We can only imagine that Martin Luther would have several strong words about the antics within the largest denomination that bears his name, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Not the least of which, of course, is their wholehearted embrace of LGBT dogma.
Although the denomination has rendered itself irrelevant as just another liberal, feel-good “church,” it made headlines last month when a New Jersey pastor’s wife celebrated that her son, who believes he is a girl, received his second round of Supprelin LA, a hormone-blocking implant.
Jamie Bruesehoff, a self-described “queer” mom blogger, is the mother of “Rebekah,” a twelve-year-old boy who has been living as a girl since he was just eight years old.
As we’ve previously reported, Jamie and her son are both prolific advocates for transgender “rights,” even helping to introduce legislation mandating “LGBT history” curriculum in New Jersey schools.
Back in November, Bruesehoff showed off her child in an Instagram post after he had received another round of the drug that allows him to stave off puberty for another year.
“Today, this kid showed her strength once again. Today, she did something that was hard and scary. Today, she made herself proud,” Bruesehoff wrote.
“Today, Rebekah had her second surgical procedure to place a hormone blocking implant in her arm to prevent her from progressing farther into puberty,” she continued. “They removed the old one and put in a new one. This is one example of what medically appropriate, medically necessary, life-affirming, and often literally life-saving treatment looks like for a transgender child. She had the first procedure two years ago.”
“That is the face of a girl terrified of hospitals and needles, but more terrified of having to live life as someone she is not,” Bruesehoff continued. “That is the face of a girl feeling on top of the world, knowing her body won’t betray her and she’s one step closer to the woman she will grow up to be.”
How utterly heartbreaking. That is not the face of a girl, that is the face of a little boy being subjected to a medical experiment at the hands of the people who should be protecting him. This dear child is afraid of living life as someone “she” is not, and yet that’s exactly what these doctors and parents are trying to allow him to do.
The fact that the boy’s mother herself identifies as “queer” because she rejects superficial, stereotypical gender traits leads any critically-thinking person to question if “Rebekah” would ever have arrived at the conclusion that he is really a girl had he not been raised in an environment where LGBT dogma was so openly preached.
Bruesehoff added that she is “thankful for health insurance that covered my kid’s medically necessary treatment. And I’m extra thankful and proud to say that the insurance covering this procedure for my transgender daughter is provided to my husband through his employer… the church.”
As we pointed out in the past, not only do the Bruesehoff family’s actions reveal their disregard for God’s Word, their words do as well.
From an interview “Rebekah” gave to The Advocate earlier in the year:
[Reynolds]: I was struck by how big of a role that religion plays in your life and your family. I’m curious, how does faith and God guide you?
[“Rebekah]: Faith guides me in my activism by giving me something else to teach other people. There’s a lot of [misconceptions] that being LGBTQ, you cannot be Christian or you can’t be loved by God. But in truth, God made you who you are and God does not make mistakes. So you’re meant to be yourself.
What would you say to people who would use religion to promote hate against our community?
The Bible says that God accepts everyone and loves everyone for who they are. And the Bible also says that we should love one another. And by using the Bible as a weapon, it’s abusing the power of these words.
While Martin Luther himself could never have fathomed a world in which transgenderism would exist, he was remarkably clear on the issue of homosexuality in particular, calling it a vice of “unparalleled enormity.”
“It departs from the natural passion and desire, planted into nature by God, according to which the male has a passionate desire for the female. Sodomy craves what is entirely contrary to nature,” Luther said, according to an anthology from Ewald Martin Plass. “Whence comes this perversion? Without a doubt it comes from the devil. After a man has once turned aside from the fear of God, the devil puts such great pressure upon his nature that he extinguishes the fire of natural desire and stirs up another, which is contrary to nature.”
The insanity of transgenderism, especially its embrace by both mainstream society and the ELCA denomination, might even be enough to put Luther at a loss for words.
Bruesehoff proceeded to warn “allies” of moves out of the White House and various Republican legislators to “prohibit gender affirming, life saving care like this for minors,” such as a bill proposed by Texas Rep. Matt Krause to ban the use of puberty blockers on transgender minors.
Absent a special session between now & the the 87th Session, I will introduce legislation that prohibits the use of puberty blockers in these situations for children under 18. We missed our opportunity to do so in the 86th Session. We won’t miss the next one. #savejamesyounger https://t.co/BpbGDPwujZ
— Matt Krause (@RepMattKrause) October 24, 2019
Krause’s bill comes in the wake of the case of James Younger, the little boy in Texas whose deranged mother was prepared to proceed with his medical transition to female despite the inconsistency of his “self-identification” and his father’s protests.
While it is incredibly distressing that yet another precious child is being chemically-altered and, soon enough, will be mutilated to force his body to match his mind, the greatest tragedy here is the abandonment of God’s truth by an entire denomination that claims the name of Christ.
Pray for the repentance of those who claim to be His children with their lips yet dishonor him with their words and deeds. These people are sacrificing their children on the altar of leftist ideology. God will not withhold his judgment forever.
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