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Thursday, July 27, 2017

Biology is Not Bigotry – Says Philosopher Who Backs Trump’s Transgender Ban

A philosopher with the Heritage Foundation, Dr. Ryan T. Anderson is coming out with praised for Trump’s stance on transgender in the military. 

As reported in Breitbart, 

Dr. Ryan T. Anderson, author of the forthcoming book When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Moment, has noted that people who identify as transgender “suffer a host of mental health and social problems—including anxiety, depression, and substance abuse—at higher rates than the general population.” In an article posted in response to Trump’s tweets on the Heritage Foundation website, Dr. Andersen gives out the statistics surrounding the stability of transgender people. Unfortunately, 41 percent of people who identify as transgender will attempt suicide at some point in their lives, compared to 4.6 percent of the general population. And people who have had transition surgery are 19 times more likely than average to die by suicide. People who identify as transgender suffer a host of mental health and social problems—including anxiety, depression, and substance abuse—at higher rates than the general population. 

Biology isn’t bigotry, and we need a sober and honest assessment of the human costs of getting human nature wrong. He goes on to point out that it was Obama’s administration and policy changes that “ignored the reality that placing individuals who might be at increased risk for suicide or other psychological injury in the most stressful situation imaginable — the battlefield — is reckless.”  Read more.....