Last week I was the lone no vote on a Sacramento County Board Resolution recognizing Transgender Visibility Week. The resolution describes how the transgender community has suffered disproportionately with rejection and discrimination. It acknowledges the transgender, gender nonconforming and gender diverse residents’ contributions to society and the importance of them living authentically and visibly.
I unequivocally oppose discrimination and I fully recognize and appreciate the human and societal value of those who identify as transgender. But I opposed the resolution because it contributes to a political movement that is forcing gender politics on the rest of society, advocates separating children from their families, and encourages experimental medical procedures on children who are suffering from psychological problems.
I have some experience with transgender and gender dysphoria during my work as a Registered Nurse. Gender Identity Disorder is a psychiatric disorder where a person experiences distress related to their gender and/or sex characteristics at birth. The diagnosis was created to help people with gender dysphoria gain access to necessary health care and effective treatment. This diagnosis is included in the American Psychiatric Association’s published Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders and it focuses on Gender Dysphoria discomfort as the problem, rather than identity.
The American College of Physicians describes Gender Dysphoria as a psychological concept and sociological term, not a biological one. Their website states, “GD resolves in the vast majority of patients by late adolescence.” Studies show that many children express some level of gender-dysphoria, but 80% grow out of it before they are 25. Subjecting these children to permanent changes due to adolescent confusion isn’t supporting adolescents suffering from depression or other psychological disorders – it’s pushing an agenda that actually harms children.
In September 2022, SB107 made California a sanctuary state for children seeking gender transition therapies. This violates the parent’s fundamental rights to direct their child’s mental and physical health care. It mandates that Doctors conceal a child’s medical information from parents if it is related to “gender identity” drugs and procedures, even if that information is sought under a court-issued subpoena. This bill removed parents from their child’s healthcare conversation while they are still responsible for the costs and care of the child.
On April 10, 2023. AB665 passed the Assembly (and will go to Senate) in California. This law would allow a minor 12 years or older to obtain “gender-affirming” interventions without parental knowledge or consent. And, since California is already a “gender-affirming sanctuary state,” if a child runs away from home to obtain gender-affirming care, parents will not be notified and could be barred from taking custody of their own children….
All people have a right to medical freedom and access to care, including children who are struggling with depression or gender dysphoria, however, it is dangerous to politicize a psychological condition and encourage children to undergo irreversible medical procedures.
It’s even more dangerous to tear down parental rights and the family unit that has proven to be the most significant source of support for struggling children and young adults. Long after the activists have moved on, the family is there to help pick up the pieces.
In keeping with my oath, I’ll continue to try to protect and uphold the rights of all people in my service to the community.
Statement by Sue Frost in California Globe
All you have to do is realize that zero Democrats voted in favor of the bill that passed the House of Representatives to ban males who are pretending to be females from competing in women’s sports. Zero Democrats supported that entirely reasonable and necessary bill.
That means Democrats are insane. Democrats are pushing evil on America: the evil of gay, the evil of trans, the evil of communism, the evil of critical race theory, the evil of open borders, the evil of inflation, the evil of high taxes, the evil of not punishing criminals, the evil of taking away personal firearms, the evil of leftist indoctrination in schools.
They are evil.
The position of the Democrat Party is that we are torturing children unless we castrate them.
And Godless Democrats are killing teens’ souls with free sex, and killing their children with free abortions.
Do any Democrats read the messages here? I wonder what they think?
Do people working for the Diocese of San Diego read and post here? San Jose? Los Angeles?
There seems to be a disconnect between dioceses and the faithful.
I think they have their own email, com boxes and social media to read.
Governor DeSantis is showing how to govern against the gays and against the trans in Florida. Gays just canceled their pride parade in Florida because of the state’s new laws. See how it works? You push back and they leave. Model to follow. Learn.
Sue, stand your ground against the insanity around you. May your courage inspire others to awaken from their moral slumbers! I cheer for you and offer my poor prayers in support.
