‘Gender Revolution’? National Geographic Magazine Cover Spotlights Boy Who Believes He Is a Girl

National Geographic has for the first time featured a “transgender” person on its magazine cover, igniting widespread discussion about gender and prompting some readers to cancel their subscriptions.

Published continuously since 1888, National Geographic is an influential magazine that covers geography, science, history, and culture. For the January 2017 issue, the magazine’s editorial team decided to do something unprecedented in the publication’s 128-year history: spotlight a “transgender” person on the cover.

“We published an issue focused on gender at a time when beliefs about gender are rapidly shifting,” explained Susan Goldberg, the magazine’s editor in chief.

The cover of the January 2017 issue shows Avery Jackson—a 9-year-old boy from Kansas City who believes he is a girl. In the cover image, he is shown wearing pink girls’ clothes and pink-colored hair.

“So proud of our @NatGeo Jan issue, 100% devoted to exploring gender,” Goldberg posted on Twitter. “We’re grateful to all who let us into their lives. #GenderRevolution.”

Another individual spotlighted in the special National Geographic issue is Gloria Steinem—a vocal, 82-year-old feminist. She believes culture’s gender norms are “very limiting” and that it would be good to get rid of the idea of gender altogether.

“The more polarized the gender roles, the more violent the society,” she propounded. “The less polarized the gender roles, the more peaceful the society. We are each unique and individual human beings. We are linked; we are not ranked. The idea of race and the idea of gender are divisive.”

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One of the articles in the January 2017 National Geographic issue promotes the concept of “gender fluidity” and urges people to “break out of assigned categories.”

“Once we recognize that gender identity and expression exist along a spectrum, why should we cling to the rigid categorization of men and women?” writes Anne-Marie Slaughter. “The ultimate goal, surely, is to let all people define themselves as human beings, to break out of assigned categories and challenge received wisdom.”

While some readers reacted positively to the special National Geographic issue, many others expressed dismay at the magazine’s decision to celebrate such a controversial subject.

“National Geographic is trying to brainwash young people into thinking this kind of degeneracy is normal,” one person posted on Twitter.

“Please cancel any affiliation I have with National Geographic,” one commenter wrote. “There are so many wonderful stories you could have published besides this one (gender). Those who are confused about their gender need love and counseling, not encouragement in their confusion. I have never been so disappointed with National Geographic!”

From a biblical perspective, manhood and womanhood are not incidental, says Owen Strachan, president of the Council on Biblical Manhood & Womanhood.

“We may feel a visceral response to sin and its effects, but this response must never quiet our instinct to show mercy to lost people,” Strachan wrote in an article for Answers Magazine. “Transgender individuals will be increasingly common in our neighborhoods and communities. We have a choice: we can sinfully avoid them, or we can seek to reach out to them in kindness and conviction and evangelize them.”

Ultimately, the gospel is what’s needed more than anything, Strachan concluded.

“It makes sense of our humanity,” he wrote. “It restores our dignity. It calls us to be men and women who see our body as a gift, a vessel by which we may give glory to our Maker and Redeemer.”


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  • Amos Moses

    pedophilia ………. and its promotion …….

    • johndoe

      This has absolutely nothing to do with pedophilia.

      • Amos Moses

        it is the SEXUALIZATION of children and IS pedophilia ………..

        • johndoe

          Not at all. It has nothing to do with either one. I definitely don’t agree with what the parents are doing.

          • Amos Moses

            lies …….. it is ALL about that ………..

          • johndoe

            What lies?

          • Jenny Ondioline

            I asked him that earlier. He didn’t answer, just called me a liar a lot louder.

          • Amos Moses

            i called you a liar because you are and i told you every post you make here is a lie in one way or another ………….. miss liar ……

          • Jenny Ondioline

            And you never say why. Because you can’t.

          • Amos Moses

            listen again …. EVERYTHING you say here is a lie in one way or another ….. did you get it that time …. EVERYTHING ……….. miss liar …….

          • Jenny Ondioline

            That’s too absurd a statement to even entertain.

          • Amos Moses

            then see ya ….. would not want to be ya …. miss liar ………

          • Jenny Ondioline

            I will simply start to report your “liar” posts. If you’re going to continue to scream names and not discourse politely.

          • Amos Moses

            EVERYTHING ………………….

          • johndoe

            Ridiculous.

          • Bobi Entrikin

            Don’t worry about what Amos says. One day his God will ask why he was so adamant about
            Bearing false witness.
            Much, much more of a sin to near false witness, than to be transgender. Which by the way, could very possibly be decided and created by god. Maybe a simple test (remember; God works in mysterious ways) to test others ability to recognize and accept others as he created them.
            Maybe, just maybe!

          • Amos Moses

            ” It has nothing to do with either one.”

          • johndoe

            It doesnt

        • Philip Hanan

          How on Earth? Girls will look less attractive and desirable as boys. And that boy doesn’t look like he’s trying to dress like an adult woman.

    • Grace Kim Kwon

      Yes, amoral secularism wants to destroy the offsprings under its umbrella.

  • Amos Moses

    Pushing Kids Into Transgenderism Is Medical Malpractice
    It is sadistic to use the public school system, which holds a captive audience, to engage in a social gender identity experiment with the nation’s young people.

    Walter Heyer

  • http://www.moonbatdan.com/ Dan

    Lock his parents up, for good.

    • Jenny Ondioline

      Why? They likely had nothing to do with it.

      • Grace Kim Kwon

        They likely encouraged him to live as a girl to make filthy money.

        • Jenny Ondioline

          How would money be made?!?

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            Western Sodom pours money upon many who goes public as transgender or homosexual. It’s like for women showing more skin. Ex-christian West is worse than a pagan world. They ruin kids to make money.

          • Jenny Ondioline

            What is Western Sodom, and where does it get its wealth from, and what are you talking about?

