The video above is the story of a little boy named Jack who “feels” like he is a girl. His parents have affirmed his intuition and are now letting him live the life of a little girl with the name Jackie. The parents are tragically wrong in this case. And the grandfather is right to insist that 10 year olds do not know what’s best for themselves and that parental guidance is needed (Proverbs 22:6).
Jim Kushiner’s commentary on this story is spot-on:
Is Jack something apart from his body, something that just inhabits a body? Is that something (soul or spirit?) male or female, but not physically so? GMA is just telling us how it is….Dressing like a girl when his body is simply male is somehow going to end up better for him than dealing with interior feelings? So what is a teenage boy at his future high school supposed to do if he strikes up a friendship with “Jackie”? Does Jackie owe it to him to tell the boy …? Should society construct a new way of dressing that says, “Boy in a girl’s body?” What if “Jackie” decides she’s a lesbian, dates a girl and they “have sex”? Is it heterosexual sex? Or could Jackie sexually harass a boy? What do the rules say? You see where all this is going, and counselors and school board members will write reams of regulations and guidance and standards for managing a complete mess. This is what happens when you take something that is tragically off, and insist, no, there is no problem here, only what society has made into a problem, and we are going to say it’s normal…
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