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(Photo: The Christian Post)Peter Sprigg of the Family Research Council, activist Elizabeth Johnston, Dr. Michelle Cretella, (from left to right) look on as Dr. Paul McHugh speaks to the Values Voter Summit about the harms of gender ideology on Sept. 22, 2018.
"For most of human history, it has been pretty obvious that we determine our gender by our bodies. But today, more are beginning to believe it starts in the mind. It's troubling when an adult chooses this, but when children become involved, it's dangerous," stated Peter Sprigg of the Family Research Council, who moderated a panel on gender ideology and children at the Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C. on Saturday.
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The three-person panel included Elizabeth Johnston (aka the "Activist Mommy") who discussed the "Sex-Ed Sit-Out" – an initiative she began that in just a few months grew into a global movement, resulting in schools in four countries seeing a sixty percent decrease in attendance among students on April 23 to protest graphic sexual content being taught. "Outrage without action is ineffective," Johnston proclaimed as she described how parents can unite by keeping their children out of school's liberal sex education programs. Unfortunately, Johnston's speech was cut short with the anticipation of Vice President Mike Pence's arrival.
Before Johnston, mother of ten children, spoke about her social activism and child advocacy, the large crowd of over a thousand heard from two very distinguished medical professionals on the issue of gender ideology. Dr. Paul McHugh, who at one time led the psychiatric department at John's Hopkins University, said that gender dysphoria is a "disorder of assumption...but now, medical practitioners are helping to affirm their assumptions, not correct it. These are not evidence-based treatments," McHugh lectured. "These treatments are described in the scientific literature as 'very low quality' – you wouldn't use an...
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