LGBT Agenda

Trans moms discuss their unique parenting challenges during the pandemic – and what they worry about when things go back to ‘normal’

Sexual norms will be out the window, and the world will become increasingly confused about morality and God’s design for sex and gender (Romans 1:18-32). 

Romans 1:18-32

18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;

19 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.

20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:

21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.

22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,

23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.

24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:

25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.

26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:

27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.

28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;

29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,

30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,

31 Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:

32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.

Leviticus 18:22

“‘Do not have sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman; that is detestable.

Leviticus 20:13

“‘If a man has sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable. They are to be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads.

Deuteronomy 22:5

The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman’s garment: for all that do so are abomination unto the Lord thy God.

Five-fold Evils Born of the Spirit of Iniquity:

  1. P … “I will ascend into heaven.” (position)
  2. R … “I will rule at my throne above the stars of God.” (rule)
  3. I … “I will be idolized or worshipped.” (idolized)
  4. D … “I will be dazzling.” (dazzling)
  5. E … “I will be equal to God.” (equal)

… “How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most high. Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.” (Isaiah 14:12-15).

Trans moms discuss their unique parenting challenges during the pandemic – and what they worry about when things go back to ‘normal’

Derek P. Siegel, Ph.D. Candidate, Sociology, University of Massachusetts Amherst Thu, May 20, 2021, 8:23 AM

Between 25% and 50% (5) of transgender adults in the U.S. have children. Some have kids before coming out as trans, others adopt or foster, and some use egg or sperm cells they’ve frozen – usually before starting hormone replacement therapy.

As a sociologist who studies inequality and reproduction, I noticed that there are few discussions of how trans people – particularly trans women – experience parenthood. So in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, I interviewed 50 (5) transgender women – both current and prospective parents – from across the country and from diverse racial and class backgrounds.

Some obstacles brought on by the pandemic affect transgender and cisgender – or nontrans – parents alike. For example, many struggle to balance child care and employment or have designed new parenting arrangements to protect their families from COVID-19.

However, the pandemic has also had specific consequences for trans parents, exacerbating the legal, social and economic challenges they already faced.

Job loss

According to a 2020 poll by the Human Rights Campaign and PSB research firm, trans people were 31% more likely to have reduced work hours due to COVID-19 and 7% more likely to have become unemployed. These numbers are even higher for trans people of color.

Even before the pandemic, trans people faced high levels of job discrimination that impact their earningsAccording to one study, 77% of trans people have delayed their transition or hid their gender identity at work to avoid discrimination.

Reduced earnings can be especially hard on trans parents. The USDA calculates the cost of raising a child at over US$233,000 from birth to age 18. This does not take into account the high costs of adoption, egg or sperm freezing, or in vitro fertilization that many trans people might require to become parents.

For any working parent, job loss can increase dependence on partners and families. Some trans parents, however, already experienced a power imbalance in their relationships before the pandemic. Naomi, 48, told me that losing her income as a photographer made her even less comfortable challenging her wife’s parenting decisions on matters such as household repairs and after-school activities. (Naomi is not her real name. I am using pseudonyms to protect the identities of the women I interviewed.)

“As a trans person, it’s hard not to feel gratitude for simply being accepted by your partner,” she explained. “So no, I don’t feel like the super-equal parent.”

Financial dependence can also limit a trans person’s ability to explore and express their gender identity. Some trans people fear losing family support if they come out.

For example, J, 28, is a single parent of her 9-year-old adopted son. After J lost her job due to the pandemic, her mother helped pay her rent and grocery bills. As a result, coming out as a trans woman to her mom felt impossible. “She would have reacted in a very negative way,” J said. “I would have no one to call if my child needs something.”

Meanwhile, for those looking to adopt, job loss presents an additional hurdle in a complicated system that already offers few protections for trans parents.

“People think we are mentally ill and will not be a good parent to the child,” said Jane, a 26-year-old trans woman who lost her restaurant job at the start of the pandemic. “As a Black woman who is not working, they’ll ask you, ‘How will you raise this child?’ Or, ‘Are you on drugs?’ Because I am sorry to say that we are associated with drugs and crime.”

Increased isolation

Since the start of the pandemic, researchers have warned about the impact of isolation on mental health. For the trans women I spoke with, isolation had both positive and negative effects.

Frances, a 50 (5) -year-old engineer, said quarantine put a halt to the connections she had begun to make at the start of her transition. “To have all of that shut off at the beginning of March was horrendously difficult,” she said. “There are some people I can talk to, but with six (6) kids in the house for remote learning, the bigger issue is finding the time and space to speak privately.”

For those with a more supportive environment at home, isolation felt like an opportunity. Natalie, 37, said she appreciated “the room to explore myself and not have to worry about going out in public or talking to anyone besides my wife and kids.” In January, Natalie’s family celebrated her one-year anniversary of beginning hormone replacement therapy.

