Regardless of the label, it's still not healthy

Tuesday, March 1, 2016
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Steve Jordahl (OneNewsNow.com)

gender confusion 2Those watching the Academy Awards on Sunday night heard a new term that's being used to normalize sexual confusion.

The term was voiced in the lead-up to one of many awards handed out that night:

Actor J.K. Simmons: "The five women nominated for Best Supporting Actress this year developed remarkably rounded and convincing characters – [one of them being] an artist who's spouse undergoes pioneering gender-confirmation surgery."

Wait ... what? Didn't they used to call that a sex-change operation? Christian psychiatrist Dr. Karl Benzio answers in the affirmative – and adds that calling it a "confirmation surgery" doesn't all of a sudden make it a healthy thing.

"From a psychological standpoint, we see [such treatment] as a person's ... maladaptive coping mechanism to deal with underlying hurts, stressors, losses that have happened early in their life," he tells OneNewsNow.

Benzio

In fact, he cites a 30-year study of men and women who have had the surgery. "Over time they found that there was a higher death rate, a higher suicide rate, a higher suicide attempt rate, and increased psychiatric issues of depression and in-patient care for those who have had sex-reassignment surgery," Benzio explains.

But according to the psychiatrist, it's not just those struggling with gender issues who have to worry about what it's called. The battle is being waged in America's public schools in the debate over who gets to use what bathroom and locker room. Benzio says if you give up the name, you've already lost the battle.

"I just think of the spiritual warfare and how good Satan is at deceiving and lying and not calling something what it really is," he concludes.

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