Our Blog Site

 

 

Medical experts rip Alberta’s ‘reckless’ and ‘dangerous’ transgender m

May 01, 2016

Friday, 29 April 2016 (LifeSiteNews) - Steve Weatherby

Analysis

EDMONTON, Alberta

The Alberta government’s new guidelines promoting transgenderism in the province’s schools have not only sparked a parental revolt, they have triggered a stinging rebuke from two medical professors at the University of Alberta, who call the them “incredibly misguided,” “reckless,” and “dangerous” to the youth involved.

The two U of A professors are Dr. Blaine Achen, MD, FRCPS, FASE, associate clinical professor in Department of Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine, and Dr. Theodore K. Fenske, MD, FRCPC, FCCP, FACC, clinical professor of medicine, as well as staff cardiologist at the C.K. Hui Heart Centre.

In a paper published on the Alberta Parents for Choice in Education website, they dissect and eviscerate the New Democratic government’s recently released “Guidelines for Best Practices: Creating Learning Environments that respect Diverse Sexual Orientations, Gender Identities and Gender Expressions” with surgical precision.

Donna Trimble, Parents for Choice in Education’s executive director, says the paper “expresses the views of many doctors, but these are the only two so far with enough courage to speak the truth and contradict political correctness.”

The guidelines in question ape ideologically-inspired policies enshrined in law in Ontario and California and other states and provinces. They not only unquestioningly endorse but enforce the gender-identity assertions of youth by allowing them to use the washrooms and school teams of their chosen “gender,” by affirming gender dysphoria in the curriculum and by keeping their cross-gender identification from their parents.

In their analysis, the two medical experts state, “This document is flawed both in the most basic assumptions it rests upon, and the conclusions thereby reached.” They implore Education Minister David Eggen “to reverse such an incredibly misguided and illogical statement and policy.” Apart from the governing NDP, the guidelines have been endorsed by the Liberals and Progressive Conservatives but not by the Wildrose Party.

The first premise the experts demolish is the assumption that a child’s so-called “self-identification” cannot be questioned but is the “sole measure of an individual’s sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.”

On the contrary, explain the professors, gender is a social construct based on “subjective perceptions, relationships, and adverse experiences from infancy onward,” and as such is the rightful subject of psychotherapy and family therapy when it differs from biological reality.

Click here for entire article: (LifeSiteNews)

- See more at: http://www.smokylakebaptist.ca/index.php#sthash.0K9lmo8L.dpuf

0 Comments

Add a Comment

What's Happening This Week

 

   The sermon from January 13th is posted. This sermon, as well as previous sermons, can be played back from the Website. There is no sermon from December 16th.

  • Sunday Sunday School classes for ages 3-5, 6-8, 9-11. The Nursery is available for children aged two and under.
  • Sunday after church Ladies, please “grab a coffee” and come upstairs for a brief but important meeting in the sanctuary.
  • Wednesday, 7:00 p.m. Midweek Service: Praise and Worship, Bible Study and Prayer. Everyone welcome.

Please Also Note

  • The Church Calendars are available at $11.00 each. See Val if you haven’t already purchased yours.
  • Needed: two or three ladies toserve on our newly-formed “Supply and Management” Committee. You will order, organize and manage the various items required to keep our church running smoothly. If you are gifted at organizing, sorting, culling and keeping track of things, please consider volunteering. You will serve in cooperation with our custodian and the Leadership Team. See Sharon if you are interested.
  • The offering envelopes are available in a rack at the back of the sanctuary




Church Services:

  • Wednesday Evenings - 7:00PM  -
  • Sunday Mornings - 11:00AM

Children's Ministry - for ages 2-11 during service time. All children welcome to attend. The Nursery is available for children under two.

 

 

Upcoming Events

 

Coming Events
  • January 31, 6:30 p.m. Alpha Introductory Supper Party
    • at the church
  • Next Sunday Sunday School teachers’ meeting after church

  • January 31-February 3 “Glory Manifested” Conference in Bonnyville featuring three guest speakers. See poster on notice board


Regularly Scheduled Worship Times:

  • Wednesday Evenings at 7:00 PM -
  • Sunday Morning at 11:00 AM, including Sunday School for the children
 

 


Search Our Site

 
Welcome Quick Answers Services Find Us Our Vision Considering Marriage Contact Us Form Donate Online Now
Alpha Course Muffin Ministry Women's Ministry Fellowship Men's Ministry Youth Ministry Children's Ministry Community Outreach Missions Sunrise Community Cemetery Building Project Donate Online Now
Sermons Worship Services Sunday Service Sunday School Wednesday Service How to Find Us
About Us Core Beliefs Our Vision Our Values Our History Our Leaders How to Find Us Alberta Baptist Assoc. NA Baptist Conference
Media Sermons Photo Gallery Short Videos
Events, now and upcoming News Contact Us Form
Baptist Organizations Other Christian Sites
How Can I Give Principles on Giving Why Should I Give Donate Online Now
Contact Us Form Donate Online