from Gender Identity Disorders
By Mike Hatfield
February 22, 2008 - An eight-year-old boy in Castle Rock, Colorado, is being permitted to come to school as a girl and to have access unisex restrooms.
The child can wear girl's clothing if he wishes and will be addressed as a girl, according to news reports.
The child's Gender Identity Disorder is being treated as simply a gender identity or a gender variant identity that is a normal part of development. According to Kim Pearson, with TransYouth Family Advocates, the American Academy of Pediatrics states that a child's gender identity becomes formed between the ages of three and five.
Pearson notes: "Until a child like this gets this piece of the puzzle in place, they can't learn, they can't get an education, they can't form relationships with other people." Pearson's 15-year-old daughter believes she is really a boy.
The normalization of GID as gender variant behavior and a normal developmental process is far advanced in the U.S. A network of pediatricians and other agenda-driven physicians are promoting the idea that "gender" is a social construction that can be fluid.
What a person "feels" about himself trumps what he actually is in a biological sense. A person who "feels" trapped in an opposite sex body, is permitted to believe this falsehood about his or her identity and society is expected to accommodate to these ever-changing feelings.
Instead of treating this eight-year-old boy for a disturbing Gender Identity Disorder, he is being permitted to live the fiction that he is actually a girl. In addition, parents and children who view this as abnormal will be offered counseling by therapists in Colorado. They will be retrained to believe that a boy thinking he's a girl is normal. Thinking otherwise will be considered bigoted, insensitive, and will create a dangerous educational environment for the child.
The pathological behavior is normalized, while those who still view this behavior as abnormal are stigmatized as uninformed and bigoted against the development of a child's gender identity.
Former NARTH President Joseph Nicolosi, Ph.D. has observed:
This situation reflects the misguided notion that we can be whoever we feel we are -- (except ex-gay!). This boy would benefit from psychodynamic counseling that explores why he is rejecting his innate maleness.
Even if the cause of that rejection appears to be a biological 'wiring' problem, one fact remains: no boy can ever make himself into a girl by dressing differently and having his body surgically mutilated.