I think her voting no helped give her the opportunity to highlight some things but transgender visibility week is not a bad thing. It should include better information like this. Teens who have been pressured (and it takes very little to pressure teens by anyone who is not their parent at that age) should be able to tell their stories. Mistakes should be brought forth. Even those who transitioned should be able to freely discuss it with what was good and what was bad. People who are transgender who have not done therapies or surgery as well as those who just endure it and do not socially transition either.
This would allow everyone’s stories to be heard. Kids go on websites and get very reductive information that does not take 98% of cases into consideration.
We are seeing more and more people on the autism spectrum who are being misdiagnosed as transgender.
We need more and better information out in the public, not screaming and arguing over words.
Also the impact of families can be discussed openly and nobody has to hide behind “I support them.’ You can support them but still mourn the loss of all the many things that transitioning costs a family.
Russia is expanding its anti-LGBT propaganda laws. The Russian media watchdog, Roskomandzor, is now blocking websites that promote pedophilia, all material regarding sexuality and children, child porn, gender transitions, and all non-traditional sexual relationships. It just hurts my heart to know that America will not also do this– kids are not safe, here! Plus, I strongly wish America would enact good, stern laws, regarding sex, gay sex, all LGBT material, and violence and profanity in movies, TV shows, rock “music,” musical and stage acts, art of all types (paintings, sculptures, etc.) for public display), recordings, videos, all books and print material, and the Internet. I wish for America to be a wholesome, safe, and family-oriented country, where women and children are safe– and respected. Gay “marriage” and adoptions should be illegal. For doctors to give people drugs and chop them up, to pretend to change their gender– making “Frankenstein monsters”–should also be illegal.
The Catholic Church could help tremendously, by strongly promoting Christ’s teachings on chastity, strongly promoting veneration of Our Blessed Mother, and sternly prohibiting all pro-gay propaganda of Hollerich, Martin, Grammick, the German bishops, McElroy, the Synod on Synodality, etc. And ordering the immediate destruction of that awful, homoerotic, “gay pornographic art” frescoe of Paglia’s, in his cathedral. Shame on Paglia! We need to support the Catholic Sacrament of Marriage, home and family– and ensure that all children are safe.
This is how those websites work and how you work here. They install a “button” by telling you some outrageous gossip or out of context quote by Bishop X. See he’s bad. Then they keep reinforcing the “button” by putting in his name with a strong reminder of what you are supposed to be outraged about. This is pushing your button. Then eventually it becomes something accepted even though it was never or even barely true to start with.
I don’t have those buttons. The second I see someone doing that I think they are from the devil.
Note that this article and no prior comment has anything to do with the men that were mentioned.
This is a common tactic used to hijack a thread or troll, as the Internet calls it.
What are you trying to say? Makes no sense. Glad that this wonderful lady, Sue Frost, stood up to protect children from the evils of transgender politics being forced on them. Children and teens need to be protected from all evils in this world. Online, there are many evil websites, and social media sites, that peddle pornography, LGBT pornographic material, and dangerous gender change material, that children and teens get lured into. And sex traffickers lure children and teens. And the transgender Drag Queens, too. The Internet is unsafe. Children need to be protected. All of this should be illegal– and the filthy criminals need to be put in jail.
Correction: Drag queens are not transgender. They could be but most aren’t.
Do you know there are blocks on computers to keep kids from accessing those things. But there are still risks and kids computer use needs to be monitored. Do you know how to check the history on their computer?
Usually schools make kids go on computers for their homework before parents would allow their use otherwise.
But this too is trolling.
Sue Frost stood up against a Transgender Visibility Week and it was not directed at children. If you go back and read the first 2 paragraphs you will understand better.
You need to understand that the radical, filthy LGBT and transgender political agendas, “Pride” events, gender changes, and Drag Queens do not belong in our society, and need to be outlawed. America needs to be rescued from Satan’s Death Culture and brought to Christ and His Culture of Life.
Then support the Church’s teaching outlawing the death penalty, because the death penalty is part of Satan’s culture of death. Listen to the living Magisterium. Respect life!
reply to: this is American, not the Middle east or USSR.