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            Western Sodom is homosexual immorality-wired Western nations and their mimicking mentally-servant nations; their wealth comes from making poor nations work for nothing. The West congratulates immoral people as heroes and encourages coming out as something immoral and rebellious against God. God is striking secular nations with childlessness and hopelessness. The land will go to other peoples. The Lord alone knows what will happen to nations, but He decreed severe judgment upon the sinful nations in the Endtime. You need to repent of your sins to get saved. (John chapter3)

          • Jenny Ondioline

            That’s just impossible, Grace, you make it sound like there’s a worldwide conspiracy to impose homosexuality on the entire world. Homosexuality is something that either you have or you don’t have, you cannot “convert” people to it. If there is a message coming from the homosexual community, it is “please learn to understand us and live with us and please don’t kill us” which strikes me as an entirely reasonable message. As for where you’re getting “childlessness and hopelessness” from I have no idea, because homosexuals can still reproduce.

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            It is more like inclination to depraved immorality than a conspiracy, but the sodomic segment in the society wants to tame the mass by bending the Christian conscience; that’s for sure. It is a mental slavery using abnormal immorality. Secularism has its own dream for a dystopia. I don’t understand what you. Bible-literate Christians are the only ones who protect and give the homosexuals various rights. (No marriage right since it is not marriage, or access to children) All others harm them. It is pagans and atheists who’d kill them. Western liberals are cowards they always only attack gentle Christians but not others. Homosexuals don’t have their real children. Exposure to immorality is a child-abuse.

        • johndoe

          Absurd

    • This style 10/6

      That is really going to be good for this kid; no parents! Do you think before you hit the keys?

      • Jason Todd

        Do you?

        Ever hear of foster care? Or maybe do you think the kid should stay in this situation?

        • This style 10/6

          Yes I do, I most certainly do. Foster care is too open to abuse.

          You don’t think of the child’s feelings of course being too tied up in your religious mind set.

  • Croquet_Player

    Have a problem with transgender people? Go see a psychiatrist. They can clearly explain it to you, and help you figure out why you have a problem (if you still do) once it’s been explained.

    • Amos Moses

      the problem is with them …. not us ….. they reject truth …. and their parents are setting them on a path of destruction …… and you seem to care little that such young lives are being destroyed …… hows that for a sticky wicket mr CP ………….

      • Croquet_Player

        You’ve made two errors here. First, you are conflating your personal religious beliefs with “truth”. Now, you may certainly believe whatever you like, that’s entirely up to you. But the evidence does not support your claim. Which is why no reputable professional psychiatric organization worldwide supports your claim either. So you may claim it’s “true” all you like, but you’re at odds with scientific consensus. “Sticky wicket”. How cute that you know a croquet term! Such a delightful game, and fun for all ages. Second, you assumed I’m a “Mr.” This is what happens when people assume things – they often get it wrong. I’m a Ms., not a Mr.

        • msicairos

          Ms or Mr, or whatever you are; You don’t know truth and its obvious that you don’t know or believe the God who created you and gives the oxygen you breath to allow you to post ignorant statements; you lack scripture knowledge and the only truth continues to be HIS precious Word. I would take you to the written scriptures, but you wouldn’t know where to find it anyway. Death comes to all rather quickly, then we will see about eternal life in Hell or Heave. Never to late.

          • Croquet_Player

            Yeah, whatever. Heard all this before.

        • Amos Moses

          nope …. it has nothing to do with religion and if you knew the bible you would know that ….. you are the one making the claim ….. that ” professional psychiatric organization worldwide” has anything to say except to regurgitate lies …………

          • Croquet_Player

            You really can’t claim it has nothing to do with religion and then immediately bring up a religious text to back up your argument.

          • Bobi Entrikin

            Really?
            I suppose you poke yourself in the eye with a stick when you have a headach, instead of taking a “scientifically developed” tablet or capsule designed to lessen the pain of a headach.
            I’m sorry, your statement had nothing to do with science or a headach, other than the one you are creating with your comments

          • Amos Moses

            believing a lie and then spreading the lie …… whether you know it to be a lie or not …… just makes a person a liar ………

          • Bobi Entrikin

            Mr. Amos, may I ask why you are so damned insistent on calling so many others liars? Is it simply because you fail to see any point of view, not totally in line with yours as a lie?

          • Amos Moses

            if the point of view is a lie ….. then what does that make the person telling the lie ……………

          • Bobi Entrikin

            That’s not what I ask! I asked you if you think “any point of view that does not align with your point of view” is a lie?
            If someone, anyone, disagrees with your point , do you consider their point of view as a lie?
            If the point of view is not a lie,,,,, then what does that make the person denying the point of view?

          • Amos Moses

            any point of view that does not align with Christ is a lie ………… does that clear it up for you …… there is only one truth ….. diametrically opposed ideas cannot both be true ….. they might both be a lie …… but there is only one truth and belief has not one thing to do with it ……..

            “If someone, anyone, disagrees with your point , do you consider their point of view as a lie?” ….. no but it would depend on what was said ………..

          • Bobi Entrikin

            Ok, you seem to not understand my question as worded so allow me to ask another way.
            Have you ever discussed anything, on line, with anyone who did not agree with you without you claiming they were telling a falsehood?

          • Amos Moses

            depends on what they said ….. a number of people who are christians accept the truth …… do you ………..

          • Amos Moses

            christianity is not about making people feel warm and fuzzy about their self esteem ……. it is about coming to grips with the sin in our lives and reconciling that to Christ ….. to come to repentance …… to align our mind with the mind of Christ as to what sin is and what to do about it ………….. if it makes us uncomfortable about who we are …….. that is the entire point …… to expose our unrighteousness compared to Christ ……. it is a one way street ….. and it is His street ………….

        • This style 10/6

          “Sticky wicket” is a cricket term I believe. Otherwise I agree with you 100%.

          • Croquet_Player

            Yes, it originated with cricket which is the main usage, but was borrowed to describe a wicket that’s hard to get through in croquet.

