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‘Deliver Us’ documentary on Italian exorcists

Premiering on October 26 in the UK and Europe, Deliver Us is a documentary  on exorcists in Italy trying to keep up with an increasing global demand for church-sanctioned exorcism.

The Telegraph‘s movie reviewer Rachel Ray gave Deliver Us 4 out of 5 stars. She writes:

While the Catholic Church keeps no central database for the number of people asking for exorcism or the number of times it is performed, Italians are reported to seek the Rite on a more regular basis than dental appointments….

In Rome and Milan, the number of church appointed priest-exorcists has grown from six to 12, and the Church has set up an emergency call centre. In the US, over the past decade, the number of priest-exorcists has more than quadrupled from 12 to 50. As noted American exorcist, Father Vincent Lampert of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis points out, it is not the Church that is increasing the demand for exorcists, it is people.

Father Lampert would be supported in that opinion by this film, which shows people travelling from across Sicily to [80-year-old Franciscan] Father Cataldo [Migliazzo]’s mass of liberation in Palermo every Tuesday, and for private sessions with the exorcist.  But Father Cataldo will only admit so many people into the church on a given day and many are turned away.

During the service, people scream, moan, and cry. A young man writhes on the floor spitting. An elderly woman who is led out of the church seems to be speaking in tongues. Another woman screams: “I’ll take her to Hell!”

The dilemma that any exorcist faces is deciding whether a person’s condition is the result of psychological problems or demonic activity. This is discernment, the first step in the Rite of Exorcism and in the US at least might involve examination reports from a team of psychologists or psychiatrists. This grey area of mental versus spiritual is clearly what interests the film’s director, Federica Di Giacomo. She observes: “My first aim was to find stories for a film about obsessions, a sort of a journey through mental addictions.”  Perhaps unbeknown to Miss Di Giacomo when she began the project was that obsession can be a form of demonic affliction.

The demonic-weary Father Cataldo conducts discernment in his own way. To the parents of a boy who spits at his teachers and makes fun of his father, the priest says he’s a good boy, calm, take him back to the psychologist. But for a woman who becomes increasingly agitated by the recitation of prayer, Father Cataldo tries to deliver her from Satan as she is held to the floor growling and screaming.

Another woman seems to be suffering from depression. And the priest listens patiently to a young man who believes his life-threatening bike accident may have been the result of his lapsed spiritual state. Regardless of what the exorcist thinks though, all of these sufferers seem to believe that church intervention can cure what ails them.

So many people want Father Cataldo’s services that he even conducts deliverance via mobile phone. But the documentary is not shallow.  Miss Di Giacomo gives us a more in-depth look into cases that may be possession, attachment, vexation, or oppression – all varying degrees of demonic influence. A number of the film’s subjects have been having exorcisms on a routine basis over a period of years for their conditions.

A young woman, Giulia, dabbles in the occult and consults mediums. She has great difficulty being in a church without screaming and acting out. As Father Cataldo prays with her, her eyes roll back, exposing the whites. She writhes on the church floor and screams at the priest “you’ll burn in hell with me”. But even after the exorcism seems to change her looks and demeanor, by the end of the film she still cannot give up the mediums and resists returning for more sessions in the church where she is visibly uncomfortable.

Two sisters relate a history of molestation and abuse from their mother’s boyfriend. Now, in middle age, one of the sisters cannot function normally and her marriage is failing. She growls and crawls under tables in the church as the exorcism proceeds. Like Giulia, her case is unresolved. An attractive middle-aged woman loses control of her limbs, falling down, when she enters a church. She can find no psychological or physical explanation from physicians after years of trying. And countless MRIs and other tests.

And perhaps one of the saddest cases is a young man in Palermo, addicted to cocaine, who is shunned by his family, and fears he will be committed to an institution without Father Cataldo’s help. Filmed in the nightspots of Palermo, he laments: “Society doesn’t let you get better or run away from certain things.”

One cannot help but be in sturdy, hard-working Father Cataldo’s corner in this spiritual fight. “Being an exorcist is an exhausting job,” he notes with resignation. Exorcist-priests are appointed by their Bishops often with little choice in whether to take on the job. And for viewers who have no spiritual beliefs, the question might be asked why these sufferers, in increasing numbers, are seeking relief from the Church.

Here’s a clip from the documentary. Pay special attention at the 0:42 mark.

