by Kristine Christlieb • ChurchMilitant.com • January 20, 2020
After writing letters making false allegations, organizing protests and threatening the use of bullhorns, St. Louis transgender activists were unable to stop Dr. Paul Hruz on Saturday from delivering his lecture, “Sex & Gender in Light of Truth, Beauty and Goodness.”
The lecture took place at St. Anselm Parish in suburban St. Louis but was sponsored by a local organization, CREDO of the Catholic Laity — a group founded in 1995 by a small band of faithful Catholic men who felt the Church in St. Louis was going “off track.” To keep the Church “on track,” CREDO has hosted lectures by noted Catholic scholars and experts. Last year, Cdl. Raymond Burke, former head of the Vatican’s Apostolic Signatura, was the group’s featured speaker.
This year’s speaker, Dr. Paul Hruz, M.D., Ph.D., a 20-year faculty member at Washington University’s School of Medicine, is a pediatric endocrinologist who has been actively engaged in the debate about treatment of transgender dysphoria since 2012, when the so-called “Dutch method” of treatment came into ascendancy.
The controversial method recommends aggressively “treating” children with hormones and even surgery. Proponents of the Dutch method argue that especially in adolescence, hormone therapy allows these young people to blend in with their peers, thus reducing their anxiety and potentially preventing suicides.
“I was impressed by Dr. Hruz’s gentle nature and his ability to tackle a difficult and emotional topic with kindness and honesty.”
Anticipating what they believed Dr. Hruz would say, the St. Louis transgender community organized to stop the lecture. Calling on their tried-and-true arsenal of tactics, activists wrote letters of protest to Dr. Helen Gelhot, president of CREDO, and St. Anselm Rector Fr. Aiden McDermott, OSB. Continue reading the full article at: ChurchMilitant.com