          • This style 10/6

            I didn’t know that. I know in cricket a sticky wicket is a moist one, soft, which gives the spin bowlers a chance to produce their balls which move in odd directions.

          • Croquet_Player

            I know only a very little bit about cricket, but I’ve certainly enjoyed watching it and picking up things about the game here and there. For example, cricket does not have “rules”. It has “laws”. I think that’s just delightful!

          • This style 10/6

            Laid down by the MCC (Marylebone Cricket Club) which operates out of the hallowed precincts of Lord’s Cricket Ground in London.

            India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka are crazy about cricket.

          • Croquet_Player

            I know! Their fans are so enthusiastic, it’s great fun to watch them go bananas watching their teams. Clearly true love for the sport! I wish it would catch on more here in the U.S.!

          • Croquet_Player

            (By the way, charming Mad Hatter reference for your user name. 😉 )

          • This style 10/6

            Not too many get the reference. I brought my children up on Alice. I used to do voices.

          • Croquet_Player

            It was, by far, my favorite book as a child. I’m still a big fan, and have some Alice-themed items around the house. In front of me now on the coffee table are some Alice trivets we use all the time. I bought them at the shop in Oxford which is mentioned in “Through the Looking Glass”, and illustrated by Tenniel (in reverse!). It’s now an all-things-Alice shop, and it was very hard not to buy everything! I saw a great Lewis Carroll/Alice documentary on You Tube recently. The book is as popular as ever, and has been translated into hundreds of languages. In fact my interest in croquet sprang from Alice!

          • This style 10/6

            Of course, Croquet Player! The Tenniel illustrations are the only ones fro me and my daughters. I got three little tea caddies with Alice drawings on them for Christmas.

          • Croquet_Player

            Tenniel is of course the gold standard, without any question. I do have a nice edition illustrated by Arthur Rackham in 1907, and he did a beautiful job too. Very ethereal and haunting. What a wonderful gift for your daughters! I’m sure they were delighted to receive them. I know I would be!

      • Bobi Entrikin

        What truth? Yours?
        Good luck at the gates with that !

        • Amos Moses

          there is only one truth ….. no one has possession of it ….. there is no “your” truth and “my” truth ….. two diametrically opposed ideas cannot both be true ……. they might both be wrong …… but not both true ………

          • Bobi Entrikin

            I agree. I totally agree there is only one truth. I’m happy you say the truth you have refered to may not be true. It may help later

          • Amos Moses

            hopefully you will discover that it is the only truth …… truth is not a what ….. it is a who …….

          • Bobi Entrikin

            If truth is a who, who is the truth?
            If truth is not a what then what you say is not the truth, correct?
            Apparently, according to you, what you say is the truth so does that make you truth?
            And while we’re here, you’ve stated elsewhere that feelings are not reality. Care to explain those feelings?

          • Amos Moses

            the truth is not possessed by any person on earth ….. it has possession of certain persons on earth ….. and only a certain number …… and so far …. one of them is not you …… but that could change …..

          • ShemSilber

            The truth is that truth IS a who, namely, the Master Yahushua (John 14:6), who came as Yahuwah in the flesh, in human form, but Adam’s Creator and not Adam’s descendant. His body was prepared in the heavens (Hebrews 10:5) and planted in the virgin’s womb, so that this young lady was still a virgin until after He was born. That is not my truth but Yahuwah’s. Take it or leave it, Isaiah 45:23 applies, that every knee will bow and every tongue will swear to Him, and you will see it with your own two beady eyes, in Yahushua’s Name, omein.

          • Bobi Entrikin

            Thank you so much! Finally proof that the written words in the Bible’s have been changed. For whatever reasons, even the names were changed or altered. One creator according to every scripture I’ve ever read. Now, we can’t even agree on his name. WOW. Heaven help us all.

          • ShemSilber

            You are entirely welcome, Sister Bobi. And yes, words in the Bible have been changed. Hebrews 10:5 is a proper quote from Psalm 40:6, “Sacrifice and offering you did not desire, but a body You have prepared for Me,” as the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Septuagint witness, rather than, “…My ears have you opened,” as the Masoretes rendered it. This change was done in the early centuries C.E. (Common Error [of the Roman Calendar]), among other changes that they made to the Scriptures that would show and prove that Yahushua (Jesus) IS the Messiah.

            But the time has come for some of those errors to be rectified, and those that we don’t do now will be corrected by the Master Yahushua Himself when He has set His throne in Jerusalem, ISRAEL, from where peace on earth begins (Isaiah 2:1-4; Micah 4:1-4). He will muster 7 shepherds, as Micah 5:5 says, and lead troops who will drive out the heathens from the Temple Mount and clear out of the Promised Land, from the Euphrates to the Nile and from the Mediterranean to the farthest seacoast (Genesis 15:18-21; Deuteronomy 11:24).

            We see rather dimly now, partly because our perception is flawed, and partly because of these changes that have been made to the Word, but the Master Yahushua will fix all that for us, and we will see “face-to-face,” as Paul says in 1Corinthians 13:12.

            HalleluYAH for Yahuwah’s patience with us foolish mortals, in Yahushua’s Name, omein.

    • Amos Moses

      FYI …. scripture explains it perfectly well ……. no need to be indoctrinated to the lies of the world to understand it ……… it has not changed in thousands of years ……..

      • Philip Hanan

        Not changed? Sure it has. Pink used to be a male color until the 1940’s. A guy dressing up in pink meant he was manly and for the last 76 years, it mean he was gay. Dressing in drag has changed decade after decade. Clothes were never truly gender specific and not evil. I’m sorry, but it’s hard to believe it’s suddenly evil for a guy to wear a skirt when it’s never been considered evil for a guy to wear a kilt.