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~Eowyn

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Alex Jones & Larry Nichols on Hillary Clinton’s pact with the devil

Larry Nichols was a close associate of the Clintons from 1978-1988. In 2013, Nichols admitted he was also the Clintons’ hired assassin.

In an interview with InfoWars‘ Alex Jones conducted during last year’s presidential campaign, the video of which was uploaded by Nichols to YouTube on August 15, 2017, Nichols and Jones covered some familiar ground that’s known to regular readers of FOTM:

Nichols and Jones also divulged some new nuggets of information about Hillary Clinton which suggest she is demonically possessed:

(1) Indiscriminate sexual promiscuity

Citing a National Enquirer story, “Hillary Fixer Breaks Ranks: I Arranged Sex Trysts For Her — With Men & Women,” Jones said that Hillary has a promiscuous sexual appetite (like her husband, Bill): “In between events, she’ll go into, like, a powder room and have sex with a woman or a man. I mean it just shows an addiction she has to have everything.”

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(2) “There’s nothing there”

Jones said he was told by Special Forces and Blackwater ops who did security detail for Hillary in Iraq and elsewhere that she “won’t talk to anybody unless she’s cussing at you, and then she’ll almost like a robot just switch off, like going into a trance . . . it’s like there’s nothing there.” Nichols confirmed this, saying that Hillary “would just wig out.”

See also “Hillary Clinton’s changing appearance: Special lighting and body double”.

It should be noted that the late Father Malachi Martin, in his book Hostage to the Devil: The Possession and Exorcism of Five Contemporary Americans, described the demon possessed as vacuums — “there’s nobody there”.

(3) Pact with the Devil

Nichols said that when Hillary’s visits to the witch’s church “got really bad,” he confronted her and advised her, since she supposedly is a Methodist, to “at least for public show, stand up and say you believe in God”.

Hillary turned and stepped away from Nichols, tilted her head back and said, “You know I can’t do that.”

What Hillary said has haunted Nichols all these years. He asks: “What did she mean ‘you know I can’t do that’? She made a deal with the devil? If there’s ever been a person who has made a deal with the devil, I cannot imagine that they would act any different than Hillary Rodham Clinton. She’s evil, she’s mean. Bill’s a goodtimer, he just wants the perks, buddy, that’s all he wants. Hillary is pure, deep evil, meaner than anything you’ve ever come in contact with.”

See also “Evidence that Hillary Clinton and her associates are satanists”.

(4) The Odor

At this point, Jones interrupted Nichols, calling Hillary “nauseating” and a “demon”.

Nichols responded, “Anybody that’s been around her” had smelled “the odor”.

Jones chimed in, saying that the Secret Service says she smelled like “rotting meat”; Bill Clinton’s longtime mistress Dolly Kyle said Hillary was filthy, dirty and smelly; and the Clintons’ chef also said Hillary “stinks really bad”. Jones said he’s been told that Obama also “smells like rotting meat” and that “the Bible says this is what demons smell like”.

Nichols said, “The first time I met her [Hillary], she was all dirty, filthy, dirty hair, wearing a mumu, flip flops, and she smelled horrible. Well, I thought it was because of her hygiene. Later, as she started getting cleaned up and dressed up, there is an odor around that woman that if you’re in the same room as her, if you have any kind of smell sense at all, you’re gonna smell her. And it’s hard to describe — rotting meat, you know, just a rotting smell.”

Jones said, “I know Secret Service people, I mean, look scared. They said, ‘Listen, she’s scary.’ I know they’re all making jokes about it, but everybody that works with her — it’s in Wikileaks — knows that this woman is like Linda Blair [the demon possessed girl in the movie The Exorcist].”

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~Eowyn

Monday Horror: No one will hire us because of Trump

One reason why President Trump continues to tweet is because Twitter affords him a direct way to communicate to the American people, without having to depend on the fake-news MSM as a medium.

A couple of days ago, President Trump sent out this tweet, showing the employment gains since he was inaugurated.

But there’ll be no employment for these two.

H/t maziel

Come to think of it, maybe those two mutilated their faces with plastic surgery into grotesque devil masks as a way to avoid working so as to stay on welfare. Can they claim this as a Social Security disability?

But I doubt it.

I think it’s a case of demonic possession.

What do you think?

