, it must be muddied and made filthy.

    People will continue to have their lifelong careers destroyed by these agents of Satan. Such are the times in which we live. We certainly must continue to pray for them and each other, but we may have to eventually organize to help the brethren who take a stand through these times that will surely result in economic hardships.

  • The case histories referred to above leave a gnawing question in my mind: “Is there a correlation between the increasing number of families where the parents are divorced or separated and the rise of gender dysphoria in children as an increasingly common phenomenon?”.

    Is the embrace of a personal revolt against one’s biological sex an attempt to seek a certain personal self-empowerment in a personal relationship horizon where one feels dwarfed and cowed by intense conflict between the key adults in one’s immediate family?

  • John Wigg,
    While those in broken families tend to suffer psychologically a lot more, and a weak mother with strong father, or vice-versa, can help cultivate gender dysphoria, by and large the trend is grown through indoctrination in our schools and online.

  • Dear Bill & Marissa, how you both are a blessing. How many times l have not stood strong when in the knowledge that Jesus Christ promise to be strong in my weakness I would have Honoured Him by even a faint stance of His mighty power if I had spoken up, written that letter, made that protest.
    Thank you for your words pointing us to The Saviour, and Him directing my eyes to the words He has given you for my edification.
    God Bless every eye that reads this and you both.
    Mark Bryant
    PS Bill, please send an email to the listed below address so I may support you financially. I have not had success using the prompts on this site.

  • Well put Marissa, if this wasn’t such a diabolical travesty I’d say, “beautifully put”. I believe the more we repent of these peoples sins the more they are disarmed [Mark Taylor].

    Yes to John Wigg, I believe there is a direct correlation between what’s happening and how the marriage has totally broken down.

    Blessings over Bill Muehlenberg for leading the “Trew News”, [spiritually, physically, financially] over his life and families life. Let his emails boomerang all over the world and be received by all so we can continue this battle [spiritually & voting against this evil]. Let Bill’s works reach the world for You, Dear Jesus, One & Only Son of God. Amen!

    Louise, “God’s Not Silent” partner in prayer
    Warring in the Spirit, [through repenting, praying, petitions, canvassing, emailing & voting.]
    For America’s heart & soul, for the unborn & our youth.

  • If it can be shown that there is a solid objective basis for introducing another parameter in addition to biological sex in relation to the objective ontology of a person being a Man or a Woman, then I would have no real issues in acknowledging such a parameter. If someone could, for instance, provide a convincing scientific and philosophical case that some people are ‘boys’ born into girl’s bodies or ‘girls’ born into boy’s bodies, then I wouldn’t have much of an issue in acknowledging a 2nd parameter in addition to biological sex. However if such a parameter is simply some kind of social construction, or some kind of internal subjective self-identification, simply ones internal sense of self or something like that, then why on Earth should society acknowledge such a parameter?

    Statements such as ‘Person A is a Man’ or ‘Person B is a Woman’ are statements about the objective ontology of a person – their truth or falsehood does not depend on the subjective identity of someone.

    I am astounded that someone could lose their job over pronoun use. I myself recently suggested in a discussion elsewhere that a reasonable compromise in a situation where, for instance, a Man identifies as a Woman and doesn’t wished to be referred to as a Man but rather wishes to be referred to as a Woman, would be to simply to refer to that person by their first name – that way, the person with a gender identity issue is not being addressed in a way they don’t like, and other people don’t feel they have to lie or go against their beliefs in anyway in addressing that person – everybody wins. So even such a very reasonable compromise is not enough now? They are actually putting people in a position where they feel they have to lie and go along with a false view of what it means to be a Man or a Woman. Doesn’t seem like tolerance to me.

    However the story I found most concerning was the one in which a parent was viewed as some kind of bad parent for not affirming their child’s gender identity. I know the Australian Christian Lobby had an article some time ago about how the law could eventually turn on parents who don’t positively affirm their child’s chosen gender. I respect the Australian Christian Lobby, but I thought they surely must have been worrying over the top and have gotten this one wrong – surely it could never go that far. Now I am deeply worried.

  • Tasmania’s House of Assembly recently passed a bill that would let men change their birth certificate from male to female, and let parents choose whether or not to have their child’s “gender” recorded on their birth certificate. The bill passed because the Speaker, Liberal Sue Hickey, the former Lord Mayor of Hobart, voted with Labor and the Greens. The bill will go to the Upper House when Parliament resumes in March next year.

    The LGBTIQA+ activists deliberately create confusion between gender and biological sex. A birth certificate records a person’s objective biological sex, not their subjective gender identity. Your biological sex of male (XY chromosomes) or female (XX) is determined at the moment of conception, and is literally written all over you, in each of the 37 trillion cells of your body. Male and female body parts are the result of your biological sex, not the cause of it. Surgery can’t change your chromosomes.

    A birth certificate is a legal document. Legal documents cannot be changed or falsified because their facts aren’t to your liking.

    If “love is love”, then male is male, and female is female.

  • Baptism-style ceremony for men who ‘transition’ to female? Why the Church of England has imploded
    Lifesite, 14 December 2018

    A member of the same clergy that once presided over the majesty of Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation, with the transcendent tones of Zadok the Priest thundering through the cathedral until the pillars seemed to shiver, has now politely asked the faithful to pray that her great-grandson, Prince George, might become a homosexual in order to increase tolerance for the LGBT community.

    https://www.lifesitenews.com/mobile/blogs/baptism-style-ceremony-for-men-who-transition-to-female-why-church-of-engla

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