Major Christian church targets Biden's trans push for children

 January 22, 2024

This story was originally published by the WND News Center.

Joe Biden's transgender agenda, specifically his advocacy for chemicals and body-mutilating surgeries for children, has been put in the bull's eye by a major church organization in the United States.

A report in the Christian Post explains that a commission for the Presbyterian Church in America has dispatched a letter to Biden – and other government officials, too – asking that they discontinue promoting sex-change surgeries and other injurious treatments on minors who have gender dysphoria issues.

A PCA official told the Post that children must be protected from the "harms that come from rejecting biological sex. God created humanity male and female; persons who try to change their biological sex are attempting the impossible."

The church group is the biggest organization of confessional Presbyterian and Reformed churches in North America and includes more than 375000 members in 1,500 congregations.

The church last year set up a commission to draft a petition urging Washington to "renounce the sin" of transgenderism for children and the letter is a result of that campaign.

"Children, above all, must be protected and given time to progress through natural puberty. The PCA's letter affirms the Bible's care for children as a reflection of God's love and asks leaders of the United States government to protect the lives and welfare of the most vulnerable among us," the PCA official told The Christian Post.

The commission requested Biden, congressional leaders, and others to "protect the lives and welfare of minor children from the physical, mental, and emotional harms associated with medical and surgical interventions for gender reassignment."

The letter notes that changing a person's gender is impossible. Being male or female is embedded in the human body down to the DNA level.

"Persons who try to change their biological sex through the process of transitioning —including psychotherapy, lifelong hormonal treatments, and extensive nongenital and genital surgeries — are attempting the impossible," the church warns.

The side effects, the letter said, are not good: "sterility, infertility, cancer, cardiovascular disease, strokes, blood clots, pituitary apoplexy, pseudotumor cerebri, and diminished bone density."

It continued, "We believe current gender reassignment interventions for children are not in keeping with the high value of human bodies — a value determined not by circumstance, ability, or human judgment, but by the determination of our wise Creator who constituted each person a body-soul unity."

The letter said, "Providing medical intervention for transitioning does irreversible harm and injustice to all people, but especially minor children. For these reasons, we condemn the practice of surgical and medical gender reassignment, especially of minors, and we humbly petition you to protect the lives and welfare of minor children."

The Post report noted, "Petitioning the government is an unusual act in the denomination that adheres to the 17th-century Westminster Confession of Faith, which advises churches 'not to intermeddle with civil affairs which concern the commonwealth, unless by way of humble petition in cases extraordinary.'"

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