Transgenderism: A Pathogenic Meme

The idea that one’s sex is a feeling, not a fact, has permeated our culture and is leaving casualties in its wake. Gender dysphoria should be treated with psychotherapy, not surgery.

For forty years as the University Distinguished Service Professor of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Medical School—twenty-six of which were also spent as Psychiatrist in Chief of Johns Hopkins Hospital—I’ve been studying people who claim to be transgender. Over that time, I’ve watched the phenomenon change and expand in remarkable ways.

A rare issue of a few men—both homosexual and heterosexual men, including some who sought sex-change surgery because they were erotically aroused by the thought or image of themselves as women—has spread to include women as well as men. Even young boys and girls have begun to present themselves as of the opposite sex. Over the last ten or fifteen years, this phenomenon has increased in prevalence, seemingly exponentially. Now, almost everyone has heard of or met such a person.

Publicity, especially from early examples such as “Christine” Jorgenson, “Jan” Morris, and “Renee” Richards, has promoted the idea that one’s biological sex is a choice, leading to widespread cultural acceptance of the concept. And, that idea, quickly accepted in the 1980s, has since run through the American public like a revelation or “meme” affecting much of our thought about sex.

The champions of this meme, encouraged by their alliance with the broader LGBT movement, claim that whether you are a man or a woman, a boy or a girl, is more of a disposition or feeling about yourself than a fact of nature. And, much like any other feeling, it can change at any time, and for all sorts of reasons. Therefore, no one could predict who would swap this fact of their makeup, nor could one justifiably criticize such a decision.

At Johns Hopkins, after pioneering sex-change surgery, we demonstrated that the practice brought no important benefits. As a result, we stopped offering that form of treatment in the 1970s. Our efforts, though, had little influence on the emergence of this new idea about sex, or upon the expansion of the number of “transgendered” among young and old.

Olympic Athlete Turned “Pin-Up” Girl

This history may clarify some aspects of the latest high-profile transgender claimant. Bruce Jenner, the 1976 Olympic decathlon champion, is turning away from his titular identity as one of the “world’s greatest male athletes.” Jenner announced recently that he “identifies as a woman” and, with medical and surgical help, is busy reconstructing his physique.

I have not met or examined Jenner, but his behavior resembles that of some of the transgender males we have studied over the years. These men wanted to display themselves in sexy ways, wearing provocative female garb. More often than not, while claiming to be a woman in a man’s body, they declared themselves to be “lesbians” (attracted to other women). The photograph of the posed, corseted, breast-boosted Bruce Jenner (a man in his mid-sixties, but flaunting himself as if a “pin-up” girl in her twenties or thirties) on the cover ofVanity Fair suggests that he may fit the behavioral mold that Ray Blanchard has dubbed an expression of “autogynephilia”—from gynephilia (attracted to women) and auto (in the form of oneself).

The Emperor’s New Clothes

But the meme—that your sex is a feeling, not a biological fact, and can change at any time—marches on through our society. In a way, it’s reminiscent of the Hans Christian Andersen tale, The Emperor’s New Clothes. In that tale, the Emperor, believing that he wore an outfit of special beauty imperceptible to the rude or uncultured, paraded naked through his town to the huzzahs of courtiers and citizens anxious about their reputations. Many onlookers to the contemporary transgender parade, knowing that a disfavored opinion is worse than bad taste today, similarly fear to identify it as a misapprehension.

I am ever trying to be the boy among the bystanders who points to what’s real. I do so not only because truth matters, but also because overlooked amid the hoopla—enhanced now by Bruce Jenner’s celebrity and Annie Leibovitz’s photography—stand many victims. Think, for example, of the parents whom no one—not doctors, schools, nor even churches—will help to rescue their children from these strange notions of being transgendered and the problematic lives these notions herald. These youngsters now far outnumber the Bruce Jenner type of transgender. Although they may be encouraged by his public reception, these children generally come to their ideas about their sex not through erotic interests but through a variety of youthful psychosocial conflicts and concerns.

First, though, let us address the basic assumption of the contemporary parade: the idea that exchange of one’s sex is possible. It, like the storied Emperor, is starkly, nakedly false. Transgendered men do not become women, nor do transgendered women become men. All (including Bruce Jenner) become feminized men or masculinized women, counterfeits or impersonators of the sex with which they “identify.” In that lies their problematic future.

