Parents: ‘Media cheerleaders for harmful idea that kids can be trans’
The Christian Institute
The UK media has facilitated the harmful idea that children can be transsexual, a parental campaign group has warned.
Transgender Trend, a group of concerned parents who challenge pro-trans propaganda, says the media – and the BBC in particular – are responsible for introducing and normalising the idea that children can be ‘trapped in the wrong body’.
In an article published earlier this week, it set out the results of a study of media output from 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017.
Transgender Trend argues that the media has facilitated a rapid public acceptance, not just of transsexualism, but of “the completely new belief that children are ‘transgender’, together with the idea that invasive medical intervention is a necessity”.
It says a quick search reveals that the “BBC alone has covered the subject of ‘transgender kids’ in at least 35 online articles, 23 radio broadcasts and 7 TV shows” in a twelve month period.
Its examination of newspaper coverage also found that 114 UK-based articles on transsexual children were published between April 2016 and March 2017.
After analysing the language in each of the articles, the group discovered an overwhelming tendency towards endorsing the trans lobby’s agenda.
It identifies 25 articles that suggested a risk of suicide if a child does not ‘transition’, 67 mentioned drugs to help a child transition and 28 mentioned future surgery.
There were 36 references to transsexual organisations and numerous references to gender-neutral language, gender-neutral toilets and gender-neutral school uniforms.
However, across all the articles, the risks involved with childhood ‘transitions’ were only touched upon a total of 22 times.
In the research, steps were taken to remove duplicates, and the group states the findings give an overall picture of press coverage.
Transgender Trend was speaking after new figures emerged from the Tavistock clinic’s Gender Identity Development Service, an NHS trust which works with children diagnosed with ‘gender identity disorder’.
Referrals to the clinic have risen from 1,419 in 2015/16 to 2,016 in 2016/17 – a 42 per cent increase.
The figures show that referrals have been increasing at an alarming rate since 2009, when there were under 100.
Last year, The Christian Institute warned of a continuing endorsement of transsexualism in the BBC’s news output.
- Algerian church closed for ‘illegally printing Bibles and material intended for evangelism’
- Britain accused of discriminating against Christians fleeing Islamic State in Syria
- Christian charity removes Bible from simplified Nativity story
- Zimbabwean church hopeful for plans to oust Mugabe in two days
- Methodist Church set to ordain first transgender minister
Here is the Most Repeated Command in the Bible
What do you think is the most repeated command in the Bible? It’s not any of the prohibitions or warnings. It’s not about sex, or money, or...
Group Calls for Scrapping of Beauty Pageants
A New Zealand group has spoken out about the commercial exploitation of beauty pageants, calling for proposed child beauty modelling competitions and...
Newsmax publishes list of 100 most influential Evangelicals
Newsmax.com has published their list of “100 Most Influential Evangelicals in America.” It’s no surprise that Billy Graham is in number...
Philip Wagner: Surprised Many See Joel Osteen as ‘Controversial’
Last year Joel Osteen was conducting an evangelistic crusade at Dodger Stadium. Since the Dodgers are in our home city, Los Angeles – I wanted to...