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Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced this week that performing sex reassignment surgeries on minors is a form of child abuse.
The governor made the announcement Thursday, after receiving a report from Jaime Masters, commissioner of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. Masters, Abbott said in a statement, examined "whether genital mutilation of a child for purposes of gender transitioning through reassignment surgery constitutes child abuse."
In her letter to Abbott, Masters affirmed it is child abuse.
In case you haven't heard the news, Robin of Batman and Robin fame has been outed as bisexual. And in case you were unsure if he was simply exploring his sexuality or had determined for sure that he was bi, DC Comics made it official: "Tim Drake [the third Robin in the series] dates boys." Robin now joins more than 65 other LGBTQ superheroes and villains—but be assured, no one has any agenda at all. Who would think such a thing?
Ten years ago, I wrote an article titled, "'Mutant' as a Codeword for 'Gay' in the X-Men Movies," claiming that "the movies, along with the comic books, draw many clear parallels between the mutants and the gay and lesbian community."
After the article came out, I was ridiculed on some gay LGBTQ websites for stating the obvious. "Of course, 'mutant' stands for 'gay'," I was told. "You're just discovering this?"
Bruce Olson went to the jungles of Colombia as a 19-year-old in 1960. He's now 80 years old. He has brought the gospel to 90,000 unreached tribes in Colombia by translating the Bible into 19 languages and helping them maintain their customs while becoming Christians and dealing with the Western world. His amazing story is told in his book Bruchko and a sequel a few years later. He was on the cover of Charisma years ago, and we have written about him many times.
Christian Life magazine, the forerunner to Charisma magazine, reported on his missionary work, and Charisma continues to do so. The support is ongoing through the partners of Christian Life Missions, our nonprofit partner. When I learned of this critical need I recorded a video that I also put on my Strang Report podcast, hoping that by sharing the burden, we can raise the $20,000 he needs.
The video explains it better than I can. I hope you watch it. We at Christian Life Missions are asking you to help us raise at least $20,000 to assist Olson in his ministry in the jungles of Colombia. All of these funds will go to help him underwrite the tremendous costs of training and equipping personnel to protect the indigenous people medically from sickness and disease the Western world is bringing into their regions. You can click here to donate to this special need. As I have said many times, every dollar you send Christian Life Missions for Olson will go to help him and the 19 tribes he serves.
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