When “the tumult and shouting dies,” it proves not easy nor wise to live in a counterfeit sexual garb. The most thorough follow-up of sex-reassigned people—extending over thirty years and conducted in Sweden, where the culture is strongly supportive of the transgendered—documents their lifelong mental unrest. Ten to fifteen years after surgical reassignment, the suicide rate of those who had undergone sex-reassignment surgery rose to twenty times that of comparable peers.

How to Treat Gender Dysphoria

So how should we make sense of this matter today? As with any mental phenomenon, what’s crucial is noting its fundamental characteristic and then identifying the many ways in which that characteristic can manifest itself.

The central issue with all transgender subjects is one of assumption—the assumption that one’s sexual nature is misaligned with one’s biological sex. This problematic assumption comes about in several different ways, and these distinctions in its generation determine how to manage and treat it.

Based on the photographic evidence one might guess Bruce Jenner falls into the group of men who come to their disordered assumption through being sexually aroused by the image of themselves as women. He could have been treated for this misaligned arousal with psychotherapy and medication. Instead, he found his way to surgeons who worked him over as he wished. Others have already commented on his stereotypic caricature of women as decorative “babes” (“I look forward to wearing nail polish until it chips off,” he said to Diane Sawyer)—a view that understandably infuriates feminists—and his odd sense that only feelings, not facts, matter here.

For his sake, however, I do hope that he receives regular, attentive follow-up care, as his psychological serenity in the future is doubtful. Future men with similar feelings and intentions should be treated for those feelings rather than being encouraged to undergo bodily changes. Group therapies are now available for them.

Most young boys and girls who come seeking sex-reassignment are utterly different from Jenner. They have no erotic interest driving their quest. Rather, they come with psychosocial issues—conflicts over the prospects, expectations, and roles that they sense are attached to their given sex—and presume that sex-reassignment will ease or resolve them.

The grim fact is that most of these youngsters do not find therapists willing to assess and guide them in ways that permit them to work out their conflicts and correct their assumptions. Rather, they and their families find only “gender counselors” who encourage them in their sexual misassumptions.

Those with Gender Dysphoria Need Evidence-Based Care

There are several reasons for this absence of coherence in our mental health system. Important among them is the fact that both the state and federal governments are actively seeking to block any treatments that can be construed as challenging the assumptions and choices of transgendered youngsters. “As part of our dedication to protecting America’s youth, this administration supports efforts to ban the use of conversion therapy for minors,” said Valerie Jarrett, a senior advisor to President Obama.

In two states, a doctor who would look into the psychological history of a transgendered boy or girl in search of a resolvable conflict could lose his or her license to practice medicine. By contrast, such a physician would not be penalized if he or she started such a patient on hormones that would block puberty and might stunt growth.

What is needed now is public clamor for coherent science—biological and therapeutic science—examining the real effects of these efforts to “support” transgendering. Although much is made of a rare “intersex” individual, no evidence supports the claim that people such as Bruce Jenner have a biological source for their transgender assumptions. Plenty of evidence demonstrates that with him and most others, transgendering is a psychological rather than a biological matter.

In fact, gender dysphoria—the official psychiatric term for feeling oneself to be of the opposite sex—belongs in the family of similarly disordered assumptions about the body, such as anorexia nervosa and body dysmorphic disorder. Its treatment should not be directed at the body as with surgery and hormones any more than one treats obesity-fearing anorexic patients with liposuction. The treatment should strive to correct the false, problematic nature of the assumption and to resolve the psychosocial conflicts provoking it. With youngsters, this is best done in family therapy.

The larger issue is the meme itself. The idea that one’s sex is fluid and a matter open to choice runs unquestioned through our culture and is reflected everywhere in the media, the theater, the classroom, and in many medical clinics. It has taken on cult-like features: its own special lingo, internet chat rooms providing slick answers to new recruits, and clubs for easy access to dresses and styles supporting the sex change. It is doing much damage to families, adolescents, and children and should be confronted as an opinion without biological foundation wherever it emerges.