        • Amos Moses

          you are talking about fashion ….. you are on the wrong forum ……

      • Bobi Entrikin

        Oh but it has. Several times. Every time man rewrites any part of it. Which by the way is fine on a continuous basis.

  • Emmanuel

    Sin revolution is no sins and nothing is wrong. All is good and right.

    • Amos Moses

      Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.
      I:40 This famous statement derives from several historic precedents, including that of François Rabelais in describing the rule of his Abbey of Thélème in Gargantua and Pantagruel: Fait ce que vouldras (Do what thou wilt), which was later used by the Hellfire Club established by Sir Francis Dashwood. It is also similar to the Wiccan proverb: An ye harm none, do what thou wilt; but the oldest known statement of a similar assertion is that of St. Augustine of Hippo: Love, and do what thou wilt.

      /SMH ………….

      • Bobi Entrikin

        Amos; that’s an alias right?
        And what exactly was it Jesus is said to have said? I’m no longer familiar with the exact wording but I’m pretty sure it had something to do with love.
        Actually, a lot, a whole lot of what they say Jesus said has to do with love.
        Not much about hate though. One I’m thinking about had something to do do with sin. Hate the sin, not the dinner. And please, for your sake (at the gate) cast the first stone if you are son free.
        Jesus said it’s ok!

        • Amos Moses

          “Hate the sin, not the sinner.” ……… is not part of scripture ……. you see truth as hate …… your mind is broken and needs to be fixed ….. it needs Christ ………. you need to be here much more than i do ………..

    • Jenny Ondioline

      How sinful is a 9-year old kid?

      • Amos Moses

        as much as everyone else ………..

        • Jenny Ondioline

          And what, exactly, is sinful about stating that you feel like you’re trapped in the body of the wrong gender? When you really feel that way? That’s a sin?

          • Amos Moses

            it is a lie ……….. miss liar …….. and you continue to spread your lies ……….. “feelings” are not reality ……… and it is a sin to believe that lie …..

          • Jenny Ondioline

            Excuse me, but a kid makes a statement like that and your first instinct is to scream “liar” at him as you’re doing to me now? What is the matter with you?

          • Amos Moses

            “Feelings” are not reality ……………… miss liar …………… if a child lies to me ….. i tell him what he said was a LIE …… everytime ………….

          • Jenny Ondioline

            How can you possibly know that? If a kid tells you something he’s feeling I’m sure he’s most likely NOT lying!

          • Amos Moses

            “How can you possibly know that?”

            How can you possibly NOT know that?

          • Jenny Ondioline

            Do you have children? One comes to you in tears with a problem that’s tearing them up inside and they confess it to you, you’re going to slap them and call them a liar rather than help them deal with something that’s clearly causing them terrible emotional strain? I repeat, what is the matter with you?

          • Philip Hanan

            Many Christians believe not loving your body is sinning against God because he gave you the body your soul resides in.

          • Jenny Ondioline

            He could give you a body that isn’t the correct gender for your soul. What the heck, he DOES give people bodies that aren’t sexually compatible with the opposite sex…homosexuals are proof of that. Transgenderism doesn’t seem so impossible.

      • jael2

        Hello Jenny,

        Actually, we are all born in sin due to the original sin of Adam. It’s called total depravity. And it’s for this reason, that Jesus Christ came. He came to save those who repent and believe in His name. For those who refuse to repent and believe, they will die in their sin, and for all eternity will endure judgment in hell.

        In regards to children “identifying” as another gender, that is quite common among little kids. I have a niece, that wanted to be a boy when she was four years old. Her parent’s could’ve fostered her desires, dressed her up as a boy, started hormone treatments, and found a perverted psychiatrist, to encourage that behavior. But no, they treated her as the gender God made her, and now she is a beautiful married mother of two girls. Their was no arm bending to acknowledge and act upon her God given gender.

        Furthermore, in order to propagate a life of perversion, and to maintain that death style ( the wages of sin is death) there must be recruitment of the young and the vulnerable. As biology has revealed, it’s impossible for two males to procreate or two women ( unless they revert to IVF). It takes one male and one female to create a child. With the soaring death rates among those who practice perversion, they rely on adoption, foster care, and placing themselves in positions where they will have access to our children. And who are the most vulnerable? Those from divorced and one parent homes, usually headed up by the mother.

        In closing, America is at a dire crossroads. Our sins have reached the nostrils of Almighty God, and as His Word declares : “Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap” Galatians 6:7

        • Jenny Ondioline

          A boy believing he IS a girl (not WANTS to be) or vice versa is not a matter of sin, and has nothing to do with America being at a “dire crossroads”. What about talking to our children, actually TALKING to them, trying to understand them, trying to give them the best life that’s possible for them? Turning them away with a Bible in their hand isn’t the solution here.

          • Bobi Entrikin

            It honestly amazes me how the seemingly religious can possibly hate so much. So much talk of sin And hatred towards those being one of God’s creations.
            I was always taught that hatred was one of the biggest sins. Maybe my preacher man was wrong.

          • Bobi Entrikin

            I have to wonder what jael2 would say about the niece had she gone on to become the nephew. I also wonder if jael2 knows that the parents are not the ones who prescribe hormones. Hormones aren’t an option until the child has begun puberty. Yes they now have and often use hormone blockers but that doesn’t happen on a whim either. Doctors, phycologists, endocrinologist, counselors, hours and hours of therapy for months, or years before anything except social transition. There is even a reason for social transition before hormones. It’s called giving the person time and opportunity to decide if transition is right or not for them. Most actually decide not to transition. Some do. I’ve personally known several on both sides. Each and every one of them that I know, who has transitioned is, in their own words, happy. Myself included.
            Gender transition is not the easiest thing on earth to accomplish. I personally believe the medical aspect towards gender transition is about right. Not perfect but they do take a lot of precautions the general public has no clue about.

      • Emmanuel

        If he/she understands what is right and wrong, sinful. As for the adults, the same thing.

