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Human Sexuality Archives

Episode 192: The Transgender Suicide Epidemic

Why is this happening?

If there was a group of people whose suicide rate was 10 times that of the population in general, what would you do about it? Well, if you’re on the Left these days, you’d encourage more people to join that group.

That’s what happening in the transgender community.

This is a tragedy that has been going on for years, and not just in the US but worldwide. The Left and their parrots in the media generally try to blame this on rejection by society, parents, and peers. But there a few problems with limiting blame to just those causes, or by assuming that those are even the major causes.

Mentioned links:

Episode 153: What Activists (and the Media That Cover Them) Get Wrong About Human Sexuality

The transgender suicide epidemic: is accepting their confusion really the answer?

Johns Hopkins Psychiatrist: Transgender is ‘Mental Disorder;’ Sex Change ‘Biologically Impossible’

People in homosexual ‘marriages’ almost 3 times more likely to commit suicide: study

The Transgender Suicide Rate Isn’t Due To Discrimination

Suicide Statistics [American Foundation for Suicide Prevention]

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The Nazis are restless.

I’ve got 3 topics to discuss this week, one of which was suggested by a listener. (Yes, you can influence the topics covered!)

The violent extremes on both sides need to be condemned. But one side is more consistently doing that.

There’s a country out there taking the lead in the eradication of Downs Syndrome. It sounds like a medical breakthrough! But dig a little deeper, and it’s not that what you think it is.

A study came out regarding the transgendered in the military. The problem was, it studied the effects of a policy that no one is proposing. Well, at least they’re wasting their own money.

Mentioned links:

Charlottesville: far-right crowd with torches encircles counter-protest group

Driver Who Plowed Into Charlottesville Protester Is Nazi Supporter

Republicans — and Democrats — call for Trump to denounce white supremacists after Charlottesville death

“What kind of society do you want to live in?”: Inside the country where Down syndrome is disappearing

Study: Transgender troops ban could cost $960M

Transgender U.S. soldier felt “fired” by Trump’s tweet

Trump Announces Ban on Transgender Military Service

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This man doesn’t want Christians in government

As a society, we have been told that the best sort of sex education in schools are ones that were contraception-focused, and that free contraception in schools reduced teen pregnancy. A new study out of England is casting some doubt on this assumption.

It seems like some folks (like Senator Bernie Sanders) would like to bring the idea of a religious test for government office back into vogue. They’d like to make sure that either you’re not of a particular religion, or at least are someone who doesn’t really take that particular religion too seriously.

Mentioned links:

Teen pregnancy rate falls 42.6 percent after UK cuts sex-ed, birth-control funding

No Religious Test Clause [Wikipedia]

Watch Bernie Sanders Attack a Christian Nominee and Impose an Unconstitutional Religious Test for Public Office

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The March for Settled Science

On April 22nd, people took to the streets in what was called the March for Science! It’s not really explained who would be against science; that was just a convenient straw man. In fact, there was a good representation of anti-Trump signs, so that it seemed this was equal parts scientific and political. And many folks would agree that science has become too politicized, though the marchers probably couldn’t see that it’s being done by both sides, including theirs.

Republicans are continuing to work on their repeal and replacement of ObamaCare. Well, it’s more like a “repeal and rename” strategy. Much of the failures of ObamaCare remain, but now Republicans will be blamed when the train wreck happens; a pre-existing condition that would have happened anyway, but now that the GOP will claim to have “fixed” it without actually fixing it, they’ll bring the blame on themselves.

Mentioned links:

20 Funniest Signs at the March for Science

Science vs. Science™!

The March for … What?

House Freedom Caucus endorses Republicans’ revised health care plan; centrists still wary

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How’s that boycott working?

Last year, the state of North Carolina decided that men should use the men’s bathroom, and women should use the women’s bathroom. “Radical” as that was, it got the state boycotted by sports associations, singers, and others. One year later, how has that boycott affected the state?

And speaking of accommodating the transgendered, how is that working out? I’ll discuss the weight lifter, born a man, who is tearing up the women’s competition. I’ll also talk about the boy who realized there was a girl in his locker room, and a rapist who is now in a women’s prison.

You’ll hear it here, because you probably won’t hear it anywhere else.

Mentioned links:

Weightlifting: Transgender lifter Laurel Hubbard wins first international outing

Outrage As Double Rapist Moves to Women’s Prison After Sex Change Treatment

Student sues Pennsylvania school district for sexual harassment, violation of personal privacy

School orders boy to “tolerate” undressing with girl and make it “natural”

Tourism thriving, economy expanding in North Carolina despite bathroom bill desertions

Video Calls Out NBA’s ‘Hypocrisy’ for Pulling All-Star Game From Charlotte

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Does the science prove this is true?

Does the science prove this is true?

