Writing for Catholic Stand Steven Jonathan Rummelsburg has some interesting ideas. According to Rummelsburg (with the zeal of a Catholic convert):
The transgender bathroom issue is a red herring obscuring the agenda propagated by the media, educators, and political agitators. We have been led by the nose for so long by a deeply corrupted mass media that we are apt to sit fixated on soundbites for weeks at a time. …
Uh huh. So what’s the real agenda?
The real agenda strives to erase all distinctions between a man and a woman, thus institutionalizing equality. The false line of reasoning being propagated by the schools and the media to justify such madness is that all differences between men and women are social constructs and therefore arbitrary. If we could just ignore these “man-made” differences, then finally everyone would be equal and then everyone would be happier.
Does he really believe this crap? You betcha!
Our schools have prepared students to take this agenda in on sentimental grounds. We may come to notice that even an appeal to reason and common sense has little to no sway over the multitudes of children who have been taken in by this agenda on pathological grounds. Our youth can no longer believe their eyes or their ears. They do however seem to put much belief into their bellies and their iPhones. The detrimental effects of our modern educational system are impossible to measure, but at least this video gives us a slight glimpse. The Catholic response is to stand against this kind of insanity.
Take a breath Steven and calm down. About 0.1% to 0.2% of the population are intersex — born with ambiguous genitalia. About 20% of those have ambiguous chromosomes. Another 0.3% of the population are transgender. Now I know that the eunuchs at the Vatican insist that transgender people do not really exist but not of those people have the education or training to arrive at that conclusion. The folks who do have that training and education inform us about gender dysphoria. They also tell us that there is no known intervention to reverse gender dysphoria.
We have a group of people who need some accommodations.
The agenda is to make life better for people with non-conforming sexuality including sexual orientation and sexual identity. It’s the old canard. When you hear hoof-beats think horses, not zebras. Social and medical science does not—and should not—conform to ancient chronicles of questionable provenance.
As an aside, Mr. Rummelsburg has a BA in history. He should be guided accordingly.