Last April, the Senate of Montana (USA) passed Act 99, which prohibits transgender treatments for minors. No puberty blockers will be applied, no hormones will be allowed to minors, and no castration of healthy people will be authorized.
The reason is very simple: these treatments are irreversible and prudence dictates that we wait. Because accumulated experience shows that a very high percentage of cases of gender confusion in adolescence are resolved naturally in youth, which is normal: hormones are in turmoil and the kids “don’t understand themselves”.
Allowing a person who has not found herself, who has a hormonal cocktail that is difficult to digest, to resolve something as momentous as her gender just because of how she perceives herself is anything but prudent. It is the exact opposite of looking out for the best interests of the child.
The ultimate aberration is not only to allow it but to persecute those parents who try to prevent it. It is a matter of “expropriating” children in a direct and crude manner by those who have neither gestated them, nor given birth to them, nor cared for them, nor raised them.
So Montana has applied common sense, which unfortunately seems to be the least common of the senses. But not without debate. One of its sensors, a man who claims to be a self-perceived woman, Zooey Zephyr, has been aggressive against the Act:
“Passing this law is tantamount to torture (…) I only hope that when they lower their heads in prayer, they will find their hands stained with blood.”
Should we tolerate this type of aggression, which is openly contrary to parliamentary decorum? 68 Montana senators believe no, compared to 32 who believe yes.
And since good news never arrives alone, the Archbishop of Oklahoma, Msgr. Paul Coakley expressed his opinion on the trans issue last May 1 in a pastoral letter in which he warned against misunderstood charity. Distinguish between those who suffer from gender dysphoria and those who try to impose gender ideology.
To the first, we should welcome him and accompany him on the path to accepting the reality that God wanted, accepting the gift of the sexed body. God did not make a mistake. But life is sometimes difficult and produces wounds that need to be healed. Psychological, emotional or spiritual wounds.
And in parallel to welcoming those who suffer, we should fight against those who ideologically pretend to rebel against the sexed reality willed by God.
Two pieces of good news now that Disney, Netflix, Nike and many other companies seem to have become the propaganda arm of trans culture. Charitable realism versus ideological imposition.