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7/16/2013 (1 year ago)

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Parents claim child self-identifies as a boy.

The Washington Post is featuring a story of a child they present as 'transgendered'. Her parents say the little girl identified as a boy from as early as age two.The facts remain. Gender is inalterable, in our DNA. It is not the choice of the person, or the parents. This means that despite haircuts and a name change, Kathryn is still a girl, and will become a woman someday.

Kathryn is now being raised as Tyler.

Kathryn is now being raised as Tyler.

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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

7/16/2013 (1 year ago)

Published in Marriage & Family

Keywords: Boy, girl, parents, transgendered, mental disorder


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - According to her parents, their child, Kathryn, who now goes by the name Tyler, started saying she was a boy as early as age two.

Concerned for their child, Kathryn's parents took her to a psychologist who diagnosed the toddler as having what is called gender dysphoria.

Also called Gender identity disorder, it is a perceived conflict between a person's physical gender and the gender he or she identifies with. Those who suffer from the malady see their physical gender as a burden. 

Following the psychologist's report, and allegedly concerned over Kathryn's  discomfort with her gender, the parents agreed to make what they call a gender switch and raise their child as a boy.

The fact is one cannot change ones gender. It is a given. 

The story highlights the struggles of parents of children who identify as transgendered. The family said that Kathryn, as a toddler, had behavioral issues they felet were related to attempting to raise their child in her natural gender.

They maintain that by permitting Kathryn to live as Tyler they have solved these behavioral problems. Of course, she is still a child. 

The parents of Kathryn claim that she is happy as Tyler and plays in the way which many boys do. They maintain that this little girl no longer faces any issues over identity.

The facts remain. Gender is inalterable, in our DNA. It is not the choice of the person, or the parents. This means that despite haircuts and a name change, Kathryn is still a girl, and will become a woman someday.

The Washington Post quoted Patrick Kelly, a psychiatrist with John Hopkins Children's Center saying, "gender solidifies at about three to six."

This suggests that a child can identify with the other gender in their mind, very early in life, although it is not really understood why. What is left to answer is how this should be addressed.

Gender is God-assigned, not chosen. No haircut, name change, or surgical mutilation or ingestion of hormones can ever change gender. It is ingrained in the DNA.

However, there is little doubt that some of these children feel as though their sex is the opposite of what it actually is.

It is suggested by psychologists that this is a disorder and if such, should be treated appropriately, not simply left to run a course over a child, and later, an adult's life.

The manner of approaching it varies widely among professionals. Often, it seems to be dictated by ideology more than physchology or true medical science.

The Church holds that a 'sex change' operation cannot alter one's gender. Bishops have been directed never to change the gender of a person on baptismal certificates.

However, the gender identity movement seeks to make gender a matter of personal 'choice'. In fact, there is a growing effort to enforce this notion with legislation. One example is the efforts to open public restrooms to transgendered persons.

In addition, the confused approach to human sexuality which is at work in a culture which has lost its moral compass now blurs the distinction between sexes.

This same culture increasingly encourages sexual deviance as a norm. It is unfortunate to see that even small children, at an age they ought to be playing with toys, are not beyond such conscription.

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