COVID-19 has left some trans parents in a state of limbo, concerned about what the future holds for them and their families. Natalie, for example, wonders if she will appear more visibly trans without wearing a mask, which currently obscures some of her features.

How other people perceive trans women has real consequences in terms of harassment in public spaces, such as stores or government offices.

Emily, 36, worries about the policing of public bathrooms once her family starts leaving the house again. “Am I OK going into the women’s restroom with my daughters, or am I going to be accused of being a molester or sexually assaulting my own children?” She has not seen her kids, who live with her ex, since before the pandemic.

Political climate

In addition to the COVID-19 pandemic, a wave of anti-trans legislation has produced its own kind of uncertainty. Among other things, these bills aim to limit trans youths’ access to hormone therapy and participation in school sports.

For my adult participants, these bills reinforce myths that trans people don’t know what’s best for themselves or are a danger to other women and girls. Trans people absorb these messages. For example, over a third of the women I interviewed said internalized transphobia had at one point prevented them from even imagining themselves as parents.

However, 39-year-old Robin, mom of one, rejects this framing. “Stop apologizing for who you are,” she said. “Most trans people need to hear this over and over again, because when something bad happens to us, we blame ourselves. But in most cases, it’s bigotry and it’s other people standing in our way.”

8 References to ‘BE WATCHING or WATCHFUL.’ ‘8’ indicates that a new ‘era or epoch’ is arriving. Be it the rapture, the tribulation, the year of the Jews redemption or the year of the onset (2028) of the 1000 year millennial reign of Christ (2028-3028).

Matthew 24:42; Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.

Matthew 25:13; Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.

Mark 13:35; Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning.

Luke 21:36; Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man

Luke 12:37-39; Blessed are those servants, whom the lord when he cometh shall find watching: verily I say unto you, that he shall gird himself, and make them to sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve them. And if he shall come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, and find them so, blessed are those servants. And this know, that if the goodman of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched, and not have suffered his house to be broken through.

7 Verses to be ‘WATCHING, WATCHFUL and FAITHFUL.’

1 Thessalonians 5:2-4; For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. (Be Watching and Faithful).

John 13:19 Now I tell you before it come, that, when it is come to pass, ye may believe that I am he.

John 14:29 And now I have told you before it come to pass, that, when it is come to pass, ye might believe.

Luke 21:31 So likewise ye, when ye see these things come to pass, know ye that the kingdom of God is nigh at hand.

Mark 13:29 So ye in like manner, when ye shall see these things come to pass, know that it is nigh, even at the doors.

Luke 21:28 And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.

Revelation 1:1 The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John: (Watch for that which will come to pass or occur, as I said it would.)

‘Increasing Like Labor Pains.’ ‘Fearful Sights.’ ‘Perilous Times.’ ‘Men’s hearts failing with fear.’ Great Convergence of Signs.’ REDEMPTION IMMINENT.

In His Service,

Night Watchman

Paul Rolland

Night Watchman Ministries

Make Your Decision for Christ NOW!!!!!!! Time is Up!!!!!!!

Jesus Christ’s Offer of Salvation:

The ABCs of Salvation through Jesus Christ (the Lamb)

A. Admit/Acknowledge/Accept that you are sinner. Ask God’s forgiveness and repent of your sins.

. . . “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23).

. . . “As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one.” (Romans 3:10).

. . . “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.” (1 John 1:8).

B. Believe Jesus is Lord. Believe that Jesus Christ is who He claimed to be; that He was both fully God and fully man and that we are saved through His death, burial, and resurrection. Put your trust in Him as your only hope of salvation. Become a son or daughter of God by receiving Christ.

. . . “That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. (John 3:15-17). For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” (Romans 10:13).

C. Call upon His name, Confess with your heart and with your lips that Jesus is your Lord and Savior.

. . . “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” (Romans 10:9-10).

. . . “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.” (John 1:8-10).

. . . “And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world. (John 2:2).

. . . “In this was manifested the love of god toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world. Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.” (1 John 4:9, 14-15).

. . . “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.” (Romans 5:8-10).

. . . “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Romans 6:23).

. . . “Jesus saith unto them, I am the way, the truth, and the life, no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” (John 14:6).

. . . “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth.” (Romans 1:16).

. . . “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” (Acts: 4:12).

. . . “Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth for there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.” (1 Timothy 2:4-6).

. . . “For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.” (1 Thessalonians 5:9).

. . . “But as many as received him, to them gave the power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.” (John 1:12).

True Church / Bride of Christ Spared from God’s Wrath:

 Romans 5:8-10. “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.”

Romans 12:19. Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.

1 Thessalonians 1:10. And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.

1 Thessalonians 5:9. For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,

Romans 8:35. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?

Jeremiah 30:7. Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob’s trouble, but he shall be saved out of it.

Revelation 3:10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.

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