Prayer alone can bring this culture or any other to Christ.
Pray the Rosary daily.
God expects much more than prayer. You have to have the conviction and courage to take action against all evils. Many Calif. and national lawmakers have been trrying to do terrible evils, like enact laws allowing assisted suicide and euthanasia, enact evil laws regarding public school LGBT “lifestyle” and gender change leftist indoctrination, Planned Parenthood teen sex and abortion indoctrination, transgender biological males in girls’ locker rooms, Drag Queens, and many other evils, including expansion of abortion– baby murder– and protections of gay “marriage,” and prohibiting Christians from adopting children, and taking jobs that protect their rights to their Faith. And so much more! Many good Catholics are taking action to oppose these terrible evils in our society. You must courageously join them! We have the responsibility to work hard for Christ, to eradicate all evil Satanic laws and endeavors, and make a good country, obedient to God.
God expects me to pray and not participate in evil.
Spread the Gospel when given the opportunity.
God has foreseen and permitted all.
All things pass.
God alone is changeless.
God is merciful.
Jesus, I trust in You.
And He expects me not to judge.
Children need good parents, teachers and clergy to teach them how to make good judgments, as they grow up, and to understand Sin and Virtue, to judge Right from Wrong, and develop a good Moral Conscience. As adults. they are called by God, lifelong, in the struggle of Good against Evil, to work and to sacrifice to get rid of all dangers and evils in society. To your dying day, you are called to courageously take a stand for Christ against Evil and Sin in society! For example– if your child comes home from school and tells you that they had an LGBT and transgender sex lesson, or an abortion film advocating “free” sex, birth control and abortion, a Drag Queen in the classroom, or were given pornographic books to read, or that a pervert teacher molested another child– it is your responsibility to act quickly, and go immediately to try to do something about this! Chrust is counting on you to stand by your convictions, courageously– even to go to jail, or to die for Him, if you must, defending Right from Wrong!
There is something frantic and blinkered about “Reply’s” comment. Firstly, there’s this: “God expects more than prayer.” Is “Reply” now speaking for God? Secondly, prayer is the first thing you have to do, and the most essential and important. Your “work for God” can never take lasting fruit if you’re putting prayer in the backseat, “Reply.” For most people, prayer and sacrifice may be the best thing they can do. Don’t pooh-pooh prayer. Please. Thirdly her last sentence is all about “what we can do”, “what we can achieve.” There’s hardly any supernatural outlook in her words, as if the work of saving the world is all achieved by your human efforts alone, and not ultimately by God. Yes, we have to put in our best effort, but at the end of the day, it is God alone who can address whatever is wrong in this world.
jon, I think you need to use your energies to get involved in the Church and in society, to work to defeat the agendas of evil clerics and evil politicians, doing terrible harm to our Church and our country. You should go support those in the workplace, fighting for religious rights. Maybe you will be the next one, to have those same tragic battles. And work for the betterment of public and Catholic schools in your area, to make sure your kids are safe from Leftist LGBT and gender indoctrination, sex-ed lessons, pornography, lessons on “free” sex, birth control and abortion, transgender biological boys in the girls’ locker rooms, transgender biological boys wrongly competing on girls’ sports teams, fighting LGBT sex activity and agendas in the Church and Catholic schools, getting parents together, to ask the Pastor to fire the gay teacher or gay parish leader who just “married” his boyfriend, join a group to fight euthanasia and assisted suicide, lead a local group to protest Drag Queens at the library, lead a local Pro Life or 40 Days for Life group– and much more. You could even join a group working to abolish the Death Penalty. See what good you could do, for the Church and society.
Don’t pooh-pooh prayer, “Reply”.
Do not belittle prayer or put it in the backseat.
