The Curious Case of the 6-Year-Old Transgender Student

From the Christian Post:

“The Colorado Civil Rights Division ruled on Sunday that Coy Mathis, a transgender 6-year-old who identifies as a female, has the legal right to use the girls’ bathroom at his elementary school in Fountain, Colo.

The decision marks the first ruling in the nation holding that transgender students must be allowed to use bathrooms that match the gender with which they identify…

Mathis, who was born a male, began to express himself as a female at 18 months and was recognized as a girl at age 4 by his family.”

Delight in Truth is shocked NOT at the legal development but at the decision made by this family to alter this boy’s natural gender identity starting at age 18 months.  What child (in this case infant and toddler)  is capable of identifying themselves as the opposite gender without pressure from the outside?  What two or three-year-old boy is going to say “I am a girl” if the parents did not imprint that untruth into their little brain?!

I would like to present a theory with respect to this development, one that has been mentioned before but progressivists will suppress it at all cost.

There is a psychiatric disorder in the DSM V called Münchausen-by-proxy and it describes a behavior pattern in which a caregiver deliberately fabricates, and/or induces physical, psychological, behavioral, and/or mental health problems in those who are in their care.

Examples of this include benign stuff like adding blood to the child’s urine sample to deadly actions like administering insulin to toddlers to induce seizures in order to impress the medical establishment into undergoing massive medical work-ups.  Every case with this kind of diagnosis is unique and shocking because the parent or caregiver deliberately hurts a small child in their grandiose delusional frame of mind.

It may be that the Mathis family is guilty of Münchausen-by-proxy.  In this case the damage is not physical (yet), but psychological. They could have fed the boy the idea that he is a girl starting at the age of 18 months, in order to get to the national stage where they can receive the accolades of the LGBT community and our depravity-oriented society.

How sad is this if true?

The Bible tells us that in the last days moral behavior will get from bad to worse, just like in the days of Isaiah when he said “they proclaim their sin like Sodom; they do not hide it.” Isaiah 3:9

Peter warns us “that scoffers will come in the last days with scoffing, following their own sinful desires” pushing an agenda in open rebellion towards God, and suppressing obvious truth.

Like the truth that an 18 month old boy is a boy.

The church needs to know these developments because they signal that the end time is near as told repeatedly in the Bible.

image: michaellbrown.com

14 comments on “The Curious Case of the 6-Year-Old Transgender Student

  1. Pingback: This is how children can know they are transgender | theadventuresoftransman

  2. I wrote a response on my blog in answer to some of the questions you raise here about how young children can know they are the opposite gender. I mean no disrespect by quoting your question. It is a jumping off point for a larger discussion.

    • Thanks for being respectful as others (on both sides) have resorted to name calling, etc. As you saw, I write from a conservative, biblical, exclusive Christian world-view.

      I read some of your posts including your story of changing sexes.

      I would like to ask you two questions. Nothing personal or offensive meant, just honest discussion.

      1. During your childhood and adulthood prior to the change, have you had the impulse or the feeling that what you are experiencing is unnatural and/or wrong?

      2. After the change, is there ever any element of wrestling with the idea that this change was the wrong thing to do?

      • Thank you for being willing to have an honest discussion. Maybe we can both learn from each other.

        To answer your questions:
        1. I never felt intrinsically wrong; however, the way others treated me eventually made me feel shame. It was never a choice to be transgender–I was born that way. Some people might see the act of transitioning as a choice; in theory, one can choose not to do physical and social transitioning. For me, I was simply worn out trying so hard to be something I’m not and, as hard as transitioning can be, it was much easier for me to go through all of that than it was to keep living in the expected female role.

        2. I’ve not had a single regret. I did worry about how it would affect my children, but so far, things have been much better for all of us.

        • So, my understanding is that you never had any inclination that it was wrong (by whatever moral code) to wish to become the opposite sex…

          The reason I am insisting on this point is because in Christianity we believe what the Bible says about general revelation of God and His principles about the world around us, including our social relations. We are all born in in sin and have sinful tendencies, whether it is to lie, cheat, lust after the opposite (or same sex) etc…

          Deep down we know what is sinful but we tend to suppress this knowledge.

          We hold to a concept called “suppression of truth” presented by Paul in Romans chapter 1 where he says:

          “18But God shows his anger from heaven against all sinful, wicked people who suppress the truth by their wickedness.

          19They know the truth about God because he has made it obvious to them.

