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The Devil is transgender

About 5 months ago, I asked in a post when and how transgenders became all the rage in America:

Something is going on to which the American people are not privy.

Every evidence we have is that those who identify themselves as LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) comprise no more than 5% of the U.S. population.…which means transgenders must be less than 1% of the U.S. population. And yet, if we go by the pervasive news about transgenders and the relentless drumbeat for “transgender rights” by every institution of the Left — by the media, pop culture, academia, and the Obama administration — you would think every other person you meet is a transgender….

The simple truth is that a person’s sex or gender is determined by our DNA, specifically, chromosomes: females have XX chromosomes; males have XY chromosomes. That means no amount of surgical mutilation and hormone “therapy” can actually transform a man into a woman by creating an ovary, uterus or milk-producing breasts; nor can surgery transform a woman into a man by creating sperm, testicles, and a real penis. Those are determined by birth — by our chromosomal DNA. (See “A transsexual regrets his ‘gender-reassignment’ surgery“)

That is why psychiatrist Joseph Berger, M.D. says from a medical and scientific perspective, there is no such thing as a transgendered person.

Paul R. McHugh, M.D., former psychiatrist-in-chief for Johns Hopkins Hospital and its current Distinguished Service Professor of Psychiatry, agrees. According to Dr. McHugh, “transgenders” are people who suffer a “disorder of ‘assumption’” – the notion that their maleness or femaleness is different than what nature assigned to them biologically, much like other body dysmorphic disorders, such as anorexia. The difference, of course, is that body parts like penises, testicles, and breasts are not amputated in an effort to “cure” other assumption disorders.

And yet a year ago, Time magazine’s cover of June 9, 2014 proclaimed that we’re at a “Transgender Tipping Point: America’s Next Civil Rights Frontier.”

Time transgender cover

With the benefit of hindsight, we now know Time was exactly right about the tipping point. In the span of a mere year, U.S. media and pop culture have not just succumbed but fully embraced the scientifically-fictitious transgenderism:

  • Bruce Jenner, who got breast implants but still has male chromosomes and genitalia, is now referred to by the feminine pronouns “she” and “her”.
  • The Pentagon will begin admitting “transgenders” into the military and taxpayers will pay for their gender-reassignment body mutilation surgery.
  • Applicants to the formerly serious institutions of higher learning, the University of California system, are asked to choose among six (!) genders.

We are in Alice’s Through-the-Looking-Glass land where up is down, and down is up, and sane people find themselves in a country gone stark raving mad.

I’ve puzzled about this, especially the rapidity of the change in American culture and attitudes. Then came that proverbial light bulb of illumination.

In a July 27, 2015 essay in Patheos, Fr. Dwight Longenecker draws our attention to the Baphomet, a well-known pictorial representation of the devil as androgynous — both male and female, or in today’s terminology, a transgender.

Baphomet

Fr. Longenecker describes the Baphomet:

Rising from his lap is the pagan Caduceus–the rod with two serpents entwined that the pagan god Mercury carries. According to Satanic lore, this is a phallic symbol with the earth powers of the serpent intertwined.

The winged goat headed figure not only has male genitalia, but breasts.

Furthermore, when you look closely you’ll see that the beast has two arms–one male and one female.

On the arms are the Latin words “Solve” and “Coagula”. These mean “Separate” and “Come Together”. These are occult words for the task of the alchemist who takes what is integrated and natural–breaks it and then puts it back together in a new (and perverted) way.

This is precisely what Satan is doing at this time with human sexuality. Through feminism, homosexualism, trans genderism, gender confusion and “identifying” as whatever gender a person wants, the distinctions between male and female are being broken and put back together however it is desired.

The celebration of “Caitlyn” Jenner–indeed the enforced celebration and constant publicity about this “transitioning” is a visual illustration of what is going on.

I will say what Fr. Longenecker hints at and implies: Satanism explains America’s rapid acceptance of transgenders. Indeed, Christ called the Devil “the father of all lies”, and we have been warned by St. Paul (2 Timothy 3:1-4, 12-13):

But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God . . . and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution. But evil men and impostors will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived.”

See also “Detroit goes to the devil“.