But gird your loins if you would confront this matter. Hell hath no fury like a vested interest masquerading as a moral principle.

By  Paul McHugh  | June 10th, 2015 |Source: thepublicdiscourse.com   | Title: Transgenderism: A Pathogenic Meme

Jess Walton’s book Introducing Teddy teaches kids about transgender issues

First time author Jess Walton crowdfunded her children's book about a transgender teddy, written for her son because she has a transgender dad. Jess with her dad, Tina Healy and son, Errol. Picture: Andy Brownbill.

SHE’s the world’s first transgender teddy bear and she’s about to achieve worldwide domination. If only life was as beautifully simple and unprejudiced as a children’s book.

Thomas-now-Tilly the teddy’s journey began five years ago when Jess Walton’s father came out to her as transgender in a parked car in Fairfield.

Introducing Teddy is being published by Bloomsbury. Picture: Andy Brownbill

Three years later, after having a child of her own, the ex-teacher was searching desperately for kids books which showed a positive message about gender diversity but could find nothing. So she wrote her own: a Teddy called Thomas knows in his heart he’s a girl who wants to be called Tilly, and her friends accept her that way. Self-published last year as a “passion project”, Introducing Teddy will be published globally through Bloomsbury next week after making worldwide waves.

“It’s been a real whirlwind, sometimes I cant really believe that it’s all happened,” said the Pakenham mum who is expecting another baby soon with her wife.

“I didn’t even consider approaching mainstream publishers when I first wrote the book, it was just something I wanted for my own family. I knew there might be other families like mine who might be interested which is why I put it up on Kickstarter.”

Walton was so nervous she wouldn’t meet her crowd-funding goal to pay her illustrator Dougal MacPherson that she set the goal as low as possible, the campaign as long as possible, and considered taking out a loan if it failed.

She started publicising the campaign on social media with LGBTI communities around the world and orders started trickling in. Then on a whim she messaged her favourite author through Facebook, UK eccentric Neil Gaiman.

“I thought there’s no way it’s going to work, but I took a punt. And he tweeted about it. I wasn’t very active on my twitter account… I didn’t even see it. A friend screenshotted the twitter message and sent it to me at work, it was one of the best moments of my life – the third best after getting married and having a kid. I just lost it.”

First came the international media attention, then the flood of orders – within six days they had reached their Kickstarter goal and doubled it by the end of the campaign at $20,000 – then an email from a New York agent asking if she would consider mainstream publishing?

“We just thought it was a hoax and looked up the name of the agency and went to their website and went ‘oh my god this is real’. I spoke to a few people we knew in the book industry and they said ‘sign right now’.

Walton’s dad Tina – “I do call her Dad. I’ve got two mothers: Mum and Dad. I think of ‘dad’ as a term of endearment with lots of history instead of a gendered word for parent” – cried “happy tears” when she’d read the first draft.

“The beautiful thing about it is she showed such a clear empathy and understanding of transgender people and it was just put so simply and beautifully for kids,” she said.

“I think that’s part of the lovely reaction she’s had for it, she really understands me and she accepts me and I’m included in her broader family. I knew that anyway but seeing it there in book form…..”

In Introducing Teddy, being trans isn’t something “weird and wacky and way out”, it’s just a “possibility”, she said.

“Life can go on, you keep having friends and family and you get on with your life, it’s OK. This is what books do, they mainstream it.”

Long before the “mainstreaming” of trans through pop culture – Caitlin Jenner and TV series Transparent – before the word ‘trans’ even existed, Tina was four when she began identifying as female but “you pick up signs and signals very soon that if you want to be loved, you need to bury it”.

“You very quickly pick up there’s certain things you can’t say, you can’t do, certain things you can’t play with, and I buried it. I think very young you learn to feel shame and guilt, you have low self esteem and a sense of low self worth. I think after a little while as a child you start to learn to hate yourself, hate that part of you.”

When Tina married her wife Tess, with whom she had four children, Tess knew that her husband identified as female, but they thought “something’s wrong with me and l’ll beat it”.

“Of course every time it raises its head you realise it puts stress on the marriage, and you learn to push it down.