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~Eowyn

Meryl Streep’s snake tongue

Before you read the rest of this post, please take this poll:

Human beings don’t flick their tongues out. Snakes do, like this garter snake:

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I can honestly say I’ve never flicked my tongue out when I speak, not even to lick my lips, and I’ve done countless public speaking — as a professor lecturing in class, presenting papers at conferences, and as a lector at Mass. Nor have I ever seen anyone flick their tongue out when speaking.

The first time I noticed a public person doing what snakes do was Anita Dunn, Obama’s White House communications director from April through November 2009. While delivering a speech at a high school graduation, Dunn disconcertingly and repeatedly flicked out her tongue in lightning speed, just like a snake. Here’s a screenshot I took:

Anita Dunn

The next time I noticed a public person doing the snake-tongue thing was then secretary of state John Kerry speaking at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on September 3, 2013, on Obama’s proposed war against Syria. Here’s a screenshot I took:

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You can see the videos of Dunn and Kerry by going to “Why does John Kerry flick his tongue like a snake?

On January 8, 2017 at the Golden Globe Awards, actress Meryl Streep, 67, who endorsed Hillary Clinton for the presidency at the 2016 Democratic National Convention, used the occasion of her award acceptance speech to trash then President-Elect Donald Trump.

During her speech of nearly 6 minutes, Streep repeatedly flicked out her tongue, which you can see for yourself in the video below, at the 0:18, 2:56, 3:15, 3:50 and 4:49 marks. (I recommend that you slow down the video by clicking the wheel icon in the bottom right of the video. I also muted the sound because I don’t want to subject myself to Streep’s voice.)

Here are screenshots I took from the video:

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After staring at her thin-lipped mouth to catch her tongue-flicking, I’ve now developed an intense revulsion to Meryl Streep’s mouth. Yuck.

She is altogether a deeply unattractive woman. Notice how preternaturally thick her neck is. There’s a reason why she wore the deep-V neckline gown.

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Reportedly, Streep moved many of the Hollyweirdos in the audience to tears. This woman in the audience (a model named Chrissy Teigen) actually stuck her tongue out (4:05 mark):

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From their facial expressions, Mel Gibson and Vince Vaughn did not find Streep moving, LOL (5:10 mark):

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During her trial in 2013 for the murder of her ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander, convicted killer Jodi Arias repeatedly stuck her tongue out. Alexander died from 27 to 29 stab wounds, slit throat, and a gunshot to his head.

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UPDATE (Feb. 15, 2017):

FOTM reader Lana pointed me to a very disturbing video from which I made a GIF of the late “Charismatic” Evangelical pastor Kenneth Hagin flicking his tongue. Hagin is said to be the mentor of pastor Kenneth Copeland. Here’s the GIF:

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For the full video, go here.

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~Eowyn

Sunday Devotional: ‘I saw Satan fall like lightning’

Luke 10:1-3, 17-19

At that time the Lord appointed seventy-two others
whom he sent ahead of him in pairs
to every town and place he intended to visit.
He said to them,
“The harvest is abundant but the laborers are few;
so ask the master of the harvest
to send out laborers for his harvest.
Go on your way;
behold, I am sending you like lambs among wolves.

[…]

The seventy-two returned rejoicing, and said,
“Lord, even the demons are subject to us
because of your name.”

Jesus said, “I have observed Satan
fall like lightning from the sky.

Behold, I have given you the power
to ‘tread upon serpents’ and scorpions

and upon the full force of the enemy
and nothing will harm you.”

Satan fall like lightningGiven the cultural decay we see around us, it should come as no surprise that Americans’ belief in God and the supernatural has systematically declined year after year.

A 2013 Harris Poll found that:

  • While a strong majority (74%) of U.S. adults still believed in God, that belief was stronger (82%) in 2009, 2007 and 2005.
  • Similarly, 68% believed that Jesus is God or the Son of God, down from 72% in 2005. (And yet only 57% believed in the Virgin birth, down from 60%. See “The Christmas Miracle: Scientific evidence of the Virgin Birth“)
  • 65% believed in the Resurrection, down from 70%.
  • 68% believed in Heaven, down from 75%.
  • 72% believed in miracles, down from 79%.

The above may be called the “feel good” beliefs. Interestingly, with fewer adherents to begin with, there’s also been a decline in belief in “feel bad” ideas. Only 58% believed in the devil and in Hell, down from 62%, although we have the authority of Jesus Christ Himself, who had “observed Satan fall like lightning from the sky.”

