If I see that creepy Vanity Fair cover of Bruce Jenner come across my Facebook feed just one more time, I'm going to gouge out my eyeballs and bleach the sockets.
Ladies, please, if you ever again struggle with body image, just know that those stupid chick magazines you thumb through every day while nibbling arugula and baby carrots like some bulimic bunny, can, through the simple magic of $200,000 in plastic surgery and enough airbrushing to power a windmill farm, make a 65-year-old man look, sort of, like a 35-year-old country club ninny. Brucie baby ain't got nothin' on you, sweetheart, I promise. It's all fake as the rubber grapes on grandma's centerpiece. You are you, he is him, and the cover models on your silly mags don't look a stitch like that.
So, since it's apparently a slow news day when the Islamic State announces its intention to slip nukes across Obama's wide-open southern borders, and since America is singularly focused on Jenner, I thought I'd add some more bub to the hubbub.
First, some basic housekeeping—the obvious. Bruce Jenner remains a man in every cell of his body and every corner of his soul. It's simple third-grade biology. "Caitlyn Jenner" is a figment of his imagination. "She" is every bit the lady that Johnny Depp is the pirate. Everyone tethered to reality knows this.
Still, in today's America, it's "The Emperor's New Clothes" meets George Orwell. We must all pretend that a man in a dress who has some surgical work is magically a woman—a courageous "hero," no less—or face the wrath of the "progressive" power set.
"It takes courage to share your story," tweeted our social-engineer-in-chief after "Caitlyn's" big reveal, while actual American hero Chris Kyle's widowed bride is still waiting for some Twitter love from the sleazy Preezy of the United Steezy.
Bruce Jenner is worthy of pity and prayer, not adulation. Yet in a world that calls evil good and good evil, it is adulation he gets. It's not my intention to single out Jenner—he's done a capital job of that on his own—or to pick on him in the least. In fact, back in February I penned a heartfelt appeal to Bruce. He emailed me afterward (Bruce, my offer remains open).
Bruce Jenner is a big boy. He's a former college football player and a Gold Medal Olympian. But the fact remains: He's also a deeply disturbed man, both mentally, spiritually and, if he follows this self-destructive primrose path to its bitter end, physically.
Even so, the greater problem is that, beyond all this, Bruce, who, for some inexplicable reason, has achieved a position of profound influence in our culture, will, no doubt, take a multitude of equally disturbed folks down with him. The public train wreck that is his life represents a microcosm of everything wrong with America.
So where's it all leading?
Which is exactly where those in rebellion against God want it to lead.
Most people don't realize that, in addition to the sin of homosexuality, the Bible actually addresses transgenderism. Yes, the "T" in "LGBT" represents sexual immorality right along with the rest of their deviant alphabet soup: "A woman must not wear men's clothing, nor a man wear women's clothing, for the Lord your God detests anyone who does this" (Deut. 22:5).
Christ Himself was unequivocal on the biological fact that there are two sexes, "genders" if you will, and two alone: "He answered, 'Have you not read that he who created them from the beginning made them male and female ... .'" (Matt. 19:4).
But for those who, at their own peril, view all this as just so much Bible thumping and prefer to imagine some false dichotomy between science and Christianity, let's talk science.
Johns Hopkins Hospital was the pioneer in "gender reassignment surgery." It now refuses to perform the procedures. Dr. Paul R. McHugh, the hospital's former psychiatrist-in-chief and current distinguished service professor of psychiatry, has noted that, as even the left-leaning APA reluctantly acknowledges, transgenderism is a "mental disorder." The idea of a "sex change" is "biologically impossible," he observes.
There is a reason that, according to the latest peer-reviewed studies, so-called "transgender" people, after "sex reassignment" surgery, commit suicide at a rate 20 times higher than normal and, despite "progressive" rationalizations to the contrary, imaginary "transphobia" ain't it.
Dr. McHugh has further noted that studies from Vanderbilt University and London's Portman Clinic have determined that 70-80 percent of children who experience transgender feelings "spontaneously lost those feelings" over time.
Yet in today's terminally ill America, it's in vogue, and actually legal, for abusive adults, like lesbian "mommies" Pauline Moreno and Debra Lobel, to pump their 11-year-old son Thomas full of dangerous hormone-blocking drugs so that he can soon be sterilized and have his genitalia cut off. He wants to become "Tammy," you see. (Think the fact that Tommy is being raised by two lesbians and has been intentionally deprived of his father has anything to do with his sexual confusion?)
But as I wrote last October, the "T" in "LGBT" also stands for "tyranny."
This is one messed-up Jenner-ation.
And it's going to get worse.
While Islam laughs our fool heads off.
Matt Barber is founder and editor-in-chief of barbwire.com. He is an author, columnist, cultural analyst and an attorney concentrating in constitutional law. Having retired as an undefeated heavyweight professional boxer, Matt has taken his fight from the ring to the culture war. (Follow Matt on Twitter: @jmattbarber).
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