        • Jenny Ondioline

          And it’s sinful to feel like you are trapped in the body of the opposite gender?

          • Emmanuel

            please explain how that happens or how that is. I have a psychology degree and work in mental health, so please educate me.
            not a sin until you act on those feelings.

  • Nidalap

    Mental health issue? Focusing on Munchausen or Munchausen by proxy syndrome perhaps?

  • Pandorea

    What is “geographic” about dressing up a child in drag?

  • jael2

    This is just another recruitment tool to entice children into a life of perversion. I can’t blame this child for all the gender confusion, someone in the background ( mother or family member) is fostering this wicked behavior.

    • Bobi Entrikin

      How does being transgender relate to perversion?
      A person’s gender is decided and created by god (according to another comment above). I agree to that by the way!
      If it is so, how can it (gender dysphoria) be wrong or sinful? But, bearing false witness to anything, in any form is.

  • Grace Kim Kwon

    He must have been brainwashed by godless adults around him. He should be educated that he is a boy to the end. Installing falsehood is a child-abuse. God decided and created every person’s gender. Every human being should be encouraged and educated to live out a truth, not opposite, even if the falsehood makes filthy gain.

    • jscotttheory

      Maybe God stuck the wrong genitals on the person. Congenital anomalies happen with regularity.

      • Grace Kim Kwon

        That’s not what makes a man male gender. It’s the entire being with a birth right and responsibility.

      • Amos Moses

        regularity …….. Nope ………..

      • Jason Todd

        Or maybe that’s complete BS.

        • jscotttheory

          Like your god?

          • Jason Todd

            Bye, troll. Blocked.

    • Bobi Entrikin

      Installing falsehood is a child-abuse. God decided and created every person’s gender. Every human being should be encouraged and educated to live out a truth, not opposite,
      Very well said!
      Will any of you naysayers ever admit that God does not and never has made mistakes? Nearly all religions and the people involved admit God created the heavens and the earth. Everything in the heavens and on the earth are God’s creations. No mistakes! It’s just that he is testing, challenging some of his creations now because they have gotten so UNACCEPTING of things they know nothing of.

      • Grace Kim Kwon

        Yes. Christianity is necessary to mankind even for pursuit of objective truth and freedom to declare the objective truth, not just for salvation and humaneness.

        • Bobi Entrikin

          Wow, you have no clue to what I said do you?
          I said God did not make a mistake. He created you, and he created me. I also believe he created all things on this earth. You know, the one we call God’s green earth even tho most of it is not green any longer.
          You apparently have grown to believe that if one does not believe in God as you do either we are evil and should be eliminated from the earth or we need to believe just as you do.
          God, after some time realized that man could not live by his law alone so he gave us Jesus. He sent Jesus, to live among us, here on earth to make it possible for man to exist on earth with others who may not see eye to eye.
          That means he had to ammended some (most) of gods laws to allow that. Many, many years after God created the earth and man, some religious leaders realized their area of the world was growing in population so fast that it was impossible to preach/teach their (his) beliefs by spoken word alone. So they began writing the stories down. OK so then we have the old testament. Many years down the road God decided things weren’t going as planned so he sent Jesus to help. Several hundred years later, people began writing the changes down. Since that time the world has seen many, many versions of, changes to the books of the Bible. Some books have even been omitted or not accepted at all.
          Long story short,
          I believe in the creation of the earth. I believe it was, (beyond any doubt) done by a higher (much higher) power. I also believe the stories, all of them, in the bibles have been modified to suit certain criteria. I believe in God and Jesus but I am uncertain of the accuracy of the stories.
          I also believe God created evolution. I know how disturbing that is to the religious but how else can you, or they, explain the evolution so apparent in all things (God’s creations) on earth. Rocks evolve into sand. Fallen leaves from plant life evolve into dirt.
          By the way. This story, you know the one above about the boy from Kansas city, who says he’s a girl. I got news for ya. I have met this little girl! And she is a girl. I have not yet read the story in national geographic but I will because I am an accepting persons. My mind and heart are open to many many different aspects of human life. Gender dysphoria is real. It is not a mental disorder as so many believe, including the super rightous religious. My sister-in-law is a ministers daughter, two brothers are elders in their respective churches. My grandmother was a member of all three churches in her small home town. I, am not overly religious but am a believer to a point. Oh, I almost forgot my point to all this. I to am transgender (a boy from Kansas who knows he’s a GIRL).

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            You must repent of your transgenderism as well as the boy in Kansas. You Post-christian Americans are being bored and seeking warped amusement by being spoiled to the inhumane level on a planet of billions of real suffering humans. Well-fed USA must not bully mankind by pushing its warped falsehood. Read Deuteronomy chapter 22, Romans chapter 1, John chapter 3, and Romans chapter 10. Americans need the Holy Bible for the truth and life.

          • Bobi Entrikin

            I agree, and one day, I will repent what sins I must. My gender dysphoria isn’t a sin because my gender was, by Your own words, “decided and created by god”. And I TOTALLY agree. After all, I was born with it. Wouldn’t it be a sin to deny It?
            WOW! Well- Fed Americans. Maybe, we are well Fed Americans, but it’s because in one way or another, most of us have worked for what we have and what we provide around the world. We provide a LOT of food related produce and commodities to the rest of the world. And we buy a lot to import.
            What your, and other, governments do with it, I don’t think we have much control over.
            Warped falsehoods, perhaps in your eyes. I might suggest to you and your fellow countrymen stop asking for our help if you don’t really want it. But, my curiosity is high right now so I have to ask, what falsehoods and how are they warped? I really would like to know how you feel about that. Maybe you know something I don’t about what we push into other humans.
            Thank you for being so concerned about transgenderism but if you stop bearing false witness about it now, I’m sure God will be quicker to accept your indifference when it becomes necessary.

