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(January 18, 2022) Dr J is once again a guest of Fr. Rob Jack on Sacred Heart Radio's Driving Home the Faith.  They're discussing the ongoing situation at the University of Pennsylvania where Will / Lia Thomas, born biologically male, is beating all of the women's swim times and comparing himself to Jackie Robinson.

Direct download: Jan18_22.mp3
Category:transgender -- posted at: 2:00pm CDT

(December 16, 2021) Dr J is once again a guest of Fr. Rob Jack on Sacred Heart Radio's Driving Home the Faith.  They're discussing the developing situation at the University of Pennsylvania where the women on the women's swim team are being roundly bested by a transgender person born biologically male and are only speaking out anonymously for fear of retaliation by the university.

Direct download: Dec16_21.mp3
Category:transgender -- posted at: 2:00pm CDT

(September 9, 2021) Dr J is Jeanette DeMelo's guest on EWTN's "Register Radio." They're discussing President Biden's disturbing back-to-school video.

Dr J's latest article at National Catholic Register: "US Government Sends a Not-So-Friendly Back-to-School Message."

sidewalk counseling resources: transregret.com

Direct download: Sep10_21.mp3
Category:transgender -- posted at: 1:30pm CDT

(September 7, 2021) Dr J is a guest of Father Robert McTeigue on The Station of the Cross's The Catholic Current. They're discussing the American Medical Association's push to remove sex from birth certificates.

Direct download: Sep07_21.mp3
Category:transgender -- posted at: 2:00pm CDT

(September 2, 2021) Dr J is once again a guest of Fr. Rob Jack on Sacred Heart Radio's Driving Home the Faith.  They're discussing a couple of witnesses to the truth: the Bishop of Arlington and the state of Texas.

Bishop Burbidge's document "A Catechesis on the Human Person and Gender Ideology" is available at arlingtondiocese.org.

Direct download: Sep02_21.mp3
Category:transgender -- posted at: 2:00pm CDT

Joseph Zanga, M.D., a past president of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the American College of Pediatricians (acpeds.org), is a specialist in pediatrics and the retired Chief of Pediatrics for Columbus Regional Health/Columbus Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Georgia. Dr. Zanga was the Distinguished Chair and Assistant Dean in Primary Care at Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. He also served as Chair of Pediatrics at Loyola in Chicago, and Vice Chair at Louisiana State University (LSU) Medical Center, and as Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine at both LSU and Tulane University.

This is an audio podcast of The Dr J Show. Full video episode is available here with additional resources.

Direct download: 98-Zanga.mp3
Category:transgender -- posted at: 2:00pm CDT

Denise Shick is the founder and executive director of Help 4 Families Ministry. Help4Families networks hurting family members with resources, Christian counselors, and personal/group supports. Denise is the Administrator of Family Related Issues with TGIF (Transgender International Fellowship). She has served as a program aid for an alcohol and substance abuse clinic.

Denise is the author of four children’s books that help kids with gender issues in the family, as well as several nonfiction books, including My Daddy’s Secret, Understanding Gender Confusion—A Faith-Based Perspective, and Transgender Confusion—A Biblical Q&A for Families. She is an ordained minister and has a BA in psychology.

This is an audio podcast of The Dr J Show. Full video episode is available here with additional information and resources.

Direct download: 97-Shick.mp3
Category:transgender -- posted at: 2:00pm CDT

(August 19, 2021) Dr J is once again a guest of Fr. Rob Jack on Sacred Heart Radio's Driving Home the Faith.  They're discussing a couple of pieces of good news (both from Texas, incidentally) concerning bans on children receiving transgender surgery.