~Éowyn

Army To Recruiters: Treat Armed Citizens as Security Threat

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Military.com: The Army has warned its recruiters to treat the gun-toting civilians gathering at centers across the country in the wake of the Chattanooga, Tenn., shooting as a security threat.

Soldiers should avoid anyone standing outside the recruiting centers attempting to offer protection and report them to local law enforcement and the command if they feel threatened, according to a U.S. Army Recruiting Command policy letter issued Monday.

Armed citizens — some associated with activist groups and militias — were standing vigil outside recruiting centers in Wisconsin, Georgia, Tennessee, Idaho and elsewhere this week, saying they want to provide protection to servicemembers barred from carrying firearms on duty. Four Marines and a sailor were killed by Mohammad Youssef Abdulazeez, a 24-year-old Kuwait-born native of Tennessee, during an attack Thursday on a strip mall recruiting center and a Navy facility that is being investigated as an act of terrorism.

Abdulazeez fired into the front of the recruiting station but there were no casualties. The five servicemembers were killed during an attack on the Navy Operational Support Center. A Navy officer and a Marine reportedly fired at the gunman, although it is unclear why they were armed. It is against Defense Department policy for anyone other than military police or law enforcement to carry weapons on federal property.

“I’m sure the citizens mean well, but we cannot assume this in every case and we do not want to advocate this behavior,” according to the Army Command Operations Center-Security Division letter, which was authenticated by the service.

Recruiters were ordered not to interact or acknowledge the armed civilians, who have been greeted by a mix of concern, indifference and gratitude by the public. “If questioned by these alleged concerned citizens, be polite, professional and terminate the conversation immediately and report the incident to local law enforcement …,” the command advised.

As the incidents crop up around the country, police could be asked to confront the civilians with guns on the Army’s behalf. “Ensure your recruiters clearly articulate to local police the civilian may be armed and in possession of a conceal/carry permit,” it told the centers. The command said recruiters should also immediately fill out an Army security report.

Kelli Bland, a spokeswoman for Army Recruiting Command, said the service has been increasing vigilance following the Chattanooga shooting and that local residents can help in other ways. “Local communities can support our security by reporting suspicious activity, particularly around recruiting centers,” Bland wrote in an email to Stars and Stripes.

Concerned citizens began gathering at the centers shortly after the shooting in Tennessee, and governors in some states ordered recruiters to armories or to be armed for protection against potential terrorist attacks. Congress has also pushed for the Defense Department to lift its current policy.

The founder and president of Oath Keepers, a Constitution activist group based in Las Vegas, issued a national call Tuesday to guard centers, while members were already guarding centers in Tennessee, Arkansas and Oklahoma, president Stewart Rhodes told the Associated Press.

stewart rhodes

Rhodes told the news service it’s “absolutely insane” that recruiters aren’t allowed to be armed. “They’re sitting ducks,” Rhodes said Tuesday. “They’d be better off if they were walking down the streets of Baghdad, because at least in Baghdad, they could move. Here, they’re stationary.”

In Lewiston, Idaho, three men with a group known as “3 percenters” — a national alliance with members who prepare “for any situation, man-made or natural” — were standing watch outside a recruiting office this week, the TNS wire service reported. “They supported us, and now we’re here showing them that we support them,” said Matt Dillard, of Clarkston, Idaho, who was among the men.

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Obama-supporter Gen. Wesley Clark: Disloyal Americans should be put in concentration camps

Scratch a Democrat, and a Hitler wannabe comes out.

Gen. Wesley Clark (ret.) is the former Supreme Allied Commander of NATO (1997-2000) and a Democratic candidate for president in 2004 and 2008. He dropped out of the race in 2004 to endorse John Kerry, and did the same in 2008, endorsing, first, Hillary Clinton, then Barack Obama.

On July 17, 2015, in an interview with MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts about the shooting deaths of 4 Marines by Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez at a Naval reserve center in Chatanooga, Tennessee, Clark spoke approvingly of the imprisonment of disloyal Americans in concentration camps during World War II, completely disregarding the fact that in 1988 Congress had apologized for the WWII internment of Japanese Americans and awarded survivors $20,000 each for the unlawful violation of their civil liberties.