“So I think it got to the point: my dad had passed away, the kids were all adults, they had their own lives and there was so much pressure building for 50 years, I thought I just cant go on living like this, I cant do it and I thought now’s the time. Either that… it’s a life choice, I want to keep living and I think in the end I chose life.”

Jess Walton believes the overwhelming response to and success of her book is firstly because of the gap in the market for children’s books about gender diversity.

“Educators have contacted us wanting to use this in a classroom setting, also transgender parents transitioning later in life who have young children want to use this to start a conversation. Also for trans people who’ve never had the experience of reading a picture book with themselves represented.”

The other reason for its success is timing – “there’s a conversation happening all around the world, and this book is just one tiny part of that”.

“I think we’ve moved from the point where some people might have been afraid of what’s different to being interested and having compassion and curiosity.

“We’ve started seeing it in the mainstream, in the media and pop culture, on TV and films and books, but we haven’t grappled with what as a society we’ve been doing to trans and gender diverse people, what needs to change politically. I’m hoping with the awareness coming with these conversations, those issues will come to the fore.”

By Melbourne Leader | May 30, 2016 |Source: heraldsun.com.au  | Title: "Jess Walton’s book Introducing Teddy teaches kids about transgender issues"

Australia: The attacks are unprecedented

The attacks are unprecedented. From inside, the prosecution of the church by the Tasmanian Anti-discrimination Commission, and from outside, the coordinated terrorist attacks in France.

The Bishop of Hobart and the (national) Catholic Bishop’s Conference have now both been charged with alleged offences in a schools booklet confirming marriage as between male and female. Such charges threaten freedom of speech and this even before the possibility of same-sex marriage being made legal.

The critical issues for the church are freedom to speak truth, to teach truth and Christian values to our children and ultimately our freedom to even believe what we regard as being universal truth, God’s truth.

The principal attacks on these freedoms have come from homosexual activists with the push for same-sex marriage and the adoption of homosexual values and gender fluidity to our children. This has extended to attacks on the definition of family, tolerance for and then pushing for special privileges for transgender identities and has gained support by anti-discrimination advocates and is loosely supported by people who decide truth for themselves.

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And it is mind-boggling that it should be so prominent in the media and in the minds of politicians when there is so much else of importance in our nation and world that demands action.

The “slippery slope” progress of these attacks has been from “permission to compulsion”. Compulsion is denied but is already happening with the present charges.

Other issues that relate to God’s creation are the attacks on the intrinsic value of human life as created in the Image of God – abortion, sex selection, eugenic selection, cloning, euthanasia etc.

Some Christians are confused on values of love, mercy, compassion, equality.

In response we need a church that

is awake to evil

joins together in worship and prayer, understanding the nature of spiritual warfare

understands the issues that will bring down a nation

has a united voice in confronting these issues

understands Christian responsibility in behaviour when it comes to choosing between good and evil.

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The Revelation to John on the island of Patmos is God’s revelation to the church. It tells of things to come and that God is in charge. The message was first of all to go to the churches in Asia (Turkey) closest to Patmos and then to God’s people of all generations until Jesus comes again.

Blessed is the person who reads aloud this prophecy and those who hear and obey.

It is a message of certainty in a time of uncertainty. In the context of the decline of the West, the turmoil of the Middle East and Islamic terrorism it is a message for our time.

But it is more. The messages to the angels of the seven churches are from Jesus to the church, messages of condemnation, confrontation, encouragement and blessing. They are to wake up, to confess the sins of lukewarmness and compromise and tolerance (!) and to be faithful and victorious to the end.

They are messages to us today. They are to prepare us for the future. Blessed are those who hear.

Lachlan Dunjey, 17 November, 2015.

Choose Life Australia.
Medicine with Morality
The Belt of Truth.
The People’s Charter.
Repeal Section 8
Conscience in Medicine.
Doctors for the Family.
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I am intolerant

choose-life-australiaConfession: I AM INTOLERANT.

I really am!

Like I see in some of my patients who, as they get older, become more intolerant of significant but relatively minor things like discourtesy.

Yes, I hate it too but I have learnt to say “bless you” and move on.

Well, some of the time anyway. And I am reassured by the number of people including the young who move or say sorry (I must be looking very old in their eyes!)

I am intolerant of stupidity in people who I think should know better. Christians in particular.

