Dave Aucoin - religious extremist
David Aucoin circa 2017 | via YouTube

For a preacher, Dave Aucoin is not
terribly concerned with honesty.

The same transphobic/homophobic actors offer the same vomit in the same way over and over again.

Thursday, Dave Aucoin supposedly seeks to educate people so that they know: What the Bible Says About Gender and Sexuality. Aucoin’s spew is a “masterpiece” of selective observation, conjecture and irrelevance.

It is irrelevant because human sexuality is a matter for science. The notion that ancient texts are more authoritative on the subject than modern science makes fools of the advocates of literalism. As Stephen Fry has said:

The only reason people do not know much is because they do not care to know. They are incurious. Incuriousity is the oddest and most foolish failing there is.

Dave Aucoin is spreading bullshit about LGBTQ people. In the past, Aucoin has said that the science associated with gender-affirming care is wrong (as if he were remotely qualified to do so). Aucoin has also promoted conversion “therapy.”

Aucoin is predictably unscrewed. His mission is to conform science to scripture and Christian teachings. Aucoin’s persistent failures are the result of not being able (and not wanting) to distinguish between faith-based belief systems and evidence-based science.

“Dave Aucoin has manufactured a needless “battle” in order to be a self-created hero.”

David Aucoin also has a distant relationship with the truth:

There’s nothing that breaks my heart more than seeing a young girl of 18 begin taking cross-sex hormones and watching the physical changes begin that I know she will regret later in life. Transgender ideology is affecting more and more people I know, and I’ll bet it’s the same with you because this harmful ideology is sweeping our nation, and our youth are the targets.

Shitting BullAllow me to do a turd count:

  1. Aucoin does not know any individuals who are taking cross-sex hormones. He certainly hasn’t “seen” any.
  2. Aucoin has never “watched” how hormones have affected anyone.
  3. Aucoin cannot tell the future. He is in no position to affirmatively predict “regret.” Furthermore, the statistics regarding desisters strongly suggest that Aucoin’s mythical person will not regret her medical treatment.
  4. There is no such thing as “transgender ideology.”
  5. Moreover, Aucoin does not know a single person who is transgender.
  6. Gender dysphoria is not “sweeping the nation.”
  7. Medical conditions do not “target” anyone contrary to the personified blather of Mr. Aucoin.

Dave Aucoin has manufactured a needless “battle” in order to be a self-created hero:

Family Policy Alliance is committed to turning the tide in this battle by EQUIPPING you with information and practical tools to help you make a difference in your country, your state, and even your own family. … [W]e’re offering a FREE online event to EQUIP you with information and practical tools to make a difference in your country, your state, and even your own family. The Help Not Harm Summit …

“There are only two sources of reliable information: Clinicians who actually treat persons with gender dysphoria and current research published to reputable, peer-reviewed academic journals.”

Humility is not David Aucoin’s strong suit. In spite of displaying staggering stupidity, Aucoin presumes to be qualified to address a medical condition. In point of fact no one at Family Policy Alliance has the training and experience to offer “information and practical tools” regarding a medical condition that they disapprove of.

Furthermore, people who offer treatment options based on scripture are determined to do harm. They are trying to discredit the science which is produced by real experts in their field.

There are only two sources of reliable information: Clinicians who actually treat persons with gender dysphoria and current research published to reputable, peer-reviewed academic journals. Dave Aucoin need not apply.

The promotion of anything derived from sources other than the two above is reckless. In seeking to support an agenda that has no connection to the wellbeing of the involved person, their efforts are sociopathic, arrogant and mendacious.

No qualifications are required to be an ignorant blowhard.

Notwithstanding his title for this babble. Dave Aucoin isn’t going to explain “what the bible says about gender and sexuality.” Rather, Aucoin is promoting his own conference:

But that’s not all, I’ve been privileged to help plan a first of its kind conference here in Rhode Island, with the Ministry Training Network of New England: ‘What the Bible Says About Gender and Sexuality.’ Our plenary speakers will be Dr, J. Alan Branch, professor of Christian Ethics at Midwestern Seminary in Kansas City, MO and Dr. Michelle Cretella, Executive Director of the American College of Pediatricians.

J. Alan Branch is irrelevant to the matter. Even devout Christians are smart enough to procure the best available medical treatment without concern for the opinions of people who are not medical doctors.

“How does it go? ‘I have compassion for your same-sex attraction but you need to know that you are a pervert?'”

Michelle Cretella is (or was) a doctor. However, she preferences faith over science and she has no applicable experience. Cretella is now the executive director of a tiny anti-LGBTQ hate group based in Gainesville, FL.

Aucoin ticks off a list of topics. Here are just a few:

  • #1 Born This Way? Homosexuality, Science, and Scripture – J. Alan Branch
  • #2 Answering Your Trans Questions Plus Resources for Parents – Q&A with Dr. Michelle Cretella.
  • #6 Helping Teens and College Students Navigate Gender and Sexuality Issues – Matt Henderson, URI Campus Minister, Rhody Christian Fellowship. This session will seek to give a biblical approach to help students navigate through their own confusing desires, as well as helping their peers.” [There is no open quote]
  • #8 How Did We Get Where We Are Today? Roots of the Current Acceptance of the LGBTQ+ Agenda – Russell Kraines, International Liaison for Teach Beyond. How did current unquestioning acceptance by the mainstream of the LGBTQ+ agenda come to be so little challenged by influential voices in politics, media, and general culture? Where might we be headed?
  • #9 Same-Sex Attraction and the Church: Compassion without Compromise – Brenna Simonds, Director of Alive in Christ. Hear Brenna’s personal story and discover how to love well and minister to those impacted by same-sex attraction and gender dysphoria.

The last of those topics is always awkward. How does it go? “I have compassion for your same-sex attraction but you need to know that you are a pervert?”

“In seeking to support an agenda that has no connection to the wellbeing of the involved person, their efforts are sociopathic, arrogant and mendacious.”

If people want to pontificate about what the Bible says about human sexuality, they are free to do so. However, when they do so to affect public policy or to justify bigotry, then they are creating a serious problem.

The current spate of transphobic rhetoric is especially troubling. The propaganda has a negative effect on very vulnerable trans kids and their stressed out parents. The rhetoric has no positive purpose. The underlying intent is to use the rhetoric to claim that the Bible is inerrant (which is absurd per se).

By David Cary Hart

Retired CEO. Formerly a W.E. Deming-trained quality-management consultant. Now just a cranky Jewish queer. Gay cis. He/Him/His.