Then Clark proceeded to propose that the same treatment be given disloyal Americans today. Clark said:

“We’ve got to identify the people who are most likely to be radicalized. We’ve got to cut this off at the beginning…. I do think on a national policy level we need to look at what self-radicalization means because we are at war with this group of terrorists. They do have an ideology. In WWII, if someone supported Nazi Germany at the expense of the United States, we didn’t say that was freedom of speech, we put them in a camp, they were prisoners of war.  So, if these people are radicalized and don’t support the United States, and they’re disloyal to the United States, as a matter of principle – fine, that’s their right.  It’s our right and our obligation to segregate them from the normal community for the duration of the conflict, and I think we’re going to have to increasingly get tough on this – not only in the United States but our allied nations like Britain and Germany and France – are going to have to look at their domestic law procedures.”

Keep in mind that today “disloyal Americans” are radical Muslims like naturalized U.S. citizen Abdulazeez, tomorrow “disloyal Americans” may mean conservatives and Christians. After all, the Obama administration already identifies us to be “extremists” and “terrorists.” See:

~Éowyn

Obama admin to end ban on transgenders in military

Dr. Eowyn:

Do you still doubt that Obama is bent on destroying our military?

Originally posted on Consortium of Defense Analysts:

In June of last year, the Obama administration sent a covert signal on transgenders in the military when, despite slashes in the Pentagon’s budget, precious resources were expended on a publicity effort to recruit transgenders, using as their spokesperson a transgendered former Navy SEAL, senior chief petty officer Christopher Beck who now calls “herself” Kristin Beck.

A year later, the administration is prepared to make a formal change to the military’s policy.

Defense Secretary Ash Carter (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) Defense Secretary Ash Carter (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Lolita C. Baldor reports for the AP that on July 13, 2015, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said that the Pentagon’s current regulations banning transgender individuals from serving in the military are outdated, and ordered a six-month study aimed at formally ending one of the last gender- or sexuality-based barriers to military service.

Carter said he is creating a working group of senior military and civilian leaders who will review the policies and…

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Army Chief of Staff Gen. Odierno doesn’t want our soldiers to be “over-armed”

Gen. Ray Odierno and ObamaGen. Ray Odierno and the POS

This is what happens when an idiot in the White House appoints another idiot as head of the U.S. Army.

In the aftermath of Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez’s murder of four Marines and a Navy petty officer at a Naval Reserve Center in Chattanooga, Tennessee, questions once again are raised about the policy, begun by then-President Bill Clinton, of disarming service members on military bases.

Responding to those questions, Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army Gen. Raymond Odierno told reporters that arming troops in those offices could cause more problems than it might solve.

Odierno said during a morning breakfast on Friday, July 17, 2015, a day after the Chattanooga attack, “I think we have to be careful about over-arming ourselves, and I’m not talking about where you end up attacking each other.” Instead, he said, it’s more about “accidental discharges and everything else that goes along with having weapons that are loaded that causes injuries.

Duh.

According to Odierno’s reasoning, the Secret Service should be disarmed as well because they carry guns, which means there could be “accidental discharges” that “cause injuries.”

For that matter, I propose that Gen. Odierno should set the example by disarming himself — all in the interest of preventing “accidental discharges” of his firearms.

How about it, Gen. Odierno?

Note: Odierno is an Obama appointee who became Army Chief of Staff on September 7, 2011.

H/t John Molloy

UPDATE:

Yesterday (Saturday, July 18), the governors of six states — Florida, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas and Indiana — ordered National Guard members at offices and other facilities to be armed in the wake of the Chattanooga attacks. Unlike Gen. Odierno, those governors are not Obama boot-lickers.

Well done, Governors Rick Scott (R), Bobby Jindal (R), Asa Hutchinson (R), Mary Fallin (R), Greg Abbott (R), and Mike Pence (R)!

All six are Republicans, so don’t tell me political party doesn’t matter. There may be little that’s different between Republicans and Democrats in D.C., but not so at the state level.

