Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Was Teen's Death the Media's Fault?

We all know we shouldn't shoot the messenger who brings bad news.   But, what about messengers who fail to deliver important information?

Early on the morning of January 4, 17-year-old Joshua Acorn [who preferred the name Leelah]  committed suicide by walking into the path of a semi.   Acorn had a male body but believed "herself" to be female.  The parents and those who support transsexuals  are blaming each other and both deserve part of the blame.    

However, much of the blame rests with the media which has failed to inform people of scientific research that demonstrates that transsexuals really do have a body of one sex and a brain of the other.  Homosexuals are afflicted with the same birth defect, but don't understand their condition.  As I discussed in the previous post, various brain scan related studies in the last decade by Dr. Ivanka Savic of the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, indicate that people who consider themselves homosexuals actually have the body of one sex and the brain of the other which is the definition of transsexuals.

The media should have distributed this information as it became available instead of acting like homosexuals were part of a different race or species of humans.

As Mark Twain once observed:  "That awful power, the public opinion of a nation, is created in America by a horde of ignorant, self-complacent simpletons who failed at ditching and shoe making and fetched up in journalism on their way to the poor house."

Too many of those who call themselves journalists behave much like trained seals.  They spend their time sitting around and barking\ for someone to throw them a fishy story.  They wait for those with special interests to give them biased information.

Today's journalists have access to more information than previous generations of journalists. They don't need to rely on special interests to provide them with information.   Journalists don't have to try to schedule an interview to get information.    They can find ample amounts of information on the internet if they will only take the trouble to look for it.  

Various sites like http://www.sciencedaily.com/news/contain news releases about various physical and social science research projects.   Journalists need to be aware that those who conduct research may have their own biases.  Journalists should check for alternate views on the subject.   For example, research on whether coffee is good for you or bad for  you keeps changing with different studies.

 Information about research into the study of the brains of homosexuals has been available on the web for several years.  I mentioned the subject in my blogs over two years ago. 

The parents who called their child Joshua didn't understand that it wasn't that their child wanted to be a girl.   The child who preferred the name Leelah literally did have a girl's brain in a boy's body.    The parents might have understood if the media had informed them of scientific research that demonstrates some people really are born with a brain of one sex and a body of the other.

The families of transsexuals aren't the only ones who need to know about this research.     Homosexuals have the same condition, but don't understand.   The media need to inform homosexuals that scientists know why they feel the way they do and that a sex change operation might allow them to lead a normal life without the sexual confusion they have now.

Those who wish to help homosexuals change their behavior need to know that changing the body so it is on the sexual page as the brain is a much better approach than brainwashing..      It may come as a surprise to some Christians  that the Bible approves of sex change operations.  Jesus said in Matthew 18: 9 "If thine eye offend thee pluck it out...."  Or in other words if a defect in the body causes behavior that might be considered sinful the body should be changed so it won't cause "sin".

The fact that the body and the brain develop different sexual characteristics is a birth defect. Thus sex change operations are corrective surgery, not elective surgery.   Government health insurance programs should cover such operations.   The U.S. requirement that people purchase health insurance through health insurance companies means that these companies should sex change operations.