A report reveals that an influential conservative Presbyterian denomination has joined a rare ecclesiastical censure of government officials by agreeing to petition authorities against pushing “transgender” treatments on youngsters.
An overture calling on the government to “renounce the sin” of advocating irreversible sex change treatments for minors was accepted by a vote of 1,089 to 793 at the 50th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) last week in Memphis, Tennessee. The assembly’s mediator will establish a panel to write the petition.
The Presbyterian Church in America is the denomination of the church associated with the Covenant School in Nashville, Tennessee, where “transgender” 28-year-old Audrey Hale killed three children and three adults in March.
The original overture was written before the killing and submitted by the Evangel Presbytery in Alabama.
Multiple scientific studies were cited in the introduction to support the conclusion that surgical and medical treatments were a denial of science and that the epidemic increase of 900% in cases of gender dysphoria among girls over the past eight years has been caused by social propagation from social and educational influences.
Additionally, the overture contends that God made men and women, and Jesus Christ firmly advised against disgracing children and that it is immoral to cross-dress.
When asked by a media outlet if the campaign for “transgender” operations was based on science or the Bible, the PCA clerk, Rev. Bryan Chapell, said that it seemed to be a political movement unsupported by either.
Reports reveal that “transgender” treatments can have adverse effects, and some people say that’s too much for kids to grasp. Since puberty blockers were just authorized by the FDA in 1993, we still don’t know how they’ll affect people in the long run, but we do know that they may slow development and affect bone density in the near term.
Testosterone has been linked to an increase in the risk of developing excessive blood clots, cardiovascular disease, cholesterol, diabetes, and even infertility. Only Texas, Arkansas, and Arizona have laws restricting speech therapy, surgery, and hormones for “transgender” children.