Transgender Bathrooms And Transgender Troops?

Well, it seems that the Pentagon has lifted its ban on transgender troops (see article). So, in addition to transgender bathroom confusion (see article), what problems will a small contingent of transgender troops cause in the military?

For one thing, it will cost the taxpayers more money. Quoting from the above transgender troop article:

"Of those troops, RAND estimates that between 30 and 140 would seek hormone treatment, and 25 to 130 would seek surgery. The estimated annual price tag: $2.4 million to $8.4 million, per year. Treatment costs per service member are estimated to cost as much as $50,000, according to a senior Defense official who spoke on condition of anonymity because officials were not authorized to speak publicly. Treatment generally moves from counseling to hormone treatment, and in relatively rare cases, gender reassignment surgery. A military doctor must deem the treatment medically necessary.

The cost of accommodating transgender troops by, for example, altering shower facilities and barracks, is expected to cost about $10 million but is difficult to project, the official said. Some commanders may incur no cost by simply scheduling shower times rather than building new facilities."

The other major problem is moral chaos (see article), which in turn will cause sin and great adversity (Romans 1:16-32; Romans 2:1-16 NLT). And just to think that all of the above is being caused by political correctness under the banner of "tolerance." Beloved, God is not "politically correct" (Acts 10:34-35) and will never "tolerate" sin (Habakkuk 1:13-14; Psalm 5:5-6 NLT), in any shape, form or fashion, no matter what banner or label is used by sinful mankind.

Our government and military leadership need to be reminded of what Solomon recorded in Proverbs 14:34; Ecclesiastes 12:13-14 NLT. God must be respected and obeyed, or eternal consequences will occur. And those consequences will be far worse than anything any terrorist or government might do to us (Matthew 10:28).

Mike Riley, Gospel Snippets