Direct download: Aug19_21.mp3
Category:transgender -- posted at: 2:00pm CDT

Quentin Van Meter, MD, FCP, president and longtime member of the American College of Pediatricians, graduated from the College of William and Mary in 1969 and received his M.D. in 1973 from the Medical College of Virginia. While in medical school, he entered the Navy through the Health Professions Scholarship and went on to a pediatric internship and residency at the Naval Hospital in Oakland. He subsequently completed a fellowship in Pediatric Endocrinology in 1980 at Johns Hopkins. He completed 20 years of service in the Navy Medical Corps, retiring as a Captain in 1991. His final tour of duty was back at the Naval Hospital in Oakland where he was Pediatric Department Chairman and director of the Pediatric residency program. After the Navy, he moved to the Atlanta area to join a multi-specialty private practice, providing general pediatric and pediatric endocrine services, as he had in the Navy. He has maintained academic affiliations throughout his career, at LSU, UC San Diego, UC San Francisco, Emory, and Morehouse Schools of Medicine. Since 2003, he has been practicing full-time pediatric endocrinology in private practice and is actively involved in clinical research with growth hormone, novel insulins, and GnRH agonists.

This is an audio podcast of The Dr J Show. Full video episode is available here.

Direct download: 96-Van-Meter.mp3
Category:transgender -- posted at: 2:00pm CDT

(July 29, 2021) Dr J is once again a guest of Fr. Rob Jack on Sacred Heart Radio's Driving Home the Faith.  They're discussing the crisis emerging in medical schools where professors are self-policing their use of "male" and "female" in fear of students' anger and reporting.

Direct download: Jul29_21.mp3
Category:transgender -- posted at: 2:00pm CDT

Walt Heyer was a husband, father and corporate executive who underwent gender reassignment surgery at the age of 42, going from "male" to "female." Eight years later, Walt went back to living as a man again and has been restored to his male gender for 30 years and married for over 20 years. Now Walt has a passion to help others who regret so-called “gender change” and equally passionate about protecting children from irreversible medical interventions.

Walt has appeared on CNN, the BBC and Russia’s Channel One, and participated in scores of other radio and TV media events including Laura Ingram, Glenn Beck and Candace Owens. Walt Heyer has spoken at conferences around the world and his story has been featured in countless articles and documentaries. He’s written over 60 articles for USA Today, The Federalist, Public Discourse and Daily Signal, and authored 7 books, including “Trans Life Survivors” and “Paper Genders.”

This is an audio podcast of The Dr J Show. Full video episode is available here, with readings and resources.

Direct download: 91-Heyer.mp3
Category:transgender -- posted at: 2:00pm CDT

Billy Burleigh struggled with his sexual identity since the age of five. His first memory of this struggle was standing in front of the school he was attending, looking at all the other kids, wondering where he belonged, and having this thought, “God made a mistake, I’m a girl.” Billy did not share this thought with anyone but continued on to graduate from high school. He graduated college with a Bachelors and a Masters in Mechanical Engineering, and he swam competitively for the college he attended. On the outside, it appeared that Billy had it all pulled together.

But the struggle in Billy’s mind about his sexual identity did not go away. Billy fought his thoughts for years before agreeing with his thoughts. He transitioned to appearing as a woman, changed his legal documents, and presented as a woman for about seven years. But the problems he was trying to resolve only became worse. At this point Billy called out to God; he gave both his life and all of his problems to God. Now, Billy is married to a beautiful lady, has two daughters, a son-in-law, and is living for God.

This is an audio podcast of The Dr J Show. Full video episode is available here, with readings and resources.

Direct download: 86-Burleigh.mp3
Category:transgender -- posted at: 2:00pm CDT

Maria Keffler is a co-founder of International Partners for Ethical Care, which seeks to halt the unethical medicalization of children for profit. Ms. Keffler is also a co-founder of the Arlington Parent Coalition, a watchdog group in Arlington, VA, which works to safeguard parents' rights and children's safety in public education. An author, speaker, and teacher with a background in educational psychology, Ms. Keffler has fought to protect children from unethical activism and dangerous policies around sexuality and transgender ideology since 2018. She lives in Arlington, Virginia (USA), with her husband and three teenage children.