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            You must repent of your sin right away, as soon as possible. Read the Holy Bible today. Your “gender dysphoria” may seem to come to you naturally, but living it out is your own willful sinful decision. Live to work to reverse it. God will help you if you ask Him. We are all born with certain defects, since our world is a fallen world, but sinners must not take a pride in such defects or sins or force others to endorse sins. Ask Jesus to help you to overcome the sinful inclination.

            If Americans go through real hunger from lack of anything, I think a lot of mental illness will get cured. It’s same in all rich secular nations. You guys have had everything abundantly for too many years on a starving mankind’s planet, only because of the hard-working slender Christian pioneers’ great wisdom and contributions. You fed others only because of Christian virtues. Sex-addicts and drug-addicts or mere merchants don’t feed anyone. Nowadays USA threatens poor nations to become immoral to get the God-given food. It’s wrong.

            Secular Western culture blasphemes Christianity in order to dishonor God and make religious people suffer, teaches children to hate Christianity and be disrespectful and immoral, goes nude in public shamelessly, brainwashes people to take pride in immorality and destruction, and funds infanticide and homosexual agenda in the world. If this kind of notion is not warped, what could be warped? The West is moral and sane only with Christianity. Without Christianity, Western culture is a meaningless hedonism; today’s secular West is the proof.

            Calling for repentance to transgender people is the act of truth and love, not falsehood. You can’t change the Word of God or sane human conscience. What Western people need is Christianity to get saved and obtain the truth. I don’t want to be bullied for not-supporting West’s depravity; it will be worse than getting bullied by the racists. You guys should get a lesson not to oppress mankind. The West is not sorry for colonialism; racists are better than militant sexual pervs. God will punish the West for forcing immorality upon the children.

          • Bobi Entrikin

            Which holy Bible would you suggest I read? It may take more than a day or two though. I’m a slow reader.
            My “wilful sinful decision to live as I do, will be judged one day, I’m sure of that but at the time (when I decided to live as I do) it was one of three options. 1. Live happily as I do now, 2. Live in and further the anguish I had been or 3. Suicide!
            Be it an unforgivable sin or not, I transitioned as much as possible. I did not transition to be a woman, I transitioned to be myself. I did not transition because I wanted to, I transitioned because It was necessary.
            I do have to admit that I admire your love of, trust in and devotion to your beliefs. However, I do not think
            We are of the exact same beliefs. Yes, I am an American, and somewhat proud of it.
            Yes we (America) has stuck our noses where it doesn’t belong several times but I’m not sure we ever done it without being asked first. Have we always been right? no! Have we been right? More often than not! I’m not sure we will do it again anytime soon whether we’re asked or not. One thing I am confident of, we have gotten involved with good intentions, initially. Maybe not always turned out that way but started that way. The middle East has turned into a worldwide disaster, I think we all will agree to that but it wasn’t because of good or bad intentions on our side. It was and is because we DO NOT UNDERSTAND, them.
            I would appreciate you not being so critical of the American people because, believe it or not. We all aren’t that bad. Come on over and see your yourself. Most of the population is willing to accept you, your beliefs and practices just as you are. Really! Better hurry though, none of us, well maybe one of us, is sure what’s going to happen in 13 days from now.

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            #1 is not true and #2 is your false imagination and #3 is unacceptable. You have another true option: Repent your sin and ask Jesus to save you from evil and help you to overcome sins and live according to His holy will. Read the Word of God. Creatures should live according to the Creator’s good design. You were created as male and must live out as a male while on earth. You will regret of having lived as a woman falsely instead of protecting women and children as a man should.

            America usually did good; it modernized the entire world and brought literacy and longevity everywhere. Since the nation started equating Christianity with other things, disasters started. Westerners (Americans) are naive on raw mankind because you’ve always had the Church to keep you well-fed and civilized. Other Earthlings are not that fortunate, and mankind need the Holy Bible for human rights/literacy/freedom/equality, not America’s toxic decadence.

            You don’t remember the past because you are too young. Americans were highly respected among mankind on Planet Earth even most of them were openly racist. Now you rant tolerance and equality of good and evil, today’s Sodomic USA is despicable. USA is hated by the nations because the nation became immoral, and immorality made her greedy and childless. You guys should never have scorned Christianity, your only good wisdom and sane conscience.

          • Bobi Entrikin

            How can you say #1 is not true when you know nothing about my personal situation? #2, is no longer a false imagination. I fixed that once I began my transition but you are 100% correct about #3. In fact, my wife, bother my son’s and their wives and family, my therapist, two medical doctors, three nurses and two psychologist all agreed. It would be better for me to transition than to go on living as I had the first 58 years of my life. And I do remember a lot of the past. The Korean conflict, I lost a brother to. The Viet Nam conflict that I was involved with. I remember when a a lot of Americans were openly racist. I remember several of the racial riots. I remember MLK being assassinated and I remember president Kennedy being assassinated. I remember 9-11-01. I can show you within inches exactly where I was when both the last two happened. I may not be old enough to remember a lot of the past but I’m not to old to not know about it.
            And before I forget again, I was raised in a Christian household. Methodist to be specific and at age 15 I was elected the MYF president of our region. MYF is the Methodist youth fellowship. I gave up the position to my, now sister-in-law, who is our churches pastor, when I joined the navy in 69.

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            Transgender is a falsehood and falsehood can never bring happiness. It’s an illusion. You never knew real misery because you always lived in a rich Christian nation. Your family and friends are wrong about you. Truth alone liberates you. (John chapter 8) You want to become a woman because you are being bored of having everything for many decades. Rich men seek warped entertainment and make others suffer; it’s typical. Today’s Western Methodists are apostates. You guys submit to apostate female “pastors,” and that’s why you guys are suffering from all kinds of sexual confusions and gender confusions. Submit to God alone instead to women. The truth from Jesus alone lets you free; nothing else does.

