The Galileo Church in Fort Worth, Texas, is actively working to prevent Republican legislation from obstructing the confused children undergoing irreversible genital mutilations and/or receiving sterilizing pharmaceuticals.
On the church’s website, they refer to God as “our Mother-Father” and parishioners are referred to as “co-conspirators”.
Their mission is stated clearly: “We do justice for LGBTQ+ humans, and support the people who love them.”
Despite recognizing that its parishioners are created in the very image of God (Imago Dei), Galileo Church has still chosen to support works of iconoclasm that contradict godly principles.
This summer, Galileo founded the North Texas TRANS-portation Network in response to the passage of SB14 by Texas Republicans, which was ratified by Governor Greg Abbott in June.
Previously, this church had accused Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick of being a “terrorist”.
The Blaze previously reported that procedures deemed unlawful are those “intended for transitioning a child’s biological sex based on the sex organs, chromosomes, and endogenous profiles of the child or affirming the child’s perception of their sex if it is not in accordance with their biological sex.”
The North Texas Transgender Network (NTTN) offers travel grants to North Texas families who want to transport their children for irreversible procedures and medications with potentially devastating effects.
According to the NTTN page, withholding necessary care for trans kids is a form of state-sponsored cruelty. As neighbors to one another, we seek ways to help each other’s families flourish.
However, a study published on September 19th, 2022 in the Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy has revealed that puberty blockers which grantees might receive at their destinations are not sufficient enough to ensure such flourishing.
Instead, luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone agonists—licensed to chemically castrate men—would have an adverse effect by sterilizing patients, depleting their bone density, hindering their cognitive development, and causing disruption in emotional states.
Funds for North Texas Transgender Network (NTTN) grants are sourced completely from private entities.
The grants, which are available to applicants from any of the nineteen counties comprising North Texas, do not necessitate involvement in church activities or adherence to a particular religious creed.
Cynthia Daniels, the Executive Director of the NTTN, told CBS News Texas that as a mother of three children, she has always been able to provide them with the health care they needed.
As of September 20th, the organization had reportedly received two applications and raised enough funds to support one family’s child who is a victim of unjust laws across the nation that protect children from confusion-affirming medical interventions.
The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), to which Galileo belongs, issued a joint pastoral letter in May denouncing these laws.
“Trans youth and their families deserve the human dignity to seek medical care and build lives of joy and thriving,” said the letter. “As leaders across the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) we encourage the church not only to take increased steps towards education, welcome and cultivating trust but to consider the ways in which the church can be a force for wholeness in communities across the United States, decrying violence and encouraging the full inclusivity and thriving of all of God’s beloved children.”