This is an audio podcast of The Dr J Show. Full video episode is available here, with readings and resources.

Direct download: 85-Keffler.mp3
Category:transgender -- posted at: 2:00pm CDT

Jane Robbins is an attorney and retired senior fellow with the American Principles Project in Washington D.C. At APP she worked on issues related to education, parental rights, and religious freedom; she testified about these issues before Congress and the legislatures of 12 states. Since retiring from APP she has focused on issues related to the sexualization of children in schools, healthcare, and the culture at large. Her articles on these topics have been published in numerous national media outlets. She also serves on the board of a new organization called American Achievement Testing, which is developing a traditional U.S. history curriculum to be offered to high schools as an alternative to current Leftist models. She is a graduate of Clemson University and the Harvard Law School.

"The administrative state book was written several years ago with two of my APP colleagues. It's an attempt to delve deeper into how the bureaucracy of the federal government really dictates so much state and local policy. It does have a couple of chapters about education -- how we got to the pathetic state we're in -- and the chapter about rigged federal research is especially applicable to the trans issue."

This is an audio podcast of The Dr J Show. Full video episode is available here, with readings and resources.

Direct download: 83-Robbins.mp3
Category:transgender -- posted at: 2:00pm CDT

Erin Brewer developed a trans identity in first grade. She did everything she could to be a boy. Her teacher sent her to the school psychologist for assessment because her behavior was concerning. Thankfully the school psychologist did not affirm her, instead she came up with a plan for her mother and teacher to help Erin manage her difficult feelings. It took years for Erin’s trans identity to resolve but she is thankful that she got the help she needed to address the underlying cause of her trans identity rather than being told she was born in the wrong body and inherently flawed.

Erin grew up in Salt Lake City and earned a B.S. from Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts. She has a Doctorate in Instructional Technology and Learning Science from Utah State University.

Erin shares her deeply personal story to help others understand the damage that is being done to our children by the transgender movement.

This is an audio podcast of The Dr J Show. Full video episode is available here.

Direct download: 78-Brewer.mp3
Category:transgender -- posted at: 2:00pm CDT

(March 31, 2021) Dr J is once again a guest of Fr. Rob Jack on Sacred Heart Radio's Driving Home the Faith.  They're discussing women's empowerment, the transgender movement, the day of invisibility, and the Ruth Institute's new resource center on the topic.

Direct download: Mar31_21.mp3
Category:transgender -- posted at: 2:00pm CDT

Maria Polaris (not her real name) and her husband’s lives were turned upside down when their daughter ran away from home after her first year of college in 2015. Someone they didn’t know picked up their daughter and helped her attempt to change sex.

"Since then," Maria says, "our family has had to find ways to cope, because once a child is 18, they can do whatever they want in the U.S. including, full medical transition without psychological assessments. This has led to regret and grave errors in the medical community. Ohio has six major gender clinics with the largest one boasting over 1600 patients (funded by a family in the process of transitioning their own child since age 3)."

Maria is now part of a support group for parents of Rapid-Onset Gender Dysphoria. They are also active advocates for more humane, evidence-based public policy in the area of gender identity.

No one is "born in the wrong body."

This is an audio podcast of The Dr J Show. Full video episode is available here with readings and resources.

Direct download: 72-Polaris.mp3
Category:transgender -- posted at: 2:00pm CDT

(February 11, 2021) Dr J is once again a guest of Fr. Rob Jack on Sacred Heart Radio's Driving Home the Faith.  Today they're discussing Planned Parenthood's emerging new business model: transgender hormones. The sidewalk counselors are seeing it even as the kids aren't seeing what they're getting themselves into. Planned Parenthood, of course, is seeing repeat customers and dollar signs.

Direct download: Feb11_21.mp3
Category:transgender -- posted at: 2:00pm CDT

(January 25, 2021) Dr J is once again a guest of Molly Smith on Salem Radio's "From the Median." They're discussing the diocese of Lansing's policy on gender identity, which is a counterpoint to the policies recently enacted in other areas, including the public education system in Virginia. They also touch on the importance of calling out good behavior, positive and negative peer pressure, unassailable insurance directives, language control, and female erasure.

