The following comes from a February 3 Catholic News Agency article by Loredana Vuoto:
A current proposal by a federal agency has raised concerns that doctors may be punished for believing that there are only two genders, rooted in biological sex.
The proposed rule, issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, says that it is aimed at banning discrimination against transgender individuals under the Obama administration’s Affordable Care Act.
Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act cites decades-old federal laws that prohibit any individual from being denied benefits or discriminated against in any health program or federally funded activity on the basis of race, color, nationality, sex, disability and age.
However, the Office of Civil Rights is now interpreting “sex” to include “gender identity” and “sex stereotypes.”
As a result, doctors and medical institutions could be penalized – or even forced out of business – if they are not willing to perform or facilitate sex reassignment surgeries and other “gender transition” treatments for individuals who identify as transsexual.
If finalized, the proposed regulation would be binding on all health insurers that offer plans under the Affordable Care Act, including those participating in health insurance exchange plans.
The regulation would also apply to approximately 133,000 health care facilities, all state Medicaid programs, all private insurers that receive federal funding, as well as almost all physicians in the United States who accept some form of federal reimbursement.
Failure to comply could result in a loss of government funding and other legal penalties.
God made them MALE and FEMALE. Christ also quotes this. What else is there to say.
It’s interesting to see Catholics become Biblical literalists when it’s politically expedient. Do you also believe the Earth is 6000 years old?
The male in female in Genesis means our species. It is part of a creation myth. It is not an all-inclusive legal definition. 1 Genesis also states that all plants produce seeds (false) and livestock was created by God, not bred from wildlife by humans.
The Gospel passages are about divorce. The reference to 1 Genesis is about leaving your childhood home and forming monogamous adult relationships. Again, it is not an exhaustive definition of gender expression.
Maya, try all you might, you can never justify two men having sexual relations with one another. There are only two genders, male and female. for the continuation of the human race. If a person is born with an actually physical defect, that person has a right, of course, to correct the deformity the best way a doctor can do it, but to try to make a whole man into a woman or a whole woman into a man is just a mutilation. Bruce Jenner is still Bruce Jenner but now mutilated. So says his DNA.
I must own the Anonymous post above on Feb. 10th at 10:13 pm, typos and all. It was written in a hurry. One of my chief concerns is that the act of sodomy is harmful to the body of those who practice it and should not be encouraged in any way. — Anne T.
Here is what Robert Cardinal Sarah, an African cardinal, wrote in his book “God or Nothing” about gender theory on page 164: “A man will never become a woman, and she will never become a man, no matter what mutilations one or the other agrees to undergo. To say that human sexuality no longer depends on the identity of a man or a woman but rather on sexual orientations, such as homosexuality, is nightmarish totalitarianism.”
Maya, the two genders, male and female, are a reality of nature– whether you believe in God or not! “Boy meets girl,” and the two marry, and make babies! Or, in the animal kingdom— “boy meets girl,” and the two have a litter of pups, or animal babies! All nature is based on this! This is reality! Of course– if you are not happy with your gender you were born with— fine, go see a doctor! But why make up a bunch of nonsense? Grown-ups must accept life’s basic truths, and get on with real life, and real, adult responsibilities! Not waste your time, with crazy “beatnik” or “hippie” immoral, destructive sex expressions!
Dr. Anthony Daniels (writing as Theodore Dalrymple) correctly observed that the
Purpose of ‘Political Correctness’ is:
“…not to persuade or convince, nor to inform, but to humiliate; and therefore, the less it corresponded to reality the better.
When people are forced to remain silent when they are being told the most obvious lies, or even worse when they are forced to repeat the lies themselves, they lose once and for all their sense of probity.
To assent to obvious lies is to co-operate with evil, and in some small way to become evil oneself. One’s standing to resist anything is thus eroded, and even destroyed.