          • Bobi Entrikin

            Gender dysphoria is not now, nor has it ever been, a falsehood. It is as real as any other birth defect on earth. Maybe not as common as some but more common than a few others. It is not soley a western world issue either. It is ALL over the world. Everywhere,!
            My wanting to become a woman because im bored of having everything is truely a falsehood. I will never become a woman, I have always been a woman. I just didn’t know it for a very long time.
            I do kind of agree that rich men seek warped entertainment and make others suffer stayemeny, but i grew up without money to spare. Most of my life, all of my spare time was spent in the garden raising vegetables for the table. Milking the cow for milk or raising cows, chickens, pigs, hunting and fishing for meat. Cutting wood for winter heat and until we lost the farm for cooking. I was 14 then and still using the outhouse until we moved to town. 13.65 an hour was the most i ever made working. No, i was not bored because i had everything for decades.

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            Defect should be corrected, not endorsed to live it out. You are a man and not a woman. It’s just your desire. You are better-off just living in the USA. Other Earthlings suffer/ed in utter darkness. USA had always light since the start because of many Christian churches. You are talking some non-sense about the Holy Bible and Christianity. Christianity has nothing to do with the New Age. Read both Old Testament and New Testament; both Testaments are the Word of God. (Matthew chapter 5) Go to a Baptist church on Sunday. If you believed in Jesus Christ as your Saviour and Lord, you’d never have claimed to be woman. Christians never live in sin unrepentantly. Read I John chapter 1-5.

          • Bobi Entrikin

            My defect was corrected. Or at least corrected as much as possible.
            If both testaments are the word of god, why did we need both?
            Are you sure they aren’t the word of man who claim what they wrote is the absolute word of god?

            I am fully aware that the bible(s), as written are not researchable making it impossible to prove or disprove any part of any scriptute in any of them. Therefore, they (the bibles) have an equal chance of being a story of a man who was an absolutely fascinating story teller as they are to be the actual word of god. I do not remember ever reading or being told that god or jesus either one wrote the bible. I do recall a story about men writing different stories and then their stories being compiled into what is commonly known as the bible (s). Even then its acknowledged that the stories have all been rewritten and or translated. Are all of the stories, word for word exactly as god spoke? If not, are they the word of god?
            I would never have guessed you to be a baptist. I was way off!

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            No, it wasn’t. Bobi, sinful choice is not something like skin colors and genuine mental or bodily defects. The West has gone wrong by treating these three together out of humanism since last century. (Humanism is the same cause that created Nazi Germany.) That’s why people commit suicide and get mental illness more because the instructions of the truth are denied or not-taught while getting plenty food and stuff like in Sodom and Gomorrah.

            Yes, the Holy Bible is fully the Word of God. There are both internal and external evidences. It claims to be the Word of God( “thus says the Lord”) and it is seamless from Genesis to Revelation and changes a person totally from inside out by revealing Jesus Christ all over the world, not just among the Americans.

            Jesus Himself declared all of the Old Testament Bible to be entirely the Word of God( Matthew chapter 5) and promised and fulfilled the writing of the New Testament Bible ( John chapter 13-17, II Timothy chapter 3, Revelation chapter 22). There is nothing like the Holy Bible in this world. If you read it with an honest heart, you will know it. Ask God to reveal Himself to you through His Word. Don’t try to defend you sin. Ask God to forgive your sin. ( 1 John chapter 1)

            I’m not a Baptist but a Presbyterian; I just go to a Baptist church. America’s Presbyterian churches are as apostate as Methodists, unless they are free or independent. Go to a nearby Bible-preaching church and listen to the proclamation of the Word of God for your soul. Ask Christians to pray for you. I pray for you to get saved by knowing Jesus Christ.

          • Bobi Entrikin

            Grace, it is apparent that you are pretty sure that every word in your bible is the spoken word of god just as he daid it and as he intended. I’m personally not thete yet. I believe the bible was written with all good intentions but i know that the words have been translated from a language long gone before it was written. I also know that it has been translated into many different languages and into several different bibles. Words change, meanings change, mans interpretation, and many other factors lead me to question the validity of some of the stories.
            I’m not the scripture screaming, bible thumper you are and so will ask you to refrain from any further suggestive religious notions.
            I have always and always will honor others beliefs. I am happy you are as comfortable as you are, and wish you well in your personal beliefs. I too am happy with my beliefs, please honor my right to do so.
            Thank you for your communications, i feel I have become just a little more intelligent because of it. Thank you.

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            You have continued to receive a false education from your apostate “church.” Trust the Word of God rather than man. The Holy Bible is single and the thousands of translations are accurate. Read any translation except for the deliberately wrong JW’s “World Translation”; the Holy Bible says the same thing all over the world in thousands of languages. The Holy Bible was written by the eyewitnesses of Jesus within a few decades. The most trustworthy ancient manuscripts in all of human worlds; the writing is valid. The accounts are consistent.

            You guys have become immoral by not-trusting in the Holy Bible, unlike your Christian forefathers. You shouldn’t honor any beliefs unless those are true. People who honor and believe in falsehood are or become criminals by supporting inhumane barbarisms and abusing weaker segments of the living things; there hasn’t been any exception on Planet Earth. Comforts and happiness means nothing when the West forces homosexual depravity upon the world. You have no wisdom or intelligence apart from the Word of God. Read it to save your own soul.

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness… Today, if you hear His voice, do not harden your hearts as you did in the rebellion.” ( I Timothy chapter 3, Hebrews chapter 3)

  • Neonic

    Here’s how sane adults deal with children:
    “Mommy, I think I’m really a girl.”
    “You’re NOT. Eat your vegetables.”

  • Rusty P

    First of all, that’s not the cover of the Jan issue. Secondly, gender roles are created by humans and differ substantially across cultures and time. Pink was the “manly” color in the early 20’s. Remember? Of course not. Its people like you who force kids into categories you’ve created because you’re phobic of change and probably sex and then call them crazy for not fitting into your narrow self-protective definitions. You’re all bullies, not Christians. “There is neither male nor female.” Get over yourself and open your goddamn minds, maybe even your hearts.

