Christian leaders and conservative commentators denounced Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s support for allowing children as young as 8 years old to self-identify as transgender.
At an ABC News town hall Thursday night, the former vice president was asked a question by a mother who claimed one of her children identified as transgender and wanted to know Biden’s views on the subject.
“The idea that an 8-year-old child or a 10-year-old child decides to, ‘You know, I decided that I want to be transgender, that’s what I think I’d like to be, it would make my life a lot easier.’ There should be zero discrimination,” he said.
He added that there should be no right denied to the questioner’s trans-identified child that would be otherwise given to her other child who does not identify as transgender.
In recent years, parents and students have opposed allowing students who identify as trans to enter bathrooms, locker rooms and showers designated for the opposite sex. LGBT activist groups have pushed school districts to give students who identify as transgender access to all facilities, regardless of sex designation.
“Joe Biden thinks 8-year-olds, have the capacity to make a life-altering decision to change their gender and says for someone to deny them that right (I assume parents included) is discrimination! Either he is pandering for votes or he’s totally lost it,” Family Research Council president Tony Perkins commented on Twitter Friday.
Theologian and Boyce College professor Denny Burk also rebuked Biden’s advice, writing on Twitter: “No, no, no. If you have a child with gender conflicted feelings, you aren’t helping them by encouraging them to embrace body-denying propaganda. Their body isn’t lying to them about maleness/femaleness. Don’t lie and tell them that it is.”
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Brandon Showalter