A society of emasculated liars is easy to control. I think if you examine political correctness, it has the same…
i think in ‘govspeak’ there is a mysterious creature called ‘policy’ which means the practical ongoing interpretation and application of the law. it is a very fluid area and seems to rely on unelected thinkers, ‘policy wonks’ who creatively carve out new meanings according to the current moment. it seems that federal departments have the ability or permission to try out policy on the culture almost experinetally. does anyone know when this creation of ‘praxis’ law began in washington or in what tradition it was justified? on what grounds can a bureau declare ‘law’ without the senate or congress permitting it? they then treat policy as law.
Only until after Vatican II did the Church begin to apologize. Now it seems to be a mortal sin if someone is not p.c. The hymns, some versions of Scripture, and many prayers have been made gender friendly. All this is ridiculous. If Holy Mother Church would have kept teaching the eternal truths, which never change, many of these crazy notions would have not come about. The truth will set you free: men and women are not the same and are distinct beings.
“… men and women are not the same and are distinct beings.”
Watch out, Father, or you’ll be tagged with hate speech! Short of that you could be pegged as uppity for, assuming you don’t have a medical degree, you’ll be thought of as speaking out of turn for pointing out reality. I mean, we have medical professionals now who are equipped to tell us what male and female actually mean. We’ve been in complete and utter darkness up until now, don’t ya know ;^)
This man called Hussein Obama has in 8 years destroyed this country, yet was elected twice by the stupid and yes I said stupid American people!!!! The only people to blame are the ones who elected this evil man, you were warned time and time again when he was running for President what he was all about and yet you elected him. Now our country will pay the price and will never recover what this evil man has done to us, his hatred of Christianity, Judaism, White people, police, military, families, guns, knows no bounds, our only hope is TRUMP may God protect him and save our country if it is not to late!!!
Marco Rubio keeps repeating this hoping that people will pay attention.
Yes and so many Catholic clergy and laity voted for him. I’m still reeling from Cardinal Dolan at the Al Smith Dinner. He gave the OK to vote for the most pro abortion president. Now some Catholic blogs and clergy are talking about how it is possible to vote for a pro abortion canditate rather than a pro life candidate because of their position on immigration.
Janek, are you serious about Donald Trump? He is so un-Christian! With NO MANNERS AT ALL!! Not reliable either, on issues such as prolife and pro-Traditional Marriage! And such a terrible influence on kids, the way he handless debates, like a 2-year-old! At least, a two-year-old’s mom and dad can correct his or her bad behavior! But who is going to teach Donald Trump GOOD MANERS and COMMON DECENCY?? Is this man TOO RICH to think he must submit himself always, like all the rest of us– to the practice of DECENCY and GOOD MANNERS?? He talks big and smart-alecky, about some important issues– but that is all talk! What can he possibly do, if he cannot develop good interpersonal relating skills?? Especially, as a future President!…
Marxists have a way with words. Now sex means transgender spectrum. Another reason to get rid of Obamacare.
This all is so satanic!
Candidate Positions – when they can be held to them, tell us a lot about how Family & Faith Friendly they might be in office.
Of course when the likes of USSC Justice tony Kennedy (appointed by a Republican) claim to be Catholic, and push Great Evil, it kinda makes you wonder about whether anyone has undergone a similar transformation once granted tenure – only in Political reverse?
Here is A Timely Candidate (who will appoint the next Hustices) Comparison – by a Reliable Pro-Family Source:
Presidential Report Card on the Natural Family
Marriage, Morals & Children
This is crazy! If it happens its because good people say or do nothing to stop it.
We are no longer living in America. We are living in a lunatic asylum!
This all goes back to the fact that President Obama had a nanny when he was younger who used to dress up in Obama’s mother’s clothes when she was not there, and Obama thought it was funny instead of strange. It has been reported on news sites in the past. Evidently, he still thinks this was a good thing for a grown man to do. That the man was pretending to be something he was not never seems to have bother him. I think that is one reason he does not have much problem with deception, whether is it pretending a child surviving an abortion is not a human or a man pretending to be a woman is not in actually a woman.
A correction: Turdi, the nanny, said he did not wear the mother’s clothing but tried on Barry’s (Obama’s) mother”s lipstick several times in front of the child.
