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Transsexualism - An Archive Letter

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This paper is published as an archive item. It was a letter written by myself when I was working as a psychiatric nurse in a large mental hospital, and published by the Nursing Mirror (UK: now not available), dated 7th April, 1977, eight years before I published my ill-fated summary (published in the same journal), and three years before I completed a large unpublished book on Christians and Mental Illness (hopefully to be published soon). The summary listed some of the major findings from my three-year research into the then new AIDS problem (called by medical experts, at the time, ‘The Gay Plague’, and rightly so). The letter below shows that even then, 40 years ago, opposition to homosexuality existed.

At that time I was working full-time as a nurse, and also part-time as a pastor/Bible teacher. As a nurse I wrote many articles for student nurses, that were kept in the nursing library, plus other material in the nursing press. As a nurse I came across all forms of homosexual and other perversions in patients, all of whom acknowledged that their sexual choices were perverse and requiring change to normality. Note that a professional journal accepted the letter even though it was founded on the Bible.

It’s Time To Face Reality

I should like to comment on the two articles on transsexualism published in the March 24th issue of NM. Once again I have been convinced of the bizarre nature of these subjective ‘studies’. As a Christian, I have studied the human condition, in all its facets, for over ten years. In the beginning I approached the subject of sexual ‘deviance’ with as open a mind as possible, engendered by the philosophical background of my early college days. It was a genuine attempt to understand.

My study became mixed, obviously, with a sociological approach, as I read medical, social, theological, popular and other articles and books. Finally, this has been added to by psychiatric training.

So, over the years, I have read hundreds of papers, assertions, and personal data on the subject, including ‘transsexualism’. In the past few years I have also added information given by various major religious denominations... and there is only one conclusion: so-called ‘transsexualism’ is another example of sexual perversion. ‘Perversion’ is a much-hated word, but it is nearer the Biblical definition of pseudo-sexuality, and I have constantly found this to be the correct definition.

The “I felt sure I was meant to be a man/woman” comment is nothing less than a delusion. If the comment had been “I am sure I am an elephant”, it would have been a delusion. What is the difference? We live in a time of erotomanicism, and it does not surprise me that such studies are merely subjective pieces of fantasy.

Technical jargon cannot cover the fact that ‘transsexuals’ are homosexuals, and that homosexuality is a gross perversion. Not once have I seen evidence to the contrary. The ‘evidence’ has always been based on the principle of emotional appeal and highly speculative ideals, which do not match up with reality.

We never see articles which set out a clear anti-argument, yet I know that many have been written. Today, people tend to accept and promote anything labelled ‘minority group’, whether or not it is of honest origin. The only honest and hard-hitting evidence, which does line up with reality, is the biblical evidence. The Bible is far more helpful in this respect, for it does not use emotion or tricks. It speaks of degradation and filth, and the animal-like ‘quality’ of perversions, but it also offers great help for those who acknowledge the truth of the matter.

I am not alone in the issue, and I am certainly not a person who is ruled by ‘eyewash’, subjectivity, or utter prejudice, nor am I prone to back down at the modern-day cries of “Go back to the days of burning witches!” The Bible states something that works out in practice. This is hardly being foolish. Common sense is missing from life. Ideals are beginning to take the place of reality. It is about time that the public made efforts to examine the evidence, and not to simply accept everything that comes from ‘authorities’ as ‘fact’.

Sexual perversion is not something with which to sympathise. It must be clearly defined and dealt with. This is more humane than issuing false hopes and chemical substitutes. ‘Transsexualism’ is wrought of intellectual dishonesty, and should never be allowed to rank as pure research material.

 

No publication would accept the letter today! It would probably draw the attention of the law, amid hoots of derision from pro-homosexuals, accompanied by reams of false research, before I would be marched away to a police station. When I gave my AIDS summary to the same journal in 1985, the immediate reaction was just that, with threats to my life and sacking from my college job. Then, in 2005, the reaction was faster and far more serious. So, from 1977 to 2005, and to now, the normalisation of homosexuality has gained traction, and heterosexuality is now ‘abnormal’, even though the abnormality of homosexuality is obvious and plainly observed!!

You can see that my letter was published with approval. In fact, there were almost no adverse responses in the journal, or in the hospital I worked at, because the changes forced by psychiatrists in the USA had not yet made an impact in the UK. But, within eight years, the reactions were strong and filled with threats and hatred. In those forty years, because of lack of opposition, homosexuality has gained the ascendency. The fault is our own and the effect on society is devastating!

© September 2015

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