Indeed, the greatest achievement of the Devil is to convince men that he doesn’t exist.

On May 4, 2013, L’Osservatore Romano published an article, “How the Scriptures Speak of the Devil,” by the theologian Inos Biffi that reviews the presence and role of the devil in the Old and New Testament. The article was reproduced by Chiesa Expresso. Here are the references to the devil in the Bible:

  • “Through the envy of the devil death entered the world” (Wisdom 2:24).
  • The devil is “a murderer from the beginning”; in him “there is no truth”; “when he speaks falsehood, he speaks from what is his own, because he is a liar and the father of lies” (John 8:44).
  • Jesus calls the devil “the prince of this world” (John 12:31; 16:11).
  • St. Paul wrote extensively about the devil:
    • “with his cunning the serpent seduced Eve” (2 Corinthians 11:3).
    • Those who become lost “following Satan” (1 Timothy 5:14).
    • “the prince of the powers of the air, that spirit who works in rebellious men” (Ephesians 2:2).
    • “snares of the devil” and our battle “against the principalities and powers, against the rulers of this world of darkness, against the spirits of evil” (Ephesians 6:12).
  • The first letter of Peter names the “enemy,” “the devil,” or “the accuser,” who “like a roaring lion goes prowling around seeking whom he may devour” (5:8).
  • The letters of John recalled “the antichrist” who must come (1 John 2:18); the “liar” who denies that Jesus is the Christ; the “antichrist” who “denies the Father and the Son” (2:22); “The prince of this world is coming, [but] against me he can do nothing” (14:30).
  • “A great war broke out in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon. The dragon fought together with his angels, but he did not prevail and there was no place for them in heaven. And the great dragon, the ancient serpent, the one who is called devil and Satan and who seduces all of the inhabited earth, was thrown to earth and together with him his angels” (Revelation 12:7-9).

Inos Biffi writes:

This creates an antithesis between two royalties: that of Jesus and that of the prince of this world. The devil cannot tolerate Jesus Christ and seeks in every way to disrupt the divine plan conceived concerning him. As in the desert. […]

Although definitively defeated by the Lord, the devil still tries to ensnare and bring down redeemed man. Peter spoke of his roaring and of his unspent will to harm; Paul urges the taking up of the shield of faith, in order to quench the “fiery arrows of the evil one” (Ephesians 6:16).

[…] the stunning power of Satan: this is so strong and tenacious that only the power of the Son of God can defeat and overcome it […] The devil is able to draw in everything and everyone, but before Jesus he becomes completely yielding. The crucified and risen one re-creates a victorious humanity, removed from the perverse influence of the evil one. The attraction of the devil is replaced by the attraction of Christ, who declares: “When I am raised up from the earth, I will draw everyone to myself” (John 12:32). Only by sharing in the vigor of the slain and glorified Christ are we able to resist the flattery of the serpent from the beginning.

Biffi concludes with a chastisement against “the absence in preaching and catechesis of the truth concerning the devil.” He decries “those theologians who . . . overlook as marginal a fact that is so clear and widely attested to in Scripture itself as is that concerning the devil, maintaining him to be the personification of an obscure and primordial idea of evil, now demystified and unacceptable.” Biff correctly adjudges that “Such a conception is a masterpiece of ideology, and above all is equivalent to trivializing the very work of Christ and his redemption.

Jesus had taught us to pray by asking the Father to deliver us from the evil one (Matthew 5:13). Shall we say that prayer together this glorious Sunday?

Our Father

May the Peace and Joy and Love of Jesus Christ our Lord be with you!

Rio Jesus
~Eowyn

Demonic “Charlie Charlie Challenge” game spreads on social media

A version of the Ouija board game is spreading like wildfire among children and young people via social media like Twitter.

It’s called the “Charlie Charlie Challenge,” allegedly named after a Mexican demon named Charlie.

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The Daily Mail reports, May 26, 2015, that the newest fad for children and teenagers is to try to summon a Mexican demon. It involves writing “Yes” and “No” twice on a sheet of paper, crossing two pencils and then asking if the demon is present.

Game-players first chant “Charlie, Charlie, can we play?” twice, and wait to see if the crossed pencil points towards yes or no. If the pencils point towards yes, they ask the demon questions.

