Parents, Can We Trust our Pediatricians???

Lisa Cherry —  August 13, 2013

Pediatrician 3135165977_d03d94d2a3By Lisa Cherry

Over my 29+ years of parenting experience, I have been grateful to the many caring and dedicated physicians who have assisted our family.

So when I read about the recent policy statement issued by the American Academy of Pediatricians (AAP), I was quite shocked.  

AAP expects their members to assure lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) adolescents that “being LGBTQ is normal, just different.  I encourage you to take a look at this article.

Surely not all physicians will comply with these guidelines! Surely not all among us will openly embrace the indoctrination of these LGBTQ sexual beliefs!

But surely, as a parent of multiple teenagers, I’d better be aware of these official guidelines!

So, can I trust my pediatrician? Well, perhaps not without investigation!

And what an interesting display of terminology. Heterosexism. Homophobia. I object to these words, how about you?

We are being labeled with the trendy new  pejorative heterosexist. This word implies that there something wrong with the Biblical world view that God created sex to be enjoyed between one man and one woman within marriage. (There isn’t.)

We embrace the Bible's clear standards on homosexuality as sin, but that does not make us phobic (irrationally fearful) .  On the contrary, we do not fear those with same-sex attractions, or their lobby.  We choose instead to fear the Lord, and honor what He says.  These are two of the most rational actions that a human being can take.

Parents, we must be aware that our rights to lead our children have been seriously compromised in medical offices. Do you know your state's laws? Click here to learn more.

What should we do now, parents?

Since we are the ones who make decisions about health care for our children,  perhaps our doctors need to hear from us.

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  • Lisa Raub

    Thank you so much for bringing this subject to the forefront, Lisa! I've been very concerned about the direction the LGBTQ movement has taken, but especially about the silence among good Christians. If we don't speak up, no one will know really WHAT we believe.

    I spoke with my doctor a few months ago (while she was stitching my finger,) and she said that she knows a lot of her doctor friends will be soon getting out of the medical profession, because they will no longer be able to treat their patients the way they know they need treated. This will lead to vacancies in the medical field, which she thinks will be filled with foreign-trained doctors.

    That sounded a bit far-fetched to me at the time, but now it's sounding quite likely. As parents, we need to be aware of what's going on so we can respond correctly.

    Interesting thoughts.