Sometimes it is just good to pray “Lord, please bless them and use them in Your unique way by Your grace – and me too.”

But sometimes I want to shout “you ignoramus – can’t you see what you are doing and the consequences of your choices?”

Particularly when it comes to voting for a government that has just introduced EVIL legislation that compels doctors to ignore their conscience and ignore the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948 to ensure that the evils of Nazi Germany would never, ever, happen again.

And I am intolerant of those who gush “love wins” in approval of “marriage” that involves anal intercourse (do I need to describe it?) and who cannot see that this is not marriage, that it is not sex as God actually and deliberately and wonderfully created it to be. Who ignore and trivialise Romans chapter one.

And who cannot see the sheer evil of the “Safe Schools” Trojan horse “anti-bullying” program introducing alternative and experimental sex to our children so “you can know what gender you really are”.

Who cannot see the danger of allowing “transgender” children to cross-dress and use female shower rooms.

Who cannot see TRUTH.

Isaiah said it so long ago “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter”. Isaiah 5:20.

Also please see

» : Nov 6, 2015  |Bill Muehlenberg | CultureWatch  | Source: billmuehlenberg.com “The Transgender War on Everything”

» : Jan 15, 2013 | by Life Site News |Source: lifesitenews.com “Psychiatry expert: ‘scientifically there is no such thing as transgender’

Lachlan Dunjey. 7 November 2015.
 
If you are upset by my language then you need to see what is being put to our kids
A Must Read Article: 6 November 2015 | Lachlan Dunjey | chooselifeaustralia.org.au “A “needs to know”. Safe Schools.”

Thirty-eight of Australia’s Religious Leaders Call on PM and Parliament to Uphold True Meaning of Marriage

Thirty-eight of Australia’s religious leaders, representing major religious traditions and a broad diversity of faiths and cultures, have written a public letter to the Prime Minister, Tony Abbott, urging him to resist attempts in Federal Parliament to redefine the meaning of marriage.

“As leaders of Australia’s major religions we write to express the grave concerns that we, and those who share our various faiths, share regarding Bills that have or will be introduced into the Federal Parliament to change the definition of marriage in Australian law,” the statement said.

The definition of marriage enshrined in the Commonwealth Marriage Act 1961

“the union of a man and a woman, to the exclusion of all others, voluntarily entered into for life” – reflects a truth deeply embedded across diverse communities, faiths and cultures.”

The 38 signatories to the letter include the Catholic and Anglican Archbishops of Sydney, a bishop of the Lutheran Church, bishops from various Eastern and Orthodox Churches, Christian pastors representing major Protestant denominations, senior rabbis from the Jewish community and leaders from both the Sunni and Shia Islamic communities.

While suffering and injustice faced by people with same-sex attraction was to be “deplored”, “this does not require the further deconstruction of marriage as traditionally understood”, the leaders said.

The religious leaders pointed out that Australia’s definition of marriage as a union of a man and a woman is shared by the vast majority of nations and cultures, who represent over 91 per cent of the global population.

They emphasised the need to uphold traditional marriage for the good of children: “as a couple, two persons of the same sex are not able to provide a child with the experience of both mothering and fathering.

Only the institution of marriage between a man and a woman has this inherent capacity to provide children with both of these relationships that are so foundational to our human identity and development.”

The statement pointed out that redefining marriage would have consequences for everyone:

“In overseas jurisdictions where the definition of marriage has been changed, the public manifestation of this belief has resulted in vilification and legal punishment of individuals and institutions. This violates not only freedom of religion, but also the rights of conscience, belief and association, and the right of parents to educate their children according to their own beliefs.”

PDF Copy of the Letter: Letter-PM-Faith-Leaders-Supporting-Marriage-05-06-15

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Original Source: eNews Wedneday 10th June 2015 NACL NATIONAL ALLIANCE OF CHRISTIAN LEADERS

Open Letter: Re strategy to force same-sex “marriage” by Lachlan Dunjey

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Open Letter: by Lachlan Dunjey 

Dear Christian,

Re strategy to force same-sex “marriage”.

The unseemly push for acceptance, “right now”, is fuelled (I consider) by realisation that arguments for traditional marriage are gaining ground, that the consequences to society are becoming more evident, and that delay will be costly in gaining this change.

