You've got to respect a man who says what he thinks, no matter what the consequences. At least we do, in this case. In reference to TLC's show about Jazz Jennings, a transgender boy who wants to be a girl, Derrick Dillard tweeted, "What an oxymoron... a 'reality' show which follows a non-reality. 'Transgender' is a myth. Gender is not fluid; it's ordained by God."
This is one of the boldest statements someone could make on this issue. To not only say that it is right or wrong, but to flat out just say it doesn't even exist: well, that's about as strong and unabashed as you can get. And of course, Dillard has been receiving a ton of flack for it.
TLC viewers are calling for the network to end the Duggar's reality show, or at least take Dillard off. His remarks are being labeled "transphobic" by US Weekly and other LGBT supporters. But 'phobic' means afraid, and Dillard is certainly not afraid of people who want to be a different gender.
In fact, in a follow-up statement, he clarified that he certainly doesn't hate Jennings, he just doesn't accept transgenderism as reality. “I want to be clear. I have nothing against him. I only have issue with the words and definitions being propagated here.” Of course, TLC made the official statement: “Derick Dillard’s personal statement does not represent the views of TLC.”
As for Jazz, the now teenage boy who has already started the process of transitioning to look like a girl though hormone blockers, he now has to approach the scary issue of sex-change surgery, reports Life Site News. The surgery is no joke: it involves completely severing the penis and turning the remaining tissue inward to look like a girl's genitalia.
It requires heavy anesthesia, about which Jazz's mom is most concerned. Jazz admitted in a recent episode of "I Am Jazz," “There’s definitely been a lot of complications in terms of the bottom surgery.” This pro-transgender show was a pioneer in what has continued to be a growing movement to influence children towards transgenderism. Planned Parenthood is now going around with a message to very young children that their physical makeup does not determine their gender.
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