          24So God abandoned them to do whatever shameful things their hearts desired. As a result, they did vile and degrading things with each other’s bodies.

          25They traded the truth about God for a lie. So they worshiped and served the things God created instead of the Creator himself, who is worthy of eternal praise! Amen.

          26That is why God abandoned them to their shameful desires. Even the women turned against the natural way to have sex and instead indulged in sex with each other.

          27And the men, instead of having normal sexual relations with women, burned with lust for each other. Men did shameful things with other men, and as a result of this sin, they suffered within themselves the penalty they deserved.

          28Since they thought it foolish to acknowledge God, he abandoned them to their foolish thinking and let them do things that should never be done”

          The context of this passage is idolatry, the worship of anything other than God. In this context, the Bible teaches that same sex relationships exemplify idolatry of self.

          Thus, that is the moral launch pad that Christians come from when they express disapproval to LGBT lifestyles. I wish we would do it more eloquently many times without the emotionality, but… same can be said of both sides

        • As I said, I never felt like my true self was a source of shame, but was definitely made to feel that way by the way others treated me.

          One of the things to think about with transgender people is that it isn’t about sex and sexual attraction. It is a sense of self as male or female–who we are rather than who we want to be with. If you consider it in those terms and conceive of being transgender as similar to being born with a birth defect or having blue eyes, it is easier to understand this isn’t really a choice I’ve made.

          Going with the birth defect analogy, I chose to get help for the problem in the same way someone would choose to fix an obvious physical defect. If it makes a child’s life easier to correct a lazy eye or a cleft palate, most people would think it is reasonable to do so. As we start to understand more about how the brain and our internal systems (such as the endocrine system) work, it seems reasonable to fix defects when we can to make a person’s life better.

          Thank you, again, for being willing to carry on a thoughtful, lively dialogue with me.

        • I cannot view transsexualism in the setting of birth-defect analogy.

          Unlike a cleft repair, sex reassignment surgery does not tackle the underlying problem. The genetic makeup will continue to present a contradiction within a transgendered body. There will always be a reminder of this with every injection or hormone pill.

          I believe there is a definitive sex assignment at conception determined by the presence or absence of the Y chromosome which leads to interdependent sex roles which can only be fulfilled in the natural physical state given to us by God.

          Then why do people like you feel they received the opposite assignment?

          My Christian faith explains it spiritually.

          We subscribe to the fall of humanity into sin. This means we are all born broken in some way, or in many ways. Some are broken in a very “natural” way…. Like an uninhibited attraction to cheat, and many follow this their entire life. Others have sexual feelings that are plainly unnatural, but still very fallen in character.

          We classify this as rebellion toward God.

          So natural and unnatural types of rebellion are equal in their destruction.

          As much as we focus on the type of sin, this is not the focus of our faith in God. The center of the issue is that we are all sinners, and all have fallen short of the glory of God, but have the opportunity to accept Redemption via the sacrifice of Christ.

          I hope this clarifies the historic Christian position on the issue…

        • Thank you for sharing your view and giving this explanation. How does the conception of a “definitive sex assignment” apply to someone who is born intersex? Would they also be viewed as rebelling when they have no control over the chromosomal makeup they were born with?

          I ask not to be a pest, but to better understand.

  3. I am awed by this exchange. Both sides are speaking in a rare atmosphere. Hope fully this exchange will continue to be spoken into for all concerned. Thank you both.

  4. Thank you again for the good discussion and being willing to share your ideas and views. I really do appreciate the time you’ve put into each answer and your frankness.

    All the best to you and yours! Cheers!

  5. A very interesting discussion. I appreciate the honesty of both in the discussion and I would, as a Christian who believes in God’s Word as the truth, side with Delight on this issue.

    I appreciate the presentation of the historical position by Delight and the frankness of transparentguy. I would be interested in transparentguy’s history: his family history, his spiritual experiences, his relationships as a child, etc.

    Of course, I don’t expect them to be shared here.

    The verses Delight has shared from Romans 1 are illuminating. There are also verses in 1 Corinthians 6 that give Christians footing.

    To oversimplify it “We love the sinner and hate the sin.” Christians are to love homosexuals but cannot accept it as a lifestyle of which God approves.

    Also, I must comment that it is nice to see a Christian with a medical background weigh in on the subject.

  6. Wow this is shocking. 18 months? That is simply projecting their own views and wants onto a baby, without giving the poor child a chance in life to see what is right or wrong

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