• Sex Reassignment Doesn’t Work. Here Is the Evidence.

    Sex Reassignment Doesn’t Work. Here Is the Evidence.

    Sex “reassignment” doesn’t work. It’s impossible to “reassign” someone’s sex physically, and attempting to do so doesn’t produce good outcomes psychosocially.

    As I demonstrate in my book, “When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Moment,” the medical evidence suggests that sex reassignment does not adequately address the psychosocial difficulties faced by people who identify as transgender. Even when the procedures are successful technically and cosmetically, and even in cultures that are relatively “trans-friendly,” transitioners still face poor outcomes. READ MORE...

  • Why the Transgender Movement Can't Sustain Itself

    Why the Transgender Movement Can’t Sustain Itself

    The following Q&A with Ryan T. Anderson was conducted by Jonathan Last of The Weekly Standard. It has been republished here with permission.

    Congratulations on regaining your title as History’s Greatest Monster! How does it feel? I’m kidding, but only sort of. One of the things I admire most about you is your ability to absorb the nastiest, most personal, least fair-minded abuse from critics and yet still engage with people in total good faith, all the time.

    How do you do it? And I don’t mean “why do you do it”—everyone who does what we do for a living understands how valuable it is to reflect good faith in the face of bad faith. But it’s really hard. What’s your secret? READ MORE...

  • Transgender Ideology Is Riddled With Contradictions. Here Are the Big Ones.

    Transgender Ideology Is Riddled With Contradictions. Here Are the Big Ones.

    People say that we live in a postmodern age that has rejected metaphysics. That’s not quite true.

    We live in a postmodern age that promotes an alternative metaphysics. As I explain in “When Harry Became Sally,” at the heart of the transgender moment are radical ideas about the human person—in particular, that people are what they claim to be, regardless of contrary evidence. A transgender boy is a boy, not merely a girl who identifies as a boy.

    It’s understandable why activists make these claims. An argument about transgender identities will be much more persuasive if it concerns who someone is, not merely how someone identifies. And so the rhetoric of the transgender moment drips with ontological assertions: People are the gender they prefer to be. That’s the claim. READ MORE...

  • Transgender Ideology Hurts Kids

    Transgender Ideology Hurts Kids

    Properly understanding sex, gender, gender identity, and gender dysphoria will continue to be pressing concerns in 2018.

    A proper understanding is a prerequisite for properly forming people in the truth and properly ministering to people in need.

    As new gender ideologies are promoted throughout America, their lies will impact not only those who suffer from gender dysphoria, but all children who need to mature in their self-understanding as a boy or girl, man or woman, a potential husband or wife, father or mother. READ MORE...

  • The Christian Baker Need Not Have Ended Up at the Supreme Court

    The Christian Baker Need Not Have Ended Up at the Supreme Court

    On Dec. 5, the Supreme Court heard the case of Jack Phillips, the Christian baker who can’t in good conscience design and create wedding cakes that celebrate same-sex marriages. The justices now will decide whether states, consistent with the First Amendment, can force citizens to express support for same-sex marriage through their artistic products.

    But this case needn’t have ended up at the court. And future cases like it can be avoided.

    Agree or disagree, but Phillips believes he is serving Christ with every cake he makes. He has previously turned down requests to create Halloween-themed cakes, lewd bachelor party cakes, and a cake celebrating a divorce. He was never reprimanded over those decisions, but the same-sex-wedding cake plunged him into hot water. READ MORE...