President Biden referred to the Bible while explaining that parents should be “affirming” of their ostensibly transgender children’s “identity.”
“To everyone celebrating Transgender Day of Visibility, I want you to know that your president sees you — Jill, Kamala, Doug, our entire administration sees you — for who you are: made an image of God and deserving of dignity, respect and support,” the commander-in-chief said in a video commemorating “International Transgender Day of Visibility.”
Biden appeared to be referring to Genesis 1:27, which states that “God created man in his own image” — a reality that Christians have indeed pointed to throughout history as the foundation for human equality. However, the passage — which adds that “male and female he created them” — also happens to be the foundation for the gender binary.
“We know it’s hard when there are those out there who don’t see you, don’t respect you,” Biden continued. “For example, the onslaught of anti-transgender state laws attacking you and your families is simply wrong.”
Biden was likely referring to Florida’s recent Parental Rights in Education law, which forbids classroom instruction about gender identity and sexual orientation for children in kindergarten through third grade. The legislation has provoked ire from LGBTQ+ activist lobbies, as well as progressive corporations like Disney. (Disclosure: The Daily Wire has announced plans for kids entertainment content.)
“This administration is standing up for you against all these hateful bills,” Biden added. “And we’re committed to advancing transgender equality in the classroom, on the playing field, at work, in our military, and our housing and health care systems — everywhere, simply everywhere.”
Biden then informed parents that “affirming your child’s identity is one of the most powerful things you can do to keep them safe and healthy.”
Earlier this week, the White House flagged a resource from the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health intended to “inform parents and guardians, educators, and other persons supporting children and adolescents with information on what is gender-affirming care and why it is important to transgender, nonbinary, and other gender expansive young people’s well-being.”
The phrase “gender-affirming care” is used to mask the grisly nature of transgender top and bottom surgeries — which involve the removal of a woman’s breasts, the removal of a man’s genitals, the sculpting of a fake penis, facial feminization, or facial masculinization.
“Gender-affirming care is a supportive form of healthcare,” the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health sheet said. “It consists of an array of services that may include medical, surgical, mental health, and non-medical services for transgender and nonbinary people.”
“For transgender and nonbinary children and adolescents, early gender-affirming care is crucial to overall health and well-being as it allows the child or adolescent to focus on social transitions and can increase their confidence while navigating the healthcare system,” the White House messaging asserted. Transgender surgeries, hormones, and affirmations are important, the White House claimed, because such procedures have been “shown to increase positive outcomes for transgender and nonbinary children and adolescents.”