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When the Binary Burns

A sobering article at LifeSiteNews by Claire Chretien titled "Bathrooms Are Just the Beginning: A Scary Look into the Trans Movement's End Goals" (May 6, 2016) presents an eye-opening analysis of what's going on with the transgender movement.

Chretien writes: "The battle over men accessing women's bathrooms and vice versa has little to do with bathrooms or even transgenderism, a well-known LGBT activist admitted. . .It has everything to do with re-working society and getting rid of the 'heterobinary structure' in which we live—eliminating distinctions between 'male' and 'female' altogether."

"Riki Wilchins, who has undergone 'sex change' surgery and is a far-left social change activist, wrote in the gay publication The Advocate . . . that social conservatives and many LGBT activists are missing the point when it comes to the transgender bathroom debate. The title of Wilchins; article makes the points succinctly: 'We'll Win the Bathroom Battle When the Binary Burns.'

"People should be able to enter whatever bathroom 'fits their gender identity,' Wilchins wrote, but the fact that we even have 'male' and 'female' bathrooms reflects something about society that needs to change. There are many 'genderqueer' or 'non-binary' people, Wilchins wrote."

"In the eyes of LGBT advocates, the notion of only two genders . . . Is antiquated. But transgenderism inherently acknowledges and actually reinforces the binary nature of gender. Transgenderism presumes that a man can be 'trapped' inside a woman's body and a woman can be 'trapped' inside a man's body."

Family Research Council Senior Fellow Peter Sprigg told LifeSiteNews, "The long-term goals of many LGBT activists are actually not just access to the restrooms of their preferred gender identity, but actually destroying the concept of gender or the separation of the genders altogether."

Rob Dreher at The American Conservative website observes: "This is not simply about accommodating minors who think they are transgendered. It is about radically changing the meaning of what it means to be a man, a woman, and a human being . . . Transgenders and their advocates are getting out ahead of society now, and trying to alter the way we think about the meaning of gender, of human nature, indeed of reality itself.

"Transgenderism is far more radical than homosexuality. But it's already passing into the culture very quickly, driven by federal courts, the Obama administration, and popular media . . .They want to destroy the concepts of male and female entirely. This is what they're after, and they're not going to stop until it is accomplished."

Dreher warns that parents need to consider how much of the current culture they're willing to subject their children to, deciding what the tipping point for them will be—the point at which they pull their children out of public schools to protect them from what's happening.

Stella Morabito, senior contributor to The Federalist, told LifeSiteNews: "Once you basically define humanity as sexless you end up with a de-humanized society in which there can be no legal 'mother' or 'father' or 'son' or 'daughter' or 'husband' or 'wife' without permission from the State. Government documents are already erasing the terms. In such a society, the most intimate human relationships take a hit. The family ends up abolished."

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