I am the happy father of six children – three girls and three boys: G-B-G-B-B-G. Does this admission require an apology on my part?
My youngest child is 28 and my oldest child is 45. I have seven grandchildren, so far.
I was present, up close and personal, and held, each of my children at their births. Given my mediocre knowledge of biology (I slept through it in Hi-Skool and failed, then I took Lab Biology in college and got an A), I was successful in instantly identifying the biological sex of each of my children at birth. I then immediately relayed that information to my wife who was awake on the birthing table. This saved us the added expense of needing a biologist (six times) in the delivery room.
None of my children, to date, as well as my grandchildren – ages 3 months to 11 years – has come out as homosexual or appears to be suffering from gender dysphoria.
What did I do wrong? I am aware that Tim Cook, current CEO of Apple, one of the largest corporations in the world, has stated that his homosexuality was God’s greatest gift to him.
I have tried to follow God since my evangelical conversion at the age of nineteen. I did my best to raise my children to follow God. Why have I never been blessed with a homosexual child, or a child displaying gender confusion? Should I have dressed my girls as boys, or my boys as girls? Did I prevent them from getting in touch with their innermost gender identities?
At times I have felt inadequate because I feel that I could have instilled stronger feeling of faith in God in my children. I am past all that now. My feelings of inadequacy are now centered around the fact that none of my children has shown the maturity or honesty to question their biological sex assigned, by God, to them at birth.
I have done all that I could, To see the evil and the good without hiding, You must help me if you can.
Doctor, my eyes, Tell me what is wrong. Was I unwise to leave them open for so long?
(“Doctor, My Eyes” – Jackson Brown)
Am I a Gender Dysphoria-phobe? WHAT’S WRONG WITH ME?