To end the game, they must ask permission to stop by chanting “Charlie, Charlie can we stop?” and wait until “Charlie” says yes by pointing the pencil to the correct square. Game-players must then drop the pencils to the floor so “the demon portal to his or her own home hasn’t been left wide open forever,” pencils.com reported.

People are filming and sharing their experiences of playing the game on Twitter.

Rumor has it the game, which has similar psychological effects as using a Ouija board, has ancient origins and that it’s almost a rite of passage for Mexican children to play it. It’s been reported that some children claim strange things have happened while playing the game, such as hearing laughter, or seeing bizarre shadows, while others have been left disappointed.

A priest in Philadelphia wrote an open letter to pupils at the Saints John Neumann and Mario Goretti Catholic High School warning them there is “no such thing as ‘innocently playing with demons’. Please be sure to NOT participate and and encourage others to avoid participation as well. The problem with opening yourself up to demonic activity is that it opens a window of possibilities which is not easily closed.”

The Independent says what’s actually moving the pencils is gravity, and the awkward positioning of some pencils. The pencils have to be so finely balanced on top of each other that even the slightest movement from a breath or slightly tilted surface will push it around. The arrangement of pencils that the game requires means that they’ll always move, because it’s just not a natural position for them to be in.

If you’d like to debunk the game for yourself, try doing the same thing without the paper and without the incantation. Pencils placed on top of and across each other always move around, whether or not a demon is summoned to push them.

In a report just 6 hours ago, the BBC says “More than 2 million people have used the hashtag #CharlieCharlieChallenge over the past 48 hours.

Maria Elena Navez of BBC Mundo disputes the claim that the game originated in Mexico: “There’s no demon called ‘Charlie’ in Mexico. Mexican legends often come from ancient Aztec and Maya history, or from the many beliefs that began circulating during the Spanish conquest. In Mexican mythology you can find gods with names like ‘Tlaltecuhtli’ or ‘Tezcatlipoca’ in the Nahuatl language. But if this legend began after the Spanish conquest, I’m sure it would’ve been called ‘Carlitos’ (Charlie in Spanish). Mexican demons are usually American inventions.”

Describing the game as a traditional Mexican way to summon the dead is probably a way to make it sound mysterious or meaningful – in the same way that the Ouija board has its roots in a clever bit of 19th century American marketing rather than ancient Egypt. Another possible explanation is a YouTube video posted a year ago which shows a slightly different pencil trick. It’s in Spanish, and its title translates as “Playing Charlie Charlie.”

Whatever the game’s origin, the players’ intent to summon demons is real. Please warn your children or grandchildren NOT to play it. There have been cases of demonic possession that began with playing the Ouija board, the most famous being the girl in the 1971 novel by William Peter Blatty which was made into the 1973 movie The Exorcist. Blatty’s novel was based on an actual 1949 exorcism of a young boy from Cottage City, Maryland.

See my post of Dec. 2, 2012, “What happened to the boy in ‘The Exorcist’.

~Éowyn

A transsexual regrets his “gender-reassignment” surgery

The term transsexual refers to people whose gender identity is different from their biologically assigned sex. Often, transsexual people alter or wish to alter their bodies through hormones, surgery, and other means to make their bodies as congruent as possible with their gender identities. This process of transition through medical intervention is often referred to as sex or gender reassignment surgery aimed at making the person’s body as congruent with the opposite sex as possible.

It is estimated that there are about 800-1000 MtF (male to “female”) gender-reassignment surgeries in the U. S. each year, and that many or more are performed on U.S. citizens abroad, e.g., Thailand, where the cost is much lower.

However, the plain truth is that no amount of surgery can alter an individual’s chromosomes, i.e., DNA. Biological males have XY chromosomes, whereas biological females have XX chromosomes. No matter the surgical mutilation — of excising a man’s penis and testicles, inserting implants to simulate breasts, gouging out a wound to simulate a vagina — the post-surgery male-to-“female” transsexual is still a biological male. No matter the excision of her breasts and the pumping of her clitoris with hormones to simulate a penis, the post-surgery female-to-“male” transsexual remains biologically female. For no amount of surgical mutilation and hormone “therapy” will “create” an ovary, uterus or milk-producing breasts to a MtF transsexual; nor can FtM transsexuals acquire sperm, testicles and a real penis. Those are determined by  birth — by our chromosomal DNA.