Hence it is to be recognised as a tactical move to “get it done” and, as we realise, is part of the strategic battle by

the powers of this dark world and the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms (Ephesians 6 armour of God).

Hence it is a reason for passionate prayer

For though we live in the world,

we do not wage war as the world does.

The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world.

On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds.

We demolish arguments and every pretension

that sets itself up against the knowledge of God,

and we take captive every thought

to make it obedient to Christ (2 Cor 10:3-5).

Please remember this is a rebellion against God’s created order and if SSM is passed it will be the first time in this nation’s history that we will have enshrined in law such rebellion.

Ultimately it is a part of Satan’s strategy to destroy the church and persecute Christians. Persecution by the “thought police” is inevitable and if we dare to voice our beliefs we will – as has happened elsewhere – be compelled to attend diversity re-education classes and our children subjected to same-sex propaganda.

Lachlan Dunjey. 29 May 2015.

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Do you think Australia’s marriage laws should be changed to allow same-sex marriage?

at 4:44 pm today. More than 539,175 people have had their say in 9News.com.au’s poll on same-sex marriage, with the “yes” vote starting to pull ahead.

Yes
60 percent of the total (323755)
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Time for your Voice to be Heard: Vote Here scroll down the page when you get there to find the vote button

Please vote on this poll regarding whether Australia should maintain its marriage law.

Article: Marriage equality vote down to the wire with more than 350,000 votes cast in 9news.com.au poll… read more

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Labor is pushing to legalise same-sex marriage. Where do you stand? (9NEWS)

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Letter to Bill Shorten

From: Richard Chieng (richc49@hotmail.com)

To: Bill Shorten

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Subject: Private Member’s Bill on Monday which will finally bring about marriage equality in Australia.
 Hi Bill,

Highly disappointed that you have caved in to the pro-homosexual marriage proponents. By saying that under the current law,  the gay relationships are not equal and that their love was less, you have missed the whole point of the opposition to homosexual marriages. In fact your (clever choice of) words is deceiving and misleading and, I think, is simply  to appease the homosexuals.  Marriage since time immemorial is distinct and different in many fundamental aspects from the homosexual marriage, an idea now conceived by  the gays and lesbians in their insatiable search for the elusive homosexual utopia! Their intrusion into the domain of heterosexual marriage is not the end of their pursuit!

Also, the homosexual lobbyists’ equating of opposition to gay marriage to discrimination based on “the colour of our skin, our gender, …. rights for older people and women” is totally inappropriate and illogical.

Gay couples can never be the same as or equal to heterosexual marriage: Gay couples can never breed on their own; they use their sex organs against nature physiologically; their children by adoption or other means can never have the nurture of both a father and a mother, just to name some irrefutable and obvious ones. How can a logical and unfettered mind reasons that gay marriage and heterosexual marriage are equal or the same when you have such fundamental differences?

 Please research on what follows when gay marriage are legalized –

» One example among plenty – Normal students will be taught safe homosexual sex for each different forms of gay sex in schools! Having seen an oversea school list of different gay sex acts and what protection to take for each act, I was shocked that names given to some acts sounded scary to me and I certainly do not want to find out more. Children of our future generations do not need to be taught such garbage!

» The public, including young children and students, are being bombarded openly and by stealth with gay agenda in the form of library books, school curriculum, celebrations, events, print and televised news and, yes, legal actions.

» The slippery slope (to a chaotic & dysfunctional society) will not ceased until our rights of expression in any form against the gay agenda is TOTALLY SILENCED! You ought to watch this video, Bill, on what “gay marriage” is doing in Massachusetts (and other nations where homosexual marriage is legalized).

Still I hope you will lobby against the so called “Marriage Equality”, the term cleverly coined by the homosexuals to send a misleading message to the public!

Kind regards,
Richard Chieng.

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Dr David van Gend, family, and the team need urgent and ongoing prayers

Dr David van Gend, his family, and the team at australianmarriage.org  need our urgent and ongoing prayers.