We’ve been told various things about human sexuality in the 21st century, and it’s what those activists who have been trying to get laws changed and policies made have said was the absolute truth. They’ve presented it, however, without much evidence at all, if any. But now, an examination of over 200 peer-reviewed studies in the biological, psychological, and social sciences, done by two of the nation’s leading scholars on mental health and sexuality, have determined that these claims are just not backed up by the science.

We need more information, but in the meantime, we’re making public policy based on very incomplete data.

Mentioned links:

Almost Everything the Media Tell You About Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Is Wrong

Sexuality and Gender – Findings from the Biological, Psychological, and Social Sciences

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It's your right to avoid NC. Baby, you were born to run.

It’s your right to avoid NC. Baby, you were born to run.

Listener Brandon Klenzendorf asked me in the “Consider This!” Facebook group if the North Carolina so-called “bathroom law” was a similar situation to Georgia, and from the looks of it, and the reaction to it, yup, it’s pretty much the same thing. The only difference is that North Carolina got the law passed. And of course, there are those using their right to choose how to run their business to protest the idea that N. Carolina business should be allowed to … choose how to run their businesses.

Do the rich pay their fair share of taxes? Since we’ve passed April 15th — the day that Americans settle up with the Federal government for their 2015 taxes — now’s a good time to find out who pays what. How much do the top 1% really pay of our federal tax revenues?

The 2016 Podcast Awards are taking nominations, so here’s what you can do. Go to PodcastAwards.com and put this show in the News & Politics category. The show name is Consider This, of course, and the URL is considerthis.ctpodcasting.com. You can only submit the nomination form once, so if you have other shows you’d like to nominate, fill them in as well before submitting it. Nominations close Saturday, April 30th at midnight, so do it this week.

Mentioned links:

The True ‘Trauma Trigger’ That the North Carolina Bathroom Bill Is Designed to Prevent

Petition: Springsteen Cancelling Concert is Like Bakers Refusing to Make Gay Wedding Cakes

Michael Moore’s NC boycott hypocrisy DESTROYED with a single tweet

No, Gays and ‘Transgenders’ Are Not Being Bullied. They Are The Bullies.

Americans Earning Six Figures or More Pay Nearly 80% of Individual Income Taxes

45% of Americans pay no federal income tax

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The Blame Game is on tap

The Blame Game is on tap

When the problem with the Flint, Michigan drinking water was discovered, the blame game got started. It is fair to just blame on person for all of this, or are there others who need to be held accountable? And isn’t it interesting that political party seems to play a role in deciding who to blame?

Caitlyn Jenner is getting a lot of “flak” for coming out, but coming out as what and getting flak from whom might surprise you. I come to Jenner’s defense in this episode.

Mentioned links:

Flint Is Not a Republican Scandal

List of mayors of Flint, Michigan

Darnell Earley

Flint City Council Members

Flint, Michigan City, Elects 2 Felons To City Council, Including A Convicted Murderer

Caitlyn Jenner: I get more ‘flak’ for being a Republican than being a transgender woman

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youwill_300x300Drivers for the car-for-hire service Uber may not be so happy with the company. But the good news is that the free market, unencumbered by most government regulation, gives them both job mobility and income mobility. Why would some people want to stifle this?

Religious liberty is being eroded in this country, and if that goes, how much of the rest of the Bill of Rights is really secure? Talk show host Erick Erickson makes the case in his new book, “You Will Be Made to Care”. If you pre-order before February 22nd, you will get access to many other books, as well as interviews with people on the topic of religious freedom. This time, I except an interview of Christian author and apologist Ravi Zacharias. Bill Blankshaen asks Ravi about a rather large contradiction in how the Left deals with sexual orientation and gender. Are you born this way, or not?

Mentioned links:

Book website for “You Will Be Made to Care”

Uber drivers say that driving for Uber kind of sucks

Why taxi medallions cost $1 million

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youwill_300x300There’s a woman in Norway who insists she’s a cat trapped in a woman’s body. She purrs, meows, hisses at dogs, and insists that she has better hearing than humans. But though she makes those claims, and has the cat ears and tail she wears, is she silly or serious? But here’s the rub; if Caitlyn Jenner is a woman, why isn’t this woman a cat?

Religious liberty is being eroded in this country, and if that goes, how much of the rest of the Bill of Rights is really secure? Talk show host Erick Erickson makes the case in his new book, “You Will Be Made to Care”. If you pre-order, you will get access to many other books, as well as interviews with people who have felt that erosion of religious liberty personally. In this episode, I excerpt one of those interviews with former Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran. He had the audacity to publish a book that included his Christian beliefs, and for doing so, he was fired. The full 30-minute interview can be heard if you pre-order the book, which comes out February 22nd.

Mentioned links:

Book website for “You Will Be Made to Care”

Norwegian woman believes she is a cat trapped in a human’s body

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