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Dr. David Tee Goes on a Rant About Transgender Women — Part Two

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David Thiessen is the tall man in the back

Yesterday, Dr. David Tee, a Fundamentalist preacher whose real name is Derrick Thomas Thiessen, unleashed a vitriolic rant about transgender women on his blog. You can read his post and my response here. Showing his inability to feel shame, Thiessen unleashed yet another post about transgender women — one more awful than the first.

Here’s what he had to say:

Two days ago we wrote an article called ‘Let’s Cut the Bull’ and as usual we got a response from one of the two people [Bruce Gerencser and Ben Berwick] we use as examples. But we are not going to deal with his complete response [because we have no defense for our hateful words], just one sentence.

That sentence tells everyone that he and the other guy do not do research, listen to the news, or in any way pull their heads out of the sand to see what is going on in the real world. We include both here because we have had to deal with the same problem from both of them– they do not do any real or honest research before speaking. [Please read Thiessen’s complete post if you want to see his “research.” What you will find is a list of anecdotes.]

please provide empirical evidence for the claim that transgender women are materially hurting heterosexual women and girls (BG website)

Those words were placed in brackets or parenthesis if you like the more technical term, behind these words- We cannot sit on the sidelines on this issue as they are hurting you if they hurt your wife or your female children [Thiessen provided no empirical evidence that this is systemically happening — just a handful of anecdotes].

There is a deep cost to women [please provide empirical evidence for this claim] by allowing men pretending to be women to exist in normal society. We will have to deal with this in two parts as one is physical harm which has reached the news frequently.

The other is more psychological as fake [transgender] women continue to do damage to real [heterosexual] women and girls.


We do not want to use the word transgender here because these men are not real women and should not be identified as being able to make a transition that is impossible to make. [Picture Thiessen standing on a corner, ears stopped up and hands over his eyes, saying, “I don’t see any transgender people. He is deliberately ignorant of what is right in front of him. Transgender people have always existed, going as far back as the third century. Some scholars argue that eunuchs in the Bible are intersex people. I wonder if Thiessen read Transgender History and What Does the Bible Say About Transgender People? My money is on NO! Thiessen’s typical “research” is seeking out articles that prove his point or agree with him. Fundamentalists don’t do actual scholarly research. Their minds are already made up. Certainty breeds arrogance, and the result is Thiessen’s anti-transgender posts.]


Men are stronger than [some] women no matter what changes they have made to their bodies. it is not Christian [Bible verse, please] to support this inclusion in female athletics. [I agree. Let’s have an actual discussion about transgender women participating in athletics with biological women. Of course, Thiessen doesn’t want to have a discussion. All he wants to do is preach. If he would bother to pay attention, he would find out that many transgender women have their own misgivings about participating in sports with biological women. Thiessen can’t know this because he’s never spoken to an actual transgender person.]


This damage can be as devastating [please provide empirical evidence for your claim] as physical damage done by fake [transgender] women. Women have had it rough since the beginning of time [thanks to misogynistic men such as Thiessen] and this so-called better modern era [Derrick pines for the good old days of the 1950s] where equal rights [evidently, Thiessen thinks women shouldn’t have equal rights] have been established is not doing any better than when women were considered property. [Did Thiessen really say women are no better off today than when they were chattel property? Really? I mean, really?]

The effort to be ‘inclusive’ has only succeeded in proving that [some] biological men are biologically stronger than [some] women. It has done nothing but harm women in a variety of ways [which are? Come on, Derrick, unleash your inner bigot]. You will not find one Bible verse condoning or giving permission for this type of inclusion [and we won’t find Bible verses for all sorts of human behaviors].


Other psychological abuses that fake women do to real women come through bullying [bullying takes place in every cohort].


They [biological women] are outcasts and pariahs [I am rolling on the floor laughing at this absurd statement] as the fake [transgender] men and women have chosen an abnormal path that cannot be accepted as normal or right. The only reason the fake [transgender] women and their supporters fear real [heterosexual] men and women is because the truth of the latter destroys the delusions of the former and makes them realize that they have been deceived.


The fake [transgender] men and women are forced to see that they are not who they pretend to be and then must deal with the truth. The author of that quote was deceived by the outward appearance of the fake [transgender] men and women she met in San Francisco.

We [I] say deceived because even bad people can be nice. One guy, and we [I] forget where we [I] read this account but it is not original with us [me], said that when he got a job as a corrections officer in one prison one of his thoughts was he would be able to tell child molesters from regular criminals and people.

He was surprised at how nice and polite those child molesters were and how easy it was for them to be accepted as normal men and fit into regular society. Being nice and kind is not always a sign of a Christian as evil does masquerade as angels of light as the Bible says. [In other words, transgender people might be nice and kind, but in their hearts, they are like child molesters.]


This issue is not about a threat to one’s identity but about how completely wrong it is to allow these fake [transgender] men and women to think the way they do and then let them into normal society like nothing is wrong. [Thiessen believes transgender people should be arrested and incarcerated (and perhaps, executed). He does not believe the same about heterosexual rapists and child molesters. He thinks all they need to do is repent and get right with God.]