Please look at the link and make the need for prayer known. He has been battered by the press and this will be unrelenting. Physical danger cannot be dismissed. There will, no doubt, be those who report him to Medical Board. read: australianmarriage.org  “Now a former PM is trying to intimidate us”

How can it be:
that our MPs can ignore the evidence from overseas (and here) that enshrining same-sex marriage in law will be harmful for our society?

How can it be:
that so many of our church people cannot see that it would interfere with our right to bring up our children in accord with our beliefs? And interfere with our right to choose Christian teachers in our Christian schools?

How can it be:
that many Christians cannot see that it would even restrict our freedom to say – or even just admit – what we believe?

And ultimately result in increasing persecution against Christians including workplace advancement and even employment? And targeting of businesses where owners have dared to say – or even just admit – that they believe marriage should be between a male and a female and that children should ideally have both a mother and a father?


Dear Christian, please do not underestimate the severity of this spiritual attack on our faith and the future of the church in Australia and the future of our nation. It is an attack against our Creator God and His creation.

Once again I quote John Yates “the oppositional but complementary nature of heterosexual gender identity is written into the very framework of the order of the universe and the peak of the Creator’s genius. The challenge is far more profound than most Christians realise. This is a claim (for same-sex marriage) that God did not create His Image as male + female, it is an attack on the very existence and nature of God. The spiritual warfare around this issue is very intense.


REMEMBER, if we lose this battle it will be impossible to reverse it. For our children’s sake we must resist it and realise once again that

our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armour of God…  and stand firm… and pray (Eph 6)
Also Read: chooselifeaustralia.org.au “Life Just a Reminder of How Serious this Battle SSM Is


Further important reading in case you have missed it.

There is increasing pressure on Labor Party to make voting for SSM binding: Read: thesaturdaypaper.com.au  “Pressure builds same sex marriage libs and alp”

But the “it’s time to bind” push has the support of some senior figures on the left. Deputy leader Tanya Plibersek backs a binding vote. Labor senate leader Penny Wong’s spokesman says: “Senator Wong’s longstanding position is that marriage equality should not be a matter of conscience, it should be Labor policy.”


Hatred of the Gospel is boiling over into the vilification of Christians.

State violence won’t be far behind, history teaches. John Zmirak  The Stream Read: stream.org  “Gay totalitarianism coming persecution christians”

If you have been following mass media over the past few days, you will have learned from an economist at the U.S. Department of Labor that defenders of religious freedom are “Nazis.” Take a moment to ponder that assertion. Roll it around in your head for a…

Equality and Coercion:
The Antipodes of Humanism Read: reformationministries.com.au  “Equality and coercion the antipodes of humanism”  Posted on March 10, 2015

Here, we enter upon the conundrum. We subtitled this article, The Antipodes of Humanism, and we did so for this reason – Humanism cannot reconcile its two great mantras!

…the fruit of Humanist philosophy is rancid, unpalatable, and poisonous. It does so precisely because it proves that the two great Humanist mantras of Religious Freedom and Equality are completely incompatible. It proves that Humanism cannot guarantee everybody’s freedom. At some point, a person’s ideology (religion) is going to clash with another’s ideology as the fruits of that ideology (actions) are put on display.


And now from the homosexual community:

Dear Gay Community: Your Kids Are Hurting

(I loved my mom’s partner, but another mom could never have replaced the father I lost.)

Read: thefederalist.com  “Dear gay community your kids are hurting” Posted 17, 2015 by Heather Barwick

We Are ‘Synthetic Children’ And We Agree With Dolce & Gabbana Read: thefederalist.com  “We are synthetic children and we agree with Dolce Gabbana” By Hattie Hart and Alana Newman  March 19, 2015

This past week has seen the outrage generated by parents of donor and invitro-fertilization children following a now-infamous Panorama magazine interview conducted with the fashion designers Dolce & Gabbana, wherein Domenico Dolce proclaimed, “You are born to a mother and a father — or at least that’s how it should be. I call children of chemistry, synthetic children.” 

 Also see doctors4family.com.au A safe place for our children! Lachlan Dunjey (Mob: 0407 937 513)

by Lachlan Dunjey. Resurrection Sunday, 5 April 2015. | Original Source: chooselifeaustralia.org.au   "Dr David van Gend his Family and the Team at australianmarriage.org Need Our Urgent and Ongoing Prayers"