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There's No "True Trans": Suggesting Otherwise Undermines Our Message

Those of us who are gender critical come from all walks of life: conservatives and liberals, Christians, Atheists, Muslims, Jews. Men and women from all over the globe are fighting to protect women and children from transgender ideology.

Because of our differences, we don’t agree on everything. Sometimes we don’t even agree about what we are fighting against or what our messaging should be. What we do all agree upon is that transgender ideology is harming our society by encouraging those with gender dysphoria to dissociate from themselves and create a new persona.

It is important to be compassionate towards those who have been inducted into the cult of trans, but we must also hold a firm line on truth. Most of us recognize that those who have adopted a transgender identity are victims of an insidious ideology that has metastasized into nearly every nook and cranny of our culture. However, it is critical that we do not allow our desire to be kind to undermine our goal of defeating the gender industry.

We would never fight to save children from anorexia nervosa while concurrently proposing that adults who struggle with this deadly eating disorder be provided gastric bypass or liposuction. We would not advocate to stop children from being trafficked, but have no concern for trafficked adults. We would not fight to save children who are addicted to opioids, but say that it’s fine for adults to be addicted.

In the same way, it is critical that we acknowledge that no person is born in the wrong body. Not children. Not adults. No one.

By affirming as the opposite sex adults who claim to be transgender, we do several things. First, we reinforce delusional thoughts. (Those who struggle with gender dysphoria deserve to have others reflect reality to them.) Second, we model a false reality to others. Third, we put women and girls at risk any time we accept that a man should be treated as if he is a woman.

Fourth, and most importantly, we undermine our attempts to protect children from the gender cult by providing children with cult role models.

We cannot fight this ideology with half-truths, or pretend as if truth is somehow hateful or bigoted or “transphobic.” Doing so undermines any efforts to protect children from the cult.

A man who wears lipstick and a dress is a man, even if he has had breast augmentation or had his penis removed. A woman who wears plaid and steel-toed boots is still a woman, even if she has had her breasts cut off or a fake phallus attached to her crotch. Calling men “he” and women “she” is upholding reality, and it is imperative that we do so if we ever hope to protect women and children from this predatory ideology.

If we are truly concerned about children, we must reflect truth in all we do and say.


Advocates Protecting Children is a 501c3 organization (EIN 87-3081103) that helps individuals, families, churches, and organizations navigate transgender ideology. Contact us at our website or via email.

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