Sure, a woman can take chemicals to boost their testosterone and strength, as well as mutilate their bodies to look like a man. BUT that act does not change the truth or reality.

There are only 2 genders and only 2 gender identities. [Again, Thiessen deliberately confuses biological sex and gender. This is what happens when the Bible is your science textbook.] You are either a man or a woman and neither can change that fact. Not only is this biblical as the Bible tells us God made male and female only, but it is also proven scientifically [this is a lie].

Science backs the Bible in this case. Those who think they can change their gender and those that support this delusion are the ones with the problem. They need help [Jesus] and it is up to the Christians to not only provide the truth but also provide the correct spiritual help to lead these deceived people back to reality.

It is not Christian to allow these [transgender] people to harm women, invade women’s athletics and other events and it is definitely not Christian to go along with this deception. Christians should recognize this as a spiritual problem [please provide Bible verse that says being transgender is a “spiritual” problem. I can provide Bible verses, Derrick, that say divorce, failing to provide for your children, and abandoning one’s family are sins. I will be glad to share them with you if they are not in your Bible.] that needs the correct spiritual effort to heal these deceived groups of people.


Telling someone they are deceived and wrong, as well as doing the wrong thing is not a phobia or fear of something. Nor is it bigotry. It is trying to get those who adopt this trend to see the truth about themselves and what God has done at creation. [Thiessen is responding to me calling him a homophobe and a bigot. I stand by my words.]

Just as a side note, the lead-in that caught our attention is wrong. trans women are not real women. They are fake women who have a mental illness that is spiritual in nature and they are in need of help.


The so-called trans women do not have one body part [come on, Derrick, say it: penis or vagina] or process [what is a process?] that a real woman has. They [transgender women] are never going to be woman no matter how much money they spend on cosmetics and surgery. The reverse is true for those women trying to be men through this trend.

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Bruce Gerencser, 66, lives in rural Northwest Ohio with his wife of 45 years. He and his wife have six grown children and thirteen grandchildren. Bruce pastored Evangelical churches for twenty-five years in Ohio, Texas, and Michigan. Bruce left the ministry in 2005, and in 2008 he left Christianity. Bruce is now a humanist and an atheist.

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    Karuna Gal

    Bruce, you have the patience of Job, to actually read this sludge and comment on it. I am impressed beyond belief {giggle} at your stamina. Jolly well done, sir. 🧐

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    People come in all shapes and sizes. Different hair colour, left and right handed, some are born with debilitating diseases…the list is literally endless, and which is why there are no two people the world over who are absolutely identical (including identical twins). What’s the big deal in accepting that male/female characteristics get indelibly ‘mixed up’ (and I suspect that it’s a sliding scale that embraces everyone, including Tee)?

    This guy needs to get a life and do some proper reading away from the bible. The bible has muddied his head and clouded his reason. He’d have been better changing his name to ‘Pea’ rather than Tee so as to reflect his brain size.

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    MJ Lisbeth

    I stopped reading Deerick’s work of inartful fiction when he referred to me and other trans people as “child molester.”

    Derrick Thiessen—STOP YOUR FUCKING LIES! I have never molested anyone. Nor has any other trans person I know. In fact, I WAS SEXUALLY ABUSED BY A PRIEST when I was being raised as a boy. As an adult woman, I WAS SEXUALLY ASSAULTED BY A HETEROSEXUAL CHRISTIAN MAN. Furthermore, I have been falsely accused of all manner of offenses. Two of those false accusations resulted in my losing my job, and even some of my so-called allies wouldn’t come to my defense.

    Just be thankful that I am not a violent person and I am not in a position to go and find you.

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      amy b

      MJ, considering he ran off to another continent to avoid legal accountability, he shouldn’t be accusing anyone else of misconduct.

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      Ben Berwick

      I wish I could say that one day, he might cease with his dishonest narratives and twisted arguments, but I can’t see him retracting his hurtful statements. You deserve a damn sight better than what he offers.

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        Hi Ben, I visited your site and read an exchange you had with Tee on the subject of faith healing. I don’t know how you could muster the patience to even interact with him.
        Derrick sounds very exhausting to deal with. Thank you for being a voice of reason.

        My friend once told me that there is this saying in Malay which roughly translates as, “If one is stupid, one may learn. But pride is taken to the grave.” This describes Derrick wonderfully.

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          Ben Berwick

          Thanks for the kind words! I had patience with him, for years, but his inability to frame conversations in an honest manner, his wilful ignoring of facts, and his general manner have led me to ignore him. There’s no point to engaging him; he cannot see reason.

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      MJ, I am really sorry that you were treated horribly. I just can’t understand why Derrick could never ever sympathise with other people’s experience. Perhaps that is the wrong question – I mean, he doesn’t even exhibit an ounce of empathy towards his own family, whom he abandoned.

      Derrick should take note that the apostle Paul thinks that those who do not provide for their own family are worse than “the heathens”.

