Last week Kyle noted how Bryan Fischer explained his love for gays and lesbians by denouncing people who favor gay rights as the real bigots. Today, the American Family Association spokesman made a similar case when discussing Chaz Bono, a transgender man who will appear in the upcoming season of ABC’s ‘Dancing with the Stars.’ Fischer says that the show’s producers are the “true haters here,” and contends that anyone who loves Bono would’ve convinced him not to have female-to-male gender reassignment surgery. “She needs restorative therapy rather than stardom. She needs to become a patient, not a celebrity,” Fischer writes, “ABC executives are unashamedly preying on her mental illness, cannibalizing her psychologically disturbed soul for ratings, and profiting handsomely in the process.”
Mocking claims that virulent anti-LGBT rhetoric contributes to suicide, Fischer argues that no one “has been demonized, marginalized, and turned into social pariahs” more than “the pro-family movement,” and accordingly, “We should be awash in suicides here at the American Family Association.” Fischer says that out of love, Bono should be dropped from the show because “ABC is helping to forge the chains that will imprison Chaz Bono for the rest of her life in a dark dungeon of confusion and despair”:
Chaz Bono is not a “he,” Chaz Bono is a “she.” She is a “she” in every single cell of her body, and will be until the day she dies. Her DNA from the moment of conception was indisputably female, and it will always be female.
No amount of surgical mutilation and hormone injections can change that. God designed her to be a female and a female she will be for the rest of her life.
Chaz Bono had her breasts surgically removed by a surgeon, and has been receiving injections of male hormones, but remains unmistakably female from the waist down.
It’s bizarre, by the way, to find ourselves as a culture celebrating Chaz Bono’s sexual mutilation while at the same time we try to stop the female genital mutilation of young girls in Islamic countries. This kind of schizophrenia is certainly a sign that Chaz Bono is not the only one with mental health issues. Our entire society is suffering from a severe mental disorder on the whole subject of human sexuality.
Opponents of the truth about sexuality admit that suicidal ideation is very high among homosexuals and transsexuals. But they argue that the fault should be assigned to the pro-family movement for making such people pariahs.
This is absurd on its face. The pro-family movement is relentlessly demonized by those who want to normalize sexual aberrations. We are accused without ceasing of being hateful, homophobic bigots. Our organizations are tagged as hate groups. If anybody has been demonized, marginalized, and turned into social pariahs, it is the pro-family movement.
Meanwhile, Chas Bono is hardly a pariah by anyone’s definition. She is the talk of Hollywood, and when the dancing starts will literally be the belle of the ball.
If the left’s template is correct — that turning folks into social pariahs makes them kill themselves — then we should be awash in suicides here at the American Family Association. Our staff should be suffering from an epidemic of self-murder. But here we are, enjoying our lives, our families, our friends and our churches while nary a thought of suicide crosses our minds.
The bottom line here is that, according to America’s mental health professionals, Chaz Bono is a mentally disturbed individual.
Chaz Bono needs to be helped, not lionized. She needs restorative therapy rather than stardom. She needs to become a patient, not a celebrity.
This means the issue here is ultimately about ABC, not Chaz Bono. ABC executives are unashamedly preying on her mental illness, cannibalizing her psychologically disturbed soul for ratings, and profiting handsomely in the process. This is immoral, uncaring, greedy and just plain wrong.
If “hate” is the opposite of “love,” then the producers of “Dancing With the Stars” are the true haters here. ABC is helping to forge the chains that will imprison Chaz Bono for the rest of her life in a dark dungeon of confusion and despair.
This is not a proud moment for ABC. And every advertiser who spends money to promote such sexual abnormality should be embarrassed even to be connected to this charade.