February 12, 2010
Joseph Romero, a 6 year-old Arizona boy, was
diagnosed as transgender last October and is beginning his/her transition to
becoming a female. When he/she reaches the age of 12, he will be given female hormones
containing estrogen and plans to undergo surgery when
she is an adult in order to become a full woman.
In the UK last September, a 12 year-old boy turned up at school as a girl. Over the summer holidays his
parents changed his name to a female one and allowed him to don female garb and
wear his hair in pigtails. The youngster is now preparing to undergo hormone treatment
and surgery - and could become the world's youngest sex-swap patient in the coming
years. His school has graciously provided him/her a separate toilet and changing
Here in the U.S., the IRS ruled earlier this month that a Massachusetts woman should
be allowed to deduct the costs of her sex-change operation. And in Portland, Oregon,
there is a move afoot to
have the city pay for the sex-change operations of any employees that decide
they are unhappy with their gender.
Hollywood is firmly on board, as they plan a new film about the world's first post-operative transsexual,
starring heavyweights Nicole Kidman and Gwyneth Paltrow.
These cases represent the tip of the iceburg in the growing
movement to make gender optional. When coupled with increasingly successful campaign
to legitimize same sex unions via gay marriage, the result is an all out assault
on the centuries old concepts of family and marriage.
Consider: On September 4, 1969, California Governor Ronald
Reagan signed into law the nation's first no-fault divorce law. California legislators made the case
for no-fault divorce with the valid argument that no-fault divorce would remedy
some very desperate situations. A woman who desired a family married to a man in
an insane asylum, for example. Who wouldn't want to make her case an exception?
Who wouldn't allow this woman legal divorce from a marriage that had ceased functioning?
No-fault divorce was enacted to address these untenable situations. It was intended
to address the exception, but instead, quickly became the rule.
No-fault divorce quickly spread across the United States.
By 1985, all states had enacted no-fault divorce legislation except for New York.
This policy, enacted in good faith, weakened the concept of family to the point
where divorce is now the norm, not the exception.
A case can be made that the push to redefine
gender roles and broaden marriage to include gays also has the potential of becoming
the new norm. And while the very few legitimate cases of genuine gender confusion
are indeed heart wrenching, the re-structuring of our society to accommodate them
will very likely result in the destruction of traditional family and marriage.
Traditional families are the bedrock upon which our culture
and society are based. And marriage is the glue that binds these families together.
With twin assaults from the left on these institutions, America is facing the very
real possibility of a radical reformation. A reformation that is based on the needs
of a few at the expense of the majority. A reformation that has the potential to
destroy two of America's most basic and trusted institutions.
The left is unrelenting in its desire to redefine society.
Billing themselves as champions of the oppressed, the left has made significant
progress in labeling anyone who disagrees with their agenda as being motivated by
hate and ignorance. Genuine objections based on faith, history, common sense and
morality are ignored as the left focuses the debate on the plight of the 'victim.'
It is a successful, proven political strategy. After all, as David Horowitz points
out, "The appeal to help the underdog and defend the victims resonates with all
The left has attained the moral high ground in this cultural
battle. And they will continue to maintain it as long as the focus is on the supposed
'victims' and not on some very basic questions that are being left out of the equation.
Namely: At what cost?
Do the feelings of the minority of gays and transsexuals
trump the rights of the majority of heterosexuals? Do the feelings of 6 year-old
Joseph Romero, oops, Josie Romero warrant blurring the gender roles of all citizens?
Do the desires of gay couples to attain social legitimacy warrant the destruction
through redefinition of the centuries old tradition of marriage? And finally, who
will pay the very real costs when these social experiments fail?
These are questions that need to be addressed before the
left succeeds in fashioning their brave new world. A world that caters to the feelings
of the few at the expense of everyone else. A world where fealty to God and family
would be replaced by political correctness and transient social experiments. A world
where traditional family and marriage are considered moot and America turns into
one country under men instead of God.
Pandora's Box has been opened. It remains to be seen if we
can close it. Drip, drip, drip.
Nancy Morgan is a columnist and news editor for
She lives in South Carolina
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