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    I have never once been harmed by a trans person, and I have a coworker, a relative, and an acquaintance who are trans. I have, however, been treated poorly by plenty of cis people, particularly hetero cis men. That said, there can be assholes of any ilk.

    My thought is that bigots want clear demarcations of categories so they can easily discern against whom they should discriminate.

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    I don’t believe that Derrick is ever-so-concerned about the rights of women and children.

    “Women didn’t have it quite bad in the past!” said the man who abandoned his offspring and ran away to a foreign country. Sure, Derrick.

    Just wanting to say that, if you had been born in the “good old days”, you would most likely have been born a lowly peasant, like many of us here. There is no guarantee that your (hypothetical) ever-so-devout Christian feudal lords would be kind to you. And that shouldn’t matter anyway, since your bible says that servants should obey even the cruelest of masters.

    Derrick, if you think that transgender people are a threat to children, look at what your supposed Heavenly Father wants to do to his people if they slight his honour:

    8 Therefore thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I, even I, am against thee, and will execute judgments in the midst of thee in the sight of the nations.

    9 And I will do in thee that which I have not done, and whereunto I will not do any more the like, because of all thine abominations.

    10 Therefore the fathers shall eat the sons in the midst of thee, and the sons shall eat their fathers; and I will execute judgments in thee, and the whole remnant of thee will I scatter into all the winds.

    (Ezekiel 5).

    53 And thou shalt eat the fruit of thine own body, the flesh of thy sons and of thy daughters, which the Lord thy God hath given thee, in the siege, and in the straitness, wherewith thine enemies shall distress thee:

    54 So that the man that is tender among you, and very delicate, his eye shall be evil toward his brother, and toward the wife of his bosom, and toward the remnant of his children which he shall leave:

    55 So that he will not give to any of them of the flesh of his children whom he shall eat: because he hath nothing left him in the siege, and in the straitness, wherewith thine enemies shall distress thee in all thy gates.

    (Deuteronomy 28)

    And no, Derrick, it is not an impersonal “Evil” who does this to children. It is your God, who says that he created light and darkness, good and evil. You could almost feel the giddiness and joy that comes behind this pronouncement of divine punishment – it is as if God lies in waiting for this exact moment to say, “I told you so! Look at what you make me do!” But I know you won’t budge in your opinion, Derrick, since you are always right, after all.

    Sigh, even the KJV translation which I quoted above has God referring to himself as “I”, which sounds so humble when compared to the “royal We” Derrick insists on calling himself with.

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      Ben Berwick

      I considered a response, but in the end, I didn’t even bother to read his post (save picking up on one small, hypocritical snippet), because I know what he will say. Tee loves to complain that the evil lefties are trying to impose their will upon others, yet he would gleefully force his will upon others, as would the religious right, if they ever got the chance.

      The snippet I refer to is his typically hypocritical stance on the rights of parents. On the one hand, he says he hates it when people try to force their views on others, yet he feels it is horribly unreasonable for a mother to make decisions concerning who gets to discipline her child, and how that discipline takes place. Apparently it’s entirely right for an employer to force their views on child discipline upon the mother! Typical, hypocritical Tee.

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        Growing up Evangelical, I am well aware that devout Evangelicals love to “cancel”. I was told that I should avoid Pokémon, Harry Potter, Magic the Gathering, any shows with magic in it, anything with sex in it – funny since my Christian church friends loved to watch porn – and many other things. They are only mad about cancel culture because they are not the one doing the cancelling.

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    MJ Lisbeth

    To Bruce and all of you kind commenters—I apologize for my “scream.” I try to be civilized in conversation, whether in person or print, or online. But some folks—like “Dr.” Tee—simply cannot be so engaged. They repeat misconceptions and flat-out lies, no matter what evidence exists to the contrary.

    The lie that stopped me was like a knife to my body. In fact, one of the false accusations made against me was exactly the one Tee makes against all trans people. The awful thing is that one job I lost didn’t involve children in any way, and I am around kids only when they are with their parents or other adults, e.g., in encounters with neighbors on the street. No one tries to keep their kids from me; they might not understand me totally, but they know I’m not a threat.

    By the way…I got the job back but I couldn’t go back: Co-workers with whom I thought I had cordial relationships whispered to each other when I walked through the door. That is the real damage done by lies like Tee’s (and the people who tell them know it): If you are accused of child molestation or any other sexual crime, in the eyes of some, you are always under suspicion, even if your innocence is proven. That is why I had the reaction—justified or not—I had to “Dr.” Derrick Thiessen.

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      Ben Berwick

      If I were you MJ, I wouldn’t apologise, you have no need to. You have every right to be angry. As you say, the toxic comments and prejudices can have terrible effects.

      It’s yet another demonstration of Tee’s staggering, unwavering hypocrisy. He is the first to decry those who cast doubt on the integrity of his heroes, and the first to moan that ‘people lie’ where it comes to sexual assault, yet he doesn’t mind leaping on the bandwagon when it suits him.

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