    • AustinRocks

      Not exactly a secret which group of people wish to take advantage of confused children.
      We all know what the goal is: legalization of pedophilia.

      • Bobi Entrikin

        AustinRocks; your first sentence is spot on. Except it is not a single group. Every religion from the first day has been attempting to recruit as many people, young, old, male and female as possible. Confused or not, it has never mattered. And it shouldn’t matter in the least.
        The “legalization of pedophilia” statement should have not been included in your reply. It is Completely off subject and totally irrelevant to this story. Gender dysphoria has nothing to do with pedophilia, legally, mentally or physically.
        My personal experience, research and conclusion (my opinion) is that, the gender issue is real. Transgender people exist today. They existed before the Bible was written and they will exist until the end of the earth.
        I also believe God did not make any mistake. I believe (my opinion) that God created the earth and all things on it. No mistakes, he created all of us. He also had it in mind to allow us to accept his creations, or deny them. If that is the case, will those who accept, or those who deny his creations be more in his favor come judgment day? I’m personally gonna accept his creations and pray he accepts my evolution (which he created) into who I am today, tomorrow and forevermore.

        • Amos Moses

          “The “legalization of pedophilia” statement should have not been included”

          Beginning on Jan. 1, prostitution by minors will be legal in California. Yes, you read that right.

          SB 1322 bars law enforcement from arresting sex workers who are under the age of 18 for soliciting or engaging in prostitution, or loitering with the intent to do so. So teenage girls (and boys) in California will soon be free to have sex in exchange for money without fear of arrest or prosecution.

          This terribly destructive legislation was written and passed by the progressive Democrats who control California’s state government with a two-thirds “supermajority.” To their credit, they are sincere in their belief that decriminalizing underage prostitution is good public policy that will help victims of sex trafficking. Unfortunately, the reality is that the legalization of underage prostitution suffers from the fatal defect endemic to progressive-left policymaking: it ignores experience, common sense and most of all human nature — especially its darker side.

          SB 1322, Mitchell. Commercial sex acts: minors.
          Existing law makes it a crime to solicit or engage in any act of prostitution. Existing law makes it a crime to loiter in any public place with the intent to commit prostitution.
          This bill would make the above provisions inapplicable to a child under 18 years of age who is alleged to have engaged in conduct that would, if committed by an adult, violate the above provisions. The bill would authorize the minor to be taken into temporary custody under limited circumstances.
          This bill would incorporate additional changes to Section 647 of the Penal Code, proposed by SB 420, SB 1129, and AB 1708, that would become operative only if this bill and one or more of those other bills are enacted and become effective on or before January 1, 2017, and this bill is chaptered last.
          This bill would incorporate additional changes to Section 653.22 of the Penal Code, proposed by AB 1771, that would become operative only if this bill and AB 1771 are enacted and become effective on or before January 1, 2017, and this bill is chaptered last.

          • Bobi Entrikin

            What on earth does that have to do with Transgender? I stand by my statement about pedophilia being off subject and irrelevant to the story above.
            However, that is something I did not know. Thank you for the information. But, It’s still irrelevant to the story above.
            I will check into it, the new law you refer to but I’ll bet a dollar there is a lot more to it. First off, just because the officer can not arrest, does not mean they can not be charged and prosecuted.
            But that still does not make it relevant to the story above.
            I know that you will never believe gender dysphoria and being transgender has absolutely nothing to do with pedophile people. I’m not saying there are no transgender pedophiles but no one can say there are not religious, right wing, left wing, democratic or republican pedophile. Being a pedophile does not make one a transgender nor does being transgender make one a pedophile.
            Not much reason to reply further to this. I know I can not change your mind or offer further information you would be interested in and you sure aren’t able to change my mind.

          • Amos Moses

            it is the sexualization of children and has EVERYTHING to do with it …. to those who are not in denial of the truth …………

        • David Stoneslinger

          Why do you dress up like a woman?
          You’re a man, act like one.

          • Bobi Entrikin

            No sweety, I’m not a man! And I dress like this because it fits my life and personality to a “T”.

    • Amos Moses

      malarcky ………… lies from beginning to end or attempting to justify the lies told …..

    • Jason Todd

      Excuse me? Are you out of your freakin’ mind?

      Listen up, Twinkie factory: 1) There are two genders. Two. Male and female. Not however the flip you feel from one day to the next.

      2) These are kids. Kids. Not templates on which to place your messed up agenda.

      3) If you don’t have the compassion for children who are clearly being abused, you are a hypocrite.

      4) And saying there is something wrong with me because I refuse to tolerate children being mentally and emotionally abused? Go straight to hell.

      • ZZZ

        1) “There is neither male nor female in the eyes of God” is not “my messed up agenda,” It’s a bible verse. Jesus said it.
        2) Interesting that you say you don’t tolerate abuse and then tell me to go to hell in the same bullet point. Hypocrite much?

        • Jason Todd

          1) I was not referring to the verse.

          2) And saying there is something wrong with me because I refuse to tolerate children being mentally and emotionally abused? Go straight to hell.

          • Bobi Entrikin

            Care to prove mental and or emotional abuse? You made the accusation, now prove it.
            Keep in mind that this little girl was the one that told her parents. They in return, sought help from the medical profession.
            Not to sure but it sounds as if your biting off more than you can chew.

  • Jason Todd

    This is 100% the parents, not the child. This is child abuse. And the parents should be in jail.

    • This style 10/6

      You know nothing at all of the situation.

      • Jason Todd

        If you are defending that crap, you are just as insane as they are.

        • This style 10/6

          The insanity is wanting to rip a kid from his/her parents and put them with a bunch of strangers. True Christian compassion but I expect nothing else.

          • Jason Todd

            So leaving them in an abusive situation is preferred…?