Gary Sconce and the Liberal War on Choice
The recent liberal obsession with promoting transsexuals is not about disfigured sexuality, and far less about “intolerance”; it is about attacking the mindset that makes us capable of exercising free will. For example, take a characteristically obsequious piece in the local media on a teacher in Oakhurst, California who is subjecting himself (and his students) to a sex change:
After spring break, 24-year Yosemite High School science and multimedia teacher Gary Sconce will return to teach as [his] true self, [he] says: Karen Adell Scot.
The 56-year-old husband, father and award-winning teacher came out to family in April that since early childhood, [he]'s felt like a female trapped in a male body. Since then, Sconce has been undergoing hormone replacement therapy and transitioning into Scot.
Sconce calls the person he will pretend to be after he has finished getting medically transfigured into a horrific parody of a woman his “authentic self.” In the progressive funhouse, words mean their opposite.
A thought criminal made this astute observation in a letter to the editor of the Sierra Star:
“I see this as an assault on the minds and morals of our children. It blurs the lines of what is right and wrong.”
The word “assault” is well chosen. Sconce is obviously a very troubled guy; the worst you can accuse him of is a solipsistic disregard for how his bizarre behavior will affect children’s development. But the motives of the government/media establishment that goes out of its way to promote this pathology can only be malign.
This gets at the heart of the deeper sickness that liberals mislabel “tolerance”:
“Being transgender is not a choice,” [Sconce] wrote in a letter to Yosemite High employees earlier this week.
He literally believes that he has no choice but to medically disfigure the body God gave him, and to present himself to children dressed in women’s clothes. Likewise, we are encouraged — or rather required — to believe that people have no choice but to indulge in politically approved sexual perversions, no matter how deleterious they may be to public health.
If we have no choice about the way we behave, we are not humans. We are a lower order of being, fit only to be controlled from above, like farm animals. There is no virtue, no heroism, no internal triumph of right over wrong. If we have no choice, we are slaves.
Small wonder authoritarians hate Christianity so much. Christianity insists that you acknowledge that you do have a choice, and you are responsible for making it, not the government or media. In contrast, liberalism lets you take the herded animal’s path of least resistance — the low road leading downward, which we wind up on by default if we declare ourselves victims and don’t exert any effort.
Sconce’s attempt to prove that he has no choice proves only that his disease is the last thing a decent person would wish to encourage in others:
“Consider: I have lost my marriage of 35 years to a magnificent, brilliant woman, am going to lose my house, and am spending (money) on serious and painful physical changes — including both medical and psychological services.
“I have been shunned by those who used to be my friends, have been shunned by family, have had people try to cast demons out of me, have left my church of nearly 30 years, and have been scorned and laughed at by those who had for decades said they were my friends. Who would choose that?”
Likewise, you could ruin your life by drinking, by drugs, by gambling, by chasing after women. The resulting devastation would hardly prove that you had no choice.
Kudos to Fox News for not following the disgusting media practice of referring to men who pretend they are women with feminine pronouns. It is cruel to encourage the mentally ill in their delusions, rather than try to help them back to sanity.
But to the “mainstream” left-wing media, Sconce is just a pawn. Like the children whose innocence will be unnecessarily tainted by the grotesque spectacle he making of his illness, his fate is irrelevant in the grand struggle to destroy our conception of ourselves as capable of choice.