Stop the expansion of transgender ideology in Illinois!
There are certain truths about a person that cannot be changed – the clearest example is biological sex. God, in his divine wisdom, created human beings male and female and bestows and each of us our sex. Sex is determined, like all other biological traits, from the moment of conception and it cannot be altered.
Some in our society are now claiming that gender is not determined by God at the point of conception, but it is determined by the individual and can change at any time. This is clearly ridiculous, or in the words of elite media: “fake news.” But some lawmakers are now imposing this radical and unscientific view of the nature of our humanity on all of society.
House Bill 1785, sponsored by state Representative Greg Harris (13th District), would make it far easier for an individual to change their sex on their birth certificate. If this bill passes, all it would take for an individual to legally change sexes would be a note from a doctor that says they wish to be the opposite gender.
Please sign this petition to the Illinois House asking them to respect common sense and science! A woman will never be able to father a child and likewise a man will never be able to give birth to a child – no amount of surgery, hormone therapy, or makeup can change these biological facts.
Legal documents should be based on fact, not bent to please the transgender movement. Please sign now. House Bill 1785 must be stopped.
But why is this a big deal? It’s a big deal because individuals struggling with gender dysphoria need love and care to overcome their disorder. Instead of compassionately coming alongside these people and providing help, supporters of this bill want to celebrate their mental illness.
This is cruel. We don’t encourage other people with mental illnesses to believe their confused thoughts and permanently change their body as a result. Imagine if our state government issued a law saying that physical mutilation was a normal and good thing and that depressed students that cut themselves should be encouraged to continue.
Yet, through celebrating the transgender ideology, this is what we are doing. Children, young people, and adults are mutilating their bodies because they suffer from a recognized mental illness. In what way is this compassionate? This is tolerance for the sake of cowardice in the face of the new sexual orthodoxy.
It is for this reason that the American College of Pediatricians issued a statement stating that transgender ideology harms children.
“Gender dysphoria (GD), formerly listed as Gender Identity Disorder (GID), is a recognized mental disorder in the most recent edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the American Psychiatric Association (DSM-V).”
Additionally, “[r]ates of suicide are nearly twenty times greater among adults who use cross-sex hormones and undergo sex reassignment surgery, even in Sweden which is among the most LGBTQ – affirming countries. What compassionate and reasonable person would condemn young children to this fate knowing that after puberty as many as 88% of girls and 98% of boys will eventually accept reality and achieve a state of mental and physical health?”
Please sign this petition asking the Illinois House to recognize common sense and stop the expansion of transgender ideology. The truth of legal documents should not be bent to satisfy the harmful sexual revolution.
Sign this petition now!
House Bill 1785