~Éowyn

A day after Muslim killed 4 Marines in Chattanooga, Empire State Building lights up in green to honor end of Ramadan

On July 17, 2015, a day after fervent Muslim Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez had shot and killed 4 Marines and a Navy petty officer in Chattanooga, Tennessee, the owners of New York’s iconic Empire State Building saw fit to have the tower lit in green to celebrate a Muslim holiday marking the end of Ramadan. (See “Who was Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez, killer of 4 Marines in Chattanooga“)

Empire State Building lit green, July 17, 2015.

AFP reports New York’s Empire State Building was lit in green late Friday to celebrate the Eid al-Fitr holiday that marks the end of Ramadan. The green light will shine until the famous skyscraper closes to the public at 2:00 am (0600 GMT), when the building traditionally turns out its lights.

The skyscraper has had the tradition every year “for several years now,” a building spokeswoman told AFP.

The privately-owned Empire State Building shines specific colors for a number of religious holidays — pastel shades for Easter, blue and white for Hanukkah, and red and green for Christmas.

It also has marked a number of events — red, white and blue for the US women’s World Cup victory, rainbow colors for gay Pride Week, and blue, white and purple for World Oceans Day on June 8.

The tower is otherwise illuminated in white each night.

The building receives hundreds of requests each year to be lit in particular colors for various causes and events. It does not make its selection process public, nor does it accept requests for political campaigns, religious figures and organizations, or personal events.

Note: The Empire State Building is owned by the Empire State Realty Trust (ESRT). ESRT’s chairman emeritus is Peter L. Malkin; its chairman and CEO is Peter’s son, Anthony E. Malkin. Both are Jews.

~Éowyn

Who was Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez, killer of 4 Marines in Chattanooga

A day after 24-year-old Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez shot and killed four U.S. Marines in Chattanooga, Tennessee, head of the House Homeland Security Committee Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas) said he believes it was an “ISIS-inspired attack,” although the FBI earlier had said investigators have “no idea” what motivated the shooter.

The shooting started just before 11am on Thursday, when witnesses saw Abdulazeez drive into a strip mall and use a high-powered shotgun to fire more than a dozen rounds, injuring one person, at a military recruitment office from his rented silver convertible Mustang.

Abdulazeez's attacks

Abdulazeez then drove six miles to a U.S. Naval Reserve center and opened fire again. He killed four Marines and wounded three (a police officer, a Marine recruiter, and a Navy sailor) before he was gunned down by police in a hail of bullets after a short chase away from the scene. Witnesses described seeing a police car riddled with bullets being towed away from the scene of the standoff.

UPDATE:

Navy petty officer Randall Smith, who was wounded in Thursday’s shooting at the Navy Operational Support Center in Chattanooga, Tennessee, died early Saturday, the Navy said. He is the fifth U.S. service member to have died as a result of the attack. (New York Daily News)

Marines killed by Muslim in Chattanooga, TN

All four of the Marines killed in the attack have been named – including two dads, a 21-year-old, and a Purple Heart recipient:

  1. Skip Wells of Marietta, Georgia, was the youngest of the four victims who was on a three-week training program when he was killed. He leaves his mother and girlfriend Caroline Dove, a fellow Marine, who said he had texted her about the active shooter moments before his death.
  2. Gunnery Sgt. Thomas Sullivan, from Springfield, Massachusetts, received a Purple Heart for bravery during his two tours of Iraq. His friend Josh Parnell said, “There’s no Marine you would want that was better in combat than him. He’d been shot at so many times over the years and then for this to happen at home in the United States.”
  3. Sgt Carson Holmquist, of Grantsburg, Wisconsin, was a dedicated father. He leaves a young son Wyatt and wife Jasmine.
  4. David Wyatt, of Chattanooga, was originally from Arkansas. He a wife, Lorri, and their son and daughter.

This is what we know about Abdulazeez thus far:

1. Abdulazeez was born in Kuwait with Jordanian citizenship but became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 1996 when he was an infant after his parents had immigrated to the U.S.