That is the lie of “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.

Below is an account of a male-to-female transsexual named Walt Heyer who became even more miserable to the point of suicidal after his “gender-reassignment” surgery, until he found Christ and finally understood that his desire to be female was an expression of self-loathing, the genesis of which was his deeply unhappy childhood.

As you read the account below (in italics), note how Heyer refers to his desire to be female as something alien inside him which became more and more insistent. Those words are colored red for emphasis.

Walt Heyer (l) and his post-op alter-ego Laura Jensen (r)

Peter Balinski reports for LifeSiteNews, Nov. 3, 2011:

Walt Heyer was a little boy growing up in California in the mid 1940s, interested in cowboys, cars and steel guitars when one day, his grandmother fancied that he wanted to be a girl. She naively made for him a purple chiffon evening dress that he would wear when he visited her.

According to Walt, donning that purple chiffon dress triggered something that put him on a 35 year long path that led through a dark valley of “torment, disillusionment, regret, and sorrow.” His gender identity confusion led him into alcoholism, drug addiction, and attempted suicide.

Ultimately, Walt would resort to vaginoplasty “gender reassignment surgery” to make himself appear like a woman, something that he came deeply to regret and that he now counsels gender confused individuals to steer clear of. “He (God) had made me a man, the way I was, and no knife was ever going to change that,” Walt told LifeSiteNews.com in a recent interview.

In his 2006 book, “Trading my Sorrows,”  Walt recounts that the purple dress was only the first of many influences in his life that made him ashamed of being male. There was the sexual molestation he suffered at the hands of his uncle that he says made him feel ashamed of his genitals. There was the severe discipline from his father—practically indistinguishable from physical abuse, he says—that made him feel incapable of being the boy his father wanted him to be.

Walt remembers never feeling good enough for his parents, never being able to please them, and never receiving the affirmation that he greatly desired.

“What I desperately wanted was affirmation from my parents for what I excelled in, and to find my own niche where I could express myself, develop my talents and do something I enjoyed,” explained Walt in his book.

The little boy who had no self-esteem began to despise himself and his body. Walt began to find consolation dressing as a girl, and keeping it secret from his parents. Dressing as a girl became his hiding place where he felt safe from the painful conflicts and discipline dispensed by his father and mother.

As Walt moved through adolescence, he says the girl inside his head grew more powerful and demanded more of his time. Despite the fact that Walt enjoyed eye-catching cars and dated attractive girls from his high school, no matter how hard he tried, he could not drive away the obsession to become a female. After high school, Walt moved out of his parents’ house so that he could enjoy cross-dressing in the privacy of his own home. By now he had amassed a number of female outfits but he was still deeply ashamed of his secret habit.

Walt ultimately married, became rich, and from all outside appearances, was living the American dream. He kept his continuing escapades into the world of the female a secret.

Walt says he was living three distinct lives of “successful, hard-drinking businessman, picture-perfect loving father and husband, and twisted transvestite.” On the inside however, Walt experienced fragmentation and disillusionment. Everything in his life began to unravel.

He turned to alcohol as a coping mechanism, but this only increased his desire to become a woman. He says he allowed the girl inside his head to express ‘herself’ more and more as he desperately grasped for moments of relief from life’s raging sea of pain and trouble.

Ultimately, Walt pinned his hopes on sex surgery as the solution that would make his pain go away permanently.

The Surgery

First came the large breasts, implanted by plastic surgery. Then came the procedure that Walt regrets the most, the surgical transformation of his male reproductive organ into the appearance of a female reproductive organ.

Walt had hoped that the procedure would alleviate his “debilitating psychological distress” and that it would stop, once and for all, the conflict that had tormented him since childhood. But to his dismay, rearranging his private parts and changing his appearance did not effect the corresponding change on the inside.

After the surgery Walt’s mind became a battleground of conflicting thoughts and desires that he could only describe as “aggravating, distressing, depressing, discordant, distorted, [and] unpredictable.”

Every day after the surgery, it became clearer to Walt that he had made a “huge mistake.” His addiction to cocaine and alcohol, in an attempt to numb the emotional pain, only increased his misery, depression, and loneliness.

Walt now knew that the surgeon’s knife and resulting amputation had not changed him from a man into a woman. He realized that the surgery was a “complete fraud.” He felt that he had no choice but to live life as a surgical woman, an “impostor.”

