Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Dr. Phil Hosts Program on "Gender Confused Kids"

Dr. Phil hosted a program today entitled "Gender Confused Kids" and even had an "expert" Glenn Stanton from the notoriously anti-gay and transphobic Focus on The Family. Transgender affirming voices were also heard on the show, but it is the title and the selection of Focus on the Family that concerns me most.

The website goes on to talk about "gender confusion" and also links to Focus on the Family.

There is also a poll on the website:
"What do you think causes gender confusion? Should a parent let their child dress as the opposite sex?"

E-Contact Form to leave feedback for the show.

Phone: 1-323-9563393

13 comments:

Renee Gannon said...

This is such bullshit. How could Dr. Phil even consider someone from Focus on the Family an expert on this topic. Everyone knows that all Focus on the Family does is spout their homophobic, "traditional family values" bullshit. I am definitely writing them!

Christina Engela said...

It was EXTREME bad judgement on the part of Dr Phil to involve FOTF in ANY way - if allowed, they would do untold harm to any transgendered person, let alone a vulnerable child - no doubt trying to talk them and their parents into a session of "ex-gay" snake oil treatments on their funny farm! I am disgusted!

Since when is any of the idiots and hateful bigots at FOTF ever an expert on anything other than bullshit, hate and focusing on taking away the civil rights of other people who are not christian dominionists? (if you dont know what that is, look it up on wikipedia and pay careful attention to the section on RJ Rushdoony - while you're at it count how many times James Dobson or FOTF or its associates comes up).

Christina Engela

Anonymous said...

Hi I just wrote the Dr Phil shows producers to express my complete disapointment in thier judgement letting focus on the family be apart of todays show when they have no medical experise at all and had no business being part of a dicussion on gender Identity Issues.

Sincerely
Brandi Parker
SWVA Rep Eqaulity Va

Anonymous said...

"What do you think causes gender confusion? Should a parent let their child dress as the opposite sex?"

Some people are really stupid that they don't recognize that the most important sex organ is the brain. It is a lie, that a little girl who's born with penis and gonads wants to live in the opposite sex, she only wants that people recognize who she is and which sex she's born. Why aren't some people able to see that a brain is more important as a penis (for e.g.)? Time to wake up...

Shauna Baggtt said...

Dr Phil will not be the same for quite some time. He made a mistake when he gave people access to his forum and blasted children with gender issues.
Myself signed up and chewed him a new butt, oh all the things to say on the show that people influence you to be gay or trans is a person uneducated by all means. I believe threatening a lawsuit will keep his comments to himself and he will never ask me again if I wish to be on his show. The ass$%#& apologized to me for being an idiot.

Anonymous said...

i love focus on the family!

Anonymous said...

This is not the first time old Baldy has ripped into trans women.

what' worse is the Queerty crowd that made it all about the gays, yet again.

Can you say "appropriation?"

Jaynatopia said...

Yes, nothing costs in credibility of a serious inquiry more than having the opposing viewpoint be Focus on the Family. Whenever there is a queer topic in media of course one of these ridiculous religious organizations are plugged for free air time to spread their divisive messages.

Anonymous said...

I was absolutely shocked at the things I heard on that episode of his show. I typically don't watch his show because of the way he talks to people and I don't feel he knows how to properly handle some of the heavier topics.
I was personally offended by the remarks made by FotF. What I took from him is that supporting children in their quests to be comfortable with themselves is wrong. Which is completely unacceptable for him allow on the show. That man from FotF clearly had no educational background on the topic and therefore should keep is idiotic, inappropriate, offensive comments to himself and his little bigot club.

Thanks for bringing this up for discussion! I thought I was the only one flipping out over this episode.

Claudia said...

Namaste, to all I was absolutely upset to read about what the well known advocated for families had to say. In fact, I completely feel disenchanted with his character. Dr.Phil has contributed probably in an immeasurable ways to provide for many people to recover and regain their own dignity. However, What Dr. Phil show presented is annihilating to millions of humane beings. Please do not support anyone who stands for the biggest bigotry that our world could ever live. StopH8 Stand for UNCONDITIONAL LOVE
OM, PEACE,AMEN

Anonymous said...

MY SON IS FIVE YEARS OLD AND SUFFERING FROM THIS ISSUE AND I THINK ITS A NIGHTMARE BECAUSE I LOVE HIM UNCONDITIONALY BUT THE WORLD WILL NOT.AND BYTHE WAY I HAVE SEVEN CHILDREN.FIVE HETEROSEXUAL AND ONE GAY ADULT DAUGHTER. IHATE THIS. ITS NOT ABOUT BEING GAY ITS ABOUT HATING WHO YOU ARE AND I JUST DONT KNOW HOW TO HELP HIM.

Queers United said...

Anonymous - The world may not understand but it is becoming more accepting of gender variant youth. You just have to allow him to express himself, and if that is in feminine ways so be it. Your child will love themselves if you allow them to express themselves as they see fit. He may be a boy to the eye, but a girl in his mind. There are many resources I can direct you to if you would like.

Claudia said...

Dear parent,
Unconditional love starts to love yourself and accept yourself for what you are, LOVE! NEVER hate. The world will continue its course, parents like you who truly love unconditionally will be the first and most strong foundation to shape,educate,love and and protect our children. Remember that is most important what we think about ourselves than what others have to say. We are Love.

Oh, please I hope you find many resources. Your are a wonderful parent!

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