2. He lived in Hixson, a prosperous community in Chattanooga’s Colonial Shores, in a Muslim family.

Home of Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez

Home of Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez

3. Abdulazeez attended Red Bank High School in Tennessee, where he was a starter for the varsity wrestling team and would sometimes miss practices so he could pray. He was reprimanded for losing too much weight when he fasted. Classmates and former school coaches described him as an “All American” student who came from a well-to-do family, but his behavior seemed to become more erratic and more religious. His former coach Scott Schrader told CNN Abdulazeez “was one of the nicest kids we trained.” Classmate Kagan Wagner said that Abdulazeez “always fit in”, “had a big group of friends” and “was never bullied or treated like an outcast. He was pretty popular.” According to the Chattanooga Times Free Press, his high school yearbook quote was, “My name causes national security alerts. What does yours do?”

4. Abdulazeez graduated from the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga in 2012, with a degree in electrical engineering, according to a resume posted on Indeed.com. He worked from April 2009 to April 2010 as an intern with the Tennessee Valley Authority, a federally owned corporation that provides electricity to 9 million people in the southeast. He also had internships at Mohawk Industries and Global Trade Express. Abdulazeez worked as a nuclear engineer for FirstEnergy Corp in Ohio in 2013, but failed a background check, so was fired after training.

Mugshot of Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez after DUI arrest, April 2015

Mugshot of Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez after DUI arrest, April 2015

5. In April 2015, when police pulled over his car that reportedly smelled of marijuana, Abdulazeez was found with white powder around his face. He told cops he had crushed and snorted caffieine pills and refused to take a blood test. It was later forcefully taken through a warrant.

6. Abdulazeez’s father, Youssuf Saed Abdulazeez, was educated at Texas A&M University and works for Chattanooga’s Department of Public Works as a soil engineering specialist. He was investigated in the 1990s over possible links to terrorism but ultimately cleared. Abdulazeez Sr’s charitable donations were scrutinized by the Joint Terrorism Task Force. The FBI believed the Middle Eastern groups he was supporting had links to terrorism but ultimately dismissed the case. They will now re-examine the evidence in light of the son’s terror attack although there is no suggestion the father had any knowledge about his son’s plot.

Court documents reveal that not all was what it seemed behind the doors of the family’s comfortable two-storey suburban home. In 2009, Abdulazeez’s mother filed for divorce from his father accusing him of attacks on her and the children. Youssuf Saed Abdulazeez was accused of physically attacking his wife of 28 years and sexually assaulting her in front of their kids. He also wanted to take a second wife claiming it was permitted under Islamic law. The couple ultimately reconciled and stayed together.

7. A U.S. official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said there was no indication Abdulazeez was on the radar of federal law enforcement before the shootings. Abdulazeez was not being watched by the FBI or on any terror watchlists prior to the shooting. 

8. But Abdulazeez had taken several mysterious trips to the Middle East. He spent seven months on a visit to Jordan between April and November 2014. He is also believed to have visited Yemen, while the Kuwait News Agency reported he traveled there and to Jordan at least four other times between 2003 and Spring 2010. Authorities are now scrambling to find out if he had spent any time with extremists on his travels. They are trawling though his seized cell phone and computer for proof of any radical contacts in the region.

9. In the past two or three months Abdulazeez’s religious interest seemed to have intensified. Members of the Islamic Society of Greater Chattanooga say he had started to regularly attend Friday prayers at the mosque.

10. Just days before he went on his homicidal rampage, Abdulazeez had written two blog posts on a recently created website, both published on July 13, 2015. In the first posted, title “A Prison Called Dunya,” he wrote that life is “nothing more than a test of our faith and patience,” adding:

It was designed to separate the inhabitants of Paradise from the inhabitants of Hellfire, and to rank amongst them the best of the best and worst of the worst. Don’t let the society we live in deviate you from the task at hand. Take your study guide, the Quran and Sunnah, with strength and faith, and be firm as you live your short life in this prison called Dunya. Allah (SWT) says live for this life and the hereafter according to their length. Rasulullah says the life on this world compared to the hereafter is like a drop compared to an ocean.

Abdulazeez’s final, chilling warning came three days before he stormed the two military sites, when he said “life is short and bitter” and the time to submit to Allah “may pass you by”.

Sources: AP; Daily Mail; Clash DailyCBS News

~Éowyn