One trick of LGBT activists is changing the meaning of words.
We see this in the way LGBT activists celebrate sex reassignment as gender affirmation but condemn conversion therapy as sex reassignment.
Let’s imagine there is a 6-year-old boy named Johnny and Johnny experiences gender dysphoria. He says he wants to be a girl. The science shows that in at least 80 percent of the cases, gender dysphoria eventually goes away on it’s own. So if Johnny and his parents do nothing, the odds are that by the time Johnny goes through puberty, his gender dysphoria will go away.
However, if a therapist or doctor were to help Johnny get over his gender dysphoria and counsel him in a way that helped him identify as a boy this would be described as “conversion therapy.” In several states, it’s illegal.
In those states, the only thing a therapist is allowed to do with a child who has experiences gender dysphoria is help them embrace their identity as the opposite sex. If they don’t, they would be professionally punished or even lose their license.
However, if a therapist assures Johnny that he is really a girl, gives him puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, and then helps him get surgery that removes healthy body parts and permanently sterilizes him, this is referred to as “gender affirmation.” That is legal in all 50 states.
But isn’t it interesting the words they use to describe these situations Helping a child identify with the body they were born with is called “conversion therapy.” Giving a child artificial hormones and plastic surgery is called “gender affirmation.”
If that seems backwards to you, that’s because it is.
Written by Joseph Backholm and published initially on BreakPoint.