Proponents of gender transition for children often like to say that only conservative Christians would raise concerns. However, Paul Stanley of the rock band KISS has joined the battle.
“There is a BIG difference between teaching acceptance and normalizing and even encouraging participation in a lifestyle that confuses young children into questioning their sexual identification as though some sort of game and then parents in some cases allow it,” he tweeted in a statement under the title “My Thoughts On What I’m Seeing.” “There ARE individuals who as adults may decide reassignment is their needed choice, but turning this into a game, or parents normalizing it as some sort of natural alternative or believing that because a little boy likes to play dress up in his sister’s clothes or a girl in her brother’s, we should lead them steps further down a path that’s far from the innocence of what they are doing,”
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Stanley’s tweet garnered millions of views within hours of posting, sparking praise and backlash from users across the spectrum, most of whom referred to the musician performing songs about sexualizing underage girls. Yet despite critics pointing out a man who trademarked his career wearing flamboyant makeup and clothing, supporters of Stanley’s statement applauded him for speaking out against the transgender culture’s push for children.
Stanley’s comments come after several Republican-led states, including Iowa, Mississippi, Montana and Tennessee, passed legislation banning transgender procedures for children. Last week, the U.S. Department of Justice sued Tennessee over a state law prohibiting transgender hormone treatments and surgeries for minors.
According to the department, Tennessee’s ban on transgender treatments for minors violates the Equal Protection Clause. The law discriminates against “transgender youth” diagnosed with gender dysphoria, blocking transgender treatments for them “while allowing non-transgender minors access to the same or similar procedures,” it claimed.
Tennessee officials responded to the Biden administration’s lawsuit against the state, promising to fight to uphold the law and stand up for children.
–Dwight Widaman | Metro Voice