If you do all your volunteering and outreach without prayer you just end up being an “activist”.
jon, you totally misunderstand. Of course, I believe in prayer. But we also have the responsibility to work hard, to right the wrongs of our Church and society. Not as a nasty “activist.” Just as an ordinary Catholic, for our Church– and as an ordinary citizen, for our country. That is a big responsibility. Jesus worked hard every day. Then at night, He prayed. You have to work, jon, for Him. Just do whatever you can, to help. Again– did your child come home from church,
and cry, telling you that a “bad priest” evilly tried to molest and rape him? Or come home from school, with a pornographic book, and tell you that they had an LGBT lesson on gay sex, or a lesson on birth control and abortion for teens, by Planned Parenthood? Spring into action, immediately. Go down to the church, talk to the pastor, call the Bishop, and make a police report. Or go down to the school, talk to your child’s teacher, and the principal, write letters, go to School Board meetings, together with other parents. That is your responsibility, to Christ. Do not be afraid. Be ready to give your all, to sacrifice, to even die for Jesus, and all that He taught, if you must. Your children are utterly helpless, and they depend on you. We are so blessed to live in America. Our forefathers fought hard to give us a country in which we can all vote, have our say, and work for what is right and just. If you lived in China, you would be persecuted severely for your Faith– and might end up in prison, like poor Jimmy Lai and Cardinal Zen.
Riley Gaines, Kirk Cameron, Mark Houck, Kristan Hawkins, the dedicated workers of Texas Right to Life, many Pro Life Pregnancy Resource Center workers, and many other good Christian workers for Christ, have faced death threats, bombs at their offices and clinics, destruction of personal property, physical assaults, violent harassment, and all sorts of terrible things, fighting Evil for Christ, in our society. They are all very courageous and dedicated. Overseas, many are imprisoned, tortured and killed, for Christ. We are all called to stand for Him, to our dying day– no matter what. On the news, I just saw that at a School Board meeting in New Jersey, a group of parents who complained about a School Librarian giving their kids pornographic books to read, is suing the group of parents for questioning her character, and professional judgment, in her choice of books for kids. This is Satanic! My prayers are with those poor parents. And always, with David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt, too! They are so dedicated, and so brave.
I’ll be honest with you “Reply”. I mean no disrespect, but yours are some of the most frightful comments I read here. Frightful. And I mean with all sincerity that do hope never to meet you in this life.
Frightful? Well, then, hope you are never honored to meet any of the great Christian saints and martyrs, on this earth, either, who gave their very lives for Christ. Even today, many are being arrested, imprisoned, tortured and killed for His sake. The plight of many African, Middle Eastern, Chinese, Indian, Pakistani, and other Asian Christians is tragic– and very noble and brave. Including, Cardinal Zen and Jimmy Lai. Now we have the plight of Christian martyrs in Nicaragua– especially, Bishop Rolando Alvarez, who courageously chose a life of jail and torment, over freedom to escape a cruel martyrdom for Christ. These are true Christian leaders– modern-day, holy martyrs, perhaps saints.
The canonized saints all prioritized, valued, practiced, and honored prayer, “Reply.” They didn’t go around telling people erroneously, “Hey, God expects more from you than prayer!” Your words are words of someone who seems scared, frightened, defensive, insular. There is no supernatural hope and outlook in your words. None.
I am very shocked, because Abp. Paglia, the President of the Pontifical Academy for Life, recently stated that he believed medically assisted suicide to be “feasible”—- although he said he would not practuce it himself. Paglia said that legal medically assisted suicide “may be the greatest common good concretely possible under the conditions we find ourselves in.” Paglia made these remarks during a presentation on April 19th, during the International Festival of Journalists in Perugia, Italy. His shockingly evil and immoral remarks are now all over the news, worldwide. Paglia ought to be laicized and kicked out of the Cstholic Church.
please go first, Archbishop , and let us know how it works out
Archbishop Paglia is against assisted suicide.
He was talking about a legal situation in Italy that is specific to Italy.
He was not talking about the morality of it.
