The “LGBT” Movement’s Undoing
The “LGBT” Movement’s Undoing
Written By Rev. Thorin Anderson   |   01.14.16

I direct your attention to the Trojan Horse within the LGBT ranks. For those who are willing to do the hard work of analysis, the irrationality of what is being foisted upon the nation in the name of compassion will be more than apparent.

For many years now we have been told that the differences between the sexes are myth, mere social constructs, and that if we let children grow up without traditional norms, little boys and girls will like dolls or trucks, pink or blue, loud or quiet games alike. This is the fundamental basis for radical feminism and for the demand that we accept homosexuality as normal. According to liberals, there simply are no differences between the sexes other than genitalia.

However, in the midst of the cultural tsunami that has swept the nation over the last five years one group has gained notoriety as part of the LGBT community when in fact their perspective radically undermines everything the Left has been saying. They are heralded as the heroes of the sexual revolution, yet at the core of their demands is an unwavering conviction that there are absolute and inflexible differences between the sexes. I am referring to transgenders.

At the heart of their dilemma is their discomfort at being physically the opposite sex from their self- perception. The young man who perceives himself as a young woman claims he doesn’t feel “masculine.” Rather, he feels “feminine,” and that is a problem to him. Many who see themselves as “transgender” claim they have had these feelings since they were very young, meaning that their feelings were not learned. But, how can this be if there are no such things as masculinity or femininity? If there are no differences between the genders as we are being buffaloed into accepting, then with what are they uncomfortable? If, there are no inborn differences, then every person should be perfectly satisfied with whatever genitalia he or she is born with. In other words, their genitalia should be no more significant to their self-perception than their eye color.

If their only problem is their perception of themselves rather than the reality, why are they not encouraged by the Left and the LGBT community simply to alter their perception of themselves rather than their genitalia? Altering their self-perception is certainly far less radical and dangerous if, in fact, it is merely a perception. How can a young man perceive himself as a young woman if there is no substantive difference between the two? How can a boy “feel” like a girl if there are  no “feelings” that are inherently and exclusively female?

Understand this: when the LGBT community demands “sex change” surgery for transgenders they are publically admitting that there are specific attitudes, perspectives, feelings, etc., attendant to each gender. They are saying that there are certain attributes or feelings that are so absolutely and immutably feminine that a man who has them can only be content or fulfilled by having his  genitalia altered to match. They are actually declaring that the characteristics associated with maleness or femaleness are more intractable than bodies. That admission directly contradicts their entire argument that gender differences are merely cultural.

The facts are clear, and the transgender community has unwittingly exposed them.  There are inherent, immutable, significant, deeply rooted differences between the sexes that cannot be altered. These differences should be respected and honored.

I understand that this truth will have no affect on the small number of radicals behind the LGBT and “transgender” movements because truth, intellectual consistency, and equality of treatment are not really their objectives. They push their agenda because they desire a radical social licentiousness they know will undermine and destroy our culture and nation.

The facts are clear: There are real and significant differences between the sexes, and respecting those differences is essential to human flourishing. To say that women should be like men and men should be like women (besides belying the fact that they are in reality different) is to deeply disrespect both.

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Rev. Thorin Anderson
Rev. Thorin Anderson is a member of the Advisory Council to Illinois Family Institute and the pastor of Parkwood Baptist Church on the south side of Chicago.  Pastor Anderson has faithfully pastored at Parkwood Baptist Church since September 8, 2000. He received his Master of Divinity degree from Central Seminary.  He and his wife Toni have 7 children. Pastor Anderson is also the President of Men for Christ, an association that organizes annual weekend men’s rallies in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, and Illinois on a rotating basis. For more information on these events, please visit
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