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Princeton Professor Scoffs at Transgenderism as 'Superstitious Belief'

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By    |   Monday, 16 May 2016 08:51 AM

A tweet by a Princeton professor has questioned the very idea of transgenderism, dismissing it as superstition without any basis in fact, Breitbart reports.

Robert P. George, the McCormick professor of Jurisprudence at Princeton, wrote on Twitter:


George, who is the chairman of the US Commission on International Religious Freedom, warned that "with Obama's bathroom edict, the right of parents to direct the upbringing and education of children is in graver peril than ever."

The tweet comes after the Obama administration's letter on Friday instructing educators nationwide to allow transgender students to use the bathroom of their chosen gender, stating that federal statutes bar discrimination against such students.

The Obama order escalated an already hotly debated political issue that has led North Carolina and the Justice Department to sue each other over a new law in that state that requires those using public bathrooms to do so according to their gender at birth.

As Breitbart points out, George's opinion is not only that of an individual professor.

The American College of Pediatricians has issued a statement that children who consider themselves a different gender than they are have a mental disorder called "gender dysphoria" and should not be treated as if they are making a healthy decision, as the Obama ruling does.

Although the doctors put out the statement a few months ago, it reads as if it is a direct and very severe criticism of the administration's directive to educators.

"Conditioning children into believing that a lifetime of chemical and surgical impersonation of the opposite sex is normal and healthful is child abuse," the doctors stated. 

"Endorsing gender discordance as normal via public education and legal policies will confuse children and parents, leading more children to present to 'gender clinics' where they will be given puberty-blocking drugs."

The American College of Pediatricians statement made clear that "a person's belief that he or she is something they are not is, at best, a sign of confused thinking. When an otherwise healthy biological boy believes he is a girl, or an otherwise healthy biological girl believes she is a boy, an objective psychological problem exists that lies in the mind not the body, and it should be treated as such."

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