Rev. Graham: Gay Marriage, Transgenders, ‘Just the Beginning of a Moral Onslaught on This Nation’
Rev. Franklin Graham urged evangelical Christians to get involved in the electioral process and “make their vote count,” adding that the 2016 race is vitally important because homosexual marriage, abortion, and now transgender laws are on the table, marking “just the beginning of a moral onslaught on the nation.”
“[T]his is ridiculous,” said Rev. Graham,” for a person to be able to wake up in the morning and say, ‘You know, I feel like I’m a woman today,’ For a man to say, ‘I feel like a woman, I’m going…
Barack Obama had a transgendered nanny in Indonesia
– As a young child in Indonesia, Barack Obama’s nanny was a transgender “woman” who walked around his home in female clothing and let the future president see him trying on lipstick.
In 1969, “Evie” – who was born a man with the name Turdi – worked as a cook when he met Obama’s mother, Stanley Ann Dunham. (Turdi/Evie, like many Indonesians, goes only by one name.) Dunham had moved to the nation’s capital of Jakarta to live with her second husband, Lolo Soetoro.
For two years, Turdi watched “Barry”, as Obama was called, and his younger half-sister, Maya Soetoro, at their home in Jakarta’s Menteng…
News to me, but even if true, what is your point? That the future President was lovingly cared for? Is that a bad thing?
YFC, wearing the clothes of ones employer, whether that of the same or opposite sex, without his/her permission is not only strange but disrespectful. I am sure President Obama would have a hissy fit if someone rummaged through his drawers and wore his clothes without permission while he was in another country. Such employees soon lose their jobs. No, he was not cared for by a man with integrity. And this was reported on Yahoo News, not known for their conservatism.
A correction: Turdi claims that he tried on Obama’s mother’s lipstick but not her clothes. That is just as bad and maybe worse as she could have contacted any disease he had.
Yes YFC it is Obama is a vile and evil person….
OK so you just let your racism out of the bag. I get it now.
I hope you are not writing to me as my daughters and I do not even use the same lipstick less we give each other a cold, or any other disease we might have contacted. That is only common sense.
And if it is Canisius you are talking about, I do not think he is any more racist than you or me or anyone else.
anne t i wasnt writing to you at all
“OK so you just let your racism out of the bag. I get it now.” The default position of mindless liberals who believes that this must be true if disagree with the incompetent and evil resident of the White House.. Hey YFC I lived with more people of color than you probably walk past on any given day..
Canisius, yes, President Obama has advocated for some vile things, but perhaps he was a victim himself as a child or young man. I do not know. Therefore, let us pray for his conversion.
The Anonymous post yesterday, Feb. 10 at 9:57pm was mine also. Sorry for the confusion — Anne t.
Obama was influenced by evil Leftist and avowed Marxists..
There are all sorts of rumors about Obama. One fact that is not a rumor is that he fully intends to destroy America. Rubio was right on, even though Christi turned it against him. Now Bush does not want to disagree with Obama, nor fight him, as Jeb just wants to get along, like most other rinos. Catholics have had to fight against evil. During Lent we especially fight against the devil, the world, and the flesh. St. Michael must be an inspiration to us, so we fight evil and sin.
Pilar writes, “One fact that is not a rumor is that he [Obama] fully intends to destroy America.” Please prove your point. That is not a fact. You can’t determine his intentions. Not only can you not read his mind, apparently you can’t apply logic to your own arguments.
Our civilization, which was built on Christian principles, is falling apart. Like frogs placed in water on a heated stove, we do not realize we are being killed. Our leaders, both spiritual and temporal, are doing everything possible to hasten the advance of the antichrist. These certainly are frightening times for us faithful Catholics.
“Fundamental Transformation” despises Reality, and other foes of Anti –Scientific America Hating AbomiNation:
Abusing the Commerce Dept. / Census 2010 was one Scam among Many, like the IRS Retaliation scandal;, only sleazier.
“Amanda Simpson named Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense
Amanda Simpson on Friday was sworn in as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Operational Energy,
retaining (HIS) spot as the highest and most prominent transgender appointee within the Obama administration.
became the first openly transgender political appointee of any administration when (HE) was appointed to the Department of Commerce…