Suicide attempt

At this point, he hit rock bottom. The surgery had destroyed Walt’s identity, his family, his social circle, and his career. He felt that there was nothing left for him but to die. Walt, who went by the name Laura Jensen, tried to hurl himself from a rooftop, but was stopped by a passerby.

Homeless and penniless, the broken “transsexual” would have ended up living on the street had not a good Samaritan given him a place to sleep in a garage. This new friend encouraged Walt to attend Alcoholics Anonymous where he realized that he needed to tap into a “higher power” if he was to come out on top of the mess he had gotten himself into.

Walt began to realize more and more that he truly was a man, but one that was wrapped in a “woman’s masquerade.”

“I was well aware that I was now on the scrapheap of humanity, a thrown-away life, distorted by my own choices. Alcohol, drugs, and surgery had rendered me useless to anyone. I had failed miserably as the man God had created me to be.

Out of the Valley of Darkness

Through the help of some newly discovered Christian friends, Walt began a journey towards healing and the discovery of his true identity as a man. Walt realized that the key to winning the battle that raged inside of him was sobriety. His mantra became: “Stay sober—no matter what—stay sober.” He put away the bottle and turned to Jesus as a new-found source of strength.

Once, during a time of prayer with his Christian psychologist, Walt says he spiritually experienced the Lord, all dressed in white, who approached him with his arms outstretched, scooped him up and said, “You are now safe with me forever.” It was at this moment that Walt knew that he would find the healing and peace that he so greatly desired in Jesus.

Walt told LifeSiteNews in an interview that those who are struggling with their identity as a man or woman and think sex surgery is the solution “need to go to a psychologist or psychiatrist and get into therapy and dig down deep to find out what is causing this desire, because there is some underlying psychological or some psychiatric issue that is unresolved that needs to be explored—whether it was sexual abuse, whether it was physical abuse, [or] whether it was modelling.”

“It may take a year to explore the deep issues that are going on and then, when you do that, you can bring the person to a point where they can begin to understand their gender and begin to accept their gender and want to live out the gender that God gave them.”

As a now old man, Walt believes that if he could go back in time and say a few meaningful words to himself as a younger man, he would tell that younger man to avoid the sex surgery, and to discover the root cause behind the desire for surgery.

Walt believes that his story witnesses to the power of hope, that one must never give up on somebody, no matter how many times he or she fails or how many twists and turns there are on the road to recovery. Above all else, says Walt, one must never “underestimate the healing power of prayer and love in the hands of the Lord.”

Contact Walt Heyer
E-mail: waltsbook@yahoo.com

Indeed, as Walt Heyer’s biographical account attests, there is evidence of transsexuals being prone to psychological and behavioral disorders, i.e., they have a high rate of co-morbidity:

  • The federal government’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says transsexuals engage in HIV risk behaviors (having multiple sex partners and unprotected receptive or insertive anal intercourse) and “are among the groups at highest risk for HIV infection.”
  • Many transsexuals reported high levels of alcohol and substance use. The CDC says “among newly diagnosed people, 50% of transgender women had documentation in their medical records of substance use, commercial sex work, homelessness, incarceration, and/or sexual abuse as compared with 31% of other people who were not transgender.”

According to UCLA’s LGBT research think tank, the Williams Institute, those who identify themselves as transgenders comprise a mere 0.3% of the U.S. adult population. The small sample means that we simply don’t have a lot of scientific data on them, including long-term follow-up of transsexuals who have had “gender-reassignment” surgery.

But there is a Swedish study of 324 post-op transsexuals from 1973-2003, which was published in the journal PLOS One, Feb. 22, 2011. The conclusion of the team of 6 researchers is sobering:

Persons with transsexualism, after sex reassignment, have considerably higher risks for mortality, suicidal behaviour, and psychiatric morbidity than the general population. Our findings suggest that sex reassignment, although alleviating gender dysphoria, may not suffice as treatment for transsexualism . . . .

In other words, after they’ve had the so-called “gender-reassignment” surgery, compared to the general population, transsexuals are more suicidal, have more psychiatric problems, and have a higher death rate. That in turn suggests that, instead of “fixing” their gender-identity problem, “gender-reassignment” surgery made things even worse.

All of which constitutes compelling evidence that transsexualism is a psychological/spiritual, not biological, disorder.

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~Eowyn