Whoopi Goldberg’s Take of Gender-Transition Surgeries for Kids
Whoopi Goldberg, during a recent episode of ABC’s ‘The View,’ made some statements that bordered on blasphemy, suggesting that the Bible supported medically transitioning minors to the opposite gender. This suggestion goes against traditional Christian teachings and has raised concerns among many believers.
“As you know, God doesn’t make mistakes, God made us smart enough to know when it wasn’t going to work for us. That’s the beauty of giving us freedom of choice.”
“I also know that God made me smart enough to know that if there are alternatives out there that can work for me, I will investigate them.”
“I also know God said, ‘Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.’ I will not make that decision for anybody,”
Misguided Claims Against Christian Teachings
Goldberg’s claims are misguided and go against traditional Christian teachings, which hold that the human body is a temple to house the Holy Spirit. This view is grounded in scriptures that offer principles and truths that are unaffected by societal norms, providing guidance for human existence. To suggest that the Bible supports gender-transition surgeries for minors is not aligned with these core principles, and there is no basis for this belief as gender-transition surgeries are a 20th-century invention based on progressive sexual theology.
Parents’ Rights and Children’s Well-Being
Goldberg argues that parents should have the right to decide if their child needs gender-affirming treatment.
“My God, this is a party that says ‘we believe in parents’ rights,’” adding,
“You’re telling me that as a parent, I don’t, I’m not smart enough to decide if my child and I need to have gender-affirming, or doctors are not involved… So what is it? I can’t decide what my kid reads; I can’t decide for my child, what my child says is going on.”
However, it is important to consider children’s well-being in this decision. Gender-transition surgeries for children who are not yet developed enough to make informed decisions could have long-term physical and psychological consequences, and sterilizing children with experimental drugs is likely not the best way to move forward based on adolescent confusion about how they choose to express their inherent gender.
Informed Decisions versus Irreversible Alterations
Making a clear distinction between informed decisions and irreversible alterations is vital. Gender-transition surgeries performed on minors are irreversible, and may not be in their best interest. It’s crucial for children to have enough time to comprehend their gender identity fully and make the right decision. To prioritize the well-being and health of minors, it’s essential to offer accurate information, enabling them to make informed decisions.
Opposition to Gender-Transition Surgeries for Children
Gender-transition surgeries for children who are not yet developed enough to make informed decisions are not supported by traditional Christian teachings. The Bible teaches that the human body is a divine creation and a temple of the Holy Spirit. It is not in the best interest of minors to undertake dangerous surgical interventions that permanently alter their bodies. Instead, we must prioritize children’s well-being and support them in making informed decisions about their gender identity as they grow older.