Basic Presbyterian denomination In the US it will consider an official petition urging states and the federal government to “sin out” allowing transgender procedures for minors.
The General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) will consider Presentation text Presented by the Alabama-based Evangelical Church when it convenes in June.
PCA made headlines this week as the sect of the Covenant School church in Nashville, where three adults and three children were murdered by 28-year-old Audrey Hill, who identified as transgender. The show was drafted before the massacre.
“I would say there are a lot of them Attention in our churches to children They are privately urged to make hormonal and physical changes while they are minors that will become life-changing decisions for the rest of their lives,” PCA publicist Dr. Brian Chapple told Fox News Digital in an interview last week.
Chapple added: “As this introduction says, a ‘wait and see’ approach with counseling is certainly a wiser approach rather than medical intervention which is irreversible for a minor.
Citing both the Bible and the 17th-century Westminster Standards that form the basis of Presbyterianism, the show argues that God created humans male and female, that cross-dressing is immoral and that Jesus Christ sternly warned against child scandal.
The introduction says, “Medical and social interventions related to so-called sex reassignment procedures are a rejection of God’s design that would prevent His grace, grace, and joy from ever being experienced.”
The introduction also cited numerous scientific studies indicating that such “medical and surgical interventions are a rejection of science,” and that the 900% epidemic incidence of sexual dysphoria among girls over the past eight years is “primarily driven by social contagion from contemporary society, educational and cultural influences.” “.
“We who love our nation, in the name of God alone who is sovereign in his good and perfect design for men and women, call upon you to absolve the sin of all medical and surgical sex-change procedures in minors by the American health care system to result in irreparable harm.”
Continuing to claim that some members of the medical community “aggressively seek” medical interventions for minors who express gender confusion, he points out that no other medical procedure requires only a minor’s self-diagnosis of their feelings and beliefs.
The introduction also notes studies that point to a trauma-based psychological origin of gender dysphoria in many minors and lists some of the medical complications that arise from such procedures, such as infertility, cardiovascular disease, decreased bone density, and other irreversible changes.
The presentation concludes with a citation of Westminster Confession Warning churches to petition civil authorities “in exceptional cases”.
“We who love our nation, in the name of God alone who is sovereign in his good and perfect design for men and women, call upon you to absolve the sin of all medical and surgical sex-change procedures in minors by the American health care system because they lead to irreparable damage.”
“I think all churches deal with these issues, as we know very well, because of the cultural push at this time to congratulate people who They question their sexual identity“All young people are certainly exposed to that cultural push, but in our opinion it is not compatible with science or the Bible,” said Chappell.
“Whether one is male or female depends on organs, chromosomes, hormone profiles and not just the psychological disorientation many teens will experience,” Chappelle said, adding that the push for transgender procedures for minors “seems to be driven by a political agenda rather than by science or medicine.” or the Bible.”
He also said, “We certainly believe that churches that espouse a biblical view of sexuality are at risk of being prosecuted in the future by a culturally driven agenda that is not supported scientifically or biblically, but is driven by current politics.”
This editorial comes as Rachel Levine, Assistant Secretary of Health for the US Department of Health and Human Services, I promised to transgender procedures As for the minors, they will soon be normalized and that they have the “highest support” from the Biden administration.
“We certainly believe that churches that espouse a biblical view of sexuality are at risk of being prosecuted in the future by a culturally driven agenda… driven by the politics of the moment.”
Founded in 1973, the PCA was formed when congregations of 260 from Mississippi, Alabama, and South Carolina broke away from the Mainstream Presbyterian Church in the United States in response to what they saw as an encroachment on theological liberalism. PCA has since grown to include more than 375,000 members and more than 1,540 churches, according to its website.
Declared writer of the main denomination, now known as the Presbyterian Church (USA), issued a statement Last Thursday, Kentucky’s governor urged Democrat Andy Beshear to veto a bill banning transgender procedures for minors.