Dylan Mulvaney is a “social media influencer,” posting on an Instagram account with 600,000 followers and a TikTok account with 8.4 million followers. He has identified as a “girl” for the past 226 days.

Last week, the 25-year-old made waves for appearing in a YouTube interview titled, “The Beauty of … Girlhood,” discussing girlhood and femininity with Ulta Beauty’s “gender fluid” host, David Lopez. The video prompted a boycott of the cosmetic retail giant.

This week, Mulvaney’s making a stir again, because of a meeting with President Biden. Mulvaney announced the interview in an Instagram post, dressed in the “trans flag colors” – white, pink and blue – and said the interview would consist of questions about “trans issues in the United States.”

Along with five other young adults, Mulvaney went to the White House for Now This News, a progressive media outlet. They discussed concerns about abortion, climate change, gun legislation, criminal legal reform, economic instability and “trans rights.”

After the group watched a short video of Mulvaney’s “transition,” the social media influencer said:

This is my 221st day of publicly transitioning.

I am extremely privileged to live in a state that allows me access to the resources I need, and that decision is just between me and my doctors. But many states have lawmakers that feel like they can involve themselves in this very personal process.

Then Mulvaney asked:

Do you think states should have a right to ban gender-affirming healthcare?

The President replied:

I don’t think any state or anybody should have the right to do that, as a moral question. I just think it’s wrong. …

I mean there’s a lot of, sometimes they try to block you from being able to access certain medicines, being able to access certain procedures, and so on.

None of that should be available. I mean, no state, in my view. So I feel very strongly that you should be able to have every single solitary right, including use of your gender identity bathrooms in public.

Mulvaney misrepresented the issue. No states are blocking hormones and surgeries for adults. However, states are moving to protect children from experimental, body-maiming interventions.

At least 20 states have considered legislation to protect minors – those under the age of 18 – from destructive transgender medical procedures. Alabama, Arkansas, Texas and Arizona have already enacted laws prohibiting at least some transgender procedures for young people.

Focus on the Family has six pillars, foundational biblical values, that guide our work. They relate to key issues such as the sanctity of life, the value of children and the preeminence of evangelism.

Our sixth pillar is titled, “The Value of Male and Female.” It reads:

We believe God created humans in His image, intentionally and immutably male and female, each bringing unique and complementary qualities to sexuality and relationships. … Christians are called to proclaim the truth and beauty of God’s design and the redemption of sexual brokenness in our lives and culture through Jesus Christ.

The pillar is rooted in Scripture, which teaches us that God made humans male and female in His image and likeness (See Genesis 1:27, 5:2; Matthew 19:4; Mark 10:6).

While humanity consists of male and female, individuals are one or the other. Drugs, hormones and surgery don’t change someone into the opposite sex.

Children are mentally and emotionally unequipped to make life-changing decisions about “transitioning” into the opposite sex. Federal and state governments should protect them from experimental and harmful medical procedures.

Focus on the Family also believes that those who struggle with transgenderism are able to find healing in Christ.

Last year, we aired the Focus on the Family Broadcast “The Journey Back to My True Identity,” where Walt Heyer and Kathy Grace Duncan, shared their stories of struggling with sexual identity confusion.

Both believed that living as the opposite sex would bring freedom from their struggles, but they later discovered their salvation was in Jesus Christ alone.

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