No. Assisted suicide– Murder — is not a mere “legal” situation. Just as abortion is not a mere “legal” situation. Abp. Paglia is immoral. Paglia has a responsibility to Christ to strongly OPPOSE assisted suicide and fight it! And you must do the same, in YOUR life! All life is sacred! Many countries have been seeking to legalize a doctor’s murder of suffering patients (euthanasia) and suicide (assisting the patient to kill themselves). Everyone must fight these terrible evils!
Of course– there was public outrage, over Paglia’s remarks. And he later reaffirmed Catholic teaching. However, Paglia is not a deeply devoted Catholic, nor Pro Life leader— and should not be President of the PAL.
From the Academy for Life:
With respect to the presentation that Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, President of the Pontifical Academy for Life gave on Wednesday, April nineteenth, during the International Journalism Festival in Perugia, Italy, and regarding incorrect interpretations of the thought of Archbishop Paglia, the Press Office of the Pontifical Academy for Life states as follows.
Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, President of the Pontifical Academy for Life, in full conformity with the Church’s Magisterium, reaffirms his “No” to euthanasia and assisted suicide.
In his presentation, in which he dealt extensively with the subject of the end-of-life, Archbishop Paglia mentioned, without full development, Decision 242/2019 of the Italian Constitutional Court and its specific Italian context. The Court held that assisting a suicide is a crime. It then enumerated four specific and particular conditions in which the crime carries no penalty. In this precise and specific context, Archbishop Paglia explained that in his view a “legislative initiative” (certainly not a moral one) could be possible which would be consistent with the Decision and which preserves both the criminality of the act and the conditions in which the crime carries no penalty, as the Court requested Parliament to legislate.
For Archbishop Paglia, it is important that the Decision holds that the criminality of the act remains and is not overruled. Any further elaboration is uncalled for. On the scientific and cultural level, Archbishop Paglia has always supported the need for accompaniment of the sick in the final phase of life, using palliative care and loving personal attention, to ensure that no one is left to face alone the illness and suffering, and difficult decisions, that the end of life brings on.
Vatican City, April 24, 2023
I read all of this too, from the Vatican. Aside from what the Vatican puts out to the press– Abp. Paglia is a hypocrite, in real life– and should not be president of the PAL. He is no passionate, dedicated defender of Pro Life!
Riley Gaines is bravely enduring terrible abuses, fighting against the evil, liberal-leftist Biden Administration, and American schools, for all the daughters of Americans, to be safe in p.e. and sports locker rooms at school, safe from transgenders who are biological males. And she is fighting for fairness for all girls in sports, to compete fairly, against other girls only– not against fraudulent, transgender, fake girls, who are actually biological males– cheaters in sports. William (“Lia”) Thomas couldn’t do as well, competing against other boys in sports. So, after transitioning, to try to be a fake female, he cheated, and won swimming competitions, competing against the girls. He couldn’t beat the boys, athletically — so, he turned around, and they let him beat the girls. He should have been legally barred from all girls’ competitions. Hope Riley can help get proper laws enacted, to put an end to this transgender fraud– and keep American girls safe, at school, in locker rooms.
I have read all the comments on this thread and I am glad for those posters who named Christians who are opposing the evil swamping the great boat America. Sue Frost is the topic of this thread but as pointed out, she is not alone. Riley Gaines, Kirk Cameron, Mark Houck, Kristan Hawkins, Gov. DeSantis, Jimmy Lai and Cardinal Zen were also mentioned. Let us praise these courageous examples of faith in action. I would like to add Matt Walsh to the list. He deserves our thanks for taking on the insane transgender movement which is destroying souls. I have asked myself whether I have the courage that Walsh has to endure death threats, calumnies, etc. No I don’t, truth be told. The temptation in retired life is to take it easy. So I need prayer, as do we all. I have nevertheless read misguided appeals to pray in this thread, as if those who act don’t pray. No, it is not either/or but both/and. So let us pray the Church takes a strong united front against sin in all its forms, especially those forms which find vast cultural approval and frequent advocacy…and pray for peace, as the world is a very dangerous place.
Nobody said that “those who act don’t pray.”