Direct download: Jan25_21.mp3
Category:transgender -- posted at: 2:00pm CDT

​(January 21, 2021) Dr J is once again a guest of Fr. Rob Jack on Sacred Heart Radio's Driving Home the Faith. They're discussing the diocese of Lansing's policy on gender identity, which is a counterpoint to the policies recently enacted in other areas, including the public education system in Virginia.

Direct download: Jan21_21.mp3
Category:transgender -- posted at: 2:00pm CDT

​(January 14, 2021) Dr J is once again a guest of Fr. Rob Jack on Sacred Heart Radio's Driving Home the Faith. They're discussing the rights of children, transgenderism, and how to provide the healthy response to toxic ideologies regarding sex, gender, and family.

Direct download: Jan14_21.mp3
Category:transgender -- posted at: 2:00pm CDT

(September 8, 2020) Fr. Paul Sullins is once again a guest of Molly Smith on Salem Radio's From the Median. They're discussing the American Journal of Psychiatry's recent corrections to a study they'd previously published that recommended gender-reassignment surgery; those recommendations turned out to be pulled from thin air and not indicated at all by the actual data.

Direct download: Sep08_20.mp3
Category:transgender -- posted at: 2:00pm CDT

(September 3, 2020) Fr. Paul Sullins is once again a guest of Fr. Rob Jack on Sacred Heart Radio's "Driving Home the Faith." They're discussing the recent retraction of a transgender study that claimed positive effects of gender-reassigning surgery without citing any actual evidence…after another study of the same data found increased risk of negative effects including suicide.

Direct download: Sep03_20.mp3
Category:transgender -- posted at: 2:00pm CDT

André Van Mol, MD is a board-certified family physician in California. He serves on the board of Moral Revolution, and is the co-chair of the American College of Pediatricians’ Committee on Adolescent Sexuality. Dr. Van Mol is a blogger for the Christian Medical & Dental Associations and co-chairs their new Transgender Task Force. He works with Alliance Defending Freedom in defense of sanctity of life and First Amendment issues, and advises Global Medical Research Institute. Dr. Van Mol teaches a course on bioethics. He and his wife Evelyn —both former U.S. Naval officers— have two sons and two daughters, the latter of whom were among their nine foster children.

This is an audio podcast of The Dr J Show. Full video episode is available here. Readings & resources below cut.

Readings and Resources

Resources from the Ruth Institute

Action Items

  • Join moral professional associations, such as
    • American College of Pediatricians, acpeds.org
    • Christian Medical and Dental Associations, cmda.org
    • Catholic Medical Association, cathmed.org
    • American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists, aaplog.org
    • Society for Evidence-Based Gender Medicine, segm.org
Direct download: 48-VanMol.mp3
Category:transgender -- posted at: 2:00pm CDT

Tracy Shannon is mother of 4 blessings and a grandmother. She has studied what she calls the “neo-morality movement” for 20 years. Tracy’s family was profoundly impacted by the transgender movement many years ago, and that moved Tracy from the sidelines (merely protecting her own children from being inducted into "new" sexual mores) and onto the battlefront in the culture wars.

Recently, Tracy has taken on Drag Queen Story Hours in Texas and across the country. She exposed how libraries determined to introduce children to adult entertainers and transsexuals disregarded their own policies allowing sex offenders to be held out as role models to young children in taxpayer-funded public libraries.

This is an audio podcast of The Dr J Show. Full video episode is available here.

Tracy is the Texas Director for MassResistance Texas, and led parents there in pushing back against the debauched drag queen program for children as young as four. She has also contributed to research of the programs across the nation and helped parents in several states push back against this programming.

Direct download: 33-Shannon.mp3
Category:transgender -- posted at: 2:00pm CDT