Transgender plea or demand?

Bob Stith of Family and Gender Issues Ministries deals with transgender people’s push for restroom access to whichever sex a person chooses for themselves.  Stith points out that “when transgender rights advocates refuse the privacy of separate restrooms or dressing rooms, it becomes more than a plea for accommodation — but a demand.” In light of the fact that our PC media will not report the full story, how are Americans supposed to make a reasoned decision on contentious issues such as this one when they don’t know all the facts?  Well, Bob Stith knows the facts and he lays them out for us:

A major article on the transgender controversy over restroom access was posted during the Easter weekend by my local newspaper, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. As is typical of most media, it was couched entirely as an LGBT rights issue.

No scientist or conservative cultural commentator was quoted on whether to allow restroom access for whichever sex an individual may select.

This makes it very difficult for the average citizen to make a reasoned decision, as was demonstrated in the media frenzy concerning Bruce Jenner. Praise was heaped on him from virtually every form of media.

Serious journalism, however, would have included interviews with men like Paul McHugh, the former psychiatrist-in-chief for Johns Hopkins Hospital and its current distinguished service professor of psychiatry. Dr. McHugh was a pioneer in transgender surgeries but stopped doing them and urged others to stop. The reason? Dr. McHugh and others actually had studied the surgery’s long-term effects.

McHugh concluded this was an attempt to treat a psychological problem with a surgical solution — and it wasn’t working. It still isn’t.

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