Fr. Shenan J. Boquet: Transgenderism: a Rebellion Against Nature and God

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By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet, Human Life International,

Father Shenan J. Boquet was ordained in 1993 and is a priest of the Houma-Thibodaux Roman Catholic Diocese in Louisiana, his home state, where he served before joining HLI in August 2011. …

“[T]he young need to be helped to accept their own body as it was created, for thinking that we enjoy absolute power over our own bodies turns, often subtly, into thinking that we enjoy absolute power over creation… An appreciation of our body as male or female is also necessary for our own self-awareness in an encounter with others different from ourselves. In this way we can joyfully accept the specific gifts of another man or woman, the work of God the Creator, and find mutual enrichment.” ― Pope Francis, Amoris Laetitia

In the battle against transgender extremism, there are some growing signs of hope. A few days ago, for instance, Florida became the eighth state to ban certain kinds of “transgender” procedures for children younger than 18.

The new regulations will ban doctors from prescribing puberty blockers or artificial hormones to minors suffering from gender dysphoria. The Florida Board of Medicine and the Florida Board of Osteopathic Medicine had originally approved the regulations last fall. However, final approval was given this past week, putting the rule into effect.

Meanwhile, a bill (HB 1421) that would ban these kinds of dangerous, experimental procedures is advancing in the Florida House. A few days ago, HB 1421 received easy approval from the House Healthcare Regulatory Subcommittee. In addition to banning artificial hormones and puberty blockers, the bill would also ban body-mutilating surgical interventions designed to make a child’s body appear to be that of the opposite sex. …

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