Conservative uses teen’s suicide to smear transgender people as demon-possessed lunatics
Renew America’s Gina Miller responded to the suicide of Leelah Alcorn by penning in a column in which she blamed liberal approval of “open rebellion against God’s design for human sexuality” and demonic possession for the transgender teen’s death.
In the column, she deliberately refers to Leelah by her birth name, “Joshua,” refusing to respect the teen’s wish that she be referred to with feminine pronouns. Miller wrote that Alcorn was “mentally ill,” which she knows “because 17-year-old Joshua Alcorn believed he was a girl trapped in a boy’s body and had apparently labored under this tragic, ‘transgender’ delusion since he was a little boy.”
Despite the fact that Alcorn’s suicide note specified the treatment by her aggressively Christian parents as a reason for believing she could never find peace in life, Miller wrote that “they cared very deeply for their son, and they knew he had serious mental problems.”
“They tried to get help for him,” she continued, “and I would guess they prayed their hearts out for him, but in the end, he chose the tragic final solution, as do many other people who absurdly believe they are the opposite sex.”
Miller posited another reason that Leelah took her own life — demonic possession.
“Not everyone will like to hear this, but demon possession certainly plays a part in homosexuality and ‘transgenderism,'” Miller argued.
“In the Bible, we see that demon possession was commonly acknowledged and understood to be prevalent, but the knowledge of it has been largely lost or buried today, as if our ‘modern’ culture is too ‘smart’ to give credence to the reality of spiritual forces at work in people today, just as they were then.”
By way of argument, Miller wrote that “[w]e often read that some who are homosexual or ‘transgender’ have believed this since they were children. Demons do not spare children any more than adults.”
“In Mark, chapter 9, we read of the father who comes to Jesus asking that the Lord help free his son from demon possession,” she continued. “Jesus asks the father how long his son has been possessed, and the father tells Him ‘since he was a child.'”
“How many of these cases today are demon-related?” Miller asked. “I don’t know, but it is certainly a factor.”
She then urged readers to continue the fight against “transgender lunacy,” as it will become increasingly vicious in the months and years to come. “The attacks on Christian belief exhibited in the wake of this sad young man’s suicide,” she concluded, “are more evidence of the larger war against Christianity these homosexualists are waging.”
“If we stop resisting their wicked efforts to redefine marriage, to silence opposition to the accommodation of ‘transgender’ lunacy and in-your-face homosexual behavior, then we will all lose what freedoms we still retain.”