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
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
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 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
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