When political correctness threatens the health of our children, all Americans need to speak up. We trust our pediatricians to be watchmen for the well-being of our kids. Let’s hear them weigh-in on what used to be an adult-only issue—gender reassignment. In a statement released April 6, 2016, I discovered these seven solid facts from the ACPeds RE: transgender kids that I thought you’d want to know.
Until the recent media storm over the transgender bathroom issue, the smallest sector of the LGBT community rarely made the headlines. For reasons totally beyond my understanding, this adult issue has reached down to the preschool age group. A four-year-old boy, who can’t decide if he wants Fruit Loops or Cheerios for breakfast, is taken seriously if he says he’d rather be a girl.
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Ian McCormack’s night of terror challenged him in ways never imagined by the athletic Kiwi diver. Stung by five deadly box jellyfish on a night dive in Mauritius, outrageously difficult circumstances as he attempted to get to the hospital before the spreading paralysis killed him, died, dropped into Hell, and the sun had yet to rise outside his hospital room. The conclusion to Ian’s extraordinary night is found in the seven eye-witness answers to after-life questions—Pt II.
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When a single sting of the second deadliest poison in the world can kill a diver in fifteen minutes, how could Ian live through five separate attacks of the box jellyfish during that late-night dive? Simple answer: impossible. The twenty-five-year-old Kiwi lay on the camp stretcher in the improvised ambulance, watching brief video clips of his life pass before his eyes. By the end of that night, Ian would provide seven eye-witness answers to after-life questions.
The old, black Renault-4 chugged along as quickly as the Frenchman could force the speedometer. Over those eighteen miles of rugged roads on the island of Mauritius, the injured young man faced critical questions regarding life-after-death.
Ian’s mother hadn’t seen it coming. For all fourteen years of his life, he enjoyed Sunday School, youth group, singing in the choir, special church activities for all ages, and her son had just participated in the confirmation ceremony. How could he be telling her he didn’t believe in God? After twelve years of persistence in prayer through constant heartbreak, Mrs. McCormack had one amazing story for praying mothers everywhere.